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by JeffP
Fri Mar 02, 2018 9:58 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Is float glass food safe?
Replies: 3
Views: 2556

Re: Is float glass food safe?

I was just worried about the tin side more than anything. And I will make sure that my enamels are fired correctly.
Thanks all.
by JeffP
Fri Mar 02, 2018 6:33 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Is float glass food safe?
Replies: 3
Views: 2556

Is float glass food safe?

Hi all
Is float glass food safe, even the tin side?
by JeffP
Mon Jun 13, 2016 9:07 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Best saw in Australia
Replies: 3
Views: 4106

Best saw in Australia

Has anybody in Australia managed to purchase a decent sliding table tile saw at a reasonable price that work well? To clarify a little. I am looking for a decent saw for cutting things like thick pattern bars into thin (6mm) slices without the slices falling down and jamming, or shattering, or chipp...
by JeffP
Tue Apr 26, 2016 3:30 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Cutting 6mm slices on a tile saw
Replies: 4
Views: 3001

Cutting 6mm slices on a tile saw

Hi Would really like to know how others are getting around a problem with most tile saws. The problem is cutting 6mm slices from things like pattern bars. Most saws have a wide slot in the table for the blade to run through. Cutting a 6mm slice has the danger that the slice will fall through the bla...
by JeffP
Sun Mar 06, 2016 6:10 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Walls of drop mold vase very thin
Replies: 4
Views: 4041

Re: Walls of drop mold vase very thin

Brad, I tried 3 layers and it was still very thin. Could it be that the glass is too close to the elements?
by JeffP
Thu Feb 25, 2016 5:19 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Walls of drop mold vase very thin
Replies: 4
Views: 4041

Walls of drop mold vase very thin

This is my very first attempt at using a drop mold. The mold was created out of fibreboard. A simple square with a square hole. I prefused 2, 3mm pieces of glass, which from research was right for a drop of 100mm (4inches). The drop was quite slow and took about 2 hours. Did I drop it too much as it...
by JeffP
Sun Sep 06, 2015 6:57 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: How to add glass marble as feet to a bowl
Replies: 4
Views: 4247

How to add glass marble as feet to a bowl

Hi All
Noticed on the web a photo of a fused glass bowl that had glass marbles added as feet. Couldn't see exactly how attached but I assume they have been glued.
Has anybody tried anything like this and if so how did you do it and well did it work?
Regards
Jeff
by JeffP
Wed Jan 15, 2014 12:15 am
Forum: Kiln Casting
Topic: Making bisque ceramic molds
Replies: 8
Views: 6738

Re: Making bisque ceramic molds

Thanks Charlie. Much appreciated.
by JeffP
Tue Jan 14, 2014 9:58 pm
Forum: Kiln Casting
Topic: Making bisque ceramic molds
Replies: 8
Views: 6738

Making bisque ceramic molds

About to give making molds for small soap dishes etc a go. I have some clay left over from some pottery classes so I was going to use that. It is PB103 fine white stoneware clay. Should this be okay to use? When I make the molds should the back be hollowed out to reduce mass and thus mass sitting on...
by JeffP
Sun Jun 16, 2013 6:22 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Fusing small dots and opalescent glass
Replies: 9
Views: 5258

Re: Fusing small dots and opalescent glass

Hi Cynthia
The tumbler idea is very timely as we just purchased a small one. I thought of using that but assumed it would be too rough for the small glass pieces.
What grit and media are you using in the tumbler?
by JeffP
Sun Jun 16, 2013 6:07 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Fusing small dots and opalescent glass
Replies: 9
Views: 5258

Re: Fusing small dots and opalescent glass

Mike and Don, they were fired at 790 C (1454 F) for just 10 minutes. Most rounded nicely, a couple still were slightly square. This is assuming my kiln temp is accurate. Maybe I should try and have it checked. Valerie, I will try that vinegar to clean them as well. I had cleaned them quite well by s...
by JeffP
Sat Jun 15, 2013 7:55 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Fusing small dots and opalescent glass
Replies: 9
Views: 5258

Re: Fusing small dots and opalescent glass

Thanks Judith. I will definitely try the fresh kiln washed shelf.
by JeffP
Sat Jun 15, 2013 4:17 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Fusing small dots and opalescent glass
Replies: 9
Views: 5258

Fusing small dots and opalescent glass

Hi All My problem is with making what I call dots, or small round cabochons (up to 10mm). I am making them by cutting a 10mm square piece of 3mm glass and full fusing to a round cab. Using Bullseye 90 glass and firing on BE kiln paper. The transparents work fine, but opalescents all pick up the pape...
by JeffP
Thu Apr 25, 2013 11:12 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Devit solution left stains on bottom of piece!
Replies: 9
Views: 4701

Re: Devit solution left stains on bottom of piece!

Just to clarify, I was using Fuse Master Super Spray. It says to fire between 1300 and 1700 F. The glass is Bullseye 90, and the pieces were a set of coasters and some cabochons. I was doing a fire polish and the schedule I used specified a processing temp of 1350 F for 10 minutes. This was done on ...
by JeffP
Thu Apr 25, 2013 7:15 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Devit solution left stains on bottom of piece!
Replies: 9
Views: 4701

Devit solution left stains on bottom of piece!

Hi All I have used a devitrification solution for the first time. I brushed in on a piece around ground edges and then over the top. When it had dried I placed it on a shelf and fired. After fusing it all looked great until I turned the piece over. Some solution had seeped under the piece and this h...
by JeffP
Sat Mar 30, 2013 6:56 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Can I slump onto Bullseye paper?
Replies: 2
Views: 1730

Can I slump onto Bullseye paper?

If I cut a shape from fibreboard and use it to slump a plate, can I just put Bullseye paper under it to slump onto, or must I slump onto a prepared shelf?
by JeffP
Wed Mar 27, 2013 5:07 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Using a tile saw chips glass. Is this normal?
Replies: 9
Views: 4992

Re: Using a tile saw chips glass. Is this normal?

Thanks Brad. Will check it out.
by JeffP
Tue Mar 26, 2013 11:19 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Using a tile saw chips glass. Is this normal?
Replies: 9
Views: 4992

Re: Using a tile saw chips glass. Is this normal?

Thanks everyone for the info. Sad thing for me is I am in Australia and I can't find anybody that sells those brands, though I am sure there are equivalent brands.
by JeffP
Tue Mar 26, 2013 12:23 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Using a tile saw chips glass. Is this normal?
Replies: 9
Views: 4992

Re: Using a tile saw chips glass. Is this normal?

Thanks Morganica. That was a big help. I can see now that what is happening isn't acceptable and your article about cutting was a fantastic resource. So its off to get a new blade. At some time it will be a new saw as well. My saw is a cheapy and the whole water feed is from a reservoir below that t...
by JeffP
Mon Mar 25, 2013 11:13 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Using a tile saw chips glass. Is this normal?
Replies: 9
Views: 4992

Using a tile saw chips glass. Is this normal?

Yes, I am new to this, so this may not be the smartest question. I purchased a tile saw from my hardware and have used it to cut glass. It certainly cuts the glass, but it seems rough. No matter how slow I go, it chips small pieces of glass off and they fly about. I am thinking maybe the blade is to...

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