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by Buttercup
Thu Aug 20, 2020 11:22 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: looking for a clamping solution
Replies: 7
Views: 810

Re: looking for a clamping solution

Love this DIY stuff. Some years ago, before the WGB meltdown, we had a lively DIY thread where members contributed their plans, photos and suggestions for making equipment from scratch or recycling and modifying existing items, saving lots of cash

Maybe this thread could trigger its rebirth?
by Buttercup
Tue Aug 11, 2020 1:24 am
Forum: Newcomer Forum
Topic: enamel suggestions
Replies: 27
Views: 8865

Re: enamel suggestions

Hi Peter, Did you ever find the cable-pulling gel? Here's a link to an Oz company that advertises it: https://www.specialisedforce.com.au/product/type/cable-pulling-lubricant They seem to be in every major city with products probably distributed all over the country. WARNING: A different company's G...
by Buttercup
Sun Jul 26, 2020 11:18 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: bottom heat kiln.
Replies: 11
Views: 1874

Re: bottom heat kiln.

Thanks, Sharol.

I've heard of, but don't know anything about Jen-Ken kilns but I can check their website.

I'm sure the technology has improved since the disaster I described before. Good luck with the new kiln.
by Buttercup
Sun Jul 26, 2020 10:32 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: bottom heat kiln.
Replies: 11
Views: 1874

Re: bottom heat kiln.

Hi Sharol, I'm curious about the 'Hard Fibre Board' you mention, having a bad experience with a fibre kiln: see my post in your earlier thread: http://www.warmglass.com/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=43134&p=362735#p362735 Do you have a link to the material, please. It would certainly cut down o...
by Buttercup
Fri Jul 10, 2020 9:34 pm
Forum: Photos and Stuff
Topic: LADY BLUE
Replies: 4
Views: 1156

Re: LADY BLUE

Congratulations, Havi. Your unique style once again comes through. =D>
by Buttercup
Mon Jun 01, 2020 12:58 am
Forum: Photos and Stuff
Topic: Lady's Slipper
Replies: 4
Views: 1163

Re: Lady's Slipper

I'm running out of superlatives, again, Don! Very inspirational.
by Buttercup
Fri Apr 24, 2020 10:00 pm
Forum: Photos and Stuff
Topic: new work
Replies: 15
Views: 3620

Re: new work

Duh! I just called you Andy. Pardon me, Dick. Brain malfunction, needs reprogramming I guess. Thanks for the info re the time.
by Buttercup
Thu Apr 23, 2020 8:48 pm
Forum: Photos and Stuff
Topic: new work
Replies: 15
Views: 3620

Re: new work

Impressive, Andy. How long did that take to form in the kiln?
by Buttercup
Tue Mar 24, 2020 1:09 am
Forum: Photos and Stuff
Topic: Panel for bathroom window
Replies: 5
Views: 1412

Re: Panel for bathroom window

A cheerful improvement to normally boring, but functional, obscure glass. Well done, Don.
by Buttercup
Sun Mar 08, 2020 9:15 pm
Forum: Photos and Stuff
Topic: new work
Replies: 15
Views: 3620

Re: new work

Haven't slept waiting....This is getting serious!! :shock:
by Buttercup
Sun Mar 08, 2020 8:23 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: painting crisp, even thickness lines
Replies: 11
Views: 3220

Re: painting crisp, even thickness lines

You've been given some very good advice. If you still haven't solved your problem have you considered laying down a smooth, dense mat and substractively (is that a word?) removing the paint you don't want, after the mat is dry, of course? That's how I achieve fiddly bits that would be too frustratin...
by Buttercup
Sat Feb 29, 2020 12:36 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Fiber Kiln/Shelf
Replies: 7
Views: 2391

Re: Fiber Kiln/Shelf

I, too, use Bert's method. Alumina Hydrate works for me. I haven't used any hardener on the shelf, either.
by Buttercup
Sat Feb 08, 2020 1:57 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: New Studio - New Kiln
Replies: 9
Views: 2424

Re: New Studio - New Kiln

As noted, my experience with fibre kilns is extremely brief so I have nothing to compare. I can say I'm in a humid sub-tropical environment and haven't noticed any kiln issues. If Haydo reads this thread he may comment as he's in a much more humid climate than my location. As for my brick kiln, it h...
by Buttercup
Thu Feb 06, 2020 11:19 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: New Studio - New Kiln
Replies: 9
Views: 2424

Re: New Studio - New Kiln

Hi Sharol, glad to see you're almost up and running again. My experience of an all-fibre kiln, from many years ago, put me off ever going that route again. I'd taken a picture of a brick kiln I'd used at Pilchuck to a large industrial-kiln manufacturer in Vancouver and requested a kiln of similar si...
by Buttercup
Thu Jan 23, 2020 11:25 am
Forum: Kiln Casting
Topic: R & R Glasscast 910
Replies: 4
Views: 2421

Re: R & R Glasscast 910

Thank you, Dick. Our area has been OK. Our drought has broken locally but some areas, people and wildlife, have been terribly impacted.

Sadly, today three American air crew died when their water-bomber crashed while fighting the fires near the Snowy Mountains. A tragic loss.
by Buttercup
Mon Jan 20, 2020 11:15 pm
Forum: Kiln Casting
Topic: R & R Glasscast 910
Replies: 4
Views: 2421

Re: R & R Glasscast 910

I just came across these. Very impressive!
by Buttercup
Wed Jan 15, 2020 9:16 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: wet saw suggestions
Replies: 4
Views: 1361

Re: wet saw suggestions

Am I missing something? A tile saw should be properly waterproofed and grounded. Nothing to add other than the right blade and blade stiffeners, as suggested by Kevin.
by Buttercup
Sun Dec 29, 2019 11:34 pm
Forum: Newcomer Forum
Topic: enamel suggestions
Replies: 27
Views: 8865

Re: enamel suggestions

Peter, a used appliance box, such as a TV or microwave box, with appropriate holes cut in it and a strong extractor fan makes a good spray booth that can be flat-packed for easy storage when not in use.

Take care with these terrible bushfires. Jen
by Buttercup
Tue Dec 24, 2019 1:12 am
Forum: Photos and Stuff
Topic: Christmas Suncatcher
Replies: 5
Views: 1746

Re: Christmas Suncatcher

Thank you, Don. Thought I'd missed it or it wasn't happening this year.

R&G enamels?

Have a good one and a brilliant 2020. Jen
by Buttercup
Mon Nov 04, 2019 9:34 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Silver foil & leaf
Replies: 9
Views: 3126

Re: Silver foil & leaf

Jennifer, note disclaimer: I haven't tried this with silver leaf but you can remove tarnish from silver by immersing it in hot water in a glass or plastic basin (non-metallic) touching a piece of aluminum foil. Add baking soda to the water and stir in. The tarnish will float off, along with a micros...

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