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by Maggie Abdel Rahman
Sat Sep 02, 2017 4:59 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: small crack in a fused piece
Replies: 8
Views: 4936

Re: small crack in a fused piece

Thank you Judd
by Maggie Abdel Rahman
Thu Aug 31, 2017 8:30 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: small crack in a fused piece
Replies: 8
Views: 4936

Re: small crack in a fused piece

Thank you all for your suggestions , comments and consolation.
by Maggie Abdel Rahman
Wed Aug 30, 2017 12:26 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: small crack in a fused piece
Replies: 8
Views: 4936

Re: small crack in a fused piece

This piece was done by fusing and sagging in one firing. Usually, when I fire for the second time, I add another sheet of glass on top of the original piece and more colors if necessary before firing to 1508 F . The additional sheet helps in preserving the brightness. The piece becomes heavier after...
by Maggie Abdel Rahman
Wed Aug 30, 2017 10:18 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: small crack in a fused piece
Replies: 8
Views: 4936

Re: small crack in a fused piece

Hi Judd I used 2 sheets of Egyptian float glass 4mm in thickness . It has a nice satin look even when in direct contact with the mold. For the purple I used ferro enamel produced in Spain . I would never get the same beautiful result with ferro produced in the USA. My target temperature was 1508 Feh...
by Maggie Abdel Rahman
Wed Aug 30, 2017 9:03 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: small crack in a fused piece
Replies: 8
Views: 4936

small crack in a fused piece

Hello

I made a large fused glass piece but it hit something hard and I found a small crack in it. The UV device I have only binds 2 separate pieces but not cracks. Is there any way to fix that without putting the piece into the kiln for a second time . I appreciate your comments and suggestions.
by Maggie Abdel Rahman
Sun Jun 04, 2017 1:44 pm
Forum: Jewelry Making
Topic: The right torch for bullseye rods
Replies: 4
Views: 4857

Re: The right torch for bullseye rods

Thank you for your tip Jim
by Maggie Abdel Rahman
Sat Jun 03, 2017 10:24 am
Forum: Jewelry Making
Topic: The right torch for bullseye rods
Replies: 4
Views: 4857

Re: The right torch for bullseye rods

Many thanks Tom
by Maggie Abdel Rahman
Mon May 29, 2017 4:55 pm
Forum: Jewelry Making
Topic: The right torch for bullseye rods
Replies: 4
Views: 4857

The right torch for bullseye rods

I tried to make little leaves using bullseye rods. I used a dual-fuel torch (oxygen and propane), but the glass colors changed and the clear glass rod turned greyish. Is a single fuel torch better with soft glass ?
by Maggie Abdel Rahman
Wed Jun 08, 2016 4:14 pm
Forum: Kiln Casting
Topic: glass vase using crystal
Replies: 3
Views: 3939

Re: glass vase using crystal

Hi and sorry for the late reply

I wish it was easy to use Gaffer but the weight and custom duties are very prohibitive. I used a local brand of clear lead crystal,(crystal Asfour) and added my own frits from Bullseye.
Red lead crystal was successful but was not transparent enough.
by Maggie Abdel Rahman
Sun Apr 17, 2016 5:24 pm
Forum: Kiln Casting
Topic: glass vase using crystal
Replies: 3
Views: 3939

glass vase using crystal

Hello I have a sculptured vase ready for casting. I would like to use colorless crystal and add frit to crystal pieces to obtain a colored vase. So far, i had a good chance with light and dark blues and greens . Reds and yellows turn grey because of the lead content of crystal. Have you ever experim...
by Maggie Abdel Rahman
Tue Feb 09, 2016 7:45 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Slumping small and large projects together
Replies: 8
Views: 5515

Re: Slumping small and large projects together

On a second thought, I did all draping together, and will do the slumping separately. Don's opinion was supported by many colleagues- and I will post photos.
by Maggie Abdel Rahman
Mon Feb 08, 2016 4:39 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Slumping small and large projects together
Replies: 8
Views: 5515

Re: Slumping small and large projects together

I am trying to save time because I am participating in a big event in March. Slumping piece by piece is a luxury, but thanks for your advice.
by Maggie Abdel Rahman
Sun Feb 07, 2016 9:45 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Slumping small and large projects together
Replies: 8
Views: 5515

Re: Slumping small and large projects together

Many thanks Terry and Bert. have a nice weekend !
by Maggie Abdel Rahman
Sat Feb 06, 2016 8:46 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Slumping small and large projects together
Replies: 8
Views: 5515

Re: Slumping small and large projects together

The depth of the molds vary from a simple square plate to bowls 12 cm deep but they have fairly simple shapes. I am also draping glass over a vase and I used float glass previously fused with ferro enamels.
by Maggie Abdel Rahman
Fri Feb 05, 2016 7:01 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Slumping small and large projects together
Replies: 8
Views: 5515

Slumping small and large projects together

Hello
I would like to slump glass projects of different diameters - ranging from 20 to 45 cm together in one kiln. I have slumped only small pieces one by one in a smaller kiln. Now I would like to load a larger kiln to slump previously fused pieces. Is this feasible ?
by Maggie Abdel Rahman
Tue Jan 19, 2016 10:04 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: fusing a long vase
Replies: 9
Views: 5538

Re: fusing a long vase

Hi Fiona, hope all is well dear Yes, I tried to do everything in one firing, but as you said, I will have to fuse, then slump. I have seen very long pieces achieved in one firing at the Glass Art museum in Cairo (where I learned fusing) , but the mold had very deep sculptured lines which prevented t...
by Maggie Abdel Rahman
Mon Jan 18, 2016 8:54 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Leatherbarrow's Crackle Book is Available
Replies: 5
Views: 4190

Re: Leatherbarrow's Crackle Book is Available

Thanks the information which came right in time. I have been thinking how to produce this effect and the book gives very valuable instructions.
by Maggie Abdel Rahman
Mon Jan 18, 2016 3:38 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: fusing a long vase
Replies: 9
Views: 5538

Re: fusing a long vase

Hello ! there is no misunderstanding. 1436 is the final temperature necessary for a full fuse of Saint Gobain glass. Maybe this is one of the reasons why the project was not so successful in my early experiments.
by Maggie Abdel Rahman
Mon Jan 18, 2016 3:02 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: fusing a long vase
Replies: 9
Views: 5538

Re: fusing a long vase

Hi Kevin
So you are suggesting to slump the glass inside a mold. In this case I would need 8 to 10 sheets of 3mm glass. A rule of thumb is that you need 2 sheets of 3mm glass for every 1 inch . If you have any other suggestions (based on your notes ) I am curious to know them.
by Maggie Abdel Rahman
Mon Jan 18, 2016 3:11 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: fusing a long vase
Replies: 9
Views: 5538

Re: fusing a long vase

Hi Brad This is my firing schedule: Celsius 150/h to 400 – 10 min 200/h to 620 – 20 min Full speed to 780 – 10 min In Fehrenheit: 300/h to 752 – 10 min 390/h to 1150 – 20 min Full speed to 1436 –10 min it is the firing schedule I normally use for fusing bowls. There are several reasons why I am sagg...

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