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by Jerrwel
Tue Feb 03, 2015 5:28 pm
Forum: Newcomer Forum
Topic: firing schedule question
Replies: 8
Views: 7096

Re: firing schedule question

Valerie Adams wrote:I've always just referred to the index:
http://www.bullseyeglass.com/methods-id ... icles.html


Which wasn't there when they did their initial reformat and I haven't tried to use the site since then. Will visit their site now that I know material is better organized.
by Jerrwel
Tue Feb 03, 2015 2:20 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: quality glass cutter
Replies: 20
Views: 16441

Re: quality glass cutter

Thanks to all who posted. I have only cut bullseye glass so far. Some pieces score great and others come out like I used a jackhammer. The texture on each piece is a little different. Now I have a decision to make. I have been a cabinetmaker for over 30 years so I think in terms of a bandsaw when i...
by Jerrwel
Mon Feb 02, 2015 10:09 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: quality glass cutter
Replies: 20
Views: 16441

Re: quality glass cutter

Thanks to all who posted. I have only cut bullseye glass so far. Some pieces score great and others come out like I used a jackhammer. The texture on each piece is a little different. Now I have a decision to make. I have been a cabinetmaker for over 30 years so I think in terms of a bandsaw when i...
by Jerrwel
Mon Feb 02, 2015 9:58 pm
Forum: Newcomer Forum
Topic: firing schedule question
Replies: 8
Views: 7096

Re: firing schedule question

The book also has firing schedules for various frit applications as well as a thick slab BE firing schedule chart that I've not seen elsewhere. Jerry, Bullseye has that thick slab chart, as well as a huge cache of other tip sheets, tech notes, etc. on their site. http://www.bullseyeglass.com/method...
by Jerrwel
Mon Feb 02, 2015 4:32 pm
Forum: Newcomer Forum
Topic: firing schedule question
Replies: 8
Views: 7096

Re: firing schedule question

using Elmers glue with frit in a drawing Richard LaLonde's book, Fused Glass Art and Technique , contains a huge amount of information about firing with frit. His process of using frit and CMC gel (his formula is in the book) is very close if not precisely what you describe wanting to achieve. The ...
by Jerrwel
Thu Jan 08, 2015 4:43 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Sandblasting Question
Replies: 7
Views: 4027

Re: Sandblasting Question

Actually, they are test pieces. One of them I thought was a lost cause that had been sitting in my studio for a couple years. Finally invested in my own sandblaster 6 months ago and thought I'd try to salvage it...I may just go with the matte finish on the bottom. It does look nice! Thanks. If just...
by Jerrwel
Thu Jan 08, 2015 3:03 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Sandblasting Question
Replies: 7
Views: 4027

Re: Sandblasting Question

I have just sandblasted two pieces that have pattern bar inclusions, but the basic design is mostly clear glass. The pattern bars picked up kiln wash and needed to be blasted off, so I just sandblasted the entire bottom of the pieces. After some cold work, I fired again to fire polish (around 1300)...
by Jerrwel
Tue Jan 06, 2015 4:46 pm
Forum: Newcomer Forum
Topic: large piece glass cracking issue
Replies: 11
Views: 10679

Re: large piece glass cracking issue

Thanks for the help. I thought the bullseye glass was both 96coe and compatible, learning curve :) I have only used the spectrum glass pebbles and have not had a problem. I do think the shape was a major contributor. I have attached a pic of a different piece that I did and also slumped it and no p...
by Jerrwel
Wed Dec 10, 2014 5:59 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Wissmach Irid
Replies: 0
Views: 2198

Wissmach Irid

I've been using Wissmach 90 for the last year or so and perhaps have an insight others might find of interest. Or this might just be a 'well duh!' comment. The published information about their irids is that irid initially fired down is brilliant color, fired up is reduced color, and capped disappea...
by Jerrwel
Wed Dec 10, 2014 5:47 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Using spectrum cullet for pate de verre
Replies: 21
Views: 14340

Re: Using spectrum cullet for pate de verre

Thanks Brad. I know that I will be getting a little iron in the frit when I crush it but I read where a 10% solution of sulfuric acid will clean it out. I have easier access to hydrochloric acid and I was wondering if it would work as well as the sulfuric? I'm as cheap as they come and want to recy...
by Jerrwel
Tue Nov 25, 2014 10:41 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: T-Fal Forms
Replies: 5
Views: 4036

