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by jim simmons
Sun Jan 03, 2021 2:00 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: What can I do to save this piece?
Replies: 6
Views: 220

Re: What can I do to save this piece?

Brad Walker wrote:I have had some luck flipping a piece over and refiring. It's worth a try.

Me to.
The other Jim
by jim simmons
Sun Jan 03, 2021 1:53 pm
Forum: Newcomer Forum
Topic: White spirit
Replies: 10
Views: 275

Re: White spirit

I use "mineral spirits" here in the U.S. as a cleaning agent for my glass before firing. I also use it in my Toyo glass cutter as a lubricant. The really good thing about it is that you do not have to do any more cleaning A gallon costs about $5.00 us and a gallon will last fore a LOOOOOON...
by jim simmons
Sat Jan 02, 2021 1:46 pm
Forum: Newcomer Forum
Topic: White spirit
Replies: 10
Views: 275

Re: White spirit

I do not know what "white spirit is," but I don't see what the problem is if you wait until the mixture is dry.
The other Jim
by jim simmons
Fri Dec 11, 2020 1:00 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: crisp lines with powders and frit
Replies: 4
Views: 414

Re: crisp lines with powders and frit

Thanks, Dana.
The other Jim

JestersBaubles wrote:https://richardlalonde.com/liquid-glass-line-updated/

:)

Dana
by jim simmons
Fri Nov 27, 2020 7:46 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: crisp lines with powders and frit
Replies: 4
Views: 414

crisp lines with powders and frit

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I would like[fimg=][/fimg] to know how to create nice crisp lines between different colored powders and fine frit
like this pic
The other Jim
by jim simmons
Sat Nov 14, 2020 6:57 pm
Forum: Newcomer Forum
Topic: BE opaline strike temp
Replies: 1
Views: 337

BE opaline strike temp

I have some BE Opaline striker and need to know what temp to take it to so that it strikes.
Thanks
The other Jim
by jim simmons
Mon Nov 02, 2020 6:43 pm
Forum: Newcomer Forum
Topic: Boron Nitride POWDER
Replies: 4
Views: 543

Re: Boron Nitride POWDER

nope. treat it just like it is a product called "ZYP".
paint it on, let it dry for about 30 min. and you are good to go.
The Other Jim
by jim simmons
Sun Nov 01, 2020 11:50 am
Forum: Newcomer Forum
Topic: Boron Nitride POWDER
Replies: 4
Views: 543

Re: Boron Nitride POWDER

Mix the powder with water to a cream consistency and paint it on like you would kiln wash.
I have used it on SS and clay fired stuff with good results.
The other Jim
by jim simmons
Tue Oct 27, 2020 1:44 pm
Forum: Newcomer Forum
Topic: Drop with Dropring
Replies: 16
Views: 3108

Re: Drop with Dropring

No, Jan you didn't do anything wrong. That link was supposed to show you how to do a drop with only one firing. That post and the firing schedule were first posted by me, and I do not seem to find it either. I will look and see if I can find a link that works, and if I can. I will post it here. The ...
by jim simmons
Wed Sep 30, 2020 12:25 pm
Forum: Newcomer Forum
Topic: bubbles
Replies: 2
Views: 466

Re: bubbles

I am sorry to inform you that if these are "micro"bubbles, then you are stuck with them unless you can figure
out a way to remelt the glass and hold for a long time.
The other Jim
by jim simmons
Sat Sep 05, 2020 12:26 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: How to Fire Dichroic and Retain Colour
Replies: 7
Views: 1011

Re: How to Fire Dichroic and Retain Colour

What Kevin said, Also the color will shift across the same sheet.
The other Jim
by jim simmons
Sat Aug 29, 2020 12:24 pm
Forum: Newcomer Forum
Topic: frit lace rescue
Replies: 5
Views: 921

Re: frit lace rescue

Hey, Michael.
Would you be so kind as to let us know how your 2nd firing on the kiln paper turned out?
Thanks.
The other Jim
by jim simmons
Mon Aug 24, 2020 12:23 pm
Forum: Newcomer Forum
Topic: frit lace rescue
Replies: 5
Views: 921

Re: frit lace rescue

as long as the paper is not torn or disturbed and you can not see the kiln shelf, you can reuse it.
The other Jim
by jim simmons
Sat Aug 15, 2020 6:18 pm
Forum: Newcomer Forum
Topic: Freeze and Fuse firing cycle
Replies: 16
Views: 11974

Re: Freeze and Fuse firing cycle

I also use an old electric tooth brush held onto the side of the mold.
This vibrates the powder and gets all of the excess water out.
The other Jim
by jim simmons
Thu Aug 13, 2020 7:22 pm
Forum: Business Topics
Topic: Glass/Cash Survey
Replies: 8
Views: 5989

Re: Glass/Cash Survey

Sometimes you are NOT charging enough. When I was doing shows, I ran into a situation than I was charging $4.00 for some coasters. One of the vendors told me to raise the price. I asked her "why" they are not selling now. Well I tried and raised the price to $9.00 and sold every one. Who k...
by jim simmons
Sat Aug 08, 2020 1:07 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Cracked during heat up
Replies: 15
Views: 2128

Re: Cracked during heat up

It does look to me that it is an incompatibly problem. Maybe some of the glass shifted in the combing cycle. I have had that happen to me before. There is a lot more than COE involved in the heating process. I suggest that you stick to the same manufacturer. I also suggest that you read the BE artic...
by jim simmons
Thu Jul 23, 2020 11:39 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: bottom heat kiln.
Replies: 11
Views: 2363

Re: bottom heat kiln.

As long as you are having it built, why don't you have a switch installed so you can turn the bottom elements off?
The other Jim
by jim simmons
Fri Jul 17, 2020 12:23 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: melted mess
Replies: 4
Views: 1113

Re: melted mess

Should e just fine, I did exactly what Brad did about 6 years ago and it is working just fine.
The other Jim
by jim simmons
Thu Jul 09, 2020 12:09 pm
Forum: Newcomer Forum
Topic: Paragon Infinite Control Switch
Replies: 1
Views: 676

Re: Paragon Infinite Control Switch

Set them all on high and leave them there.
The other Jim
by jim simmons
Sat Jul 04, 2020 11:43 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: FIRE POLISHING
Replies: 11
Views: 2306

Re: FIRE POLISHING

Myself, I would go to an 800 grit before fire polish.
If you have the means, then go all of the way through cerium oxide.
This will give you a surface that is equal to float glass.
The other Jim

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