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by Lynn g
Mon Mar 22, 2004 8:50 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: floral former question
Replies: 10
Views: 5111

Travis, if you try this, be careful to anneal properly. A friend did a beautiful vase with 2 squares rotated to make 8 points...it looked great until the annealing stress set in, and now it is a pierced vase! She didn't allow for the portion that was double thickness.
by Lynn g
Mon Mar 22, 2004 1:06 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: pot melt info wanted
Replies: 9
Views: 5263

Randy, this is so cool! Thank you! I have been curious about what I've read on the board about pot melts (and the maglesses I received) but haven't had time to hunt through the archives. Now you have saved me all that time and effort with a beautifully clear explanation. You should write a book! I'm...
by Lynn g
Mon Mar 22, 2004 1:05 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: pot melt info wanted
Replies: 9
Views: 5263

Randy, this is so cool! Thank you! I have been curious about what I've read on the board about pot melts (and the maglesses I received) but haven't had time to hunt through the archives. Now you have saved me all that time and effort with a beautifully clear explanation. You should write a book! I'm...
by Lynn g
Sat Mar 20, 2004 6:17 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: recycled glass in Crete.... (Illinois)
Replies: 3
Views: 1886

barbs - I hear you! I have spent nearly a month trying to get estimates from printers for a calendar our animal center is trying to put together...only one has responded without follow-up; the rest either have not gotten back to me in spite of many promises, or have needed multiple follow-ups! They ...
by Lynn g
Sat Mar 20, 2004 3:46 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: recycled glass in Crete.... (Illinois)
Replies: 3
Views: 1886

Stuart, tell Barb to try http://www.greenglass.com in Schofield, Wis; they make glassware from bottles and contract with recycling centers. Also http://www.ecofriendlyflooring.com, located in Madison, Wis makes recycled glass tiles.
by Lynn g
Thu Mar 18, 2004 4:34 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Blasting equipment feedback
Replies: 15
Views: 7354

In the studio where I used to work (including sandblasting commissions and teaching sandblasting) we used aliminum oxide as it was cheaper than silicon carbide yet recyclable. Practice practice at different pressures, distances and rate of hand movement so you will know how to achieve the effects yo...
by Lynn g
Sat Mar 13, 2004 8:52 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: How to Mass Sandblast 50 Glass Vases?
Replies: 10
Views: 4866

Mike, Norm Dobbins has some good books, one on surface etching and one on depth-carving techniques, and includes equipment information. He also has a hard-cover book "Etched Glass Techniques and Designs", which reprises the technique and is full of some of the most beautiful sandblasted work...worth...
by Lynn g
Fri Mar 12, 2004 4:52 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: glass floor insert
Replies: 14
Views: 7748

Bert, thanks for your response. I hadn't thought of laminating. My question might actually belong on the kiln casting section; the technique I was planning to use is what Bullseye calls "Stack Fusing"...multiple layers of glass fused together with containment dams lined with fiber paper (like "Hot D...
by Lynn g
Thu Mar 11, 2004 7:47 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: glass floor insert
Replies: 14
Views: 7748

glass floor insert

I have been contacted by a friend who is in the process of re-modeling an 1890's log farmhouse. She says "We will have an area in the floor where we will have to tear up the wood and I would love to replace it with glass that would have a light under it. This part of the house just sits on frame whi...
by Lynn g
Sun Mar 07, 2004 5:21 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: First time firing a new kiln
Replies: 4
Views: 3456

Don't forget to kiln-wash the floor to protect against damage from drips, accidents, boo-boos, etc.
by Lynn g
Fri Mar 05, 2004 4:15 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Unglazing a mold?
Replies: 5
Views: 3291

Sort of..partially. I bought a couple of nice square plates at Cost Plus and sandblasted off the glaze; drilled vent holes (had to buy 2 glass/tile drill bits because the first one from Lowe's broke). I have kiln-washed one of them but haven't had a chance to try it yet. Will try to get a test done ...
by Lynn g
Thu Mar 04, 2004 3:10 am
Forum: Business Topics
Topic: wrapping paper
Replies: 8
Views: 6332

I once did a show where I wanted something a little classier than newspaper. I talked to the shopowner where I sold stuff on consignment, and she ordered two colors of tissue paper for me along with her regular order, so I got it at her bulk price. Costco is a good source for big packages of white t...
by Lynn g
Sun Feb 29, 2004 1:27 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Etching Cream Question
Replies: 10
Views: 4687

You might look into the new Sand Etch kit from Armour. It's a small blast set-up using canned compressed air and recyclable grit. I saw it at Michael's for $69.95 and used their 50%-off coupon so got it for $35. Haven't tried it yet, but a friend of mine has and likes it.
by Lynn g
Sat Feb 28, 2004 1:44 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Rollin' & Tumblin'
Replies: 18
Views: 9582

At the shop where I used to work we made "beach glass" from small pieces of assorted scrap glass. We used 80 grit aluminum oxide in our tumbler, and it seems to me it took about 3 days. It gave a pretty smooth finish, but I expect your 120 grit would result in a nice satiny finish.
by Lynn g
Wed Feb 25, 2004 2:26 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: grinder and other equipement you can't live without
Replies: 12
Views: 5601

For quality and best warranty, I think Glastar grinders are the best. My second choice would be Inland.

If you buy a foot switch you can use it on a variety of machines and you don't have to worry about your on-off switches wearing out!
by Lynn g
Tue Feb 17, 2004 5:14 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: floral former - but bigger
Replies: 14
Views: 6189

Flower pot with kiln wash & fiber paper?

Lynn g
by Lynn g
Tue Feb 17, 2004 12:56 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Ceramic Mold
Replies: 6
Views: 3584

I've used some plate molds with no problem. However, I bought a large (about 16-18" diameter) plate and tried to bisque-fire it in my 23" kiln, only to have it crack. I went back to the pottery sotre, and they told me large molds often don't fire well in glass kilns. So I had them fire the next one....
by Lynn g
Tue Feb 17, 2004 12:49 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Cutting Spectrum Baroque - total frustration
Replies: 27
Views: 15770

I tell my students you can always learn something new in working with glass. A year or two ago, I read somewhere that you will have more success cutting glass if you keep a fairly even amount of glass on either side of your score. So now, when I need to cut strips, I start by splitting the piece in ...
by Lynn g
Fri Feb 13, 2004 8:26 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Will This Work?
Replies: 7
Views: 3027

oops...sorry. It's the "Demonstrations" section, topic is :Circles and Rims"...my bad.

Lynn g
by Lynn g
Fri Feb 13, 2004 8:24 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Will This Work?
Replies: 7
Views: 3027

Click on System 96 link above. In the Techniques section, Patty Gray will show you how to cut a rim for a circle which sounds exactly like what you're wanting to do. This will eliminate the extra layer rorblem.

Lynn g

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