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by haleybach
Sun Jan 05, 2014 10:10 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Getting rid of devit
Replies: 7
Views: 4445

Re: Getting rid of devit

Yes, you can fire polish after using acid etch, just like after sand blasting. I find a dip easier to use than a cream, but it depends on what you are doing with it. I know a fused glass artist that dips anything she cuts on a tile saw or uses a grinder on as part of her cleaning process, and she cl...
by haleybach
Fri Sep 20, 2013 12:19 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: BE Olive Green Opal medium frit
Replies: 2
Views: 1860

Re: BE Olive Green Opal medium frit

Frit will vary some from jar to jar. There is a size range Bullseye calls 'medium.'
by haleybach
Sun Aug 11, 2013 8:04 pm
Forum: Newcomer Forum
Topic: Kiln stand
Replies: 10
Views: 5424

Re: Kiln stand

Excellent info, thanks!
I'm leaning towards cinderblocks. I think I have a sheet of flashing somewhere, unless my daughter already turned it into some sort of sculpture.
by haleybach
Sun Aug 11, 2013 11:38 am
Forum: Newcomer Forum
Topic: Kiln stand
Replies: 10
Views: 5424

Re: Kiln stand

Also thought about this cart. Rated to 450lbs, all steel.

I looked at the instructions for putting it together and it looks like I could flip the top shelf to get rid of the lip.
24x36
$60
by haleybach
Sun Aug 11, 2013 11:26 am
Forum: Newcomer Forum
Topic: Kiln stand
Replies: 10
Views: 5424

Re: Kiln stand

Would this work? $35 I would need to put a surface on top, is it safe to use plywood? Rated to 500 pounds (with HF I just cut the number in half to be safe but 250 should be enough, I think). 18-3/8" x 20-1/2" (Top) Up to 25.2" x 27.16" (Base–Leg Spread) 26-32" height Looks ...
by haleybach
Sun Aug 11, 2013 11:09 am
Forum: Newcomer Forum
Topic: Kiln stand
Replies: 10
Views: 5424

Kiln stand

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I need a table or stand for a Paragon 16 clamshell.
The outer demensions are 30x30 and it is 186 lbs.

I have been looking through the Harbor Freight site in hope of finding something but I'm not sure what would work.
by haleybach
Thu Aug 08, 2013 12:46 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Using Photo Fusing Paper for the first time
Replies: 9
Views: 6140

Re: Using Photo Fusing Paper for the first time

Does FERROSOFERRIC Oxide work also? I guess this is magnetic iron oxide. If you are looking at a MSDS, it will list the name of a chemical and then something called a CAS # Google "CAS xxxxxx" and one of the top hits should be for a site called Chemical Book. Among other things you will s...
by haleybach
Thu Aug 08, 2013 11:55 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Is there anby way to PROTECT MY PIECES?
Replies: 5
Views: 2596

Re: Is there anby way to PROTECT MY PIECES?

Museum wax or putty. There is a brand called quake hold. If you use this product avoid the gel, it is harder to work with. This only works if you do not allow people to pick things up, and I find people that pick things up tend to be the ones that buy things. But museum wax or putty is a wax that cl...
by haleybach
Mon Jul 01, 2013 5:22 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: ceramic and porcelain tiles as dams?
Replies: 28
Views: 12870

Re: ceramic and porcelain tiles as dams?

I keep meaning to get a blog post of some sort written up about this, but, in regards to using fiber paper when damming... Several times now I have cut thin strips of Papyros paper, cellophane-taped the ends together to make a long strip, wrapped it around the glass for several layers, then used a ...
by haleybach
Sun Jun 23, 2013 4:31 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Strip to chop
Replies: 9
Views: 4272

Re: Strip to chop

When I want very crisp lines I do less heat work. I have had no trouble with anything coming apart when I take it to the tile saw if I only go to a soft fuse temp (1420 hold 5 minutes), and I've even gone as low as 1400 with no hold with no tile saw issues. The 1400/0 was to keep the dark stripe som...
by haleybach
Sun Jun 16, 2013 4:29 pm
Forum: Jewelry Making
Topic: Tile saws for cutting glass
Replies: 23
Views: 31193

Re: Tile saws for cutting glass

do NOT use the hot dog blade! i use an mk diamond 303 professional or 215gl blade - mostly the 303 professional as it is faster than the 215gl and a slightly thinner kerf - .032 i get them from kingsley north lapidary supplies D Why do you say not to use a Hot Dog blade? I'm not sure if there are v...
by haleybach
Thu May 30, 2013 10:46 pm
Forum: Newcomer Forum
Topic: Sulfur bearing? - Copper bearing?
Replies: 7
Views: 4626

Re: Sulfur bearing? - Copper bearing?

