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by linn keller
Sun Mar 01, 2015 2:06 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Buying a new kiln
Replies: 4
Views: 3656

Re: Buying a new kiln

patty, hi! i wasn't sure what parameters you used to narrow down your choices. so let me offer you another possibility, similar to what you have listed but a tad larger and brand new from paragon, the Clamshell 26FR. it has full fiber roof, elements in quartz tubes, mercury relays, and a bunch of ot...
by linn keller
Sun Nov 23, 2014 2:25 pm
Forum: Newcomer Forum
Topic: impromptu molds and dams
Replies: 2
Views: 3532

Re: impromptu molds and dams

hi suzette, i'm as big a fan as anyone of re-purposing stuff for glassing....but a suggestion when you're on the hunt...consider the material of which the object you're considering is made. why? compare the melting point of the material to the temp it'd be subjected to in the kiln. if it'll melt or ...
by linn keller
Tue Sep 16, 2014 3:30 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Which fusing schedule should I use to keep crisp lines?
Replies: 6
Views: 5530

Re: Which fusing schedule should I use to keep crisp lines?

Hi, Looking at your photo, it appears that there are different thicknesses of glass in your design. A tack or contour fuse will "glue" the glass together, but will not result in a smooth surface: if that's the case - the different pieces will still be sitting on top of each other. A flip a...
by linn keller
Fri Sep 05, 2014 11:53 am
Forum: Photos and Stuff
Topic: Black plate with a red puddles window
Replies: 12
Views: 9247

Re: Black plate with a red puddles window

Havi,
You'll find the puddles tutorial and a tremendous bunch more stuff on Paul's site here:

fusedglass.org

Linn
by linn keller
Mon Jun 30, 2014 11:20 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Sconce fixtures?
Replies: 6
Views: 4529

Re: Sconce fixtures?

hi! this might be a solution that would work for you.... IKEA has a wall light fixture, KVINTETT, that costs 19.99. it comes with a piece of glass, BUT the bullseye sconce mold sized glass will fit quite nicely. you will need to drill a couple of holes in the glass, but everything you need is there,...
by linn keller
Wed May 07, 2014 11:13 am
Forum: Jewelry Making
Topic: ramping schedule
Replies: 6
Views: 8292

Re: ramping schedule

Since everyone's kilns are all a little different, even someone with a kiln like yours may have different results than you do. I would think that if, as you say, you've got the glass schedule worked out, then that means you know how long it takes glass to get to certain temps in your kiln. So that s...
by linn keller
Sun May 04, 2014 11:27 pm
Forum: Board Help
Topic: looking for very old posts
Replies: 3
Views: 5242

Re: looking for very old posts

Hi, Ron Coleman made a number of fabulous boxes and shared the boxes and how to make years ago. Brad was going to ( I think) try and garner Ron's old posts and pics because the posts had been lost as the board migrated from one version to another. I haven't heard it mentioned In a while but I'll bet...
by linn keller
Wed Apr 16, 2014 11:18 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Building a studio?
Replies: 9
Views: 5477

Re: Building a studio?

hi cynthia, i think don's point of plan and photos would be great for specifics, but general thoughts before seeing the potential bldg site and existing structure: know your local zoning requirements - make sure new building perimeter will meet setback requirements and other local mandates; consider...
by linn keller
Thu Mar 20, 2014 10:54 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Pen/pencil that won't fire off
Replies: 10
Views: 8471

Re: Pen/pencil that won't fire off

you're right, brad. i have used reg. pencil to put be mold # and exact sizes of mold on the mold side and fired the molds. the pencil notation does stat\y in place.
linn
by linn keller
Sun Mar 09, 2014 10:42 pm
Forum: Newcomer Forum
Topic: Does this fusing mold need air holes?
Replies: 9
Views: 7343

Re: Does this fusing mold need air holes?

I seem to recall that not so long ago, maybe a couple of months? , the someone posted here with a pic of this mold and glass with bubbles. The person had followed the instructions but it still bubbled up. The general consensus was that even though the instructions say no problem to fuse/slump all in...
by linn keller
Sun Feb 23, 2014 8:44 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: shank for glass buttons: metal, glass or plastic?
Replies: 11
Views: 7361

Re: shank for glass buttons: metal, glass or plastic?