T-Fal Forms

I just found a T-Fal coated cooking utensil that would make a great slumping mold if safe. I read a generalized MSDS on T-Fal which did not address what happens in temperatures greater than 350F. While sandblasting the item is probably what I'll do to remove the coating, I do wonder about the conseq...
by Jerrwel
Fri Nov 21, 2014 3:59 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: painting on glass
Replies: 6
Views: 4737

Re: painting on glass

I happened to see this video the other day. It's rather fun but for you, Joan, most importantly focuses on a paint product https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ZNUTjSnIoU . This is the AAEGlass website listing for the paints http://www.aaeglass.com/show/category/Original/131 . They also have a pen for a...
by Jerrwel
Mon Nov 17, 2014 7:39 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: knocking off needles on the cheap
Replies: 8
Views: 4955

Re: knocking off needles on the cheap

Your main problem is glass "volume", full fuse- single layer and probably your unposted schedule. Get a book, take some courses. Brad's Contemporary Fused Glass http://www.warmglass.com/cfg/ is IMHO the best starter/info/reference book on the market. I fire single layer pieces all the tim...
by Jerrwel
Mon Nov 10, 2014 1:47 pm
Forum: Newcomer Forum
Topic: discovered the alrm feature...pushed stop
Replies: 4
Views: 3658

Re: discovered the alrm feature...pushed stop

For my controllers if the firing is interrupted during the heat cycle, I restart the program which restarts at the current temperature; if the firing is interrupted during the cooling cycle, the controller must be reset to the stage you desire.
by Jerrwel
Mon Nov 10, 2014 1:35 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Advice on buying a new 120V kiln :(
Replies: 31
Views: 18419

Re: Advice on buying a new 120V kiln :(

4" muffin fan screwed to the bottom of the control box and blowing up through the louvers keeps things cool. http://www.weirdstuffwemake.com/blackhole/images/kiln_controller_8922.JPG It is ludicrous that this type of measure needs to be taken! Are these kiln manufacturers located in Detroit? T...
by Jerrwel
Sun Nov 09, 2014 2:35 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Advice on buying a new 120V kiln :(
Replies: 31
Views: 18419

Re: Advice on buying a new 120V kiln :(

My Olympic Traveler (POS) may have this relay problem and I'm about to do a high-temp fire in my Olympic 3014GFE and I'm thinking of how to avoid a heat-damaged relay (an ounce of prevention being worth a pound of cure). The issue appears to be ambient temperature and not heat generated internally ...
by Jerrwel
Sun Nov 09, 2014 2:14 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Advice on buying a new 120V kiln :(
Replies: 31
Views: 18419

Re: Advice on buying a new 120V kiln :(

quote from PAragon website Your relay has been damaged by heat. As the temperature rises in the switch box, the relay fails because the electromagnet that closes the contacts inside the relay has weakened. During the summer if the kiln room gets too hot, use a fan to blow air into the switch box lo...
by Jerrwel
Thu Oct 16, 2014 5:04 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: fastest - but safe - annealing for float 2 layers
Replies: 22
Views: 11030

Re: fastest - but safe - annealing for float 2 layers

Throughout this discussion on "how fast is safe" there has been no mention of stress testing at the end of the process. That will tell you if the annealing was sufficient. If there is significant stress, slow the annealing down. Stephen: I did suggest testing.....................Really, r...
by Jerrwel
Wed Oct 08, 2014 1:45 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: fastest - but safe - annealing for float 2 layers
Replies: 22
Views: 11030

Re: fastest - but safe - annealing for float 2 layers

Hi, Could you please recommend the fastest (while still safe) annealing schedule for 2 layers of float trying to make 2 firings in one day, in the same kiln. Thinking that if I can get a fast annealing - without risking the pieces - the kiln will cool faster and I can do my second firing in the aft...
by Jerrwel
Mon Oct 06, 2014 12:54 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: fastest - but safe - annealing for float 2 layers
Replies: 22
Views: 11030

Re: fastest - but safe - annealing for float 2 layers

I don't think in this type of kiln stacking shelves would be workable. The manufacturer's website gives the following limitation: ' It should be noted that the GTS 2541 is designed to fire a single layer or shelf. The nature of the GTS 2541 is to provide heat from the lid elements directly to the s...

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