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by lissa
Wed Apr 07, 2004 1:43 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Steel blue and borax
Replies: 4
Views: 3094

Excellent, thanks so much for the speedy reply.

lissa.
by lissa
Wed Apr 07, 2004 1:38 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Steel blue and borax
Replies: 4
Views: 3094

Steel blue and borax

Simple question, will borax prevent steel blue (or a glass that behaves similarly) from 'steeling' and keep it blue? I am not using 90 or 96 COE so the oversprays are out, and clear capping won't work with what I am doing.

Thanks, lissa.
by lissa
Thu Mar 04, 2004 1:44 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Perfect white for fusing( Liquid Paper???) YES
Replies: 40
Views: 21962

White out.

lissa.
by lissa
Wed Feb 25, 2004 2:56 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Dictionary
Replies: 29
Views: 17616

chad slump/bend coldwork tack fuse COE thermal shock compatibility pattern bar confetti wafer stringer drop ring pot melt thinfire lapwheel WBS That's just what pops into my head right away, seems like this could be a nearly endless list if one was to really sit down and compile terms. lissa.
by lissa
Sun Feb 01, 2004 10:04 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Striking BE 1122 Red
Replies: 2
Views: 1903

I can't tell you for sure because I don't know exact temps for that glass, but I have slumped BE orange (which strikes in a full fuse firing) and it didn't strike at 1225 F. Why not email Bullseye and ask them, I bet they can tell you. Or better yet, do a test and then you'll have your answer. lissa.
by lissa
Sat Jan 31, 2004 9:58 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: fusing and lampwork combined
Replies: 8
Views: 4509

What exactly are you wanting to do? More info. might help people steer you in the direction you are interested in. I pre-warm pieces in the kiln to around 1000 d/f when I am going to pull them from the kiln and work them further in the torch, either adding to, or manipulating. Perhaps that is what y...
by lissa
Fri Jan 30, 2004 10:03 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Diamond Tech XL 3000 band saw - blade deviates
Replies: 6
Views: 4187

We have had a really hard time with that saw, so much so that it was shelved and we got another brand. In the past few days we have had to pull it off the shelf and boy does that blade wobble. Use the tile saw if you can and be very gentle and slow with the band saw.

lissa.
by lissa
Mon Jan 26, 2004 5:04 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Dirty glass from Murano - anyone know what it is called?
Replies: 4
Views: 2878

When I was a kid my grandparents took a trip to Italy and brought back a whole set of glasses with that sand in it, they loved them. I remember thinking it was strange and not wanting to drink from the dirty glasses. I needn't have worried though as they were off limits for the kids anyhow. lissa.
by lissa
Tue Jan 20, 2004 5:05 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Slump wrinkles AGIAN...I'm gonna lose it
Replies: 4
Views: 2274

I did sand it down, but maybe I should really go at it this time. This mold went to an unknown, but very high temp at one point, but I don't see how that would be causing the wrinkling. I'll see what another, deeper sanding does.

Thanks.

lissa.
by lissa
Tue Jan 20, 2004 4:08 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Slump wrinkles AGIAN...I'm gonna lose it
Replies: 4
Views: 2274

I agree, there MUST be a change somewhere, but I can't find it. All the variables you mentioned have been consistent. The only thing I have done differently is play with any and all firing schedules to try and solve this. My tried and true just failed one day and since then I have been open to any s...
by lissa
Tue Jan 20, 2004 3:06 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Slump wrinkles AGIAN...I'm gonna lose it
Replies: 4
Views: 2274

Slump wrinkles AGIAN...I'm gonna lose it

A couple of weeks back I posted that I was getting stretch marks in my slump cycle regardless of schedule. It was deduced that the sharp edges I had created on the lap wheel prior to the slump were sticking to the mold and causing the marks. This morning I took a piece out of the kiln that had nicel...
by lissa
Sun Jan 11, 2004 9:51 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: torch question
Replies: 15
Views: 7060

National is a great starting torch! Doesn't burn as clean as some of the more pricey torches, but cheap and a reliable with a very good range. You can certainly make marbles on it. I think it is a much better choice than a minor. We may even have one we can part with, I don't see us using it again. ...
by lissa
Sun Jan 11, 2004 9:36 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: dinnerware
Replies: 11
Views: 5954

A lot of the molds made by Dragon in South Africa have rims. In an earlier thread people reported success with them. I couldn't find a direct link to them though it is in the archives someplace, but CR Loo carries them, here's a link: http://www.crloo.com/PDF_Page/PG207-218.pdf I know other people c...
by lissa
Sat Jan 10, 2004 11:05 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Slump stretch marks again
Replies: 10
Views: 4464

Aha! Very interesting. I used a lap wheel to finish these edges before slumping, so it's a pretty sharp edge on the surface of the mold. They are sitting inside the mold completely, but the sharp edge really holds them in place, it is hard to move the glass to get it level. So, maybe it is holding o...
by lissa
Sat Jan 10, 2004 10:41 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Slump stretch marks again
Replies: 10
Views: 4464

It happened again. I ramped up at 200F to 1150, 45 min. hold. It did not slump completely, which is fine, but got the texture, not fine. All these pieces have BE clear as the bottom layer, could I have gotten an 'off' sheet? This has never been a problem. Arg.

lissa.
by lissa
Fri Jan 09, 2004 7:23 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Slump stretch marks again
Replies: 10
Views: 4464

Thanks Cynthia. I like the sound of that schedule, similar to what I normally use but slower. Today I am trying Brock's suggestion. I'll see tomorrow morning. My kiln has top and side elements and is brick. I would love to see this problem disappear back into the thin air it came out of! lissa.
by lissa
Fri Jan 09, 2004 3:53 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Slump stretch marks again
Replies: 10
Views: 4464

Yeah, I finish my shelves very carefully and there is almost no discernable texture left on the glass. I was wondering more if it is some sort of contamination, like I said, this has never happened in the past, even going to 1225 at ~350F p/h. I'll see what happens today, this glass is from a freshl...
by lissa
Fri Jan 09, 2004 3:23 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Slump stretch marks again
Replies: 10
Views: 4464

Bullseye ceramic ball mold with BE kilnwash. Thanks, I'll try lower a temp today and see if that takes care of this. Thing is I have slumped who knows how many times with no problem. I am wondering if it is somehow the shelf they were fused on.

lissa.
by lissa
Fri Jan 09, 2004 3:20 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: effetre/moretti glass problem
Replies: 12
Views: 5240

Shasta, I wouldn't recommend the stringer technique for millie, but yes you can easily make murrine similar and better than Effetre's with rods and a torch. Here's a link to a little demo on our site. Once you get the hang of 'painting' the glass on, you can make it as complex and fun as you want. H...
by lissa
Fri Jan 09, 2004 3:12 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Slump stretch marks again
Replies: 10
Views: 4464

Slump stretch marks again

I have been getting severe marks on the underside of the glass in my slumping runs. They look like stretch marks or wrinkles. All the pieces are 2 layer BE transparents, all were fired to fuse on the same Bulls Eye kilnwashed shelf in one fire. the kiln wash was not fresh, but I always do multiple f...

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