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by Buttercup
Mon Jun 01, 2020 12:58 am
Forum: Photos and Stuff
Topic: Lady's Slipper
Replies: 4
Views: 321

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: 1249

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: 1249

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: 466

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: 1249

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: 1436

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: 1169

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: 923

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: 923

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: 1649

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: 1649

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: 722

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: 17
Views: 4467

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: 818

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: 2040

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...
by Buttercup
Wed Oct 16, 2019 12:58 am
Forum: Photos and Stuff
Topic: Little Purple Riding Hood
Replies: 6
Views: 1910

Re: Little Purple Riding Hood

Squeals of delight coming from the Antipodes!!!!

Does anyone say 'too cool' any more?

Your sense of fun and wonderful, complex execution continue to inspire, Don. Thanks for sharing, Jen
by Buttercup
Sun Sep 08, 2019 1:46 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: air supply for blasting hood?
Replies: 8
Views: 2461

Re: air supply for blasting hood?

I forgot to mention the in-line fume trap and water trap, but must confess that I haven't changed the filter in the fume trap ever since I was advised that if the ambient air is clean and you can't smell any fumes or have any side effects it's not necessary. (Filter-free...sounds like a cheap cigare...
by Buttercup
Tue Aug 20, 2019 10:48 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: air supply for blasting hood?
Replies: 8
Views: 2461

Re: air supply for blasting hood?

Bonnie, you say you blast outside so already have the most expensive item you need, the compressor. Take your hood and the information about your compressor to a company that supplies sand-blasting equipment.** They should be able to provide you with a regulator and fittings and a hose to split the ...
by Buttercup
Wed Jul 24, 2019 9:39 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Glues and silicones
Replies: 9
Views: 2817

Re: Glues and silicones

Lisa, be careful using adhesive on mirror backs. Many adhesives will destroy the mirroring so be sure to choose one that won't. I've forgotten the North American one I used to use. Glass installers use a particular brand that won't harm the mirroring. I'm sure that information is readily available f...
by Buttercup
Wed Jul 24, 2019 9:31 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Tack fusing temp. for frits
Replies: 3
Views: 1819

Re: Tack fusing temp. for frits

Hi Havi, I've just seen this thread and have done just what I believe you are looking for, frit melted to stick to itself, nothing underneath. It was used as flower centres. If you haven't found the answer by experimenting let me know and I'll look for my notes.

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