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by Brad Walker
Wed Mar 28, 2018 1:55 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Two layer vase
Replies: 7
Views: 2947

Re: Two layer vase

Brad, do you mean pre-fuse each piece separately? I really want them to be two separate pieces so that they each can "do their own thing" when they fall. 4 hour hold? Will give that a try. Thanks! Well, that's what I meant, but I understand now why you don't want to do that. It's a really...
by Brad Walker
Wed Mar 28, 2018 1:11 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Two layer vase
Replies: 7
Views: 2947

Re: Two layer vase

A 90 minute hold is probably not long enough. Because of the folding over, the piece will be much more than two layers thick in places, and only one layer in others. I would probably hold around 4 hours. Also, you'd probably have better luck if you pre-fuse the piece, rather than try to do everythin...
by Brad Walker
Tue Mar 27, 2018 8:44 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: making cabochon with coin inclusion?
Replies: 21
Views: 12413

Re: making cabochon with coin inclusion?

Don't try this with pennies made after 1983 -- they're zinc, not copper. Pennies made before 1983 are copper, and pennies made in 1983 could be either.
by Brad Walker
Tue Mar 27, 2018 8:36 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Cheap vases - are they safe to fire?
Replies: 3
Views: 1710

Re: Cheap vases - are they safe to fire?

Most likely the color will just go away in the firing. I've fired bottles that are similar and they just emerge from the kiln all clear.

I wouldn't worry about toxic fumes. And Marty's right -- the vase is probably not compatible with your normal float glass.
by Brad Walker
Fri Mar 23, 2018 2:02 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Opinions needed for new kiln
Replies: 16
Views: 7833

Re: Opinions needed for new kiln

Marty wrote:Yo- Mr. Walker- merc relays don't click, they hum. Quietly.
signed,
Mr. Kremer


My mercuries click.

My solid state relays say nothing at all.
by Brad Walker
Fri Mar 23, 2018 8:47 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Fused Glass Sinks
Replies: 7
Views: 3204

Re: Fused Glass Sinks

I have been told by Bullseye that Lani and Dan replace the sinks in their bathrooms every few years due to thermal shock. They're wonderful for a seldom used room such as a foyer bath, but don't stand up well to everyday shaving and hot/cold water situations. The cheap ones from China are often temp...
by Brad Walker
Sun Mar 18, 2018 6:33 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Terrible luck ordering shelves
Replies: 21
Views: 6696

Re: Terrible luck ordering shelves

Go to a large pottery supplier in your area. Ask when they are getting a new shipment of shelves. Physically go through and sort out the shelves you want to buy. Most of the shelves in my area are from Mexico, not England. I one went through an entire shipment of shelves and was unable to find a si...
by Brad Walker
Sun Mar 18, 2018 8:28 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Terrible luck ordering shelves
Replies: 21
Views: 6696

Re: Terrible luck ordering shelves

The best kiln shelves are probably from Bullseye, but they're also among the most expensive.
by Brad Walker
Tue Mar 13, 2018 11:01 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Do kilns REALLY burn "to the ground"
Replies: 8
Views: 2846

Re: Do kilns REALLY burn "to the ground"

In over 20 years of working with kilns, I have NEVER seen or heard of a documented instance of a kiln "burning to the ground." It's virtually impossible.

There are far better things to worry about than a rogue kiln.
by Brad Walker
Thu Mar 08, 2018 9:33 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Vitrigraph bubbles and craters
Replies: 6
Views: 2566

Re: Vitrigraph bubbles and craters

Glad I asked to see photos. Before you posted them, I had thought you were talking about bubbles trapped between the stringers and the glass underneath. But from the photos it looks like the bubbles and craters (which are popped bubbles) are actually in the stringers themselves, not in the area betw...
by Brad Walker
Wed Mar 07, 2018 11:02 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Vitrigraph bubbles and craters
Replies: 6
Views: 2566

Re: Vitrigraph bubbles and craters

Got a photo?
by Brad Walker
Wed Mar 07, 2018 11:00 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: firing schedule
Replies: 1
Views: 1187

Re: firing schedule

Yes, absolutely. Slower up and longer anneal on the way down.

Also, don't forget that the second firing will cause any tack fused items to become more fused.
by Brad Walker
Fri Mar 02, 2018 12:04 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Fused Fishing Lures
Replies: 2
Views: 1327

Re: Fused Fishing Lures

High temp wire (nichrome) would probably be better than stainless. You're just trying to make fuse a loop into the glass that the hooks would attach to. (As an aside, I did some online searching on the pull exerted by a fish when it's on the hook. There doesn't seem to be any consensus of opinion as...
by Brad Walker
Fri Feb 23, 2018 1:16 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Which properties makes blowing glass ? Engineering Cold Warm Thermoset Polymer Glass Blowing
Replies: 6
Views: 2626

Re: Which properties makes blowing glass ? Engineering Cold Warm Thermoset Polymer Glass Blowing

Mustafa Umut Sarac wrote:they dont accept gmail and i dont accept their rule.


Then I guess you can't get their help either.
by Brad Walker
Fri Feb 23, 2018 12:47 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Which properties makes blowing glass ? Engineering Cold Warm Thermoset Polymer Glass Blowing
Replies: 6
Views: 2626

Re: Which properties makes blowing glass ? Engineering Cold Warm Thermoset Polymer Glass Blowing

Most of the people who frequent this website are interested in kilnformed glass, not blown glass.

A good forum for glassblowing discussion is located at: http://talk.craftweb.com/forumdisplay.php?s=&forumid=4
by Brad Walker
Mon Feb 19, 2018 10:24 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Kiln Temp stops climbing at 1250ish degrees
Replies: 4
Views: 2275

Re: Kiln Temp stops climbing at 1250ish degrees

To add to Tony's comments -- as the Skutt E-1 explanation says, this error can be caused by elements that are getting old or that need replacing or by faulty relays. Does the problem occur all of the time or just occasionally? Does the kiln have multiple elements and relays or just one? (Which Skutt...
by Brad Walker
Tue Jan 30, 2018 11:05 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Is BE black really a deep green?
Replies: 6
Views: 3133

Re: Is BE black really a deep green?

I know that during their environmental issue period, the black was reformulated and it wasn't a pure black. They also did not make frit during this period. A couple of months ago they started making black frit again, so I assume they also started making good black sheets at that time. So my best gue...
by Brad Walker
Sat Jan 27, 2018 5:33 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: thicker and thinner together- ok?
Replies: 13
Views: 5340

Re: thicker and thinner together- ok?

Assuming you annealed properly, you shouldn't have a problem.
by Brad Walker
Mon Jan 22, 2018 7:12 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Trying to find relay for kiln
Replies: 2
Views: 2211

Re: Trying to find relay for kiln

The relays are kiln specific, not necessarily controller specific. The kiln manufacturer should be able to tell you what relay or relays you need for your specific kiln. So the easiest thing to do is to call them and ask. Alternatively, if you're willing to do a little work and save some dollars, yo...
by Brad Walker
Sat Jan 20, 2018 8:35 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Recommendations for bench grinder?
Replies: 9
Views: 4665

Re: Recommendations for bench grinder?

In addition to the wet belt sander, the other option would be a glass grinding lathe. They can be expensive, but a table top model might work for you, and would certainly be more powerful than a standard stained glass grinder. There are a wide variety of wheels available that would give you lots of...

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