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by Marian
Fri Apr 25, 2014 3:11 am
Forum: Photos and Stuff
Topic: more frit paintings
Replies: 14
Views: 10186

Re: more frit paintings

Very lovely!
by Marian
Mon Mar 03, 2014 2:56 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: glass splitting in a bisque bowl mold
Replies: 9
Views: 5557

Re: glass splitting in a bisque bowl mold

My sympathy, for the watching and worrying sitting by the kiln. You will love your controller even more. On another note, though, please consider extending your anneal, an hour for any thickness never seemed to work for me because it will break on the slump more often than not. Study more posts here...
by Marian
Sun Mar 02, 2014 5:49 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Hot Spots during Fire Polishing
Replies: 8
Views: 5630

Re: Hot Spots during Fire Polishing

that's a great looking piece!
by Marian
Sun Mar 02, 2014 5:42 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: glass splitting in a bisque bowl mold
Replies: 9
Views: 5557

Re: glass splitting in a bisque bowl mold

You must have a very deep kiln to raise the mold 8 inches from the floor. Manual control is difficult to keep ramping consistently , only side elements means you probably have uneven heat on your piece, plus the glass you are fusing has added texture which means more uneven reaction to the heat. The...
by Marian
Sun Feb 09, 2014 1:01 am
Forum: Newcomer Forum
Topic: Ben & Vanessa's Newcomer Questions and Endless Posts
Replies: 41
Views: 25476

Re: Ben & Vanessa's Newcomer Questions and Endless Posts

I have tried Wissmach dichroic on clear . It is very thin and has some unusual textures. It does devitrify with the clear glass side up when heated to fusing temperature. I tried grinding off the surface to expose fresh glass but that devitrified as well. So I would encase it or just expose the love...
by Marian
Tue Jan 21, 2014 5:47 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Anyone tried the 96 Coe black fires copper?
Replies: 2
Views: 2265

Re: Anyone tried the 96 Coe black fires copper?

What is this? New glass color from Spectrum or a surface decoration to fire?
by Marian
Fri Jan 17, 2014 2:43 am
Forum: Newcomer Forum
Topic: Molds to large for kiln?
Replies: 9
Views: 9648

Re: Molds to large for kiln?

Are you in a place where there are no ceramics suppliers? A kiln shelf is pretty basic. Any unglazed ceramic works. A kiln shelf that is too large can be cut on a tile saw, too. Save the extra bits- they are useful for spacers, posts and dams.
by Marian
Thu Jan 16, 2014 6:43 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Which belt grits?
Replies: 7
Views: 4958

Re: Which belt grits?

HIS Glass has the nicest 3M belts. I agree, 120-220 will fire polish on the slump cycle.
by Marian
Sat Dec 07, 2013 8:08 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Double Curve Mold Base
Replies: 9
Views: 6193

Re: Double Curve Mold Base

Yes, it is the slumped glass piece that comes out uneven. I do a heavily textured fuse and the piece doesn't fall evenly into the mold. Before slumping, I trim the bottom and check that it lays on line with the mold by lining it up against another piece of glass. Three out of four are in need of col...
by Marian
Thu Dec 05, 2013 5:23 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Double Curve Mold Base
Replies: 9
Views: 6193

Double Curve Mold Base

Any great ideas for making the Bullseye double curve #8643 16 inch long mold and the big 21 inch long double curve mold stand straight? I have spent more time than I like observing, sanding and fussing with the edge to get it to stop rocking. It is so long and the flat lap is too short with a tire f...
by Marian
Sun Dec 01, 2013 4:22 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Wet belt sander
Replies: 9
Views: 5844

Re: Wet belt sander

Alas, I remember your advise. Some heeded, others left aside. How do I recall the post?
by Marian
Sat Nov 30, 2013 5:16 am
Forum: Newcomer Forum
Topic: New to glasswork, need help on a project
Replies: 4
Views: 3285

Re: New to glasswork, need help on a project

Bottle glass is really hard to melt into anything, you picked a first project loaded with pitfalls for a beginner. You might want to visit a supplier of fusible glass or someone to help you through a casting. At least read lots more on this forum on casting projects. The cost of the glass is tiny co...
by Marian
Sat Nov 30, 2013 4:26 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Wet belt sander
Replies: 9
Views: 5844

Re: Wet belt sander

I have had my upright Bee sander for 10 years. I think the pulley may need re crowning to aid tracking. How hard is this to do? What other maintenance should I do when it is down? I agree with all the comments- you definitely will use your big sander, don't even worry. It will be an indispensable to...
by Marian
Sun Nov 24, 2013 3:09 am
Forum: Jewelry Making
Topic: Removing failed glue from silver finding
Replies: 6
Views: 8281

Re: Removing failed glue from silver finding

I was able to rescue the silver findings with a few hours in a jewelry tumbler filled with stainless steel shot. They are nicely shiny again. I guess it's back to E6000. The much easier way as suggested- lacquer thinner melted the glue off instantly, wash well with detergent and hot water. The silve...
by Marian
Fri Nov 15, 2013 4:12 am
Forum: Jewelry Making
Topic: Removing failed glue from silver finding
Replies: 6
Views: 8281

Re: Removing failed glue from silver finding

locktite Stick and Seal exterior glue dried for 24 hours over scuffed glass, New tube and used a sufficient amount. I was trying to avoid E6000.
by Marian
Thu Nov 14, 2013 5:40 am
Forum: Jewelry Making
Topic: Removing failed glue from silver finding
Replies: 6
Views: 8281

Removing failed glue from silver finding

I had a whole batch of 100 pairs of post earrings fail. The glue stayed on the sterling post. Any great ideas how to rescue the 5 mm sterling earring pad? I burned off glue in the kiln on some of them- the silver is now all white and dull, so that is a terrible solution.
by Marian
Wed Nov 13, 2013 3:38 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Removing glass plug from diamond drill bit
Replies: 25
Views: 16217

Re: Removing glass plug from diamond drill bit

Michele, The triple ripple bits work better, less break out on the backs means fewer pieces broken. The price difference works out to less waste of your pieces. I switched- broken pieces are dollars wasted, especially at the last step before sending the work out.
by Marian
Wed Oct 30, 2013 5:21 am
Forum: Business Topics
Topic: Shipping large piece-best way?
Replies: 25
Views: 19139

Re: Shipping large piece-best way?

Those are really big, delicate panels to ship. Please post again as to how you did it. Four feet long, two feet tall and only 1/4 inch thick and fired at less than 1385 degrees shipped flat doesn't sound possible to arrive in one piece.
by Marian
Sun Aug 11, 2013 4:35 pm
Forum: Jewelry Making
Topic: Tile saws for cutting glass
Replies: 23
Views: 36714

Re: Tile saws for cutting glass

thanks for the information! Yes, oil would be an awful mess, especially since cutting usually involves getting soaked. I might go as far as a cap full of coolant or WD 40, though. I might try the 303 next change out. I do see it is also available in the 7 inch size. Why is the Hot Dog and the notche...
by Marian
Thu Aug 08, 2013 4:16 am
Forum: Jewelry Making
Topic: Tile saws for cutting glass
Replies: 23
Views: 36714

Re: Tile saws for cutting glass

The 303 blade suggests using oil as the coolant, not sure if that just means adding oil coolant to the tank or it is all oil. Also the 303 blade is 8 inch diameter and the tile saw has a 7 inch blade. What is your experience ? I have a Husky Home Depot box type tile saw with a coolant reservoir that...

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