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by JestersBaubles
Mon Feb 18, 2019 10:53 am
Forum: Business Topics
Topic: Does annealed glass bring liability?
Replies: 1
Views: 989

Re: Does annealed glass bring liability?

I don't think many drinking glasses are tempered. Shower doors, car windshields, glass tabletops, diving masks, etc. -- there are items that are normally tempered. Some manufacturers do make tempered glass (Pyrex, Corelle), but it is not typical. You'll have the same liability as the rest of us work...
by JestersBaubles
Mon Feb 18, 2019 10:45 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Small World
Replies: 1
Views: 490

Re: Small World

I don't suppose you had the opportunity to negotiate discounts? ;)

Dana W.
by JestersBaubles
Wed Jan 09, 2019 12:25 am
Forum: Photos and Stuff
Topic: Desert Morning
Replies: 5
Views: 2100

Re: Desert Morning

Absolutely stunning. Thank you for sharing!
Dana W.
by JestersBaubles
Sun Dec 30, 2018 12:02 pm
Forum: Photos and Stuff
Topic: Lupine suncatcher
Replies: 4
Views: 810

Re: Lupine suncatcher

Beautiful! =D>
by JestersBaubles
Sun Dec 30, 2018 12:01 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: jellyfish dropmelt kiln
Replies: 5
Views: 1293

Re: jellyfish dropmelt kiln

Someone has done a tutorial, though I couldn't find it with a quick search. Post on Fused Glass Fanatics on FB, and someone can point you in the right direction. Some people accomplish this by using a stainless steel screen and leaving the screen in the glass, or you could do it by creating a breaka...
by JestersBaubles
Sun Dec 30, 2018 11:47 am
Forum: Photos and Stuff
Topic: The Latest Bowl
Replies: 7
Views: 1388

Re: The Latest Bowl

Late to post, but I am truly sorry for your loss. I can't imagine the effects of such devastation on an entire community.

Your last piece was, as usual, spectacular. I wish you peace and creativity in the new year. And yes, let us know how we might be able to help.

Best, Dana W.
by JestersBaubles
Mon Nov 19, 2018 12:11 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Glue for fused work
Replies: 24
Views: 13060

Re: Glue for fused work

I use CMC sometimes as glue -- works great. Mix it up to your desired consistency and enjoy ;).

Dana W.
by JestersBaubles
Thu Oct 04, 2018 11:04 pm
Forum: Photos and Stuff
Topic: glass I'm working on
Replies: 20
Views: 7670

Re: glass I'm working on

Beautiful. I love the bees :).

Dana
by JestersBaubles
Thu Sep 27, 2018 10:37 pm
Forum: Board Help
Topic: Drop bowl
Replies: 5
Views: 2867

Re: Drop bowl

The stripcut book is great. There are very few books dedicated to coldworking. Coldingworking without machines is the best practical "how to" book on the subject I've read. (Jonathan Schmuck wrote the Joy of Coldworking -- I didn't find it useful as a "how to". It seemed more lik...
by JestersBaubles
Fri Sep 21, 2018 11:38 pm
Forum: Board Help
Topic: Drop bowl
Replies: 5
Views: 2867

Re: Drop bowl

You need a few inches all the way around. To some extent, the bigger the span, the more glass you need around the edge. Also, you need a very controlled (read: low & slow) firing schedule. You may want to look at Paul Tarlow's ebook on fused glass vessels (fusedglassbooks.com) - Creative Fused G...
by JestersBaubles
Thu Aug 30, 2018 9:54 pm
Forum: Newcomer Forum
Topic: Potmelt from transparent glass
Replies: 5
Views: 2209

Re: Potmelt from transparent glass

Avoid reds, and pay attention to not mix reactive colors (or at least separate them from each other with a layer of clear).

Dana
by JestersBaubles
Tue Aug 14, 2018 11:14 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: steel backing for glass
Replies: 4
Views: 1749

Re: steel backing for glass

I think the last I had cut was 16 gage. Just go to your handy sheet metal place. They typically have samples at the front desk. At least here, I have found them very helpful & accommodating. If I buy 4x10' sheets, they will cut them to any size I ask. I have enough stainless to last my lifetime ...
by JestersBaubles
Tue Aug 14, 2018 11:02 pm
Forum: Business Topics
Topic: Glass/Cash Survey
Replies: 4
Views: 2494

Re: Glass/Cash Survey

I saw something the other day about about making it as an artist. I think it was a book, and I thought I downloaded it, but I can't find it so I guess I didn't :).

Anyway, the first point of advice was, "don't quit your day job".

Dana W.
by JestersBaubles
Sun Aug 12, 2018 10:31 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Alcohol ink and float glass
Replies: 3
Views: 1451

Re: Alcohol ink and float glass

Alcohol inks burn off in the kiln.

Once your piece is slumped, sandblast or etch it to give it "tooth", and apply the alcohol inks. You'll then need to coat it with some sort of sealer -- clear, non-yellowing Krylon or Rustoleum in a spray can from the paint aisle works just fine.

Dana W.
by JestersBaubles
Sun Jul 08, 2018 10:16 am
Forum: Kiln Casting
Topic: plaster for casting
Replies: 11
Views: 5154

Re: plaster for casting

FusedLightStudio wrote:Could I use just cleaned/sifted beach sand in the second layer?
If not - wondering where to get grogg...


Any place that carries pottery supplies should have grog, silica flour, and pottery plaster.

Dana W.
by JestersBaubles
Sun Jul 08, 2018 10:01 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: calculating weight of glass for potmelts
Replies: 6
Views: 2246

Re: calculating weight of glass for potmelts

If you’re trying to calculate the volume of an irregular-shaped object (say a plaster mold for a sculpture), you weigh a large container of water, fill the mold with water to the level you want the glass (pour the water out of the mold,) then weigh the water container again. Subtract to find the we...
by JestersBaubles
Sun Jun 03, 2018 11:20 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: More Kiln Adventures
Replies: 19
Views: 6397

Re: More Kiln Adventures

Dana - nobody said anything about a constantly changing ouput.As Paragon explains it is not uncommon for thermocouples to slowly move several degrees off over time or suddenly when things are changed - changing the length of one of the leads will change it greatly. The OP changed controllers and wa...
by JestersBaubles
Sat Jun 02, 2018 12:55 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: More Kiln Adventures
Replies: 19
Views: 6397

Re: More Kiln Adventures

It's semantics, but there's a difference between a thermocouple that "is drifting" and one that "has drifted" ;). If a thermocouple is truly drifting, it means that the measurement is always moving (usually due to noise). An offset can't correct for a continuously changing signal...
by JestersBaubles
Wed May 30, 2018 11:08 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: More Kiln Adventures
Replies: 19
Views: 6397

Re: More Kiln Adventures

Pg.40 of the manual. :mrgreen: Offset https://www.kilncontrol.com/files/8814/9617/2657/201609_TAP_Manual_Release2.pdf "6.5.9 Thermocouple Thermocouple offset can be used to correct a drifting thermocouple. If a thermocouple were truly "drifting" an offset isn't going to help. Just sa...
by JestersBaubles
Tue May 15, 2018 11:26 pm
Forum: Art, philosophy, and content
Topic: Is an art degree necessary for you to be or become an "artist"?
Replies: 7
Views: 2636

Re: Is an art degree necessary for you to be or become an "artist"?

"The artist must have completed a four-year academic program or equivalent training within the past 5 years." "Or equivalent training." Interpret how you wish and give it your best shot. All they can do is say No. And regarding your question... someday I may go back and get an a...

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