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by Richard Blummer
Sun May 06, 2018 11:07 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: HOMEMADE IRIDIZING?
Replies: 12
Views: 6171

HOMEMADE IRIDIZING?

I came across this site in my search of the intertubes... Apparently all it takes is some rubbing alcohol, dish detergent, and mica powder, but the specifics are very non-specific. https://www.gofusing.com/how-to-iridize-glass/ Does anyone have any experience with this technique? How well does it wo...
by Richard Blummer
Sun May 06, 2018 11:02 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Computer program for strip cut
Replies: 5
Views: 3014

Re: Computer program for strip cut

I generally use a spreadsheet program, like MS Excel. I highlight the cells in different colors, and can move them around easily, insert additional cell, rows, or columns.
YMMV
by Richard Blummer
Tue Dec 02, 2014 7:19 pm
Forum: Art, philosophy, and content
Topic: "Dumbing down" of glass art?
Replies: 55
Views: 63238

Re: "Dumbing down" of glass art?

It's no dumber on Facebook than anywhere else... ... Don't despise these folks. Encourage them, help them, and keep them coming back for more. At some point, they're gonna get good enough to despise US. Cynthia, you have been one of my favorite personalities on this board since the moment I joined,...
by Richard Blummer
Mon Jan 20, 2014 10:36 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Pattern Bar Piece help plz
Replies: 4
Views: 3558

Re: Pattern Bar Piece help plz

It may be that your slices were not clean enough. When I'm slicing up pattern bars, I drop the slices into a bucket of water as I go along, so that the swarf from the slicing does not have a chance to dry on the pieces, and still I scrub them thoroughly when setting them up for fusing.
by Richard Blummer
Wed Oct 30, 2013 1:13 pm
Forum: Newcomer Forum
Topic: cutting squares out of circles
Replies: 14
Views: 9347

Re: cutting squares out of circles

Since I am posting so long after the conversation, I imagine no one will read this. 1) Yea Morgana! You never cease to impress and amaze me. 2) I can't imagine what someone would want to cut a square out of a circle. What was that about??? This comes in very handy when you're shopping for a "r...
by Richard Blummer
Tue Sep 10, 2013 12:38 pm
Forum: Newcomer Forum
Topic: Broken Bowl Slump
Replies: 11
Views: 6060

Re: Broken Bowl Slump

Amy, You mention "It looks like it slumped at the edge of the mold and the edge of the lower shelf." By "lower shelf", do you mean you were slumping various different items on various stacked shelves in the same kiln load? If so, I think that's where most of the problem may lie. ...
by Richard Blummer
Fri Jul 12, 2013 2:37 pm
Forum: Photos and Stuff
Topic: Colour Bars and Deep Slump
Replies: 14
Views: 10305

Re: Colour Bars and Deep Slump

Truly stunning. =D> =D> =D>
by Richard Blummer
Mon May 13, 2013 3:21 pm
Forum: Newcomer Forum
Topic: Larger kiln - schedule adjustments necessary?
Replies: 8
Views: 4770

Re: Larger kiln - schedule adjustments necessary?

Hi, Eryc, I also have a JenKen 15/6, and I have never been successful doing multiple shelf loads in it at the same time, regardless of the my schedule rigging. The thermocouple is reading the temperature at the outer edge between the shelves, so the top shelf invariably overcooks while the outside o...
by Richard Blummer
Thu Mar 28, 2013 8:48 am
Forum: Community Projects
Topic: I Love Christmas in March!
Replies: 5
Views: 7070

Re: I Love Christmas in March!

I was thrilled to get home from work yesterday to find the Magless shipment sitting on my porch. What an amazing array of talents and techniques! Thank you, fellow participants! And thank you, Susan and sorters!

אָשֵׁר חַיִּים
Chaim/Richard
by Richard Blummer
Wed Mar 27, 2013 10:20 am
Forum: Photos and Stuff
Topic: Deeper Slumping
Replies: 15
Views: 10162

Re: Deeper Slumping

Wow, both the pyramid and the bowl are spectacular!

=D> =D> =D>
by Richard Blummer
Mon Jan 07, 2013 10:52 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: brown fibre board?
Replies: 10
Views: 4474

Re: brown fibre board?

Most fibre products turn brown on the initial heating, then return to white as the temperature rises. Having only brought it to 135c, you've only partially burned out the organics. Your fibre board should return to white as you bring it hotter in actual use. :)
by Richard Blummer
Thu Nov 29, 2012 6:18 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: lettering fused into or onto glass
Replies: 47
Views: 27334

Re: lettering fused into or onto glass

I would try something like "Flexi-Glass". Make a sheet of dark Flexi, cut the letters out with stencils and an exacto-knife, and fuse them capped with 2mm clear. Simple, quick, cheap, and as legible as your skill in cutting allows. You may even be able to cut the Flexi-glass directly with ...
by Richard Blummer
Fri Sep 07, 2012 4:03 pm
Forum: Photos and Stuff
Topic: Almost There
Replies: 6
Views: 4229

Re: Almost There

=D>
WOW! That's beautiful work, Tim!
=D>

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