Thank you Dana! I found the System 96 chart after I looked at the BE one! Thank you Morganica! I will definitely read your blog tomorrow! That is a good rule of thumb! Fair warning, her blog is addictive. I lost more than a few hours of sleep to it when I first found it. It is huge and full of trea...
by haleybach
Tue May 28, 2013 7:17 pm
Forum: Newcomer Forum
Topic: Sulfur bearing? - Copper bearing?
Replies: 7
Views: 4626

Re: Sulfur bearing? - Copper bearing?

Bullseye glass has a chart that tells you with their colors. I only use Bullseye and float, so I don't know about other suppliers.

Here is a link to the Bullseye chart:
http://www.bullseyeglass.com/methods-id ... chart.html
by haleybach
Tue May 21, 2013 10:36 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Fusing little dots
Replies: 13
Views: 6570

Re: Fusing little dots

Irid with the coating against the shelf for the bottom layer of sticky colors helps with getting nice rounded dots without having kiln wash stuck to the bottom.
by haleybach
Mon May 20, 2013 6:22 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: cutting glass with the Beetle Bits
Replies: 16
Views: 9689

Re: cutting glass with the Beetle Bits

Look for quilting tutorials, the five point star is tricky and every way I know of has lots of waste. This tutorial shows one layout http://www.simplicity.com/t-free-quilt-patterns-five-point-star.aspx I've used another one (with fabric) and have a fuzzy recollection of cutting a strip the width of ...
by haleybach
Sat May 18, 2013 5:29 pm
Forum: Kiln Casting
Topic: Plaster mold, 1st time questions
Replies: 13
Views: 11305

Re: Plaster mold, 1st time questions

Morganica wrote:A 50-lb bag of plaster is about the size of a sofa cushion or very large pillow.


Excellent. Thanks.
by haleybach
Sat May 18, 2013 1:20 pm
Forum: Kiln Casting
Topic: Clay texture plate/ kiln carving mold
Replies: 12
Views: 7676

Re: Clay texture plate/ kiln carving mold

Tested with earthenware, no grog. Longhorn White.

Dried to bone dry, glass placed on top with no seporator, just glass on bone dry clay, fired to 1350 with no hold.
The glass picked up the shape/texture and there was no sticking at all.
by haleybach
Sat May 18, 2013 1:05 pm
Forum: Kiln Casting
Topic: Plaster mold, 1st time questions
Replies: 13
Views: 11305

Re: Plaster mold, 1st time questions

Ok, I'm not going to tell my daughter about Monster Clay just yet. We have some modeling clay supplied by her art teacher, and I have some water based clay right now too. Her early tests are looking awesome. She has also tested making texture tiles out of clay, letting them get bone dry, and then fi...
by haleybach
Sat May 18, 2013 12:22 pm
Forum: Newcomer Forum
Topic: Cold working by hand
Replies: 2
Views: 2194

Cold working by hand

Ok. First off. I have a local studio with an excellent cold shop, so most of the time I just go there to finish things. However I would like to be able to do by hand those things that are done between firings. For example, flip and fire where you first fire face down then flip and fire again to get ...
by haleybach
Tue May 14, 2013 9:47 pm
Forum: Community Projects
Topic: 2013 Magnet Exchange How Tos
Replies: 8
Views: 8449

Re: 2013 Magnet Exchange How Tos

I have a question on #26 is all the color in the top layer from the Dense White/ French Vanilla reaction? Is that where the blue in the stenciled pattern is coming from? It sure is. Only French Vanilla and Dense White were used and it took 2 firings for the reaction to develop. Dianne Wow. Beautiful!

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