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by Marian
Thu Jul 25, 2013 3:07 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Wet Belt Sanders
Replies: 8
Views: 5996

Re: Wet Belt Sanders

Get the biggest one. I can't find the picture of a Kalamazoo, but I have a Bee from CRL that works fine.
by Marian
Wed May 08, 2013 1:24 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Centering glass when draping
Replies: 9
Views: 5606

Re: Centering glass when draping

Hang a weighted plumb line from the top of the kiln somewhere convenient- mark the center of your mold, place that under the plumb, mark the center of the glass, place that under the plumb line- should be good to go.
by Marian
Sun Apr 28, 2013 2:34 am
Forum: Kiln Casting
Topic: slumping glass into a mold, and also creating a flat spot
Replies: 6
Views: 5818

Re: slumping glass into a mold, and also creating a flat spo

Did you try to cold work the flat spot with with a grinder or abrasive pad? Are you slumping the flat spot on the bottom of your mold or balancing a tile on top while you slump? Ceramic tile is inert, use kiln wash.
by Marian
Thu Apr 25, 2013 9:39 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Good, not thick, adhesive for break repair?
Replies: 22
Views: 18050

Re: Good, not thick, adhesive for break repair?

Did this work out? Now some time has passed, just wondering.
by Marian
Thu Mar 07, 2013 2:09 am
Forum: Kiln Casting
Topic: How to dry frit
Replies: 12
Views: 8572

Re: How to dry frit

I agree with Bert, soap is likely to cause contamination issues. Heat your bowl of frit- fast as you can is fine, -up to 450 hold 15 or 20 minutes- done. Yes, you could heat it in the oven if your kiln is too small or in use.
by Marian
Tue Feb 12, 2013 10:36 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: designing & firing a 5 layer project
Replies: 23
Views: 14251

Re: designing & firing a 5 layer project

Thanks for the heads up on this technique for stacking layers.
by Marian
Fri Jan 18, 2013 3:40 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: brown fibre board?
Replies: 10
Views: 5380

Re: brown fibre board?

Thanks for the reference, Michelle. I enjoyed reading the Tech Notes. There are more big glass kilns than ever, and big kiln shelves. I hope you are happily making lovely giant glass pieces on the new shelf.
by Marian
Tue Jan 15, 2013 4:48 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: brown fibre board?
Replies: 10
Views: 5380

Re: brown fibre board?

Do I understand the fiber board is only 6 mm thick? You are rigidizing it and then coating with some cement? What is a cement that makes such thin fiber into a board that will stand up to fusing? I have had some serious sticking on rigidized board but never made a cement coating.
by Marian
Fri Dec 07, 2012 5:16 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Microwave/Dishwasher Safe?
Replies: 11
Views: 10228

Re: Microwave/Dishwasher Safe?

I made a bunch of cereal bowls from both Bullseye and Spectrum glass. I have used them daily and washed them in the dishwasher for months with no issues. I wouldn't microwave them, though. Like Bert said- uneven heat.
by Marian
Tue Nov 20, 2012 5:37 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Repair of chip in edge of fused glass
Replies: 2
Views: 2466

Re: Repair of chip in edge of fused glass

Sand off all the discolored area from where the pin was embedded, add a little frit and refire to full fuse. White is hard to repair, there may be a mark there from the additional glass. Refusing could soften your design lines, or look at it as a chance to add more elements to the piece and make it ...
by Marian
Mon Nov 05, 2012 6:02 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Fusing on kiln floor
Replies: 1
Views: 1891

Re: Fusing on kiln floor

You only have 1/2 inch to the kiln wall and the elements, can you make the glass design smaller? You risk a lot from glass on the elements and uneven heating and annealing, even if the sand doesn't get in the element grooves.
by Marian
Sat Oct 27, 2012 4:58 am
Forum: Newcomer Forum
Topic: Adding glass during a slump ?
Replies: 20
Views: 13726

Re: Adding glass during a slump ?

Forty pounds of glass and 20 inch diameter? Sounds like you should do some smaller tests of the plan first. Opening a kiln at 1600 degrees with pounds of glass is asking for burns, too, not to mention searing your arms and eyes.
by Marian
Wed Sep 19, 2012 4:43 pm
Forum: Newcomer Forum
Topic: kilnwashing stainless steel floral formers
Replies: 6
Views: 4615

Re: kilnwashing stainless steel floral formers

Torch on it! Great Idea!
by Marian
Wed Sep 19, 2012 2:23 am
Forum: Newcomer Forum
Topic: kilnwashing stainless steel floral formers
Replies: 6
Views: 4615

Re: kilnwashing stainless steel floral formers

Heat it in your kiln to 550-turn off kiln, pull the hot mold out carefully with pliers. Lay it on a drop cloth that won't burn or melt to catch overspray. a couple wood or kiln brick bits will raise the mold off the surface. Spray on Bullseye kilnwash with a hand held spray bottle with a fine mist. ...
by Marian
Sat Sep 15, 2012 4:55 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Frit Maker
Replies: 11
Views: 14469

Re: Frit Maker

I used one for a while that was hooked to a water hose so the ground glass washed into a big settling bowl. There isn't a cloud of dust because of the water. You can dry the frit in the kiln. It worked fairly well for at least 100 pounds of glass before the blades wore down. There is a lot of that m...
by Marian
Tue Sep 11, 2012 6:15 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Has anybody used DuraBoard as mold?
Replies: 10
Views: 5390

Re: Has anybody used DuraBoard as mold?

Dura board and fiber board are the same thing, aren't they? Real soft- and like foam. Shape them with a spoon?
by Marian
Mon Aug 27, 2012 6:13 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: best glass bandsaw
Replies: 5
Views: 5370

Re: best glass bandsaw

You want to cut some really thick glass- how about a tile saw? Bandsaws for glass are good for 1/4 inch, maybe.

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