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by Steve Immerman
Thu Nov 20, 2003 10:23 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: strange cracks.......help
Replies: 4
Views: 2536

This reminds me of the problem I had earlier this year that we discussed on this thread: http://www.warmglass.com/cgi-bin/wgarch ... read=79181

The consensus was that is was an incompatibility related to the pinks and cranberries.

Steve
by Steve Immerman
Tue Nov 11, 2003 10:07 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: I hate to even ask it but... huge bubble
Replies: 25
Views: 10930

Steve - yes I took it out of the mold after the 1st time and then re-leveled it for the 2nd fire. I look forward to what y'all have to see after you see it - it's HUGE ! I think that if you take something out of a mold, put it back in the mold and refire - that the relationship of the glass to the ...
by Steve Immerman
Tue Nov 11, 2003 1:06 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Setting up a warm glass studio.....
Replies: 40
Views: 19318

Re: Setting up a warm glass studio.....

judith wrote:What is the most important piece of equipment in your studio? Why? judith


Don't forget the computer, internet connection...

and of course, TV, stereo, mini-fridge, VCR, place to hang magnets, candy dish....

Steve
by Steve Immerman
Mon Nov 10, 2003 9:00 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: I hate to even ask it but... huge bubble
Replies: 25
Views: 10930

Re: I hate to even ask it but... huge bubble

Fired 3rd time - still in slump mold ( could that be the key to my madness?) to bring the paint to glossy red. Result - enormous flying crane over mt Kilamanjaro... Did you take it out of the mold after the 2nd firing, and then put it back into the mold again? Or just leave it in and refire? Steve
by Steve Immerman
Sun Nov 09, 2003 11:57 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: square slumping mold
Replies: 8
Views: 4836

glassaddict wrote:Steve:
Wow!! That is gorgeous!!
Kim


Thanks!

Steve
by Steve Immerman
Sun Nov 09, 2003 7:12 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: square slumping mold
Replies: 8
Views: 4836

You could try cutting a square out of the center of a 12" piece of ceramaguard, or several layers of J-100.

This would give you something that looked like this:


Image

Steve
by Steve Immerman
Fri Oct 31, 2003 9:45 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Glass Dinnerware -- dishwasher safe?
Replies: 6
Views: 3447

My kids made a couple of dinner plates for themselves, and ate on them contuously for about two years, going through the dishwasher each time, without cracking.

They did show some wear and tear as the years went by (as will ceramic plates). Just make sure you anneal them well.

Steve
by Steve Immerman
Thu Oct 30, 2003 1:11 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Adding A Rim
Replies: 19
Views: 7943

Yes. My melt was only slightly thicker than 1/4" thick, so it didn't expand much when the rim was added. I had hoped it would expand a little, which is why I thought I could get away with it. But, yes, if you have a thicker melt, it should work. Charlie, did you make the rim inner diameter larger th...
by Steve Immerman
Wed Oct 29, 2003 9:14 pm
Forum: Photos and Stuff
Topic: I got the Micas down so lets try a post
Replies: 18
Views: 11807

Nice work. Simple but elegant. Congratulations.

Makes me want to try some micas.

Did you use hand cut resist, or photo resist?

Steve
by Steve Immerman
Wed Oct 29, 2003 9:10 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Adding A Rim
Replies: 19
Views: 7943

Randy, I did this very same thing once without a bottom piece. In spite of impressive rim cutting (if I do say so myself) when it finished fusing there was one spot on the diameter that had a 1/16" space, about 1 1/2" long. While I was pondering what do to do fill the space - it cracked at that poin...
by Steve Immerman
Tue Oct 28, 2003 6:19 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Paragon Controller Overfiring
Replies: 14
Views: 5335

Paragon Controller Overfiring

Anybody have any insights: Programed my Paragon GL22-AD with DTC 600 controller to fire to 1550 F. The alarm is set to go off at 1700F. I went out and came back, and the alarm was going off. The program was cooling down as it was supposed to. No error message on the controller, but it was clear that...
by Steve Immerman
Tue Oct 28, 2003 11:31 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Smooth finish
Replies: 9
Views: 4012

Two quick things . . . fire on kiln wash, less texture to begin with, and sandblast before slumping for an even smoother finish. Brock I agree with Brock. I think the rough texture comes from the initial firing on fiber paper, not the slump firing. I get a smoother finish with a nicely kilnwashed s...
by Steve Immerman
Mon Oct 27, 2003 8:55 pm
Forum: Photos and Stuff
Topic: Another pic posting test
Replies: 9
Views: 6606

Re: glue

doctac wrote:what glue do u use?


GE Silicone 2
by Steve Immerman
Mon Oct 27, 2003 5:34 pm
Forum: Business Topics
Topic: Coasters in racks?
Replies: 7
Views: 4489

Cynthia,

Thanks for the comments on my rack :D

I used to tie them with raffia, but I like the rack better.

I agree on the pricing.

Steve
by Steve Immerman
Mon Oct 27, 2003 5:32 pm
Forum: Photos and Stuff
Topic: Another pic posting test
Replies: 9
Views: 6606

Wow. Thanks for dreaming about it. I was up half the night thinking about my next piece...


The cylinder legs are pyrex rods, cut to length and polished as taught in Brock and Avery's class.

Seteve
by Steve Immerman
Sun Oct 26, 2003 11:11 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: tabletop belt sander? + clear scrap usage
Replies: 22
Views: 12780

Ron Coleman wrote:A lot of board members have the Covington bench top sanders. I don't know much about them, but others will chime in.

Links

http://kingsleynorth.com/beltsanders.html

Ron


I have one. I like it. Got it from Kingsley North.

High fire pieces in an enclosure make for good use of scrap.

Steve
by Steve Immerman
Sun Oct 26, 2003 1:25 pm
Forum: Business Topics
Topic: Coasters in racks?
Replies: 7
Views: 4489

Thanks Kitty. I'm still waiting to see more pics of your work.

Steve
by Steve Immerman
Sun Oct 26, 2003 9:29 am
Forum: Business Topics
Topic: Coasters in racks?
Replies: 7
Views: 4489

I sell quite a few coaster sets, and many people particularly remark on how much they like the rack. Particularly if it is for a gift. So, I've only been selling them with one. Aftosa carries them. http://www.clearwaterglass.com/images/CoasterDoubleIridPlaid.jpg I vote for the rack. Steve ps. "Hi" K...
by Steve Immerman
Sat Oct 25, 2003 3:22 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: mezzuzahs/waterproof backing
Replies: 24
Views: 10601

In the late 1930s, Moshe Rabinowitz fled from his native land of Germany. He sold all of his assets, converted it to gold, then had five sets of gold false teeth made. When he arrived in New York, the customs official was perplexed as to why anyone would need five sets of gold teeth. "We Orthodox Je...
by Steve Immerman
Sat Oct 25, 2003 12:42 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: mezzuzahs/waterproof backing
Replies: 24
Views: 10601

Is float parve?

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