I just noticed that judith@vitrum studios, in her notice of a sale at the studio, lists glass button backs as something she sells. Maybe give her a call, ask about them, order a few? Vitrum is a board sponsor, so you can use the link in sponsors to get the website.
Linn
by linn keller
Sat Oct 19, 2013 5:23 pm
Forum: Kiln Casting
Topic: Trouble with a Slump Firing
Replies: 6
Views: 5511

Re: Trouble with a Slump Firing

Hi, Some questions...were there 4 separate firings or all fired at one time? Were your molds elevated or were they sitting on the shelf? If sitting on the shelf, then holes in the mold wouldn't make any difference for letting the air be pushed out. If elevated but fresh kiln wash since they were use...
by linn keller
Sat Oct 19, 2013 10:47 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Printer questions for decals
Replies: 16
Views: 9831

Re: Printer questions for decals

Good morning! You will find incredible amounts of info on this, and many other topics via the search box in the upper right corner of the ""title " blue stripe at the top of every page. ( I know, it must have a name, but I don't know what it is....). Wide open questions, like most of ...
by linn keller
Sat Oct 05, 2013 12:00 pm
Forum: Newcomer Forum
Topic: haze left after stuck kiln wash is removed
Replies: 8
Views: 5569

Re: haze left after stuck kiln wash is removed

still getting this problem. it doesn't happen on the first fire of fresh wash but it does on second firings. I didn't think I had to reapply each time. I am going to 1490 and holding for 16 minutes. I realize that's a lot but my kiln is small and if I don't hold for a long time I don't get a full f...
by linn keller
Sat Sep 14, 2013 1:30 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Why did my pieces fully fuse rather than contour?
Replies: 8
Views: 5927

Re: Why did my pieces fully fuse rather than contour?

anne marie, by any chance do you mean s96 for spectrum 96? i'm thinking that since you mention an anneal of 950 and that it's from their website, that's what you mean. in my kiln, that 30 min. hold at 1370 has the glass softening and going to 1470 at only 400/hr would mean a lot of headwork on the g...
by linn keller
Thu Sep 05, 2013 4:23 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Pen nib for drawing with stainers?
Replies: 20
Views: 10669

Re: Pen nib for drawing with stainers?

don,
you do make some of the most beautiful stuff!
linn
by linn keller
Sat Aug 24, 2013 10:26 am
Forum: Newcomer Forum
Topic: Sample Firing Schedule?
Replies: 5
Views: 4097

Re: Sample Firing Schedule?

hi again, i should have thought to mention that on the bullseye site there is a tremendous amount on info under "education, methods and ideas". start by readings the technotes which include both kiln info and firing info, including "heat and glass" that will likely answer lots of...
by linn keller
Fri Aug 23, 2013 10:04 pm
Forum: Newcomer Forum
Topic: Sample Firing Schedule?
Replies: 5
Views: 4097

Re: Sample Firing Schedule?

Hi! You'll find lots of useful info on this website. Not everything is of equal value, though, so a great way to evaluate any info, is to start learning from a standard of excellence like the "warm glass" book written by brad walker, who runs this website. You can order it here. It will in...
by linn keller
Wed Feb 20, 2013 4:48 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: HOW do I fuse these together
Replies: 16
Views: 6829

Re: HOW do I fuse these together

Havi, A couple of ideas...... Could you put the melt upside down on the shelf, so the top would be in contact with the shelf, then place the strip construction on top, also upside down, dam ends and sides as others have suggested, and fire it like a flip and fire? I know the strip piece would be sus...
by linn keller
Mon Dec 10, 2012 12:43 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: My flat bed grinder
Replies: 9
Views: 5840

Re: My flat bed grinder

havi, i have a pump-powered filter in the goldfish pond. more than once i've had a pump "work" for five minutes or so, and then stop. someone at the pump company said this means the diapharm (?) is worn and needs to be replace. this was a relatively inexpensive pump, about $55 retail, and ...

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