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by Valerie Adams
Sat Sep 12, 2015 9:26 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Glass seperator an Colour DeVerre molds
Replies: 2
Views: 2430

Re: Glass seperator an Colour DeVerre molds

I'd send your questions directly to the manufacturer. They're very helpful and responsive.
by Valerie Adams
Wed Sep 02, 2015 10:54 pm
Forum: Newcomer Forum
Topic: Need help with Creative Ceramics medium rectangle mold
Replies: 15
Views: 11345

Re: Need help with Creative Ceramics medium rectangle mold

Have to agree with Don. Without seeing your mold, it appears that as the glass slumped, it trapped air which caused the bubble.
by Valerie Adams
Sun Aug 30, 2015 5:29 pm
Forum: Newcomer Forum
Topic: Pre-firing Stringers
Replies: 6
Views: 5145

Re: Pre-firing Stringers

I guess you'd have to test for your kiln, but when I slump stringer, I fire afap to 1250° and hold until visually confirmed. If you're trying for a flat side, you'd probably have to fire a little hotter. I'd choose a temp to start with and monitor them. When they should be done, quickly remove one w...
by Valerie Adams
Sat Aug 29, 2015 10:33 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Getting cerium oxide out of small bubbles.
Replies: 5
Views: 3100

Re: Getting cerium oxide out of small bubbles.

Buy an old Water Pik at a thrift store. Mini water jet!
by Valerie Adams
Fri Aug 28, 2015 6:39 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Irid
Replies: 5
Views: 3667

Re: Irid

AAE Glass is selling a product called Glass Glo paints. They appear to be a dry mica cake that you can wet with water or other mediums. There's a video right now showing that they product an irid-like coating. The nice thing is, they're mixable. https://www.aaeglass.com/catalogsearch/result/?cat=0&a...
by Valerie Adams
Tue Aug 25, 2015 2:38 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Airbrushing Problems with Bullseye Color Line
Replies: 6
Views: 4358

Re: Airbrushing Problems with Bullseye Color Line

Thanks for that, Carol! Obviously, I misunderstood. :oops:

I always fire my kilns with the peep holes open during the entire firing, so haven't noticed any difference with the reds. I haven't worked with Colorline extensively, though.

Here's my test piece:
colorline.jpg
by Valerie Adams
Mon Aug 24, 2015 8:10 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Airbrushing Problems with Bullseye Color Line
Replies: 6
Views: 4358

Re: Airbrushing Problems with Bullseye Color Line

Linda, I'm not sure what you mean. When I click on that link, it takes me to Colorline's pdf instruction book. If the link is giving you a warning, you may just want to do a Google search for their site.
by Valerie Adams
Mon Aug 17, 2015 1:04 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Airbrushing Problems with Bullseye Color Line
Replies: 6
Views: 4358

Re: Airbrushing Problems with Bullseye Color Line

In my test samples, thicker applications would tend to crackle a bit.
How fast/hot are you firing?

Here are the instructions:
http://www.colorlinepaints.com/pdf/colo ... let-en.pdf
by Valerie Adams
Thu Aug 13, 2015 1:03 pm
Forum: Jewelry Making
Topic: ripple dichro - how to cap without bubbles?
Replies: 10
Views: 11353

Re: ripple dichro - how to cap without bubbles?

I make sure to press firmly with my cutter when cutting thicker glass, and always dip in cutting oil first. It takes a bit more strength to squeeze my running pliers for thicker glass. I have heavy duty running pliers but don't use them; they've got metal jaws which aren't covered with rubber, so I ...
by Valerie Adams
Mon Aug 03, 2015 1:08 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: soap dish/molds
Replies: 16
Views: 8844

Re: soap dish/molds

If you slow those ramps down, your glass will experience more heatwork and less funky stretching. Think of gently guiding the glass into the mold. I slump at 250° per hour. There's no reason for your hold at 1100°.
by Valerie Adams
Mon Aug 03, 2015 1:03 pm
Forum: Jewelry Making
Topic: ripple dichro - how to cap without bubbles?
Replies: 10
Views: 11353

Re: ripple dichro - how to cap without bubbles?

When I was making lots of jewelry from larger tiles, I always cut them by hand. You easily cut 2-3 layers and with a little more effort 4 layers by hand. Since you're grinding and fire polishing anyway, it makes it much faster than dragging out the saw.
by Valerie Adams
Fri Jul 31, 2015 12:37 pm
Forum: Jewelry Making
Topic: ripple dichro - how to cap without bubbles?
Replies: 10
Views: 11353

Re: ripple dichro - how to cap without bubbles?

When I was doing jewelry with rippled dichro, I'd make larger tiles to cut down. A 6x6" piece in my kilns, with a clear cap, would look something like this: 300° to 1150°, no hold 50° to 1250°, hold 60 300° to 1440°, hold 15 (or until visually confirmed) full to 900°, hold 60 I have several kil...
by Valerie Adams
Wed Jul 15, 2015 7:25 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: marking glass to be cut with Revolution XT
Replies: 13
Views: 8457

Re: marking glass to be cut with Revolution XT

I know someone who used to stick her paper patterns on with a light coating of rubber cement.
by Valerie Adams
Sat Jul 11, 2015 11:17 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Second fuse??
Replies: 4
Views: 3104

Re: Second fuse??

Some dichroic glass is just rougher after being fired. Some will splinter and tiny pieces will pop off and deposit elsewhere on your glass. Some fires satiny smooth. Some crackles. My guess is you've got glass from different manufacturers and different coatings. I see that a few of your sizzle stick...
by Valerie Adams
Wed Jul 01, 2015 12:36 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Kiln running when it's over 95 outside
Replies: 4
Views: 2509

Re: Kiln running when it's over 95 outside

We hit 100° today. I ran two of my kilns simultaneously. Now and then we'll have brownouts if everyone's running their AC but hasn't happened this year.
by Valerie Adams
Tue Jun 30, 2015 12:07 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: MR97 problems HELP
Replies: 3
Views: 2581

Re: MR97 problems HELP

I've have limited knowledge of MR-97 but the few times I used it I had the same problem. Turns out, it's from too much sprayed on.
I wasn't able to remove the haze, and I tried everything. Wound up sandblasting.
by Valerie Adams
Fri Jun 26, 2015 11:40 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Skutt GM1014 - Can Handles Be Used to Lift?
Replies: 4
Views: 3144

Re: Skutt GM1014 - Can Handles Be Used to Lift?

My Skutt GM1414 is over 300 pounds; we used the four handles to lift, carry, and level it.
by Valerie Adams
Fri Jun 26, 2015 11:39 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Hanging Panels
Replies: 3
Views: 2490

Re: Hanging Panels

I use those Panelclips too. On smaller pieces, I use 3M VHB (very high bond) tape.
by Valerie Adams
Sun Jun 21, 2015 11:20 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: spray kiln shelf
Replies: 6
Views: 4913

Re: spray kiln shelf

I've done several things over the years, trying to find the easiest way to deal with shelves. First, I used a paint roller to apply wash. After dry, I'd lightly 'sand' it with a piece of smooth printer paper. Then, I used the garden sprayer approach. That leaves fairly large blobs and splatters, so ...
by Valerie Adams
Fri Jun 19, 2015 11:37 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Mixing liquid enamels with powedrs
Replies: 19
Views: 11797

Re: Mixing liquid enamels with powedrs

I believe adding flux is what you should do.

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