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by williamslaybaugh
Sat Oct 08, 2016 3:36 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Mounting glass to aluminum
Replies: 8
Views: 7331

Re: Mounting glass to aluminum

I typically frame my wall hangings to hide the backing boards. That being said I use the thinnest gauge aluminum I can get, it's a bit thicker than a soda can and can be cut with a tin snips. It's backed by an 1/8th inch sheet of ply wood or MDF. I use 1/2" bar or 3/4" aluminum square tubi...
by williamslaybaugh
Fri Jan 15, 2016 2:29 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: not fusing flat
Replies: 9
Views: 6887

Re: not fusing flat

Check to make sure your kiln shelf is flat, a lot of the inexpensive ones are not.
by williamslaybaugh
Mon Dec 08, 2014 4:37 am
Forum: Newcomer Forum
Topic: Coe 96
Replies: 14
Views: 11066

Re: Coe 96

Burt that was my point they should be compatible after melting but they're not. Their first batch of nuggets were compatible with their sheet glass but where very corrosive to electric furnace elements and refractory. They reformulated them as premium nuggets to correct this issue, but ended up maki...
by williamslaybaugh
Sun Dec 07, 2014 2:57 am
Forum: Newcomer Forum
Topic: Coe 96
Replies: 14
Views: 11066

Re: Coe 96

It will be such a utopia when the glass world can move beyond the Coe illusion. This is the same Spectrum glass that makes/made three different glass blowing nuggets that are not compatible with each other, yet all are technically 96 Coe. Here it is from there own website. Spectrum Premium 2.0 Nugge...
by williamslaybaugh
Tue Sep 30, 2014 3:36 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: fastest - but safe - annealing for float 2 layers
Replies: 22
Views: 11309

Re: fastest - but safe - annealing for float 2 layers

Without knowing the details of your pieces other than size and your currant firing schedule. I would think that the thermal mass of your kiln is slowing you down more than your annealing hold time. With only two layers of glass I would shut the kiln off when the pieces were done and let the kiln coo...
by williamslaybaugh
Fri Sep 26, 2014 4:15 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Peacock texture mold
Replies: 9
Views: 5142

Re: Peacock texture mold

I would slow down, you're not giving it enough time to squeeze out the air from between the texture and at that high heat the air is expanding and the liquid glass is giving no resistance causing the eruptions.
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by williamslaybaugh
Sat Apr 26, 2014 4:00 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: How to mark a mold to aid in aligning blanks
Replies: 4
Views: 3437

Re: How to mark a mold to aid in aligning blanks

Why not cut a piece of Mylar, that fits in the center indentation of the mold, and poke a hole the size of a sharpie point. It will last forever if removed before firing, you can use it on multiple molds and the marks will be visible after kiln wash application. If you're using opaque glass and need...
by williamslaybaugh
Wed Mar 19, 2014 7:45 pm
Forum: Newcomer Forum
Topic: Ordinary powder in place of enamel powder?
Replies: 5
Views: 4943

Re: Ordinary powder in place of enamel powder?

Sure you can, the color won't be as dense as an oxide type enamel. I also believe that some of the commercially available enamels are finely ground glass power. The grit size for Bulleye or Uroborus are bigger so the screen mesh needs to be larger resulting in less detail. Depending on what you're d...
by williamslaybaugh
Sat Feb 15, 2014 3:13 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: thick glass
Replies: 5
Views: 3726

Re: thick glass

I've got a bunch of the Dalle de Verre glass in storage. I'm not sure if I have 20 clear, but I also have transparent blue, green and red. I can run up there mid-week and post some photos and let you know what I've got if your interested.
by williamslaybaugh
Sat Feb 15, 2014 1:16 am
Forum: Newcomer Forum
Topic: SandBlaster Gloves
Replies: 10
Views: 7335

