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by FusedLightStudio
Wed Feb 06, 2019 11:25 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: How much weight can wire inclusions bear?
Replies: 8
Views: 3435

How much weight can wire inclusions bear?

I am planning to tack fuse a cast face and some strips of glass onto a background of two sheet layers. My original plan was to fuse wire inclusions between the two background layers at the top edge, to allow hanging. I want to keep the piece transparent so don’t want to use Hang Your Glass. But now ...
by FusedLightStudio
Sat Jan 12, 2019 1:33 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: irritating news
Replies: 11
Views: 5277

Re: irritating news

Welcome back, Bert! I have learned a lot from your (old) posts so I am glad you are amongst the glass clan online again!
by FusedLightStudio
Fri Jan 11, 2019 11:17 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Tempered glass on float glass - rainbows?
Replies: 10
Views: 5037

Re: Tempered glass on float glass - rainbows?

Glass Fever wrote:I know this is an old post, but I think those rainbows you're seeing are just the pixels of your screen being magnified/distorted by the edges of the tempered glass pieces.


Oh, interesting point. Thanks Glass Fever!
by FusedLightStudio
Fri Oct 05, 2018 8:39 am
Forum: Board Help
Topic: Drop bowl
Replies: 5
Views: 6747

Re: Drop bowl

The stripcut book is great. There are very few books dedicated to coldworking. Coldingworking without machines is the best practical "how to" book on the subject I've read. The stands book is OK, if you need ideas. But as you say, it is limited in info. It would be on the bottom of my lis...
by FusedLightStudio
Fri Oct 05, 2018 8:35 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Wetbelt sander belts breaking
Replies: 10
Views: 5208

Re: Wetbelt sander belts breaking

These belts are 41-1/2 x 3. One belt breaking would not be an issue, but every time I replace the belt from my old stash (and these are maybe 4-6 years old), they work for a few minutes then split right at the seam. Yep. Same exact problem. Had to buy new belts. But I cut up the old belts into smal...
by FusedLightStudio
Wed Sep 26, 2018 4:36 pm
Forum: Board Help
Topic: Drop bowl
Replies: 5
Views: 6747

Re: Drop bowl

You may want to look at Paul Tarlow's ebook on fused glass vessels (fusedglassbooks.com) - Creative Fused Glass Drop-out Vessels. He provides a lot of good information, including firing schedules and how you can reduce the risk of having pieces drop completely through. Dana, what other books at tha...
by FusedLightStudio
Wed Sep 05, 2018 4:19 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Tempered glass on float glass - rainbows?
Replies: 10
Views: 5037

Re: Tempered glass on float glass - rainbows?

Yes. I assume by "rainbows" you mean bright white areas of stress, usually around the corners of the pieces that are incompatible. Well, no, they are rainbow-colored. I think you can see them in the photo that I attached if you blow it up. They are just thin bands of rainbow around the ed...
by FusedLightStudio
Wed Sep 05, 2018 2:49 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Tempered glass on float glass - rainbows?
Replies: 10
Views: 5037

Re: Tempered glass on float glass - rainbows?

Thanks for that Brad and Jim. Appreciate the details on cracks. In case my post wasn't clear.... there are no cracks at all in this piece. Only lines that show where the tempered glass chunks cracked when I deliberately shattered it. I kept those chunks intact in the design and I am glad that the li...
by FusedLightStudio
Wed Sep 05, 2018 12:31 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Tempered glass on float glass - rainbows?
Replies: 10
Views: 5037

Re: Tempered glass on float glass - rainbows?

Thank you Brad. I'll not waste further time on tempered fused to other glass. The piece isn't actually cracked right now, so I would like to hang onto it just to see what happens. Unless... is this incompatibility the type that could lead to the piece actually exploding later on? Or would it just cr...
by FusedLightStudio
Wed Sep 05, 2018 11:59 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Tempered glass on float glass - rainbows?
Replies: 10
Views: 5037

Tempered glass on float glass - rainbows?

