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by G's
Sat May 24, 2014 2:36 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Making a Vitrigraph Kiln
Replies: 4
Views: 4404

Re: Making a Vitrigraph Kiln

Huh. I didn't even think about that. Anybody want to buy a jewelry kiln?
by G's
Tue May 20, 2014 7:37 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Making a Vitrigraph Kiln
Replies: 4
Views: 4404

Making a Vitrigraph Kiln

Does anyone know if it is possible to turn my small Satellite J-100 jewelry kiln into a vitrigraph kiln? The top part is the interior of the kiln and the narrower bottom part is pretty empty and houses the element ends traveling to the temperature dial.
Thanks!
Ginny
by G's
Sat Nov 02, 2013 6:00 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Achieve "Food-Safe" with Over Glaze?
Replies: 7
Views: 4041

Re: Achieve "Food-Safe" with Over Glaze?

Thank you Bert. I went to the warm glass store and saw a 2 ounce "Mixing Flux" under Ferro Sunshine. Is this the product I am looking for?
by G's
Sat Nov 02, 2013 11:30 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Achieve "Food-Safe" with Over Glaze?
Replies: 7
Views: 4041

Re: Achieve "Food-Safe" with Over Glaze?

You guys rock!!! :-2q(-_-)p Thanks for your help on this. How does Ferro Flux 3269 differ from the Ferro Flux you are recommending? Where do I order Ferro Flux 10 117? I don't know where Brad's store-front is.... On a related note, how is everyone periodically testing your fused dinnerware for food-...
by G's
Fri Nov 01, 2013 6:00 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Achieve "Food-Safe" with Over Glaze?
Replies: 7
Views: 4041

Achieve "Food-Safe" with Over Glaze?

Hi All,
When fusing glass that contains Lead or Cadmium, will it be rendered "Food-Safe" with the addition of a coating of Super Spray or Clear Coat on top? Is an Iridized glass food-safe after fusing?
Thanks in advance!
Ginny
by G's
Fri Sep 20, 2013 2:24 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: 1/8 Inch Fiber Paper
Replies: 10
Views: 6012

Re: 1/8 Inch Fiber Paper

Thank You Brad for your response. I just sent an email to Arnold with questions as well as a copy of your comment. Perhaps he'll join our discussion!
Ginny
by G's
Thu Sep 19, 2013 3:23 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: 1/8 Inch Fiber Paper
Replies: 10
Views: 6012

Re: 1/8 Inch Fiber Paper

Thank you for your input! Bert, I have also purchased a Paragon Fusion 10 that has a fiber lid and I like it very much. My goal is to still be able to use my Paragon Ovation (Large Oval Kiln) for my big glass projects. I've done all of the remedies (vacuum lid before every firing, used the lid seala...
by G's
Wed Sep 18, 2013 5:40 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: 1/8 Inch Fiber Paper
Replies: 10
Views: 6012

Re: 1/8 Inch Fiber Paper

Fiber paper is a terrible choice. It is held together with an organic binder. After this binder burns off, it is completely weak and useless. You can use Chinese 1/2" blanket, which is relatively inexpensive. I have found the Chinese blankets to be acceptable quality. Unifrax makes the thinnes...
by G's
Thu Sep 12, 2013 4:59 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Vermiculite board
Replies: 8
Views: 5830

Re: Vermiculite board

Why don't you use a heavier gauge of stainless steel sheet to lay over the kiln shelves thereby bridging the gap? Use kiln wash or thin-fire on the SS.
by G's
Thu Sep 12, 2013 4:04 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: 1/8 Inch Fiber Paper
Replies: 10
Views: 6012

1/8 Inch Fiber Paper

Does anyone know or have an opinion regarding the best brand of 1/8 inch fiber paper? I am looking for the sturdiest and most durable to do some kiln insulation. I hope to get the best brand that will last the longest.
Thanks,
Ginny
by G's
Mon Aug 12, 2013 4:27 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Using Photo Fusing Paper for the first time
Replies: 9
Views: 7674

Re: Using Photo Fusing Paper for the first time

My old Canon PC-6RE works great!
by G's
Thu Jul 18, 2013 4:33 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Using Photo Fusing Paper for the first time
Replies: 9
Views: 7674

Re: Using Photo Fusing Paper for the first time

Does FERROSOFERRIC Oxide work also? I guess this is magnetic iron oxide.
by G's
Wed Dec 26, 2012 2:17 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Paragon kiln coating or diluted kiln cement
Replies: 5
Views: 5788

Re: Paragon kiln coating or kiln cement OR SOMETHING ELSE

In case it helps anyone, in our self built kiln we ended up placing a stainless steel plate between the brick and the coils. These are wound around ceramic tubes, there was just space enough to fit the plate and bolt it to the bricks. There has to be enough clearance and has to be well secured so t...
by G's
Fri Dec 07, 2012 11:47 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Microwave/Dishwasher Safe?
Replies: 11
Views: 9646

Re: Microwave/Dishwasher Safe?

Wow, thanks everyone... I didn'tknow what to say to the gallery that I took some plates to. They found your responses quite helpful and sometimes humorous!Thank you
by G's
Sun Dec 02, 2012 9:03 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Microwave/Dishwasher Safe?
Replies: 11
Views: 9646

Microwave/Dishwasher Safe?

Hi,
I am wondering if iridized and dichroic fused glass pieces are microwave and dishwasher safe. Is the coating on these glasses metalic? Can fused glass pieces hold up to the varied temperatures in the dishwasher?
Thanks!
Ginny
by G's
Tue Nov 06, 2012 6:45 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Ceramic Firing Contaminants?
Replies: 2
Views: 1622

Re: Ceramic Firing Contaminants?

Thanks Rosanna! :D
by G's
Tue Nov 06, 2012 3:11 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Ceramic Firing Contaminants?
Replies: 2
Views: 1622

Ceramic Firing Contaminants?

Hi, I have a Paragon Janus Ovation 10 Multipurpose Kiln that fires from the lid and two upper side elements (for glass) and from the sides only (for ceramics) at the flip of a switch. So far I have used it only for glass. I am considering selling my ceramic kiln and firing clay projects in the Ovati...
by G's
Fri Oct 19, 2012 2:13 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: sharing my choices of protective clothing for combing
Replies: 17
Views: 8545

Re: sharing my choices of protective clothing for combing

We are planning to use pyrolite compound (a mixture of silica and ceramic fibers and ethynel glycol) used for fixing refractories, to hold the coils up in the channel. Also pins as additional safety measure, embeded in the brick with a coating of the pyrolite, this will hopefully keep them firmly i...
by G's
Mon Sep 03, 2012 12:36 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Lower Fire Combing Schedule?
Replies: 7
Views: 5151

Re: Lower Fire Combing Schedule?

Not sure I understand this. Most people don't dam when they comb. And if they do, then for the glass to run out between the dams you'd probably be hot enough for combing. Most small jewelry kilns heat a lot higher than 1700F; they're also notorious for having inaccurate pyrometers. What kind of kil...
by G's
Fri Aug 31, 2012 3:17 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Lower Fire Combing Schedule?
Replies: 7
Views: 5151

Lower Fire Combing Schedule?

Hi Everyone, I have a small jewelry kiln that I tried to comb pieces in twice. Both times I ruined the kiln elements and shelf because the glass ran out between the dams. :oops: It seems that the small kiln could not heat fast enough to reach my target combing temperature (1700 degrees F) and, due t...

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