Re: SandBlaster Gloves

Marty should get the gold star, I'm just passing on some technical knowledge. Yes Buttercup the clamps are on the inside, and hose clamp might be a more descriptive name. It should only take a screwdriver to loosen them.
by williamslaybaugh
Fri Feb 14, 2014 5:09 am
Forum: Newcomer Forum
Topic: SandBlaster Gloves
Replies: 10
Views: 7335

Re: SandBlaster Gloves

The gloves in the sandblasting cabinet should be held in with large ring clamps. You can simple unscrew them and remove the big rubber gloves and clamp the jacket sleeves and dishwasher gloves in there place. No need to cut holes, and if the dishwasher gloves don't work for you, you can put them bac...
by williamslaybaugh
Wed Feb 12, 2014 6:34 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Fast-cooling when painting and firing ?
Replies: 14
Views: 6863

Re: Fast-cooling when painting and firing ?

I don't crash my kiln anymore, but when I did I would balance the temperature off at around 1000F like Valerie said, than program my cooling cycle. I don't think that crashing a small kiln at the upper temperatures is going to save you that much time though. It's the lower range temperatures that ta...
by williamslaybaugh
Fri Jan 31, 2014 5:59 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Screen Mesh for Printing
Replies: 2
Views: 2186

Re: Screen Mesh for Printing

Your halftones are going to depend on the equipment you are using to expose your screens more than anything. The faster your exposure the finer your halftones can be, less time for light to bleed through your image. The type of printer used to print your positives is also going to be a factor for go...
by williamslaybaugh
Fri Dec 20, 2013 3:31 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: is this normal? (fired paint)
Replies: 11
Views: 6318

Re: is this normal? (fired paint)

Did you cap it? It looks as though you brought it up to process temperature without capping. I can't tell from the photo if it was, but that would cause it to spread and fade like that.
by williamslaybaugh
Mon Sep 16, 2013 11:20 pm
Forum: Kiln Casting
Topic: Waxes
Replies: 8
Views: 5945

Re: Waxes

The addition of petroleum jelly to melted brown wax will soften it. It's also cheaper than beeswax.
by williamslaybaugh
Wed Mar 27, 2013 11:30 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: nipping thick murrini
Replies: 13
Views: 8942

Re: nipping thick murrini

You could also try a color bar cutter for blown glass. I have not used this model, and most take a bit of practice to get a good brake. They will handle a good thickness of glass though.

http://www.glasscolor.com/products/defa ... 0&pID=1570
by williamslaybaugh
Mon Feb 25, 2013 1:40 am
Forum: Photos and Stuff
Topic: Yellow Striped Pajamas
Replies: 5
Views: 4456

Re: Yellow Striped Pajamas

Thank you all for the wonderful comments. Venon there is no yellow behind the fish it's clear, turquoise blue, and white streaky to give that underwater affect with the strip cut boarder of yellow and blues. Twin vision glass your work is very inspiring as well, and I'm working on an images with col...
by williamslaybaugh
Fri Feb 22, 2013 2:39 am
Forum: Photos and Stuff
Topic: Yellow Striped Pajamas
Replies: 5
Views: 4456

Yellow Striped Pajamas

This is a new screen printed casting the glass measures 20x1x11.
Hope you enjoy.
by williamslaybaugh
Fri Feb 15, 2013 12:25 am
Forum: Art, philosophy, and content
Topic: Degenerate Art and Culture
Replies: 7
Views: 5877

Re: Degenerate Art and Culture

It was a good movie definitely worth watching, but that whole I make a boat load of money but all I want is to be taken seriously as an artist got a bit thin for me. If you want to be shown in galleries, why not make art that's shown in galleries? If you're making illegal pipes and hiding behind con...
by williamslaybaugh
Sat Feb 02, 2013 6:48 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: designing & firing a 5 layer project
Replies: 23
Views: 12590

Re: designing & firing a 5 layer project

I always think it's much easier to buy thicker glass to eliminate trapped air between layers.

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