I've fused tempered glass shards and chunks onto a small (6X8) piece of picture frame glass. It fused well, but when I look at it through my DIY polariscope (glass on top of LED screen, viewing through a polarizing camera filter), I see a very thin band of rainbow right along the edges of each tempe...
by FusedLightStudio
Tue Jul 31, 2018 1:20 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Digitry GB-1 controller discussion
Replies: 12
Views: 5891

Re: Digitry GB-1 controller for sale

I am working in a studio where we have a Bartlett V6CF and a Digitry 4. Now that I understand the Auto Program Hold on the Digitry they seem equally easy to use
by FusedLightStudio
Mon Jul 30, 2018 2:43 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Digitry GB-1 controller discussion
Replies: 12
Views: 5891

Re: Digitry GB-1 controller for sale

I’m curious, how do you program AFAP on these controllers? My understanding is that you don't. You program how long it takes to get from one temperature to another. So there's no as fast as possible. So you have to run tests to figure out how long it takes to drop from process temp to anneal temp, ...
by FusedLightStudio
Mon Jul 30, 2018 1:47 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Digitry GB-1 controller discussion
Replies: 12
Views: 5891

Digitry GB-1 controller discussion

I’m curious, how do you program AFAP on these controllers?
by FusedLightStudio
Thu Jul 26, 2018 8:39 pm
Forum: Kiln Casting
Topic: plaster for casting
Replies: 11
Views: 8398

Re: plaster for casting

A belated report back - the sand worked. The mold held together very well and the cast turned out fine.
by FusedLightStudio
Tue Jul 10, 2018 7:08 am
Forum: Photos and Stuff
Topic: Playing with Color Bars and Vitrigraph
Replies: 4
Views: 3440

Re: Playing with Color Bars and Vitrigraph

Fantastic! And very inspiring. Thanks for posting!
by FusedLightStudio
Mon Jul 09, 2018 10:37 am
Forum: Newcomer Forum
Topic: tack fusing 4 layers 3mm without dams to keep the volume
Replies: 13
Views: 12585

Re: tack fusing 4 layers 3mm without dams to keep the volume

Ed Cantarella wrote:Kiln wash the terra cotta.
Small particles - course frit sized, maybe 3 or evenly spaced.


Thank you Ed!
by FusedLightStudio
Sun Jul 08, 2018 10:28 pm
Forum: Kiln Casting
Topic: plaster for casting
Replies: 11
Views: 8398

Re: plaster for casting

You’re right of course, Kevin. I should have said, this is sand that was brought in to augment a beach (so, artificially clean). I sifted it, and also I have used it in the kiln under plaster molds, and it fires fine. I did use it today as grog in second layer of a mold, which is now drying in the t...
by FusedLightStudio
Sun Jul 08, 2018 12:50 pm
Forum: Kiln Casting
Topic: plaster for casting
Replies: 11
Views: 8398

Re: plaster for casting

Could I use just cleaned/sifted beach sand in the second layer? If not - wondering where to get grogg... Any place that carries pottery supplies should have grog, silica flour, and pottery plaster. Dana W. If only I did not live in a rural area ... I've gotten so lazy with being able to shop for ev...
by FusedLightStudio
Sun Jul 08, 2018 12:46 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: calculating weight of glass for potmelts
Replies: 6
Views: 4014

Re: calculating weight of glass for potmelts

Dana - I had the same question when taught this (last month at Arrowmont). The reason is that the plaster mold, being dry, quickly sucks up water, so even in the time it takes to pour the water, make sure it's the right level, then pour it out to weigh it, the mold will have absorbed some of the wat...
by FusedLightStudio
Sat Jul 07, 2018 10:20 am
Forum: Board Help
Topic: Notifications
Replies: 1
Views: 1776

Notifications

I set my preferences to get notifications on everything, but I’m not getting ANY notifications, either directly on the board or via email. Got one in March, and that was it. (Yep, checked Junk Mail too)

How can I fix this?

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