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by Paul Schulz
Fri Oct 23, 2015 5:28 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Iford thin film haft tone glass
Replies: 1
Views: 2397

Iford thin film haft tone glass

hi all , I was given some boxes of Ilford film half tone plate glass (2 MM) used for photographic work ( it is quite old ,about 50 years). I was interested to try it in fusing so did a few test with different glass BE Spec and different float glass some 10,6 and 3 mm float ,,,was very surprised when...
by Paul Schulz
Sun Feb 22, 2015 6:45 pm
Forum: Newcomer Forum
Topic: murrine cutting machine
Replies: 8
Views: 9018

Re: murrine cutting machine

hi Mike ,Mosaic cutters are maybe the best to use ,,my wife is a disabled person so i rigged this set up for her ,, i find i use it just as much,,set the fence to how even short or long she wants stringers,i guess you would just slide the cames and keep hitting the handle
by Paul Schulz
Sun Feb 22, 2015 6:21 pm
Forum: Newcomer Forum
Topic: sentimenal bottles
Replies: 6
Views: 6274

Re: sentimenal bottles

well i got the sort of finish i am hoping to get ,,,all so got some very heavy folding, 25mm thick.i think i may have to rethink my firing program and allow more time for annealing,,,Any thoughts
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by Paul Schulz
Sat Feb 21, 2015 3:41 am
Forum: Newcomer Forum
Topic: sentimenal bottles
Replies: 6
Views: 6274

Re: sentimenal bottles

Good idea =D> ,,,,,not sure why i didn't think of that,,, #-o am starting kiln overnight will post in 2 days
by Paul Schulz
Fri Feb 20, 2015 7:18 pm
Forum: Newcomer Forum
Topic: sentimenal bottles
Replies: 6
Views: 6274

Re: sentimenal bottles

i want to make a pair of matching plates using the shape of the bottles ,so when they have been slumped they can lay side by side with out a big difference in the over all shape
by Paul Schulz
Fri Feb 20, 2015 6:07 pm
Forum: Newcomer Forum
Topic: sentimenal bottles
Replies: 6
Views: 6274

sentimenal bottles

hi there one and all.. these bottles have a lot of sentimental value, so i only get one try at slumping them ,,,i want to try and dam two sides as they slump,,,has anyone tried this and have success?? any input would be appreciated..and yes i would use some thin fire or kiln wash on the dams many th...
by Paul Schulz
Wed Jan 14, 2015 3:55 am
Forum: Newcomer Forum
Topic: what am i doing wrong????
Replies: 5
Views: 5216

Re: what am i doing wrong????

Hey thanks ,you guys ,,so i guess all in all slow the whole thing down and anneal twice as long,,, :)
by Paul Schulz
Tue Jan 13, 2015 6:23 pm
Forum: Newcomer Forum
Topic: what am i doing wrong????
Replies: 5
Views: 5216

what am i doing wrong????

Hi all ,,Would anyone care to tell me what i am doing wrong. Am using spectrum 96 glass, the blanks were 14 cm wide and 7 mm thick. The first one i tried to slump through a drop ring popped after a few hours after coming out of the kiln the 2nd was in bits when i opened the kiln next morning 175 500...
by Paul Schulz
Wed Jun 11, 2014 7:15 pm
Forum: Newcomer Forum
Topic: S/Steel tube ,patten bar
Replies: 9
Views: 7062

Re: S/Steel tube ,patten bar

hey thanks for the info Morgainica,,i fired my tubes and was very happy with what i got out ,some interesting points for any one trying these the tubes i had pack with just strips of glass,(6mm) i got no air bubbles, the ones which had strips and fine frit (well packed with a few taps on the side) h...
by Paul Schulz
Sun Jun 01, 2014 10:23 pm
Forum: Newcomer Forum
Topic: S/Steel tube ,patten bar
Replies: 9
Views: 7062

Re: S/Steel tube ,patten bar

hi guys ,,thanks for the info ,,
by Paul Schulz
Fri May 30, 2014 9:16 pm
Forum: Newcomer Forum
Topic: S/Steel tube ,patten bar
Replies: 9
Views: 7062

S/Steel tube ,patten bar

hi guys ,it's that crazy kiwi back again,with more questions,,I want to try and make a patten bar in a s/s tube standing on it's end the tube is 42 mm wide and 12 cm long. packed with stringers then packed again with fine frit ,yes I know I will get air bubbles .i have 1/8th fiberpaper lining the tu...
by Paul Schulz
Sun May 25, 2014 8:11 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Backlighting Fused Glass Murals
Replies: 11
Views: 11336

Re: Backlighting Fused Glass Murals

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by Paul Schulz
Sun May 25, 2014 8:00 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Backlighting Fused Glass Murals
Replies: 11
Views: 11336

Re: Backlighting Fused Glass Murals

Picture 00xx2.jpg Picture 001.jpg hi Peter have had a look through my photos ,,that one is probably the best that shows the mirror behind a panel ,,,with just the natural light ,but here are a few others that i did ,,,the three old guys around the camp fire was put in to a pub ,,,quite dark and not...
by Paul Schulz
Fri May 23, 2014 9:33 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Backlighting Fused Glass Murals
Replies: 11
Views: 11336

Re: Backlighting Fused Glass Murals

i was a leadlight artist for many years before taking up warm glass and in that time made many panels for kitchen cupboards, which needed back lighting ,,,the most successful way i found was to put a mirror behind the panel,,,one drawback of doing this was the glass colour is doubled ,,light in ,the...
by Paul Schulz
Sat May 10, 2014 7:20 pm
Forum: Newcomer Forum
Topic: ummm ,,,what happened??
Replies: 5
Views: 4836

ummm ,,,what happened??

Hi guys what happened to this ?? using COE96 spectrum and bullseye glass (bullseye Tekta as the base for the stringers)the full fuse program was as follow 480 per hour to 932 hold 20 minutes asap to 1490 hold 60 mins asap to 906 hold 60 mins 150 per hour to 200 had no problems with the fusing the bl...
by Paul Schulz
Fri May 09, 2014 7:39 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Ceramaguard
Replies: 1
Views: 1751

Ceramaguard

:-k hi guys i am looking at buying some Ceramaguard sheets to use for making some moulds and drop rings. i want to end up with a smooth finish after carving and working on the sheets, am thinking of many coats of kiln wash then lightly sanding , or another idea was to use the dust from thin fire pap...
by Paul Schulz
Sat Dec 14, 2013 7:29 pm
Forum: Newcomer Forum
Topic: firing a new mold
Replies: 9
Views: 5683

Re: firing a new mold

mmmm seems i have opened Pandora's box ,,the moulds are from creative ceramics and 15 " round or across. the instructions say to pre fire at a rate of 50c per hour to 800c ,time 960 minutes ,,the trouble with this program is that my kiln controller will not handle that as it is just too slow,,,...
by Paul Schulz
Tue Dec 10, 2013 6:40 pm
Forum: Newcomer Forum
Topic: firing a new mold
Replies: 9
Views: 5683

firing a new mold

hi guys i have some new ceramics mold up to 340 mm wide that i need to pre fire, but not sure about the firing rate and time . one program says a rate of 50c per hour to 800c ,,that's 16 hours ,,is this right ?? many thanks paul
by Paul Schulz
Sat Nov 16, 2013 9:05 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: compressing glass
Replies: 9
Views: 5728

Re: compressing glass

hi there Haydo I think i have enough room, it should end up being 2 times the size it is now,, in which case i have plenty of room ..
by Paul Schulz
Fri Nov 15, 2013 5:18 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: compressing glass
Replies: 9
Views: 5728

Re: compressing glass

thankyou Dana ,,,i have been looking for this site since i lost it some time ago,,,

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