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by Lynne Chappell
Mon Feb 23, 2004 2:48 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: wll vases(pockets)
Replies: 4
Views: 3008

Well, I've made them with a layer of fiber paper in between the two layers - about 1/4" of fiber which you wash out afterwards. I had lots of trouble with thermal shocking them, cause the fiber shields the bottom glass from the heat, so I gave up after a short while.
by Lynne Chappell
Mon Feb 23, 2004 2:44 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: what caused this?
Replies: 4
Views: 2952

It's a little hard to see in the picture. Are they on the surface or in between? If on the surface, are they rough or smooth? Could be from glue, but they look too white for that. Any chance that some primer dust or bits from the kiln lid got on the glass?
by Lynne Chappell
Fri Feb 20, 2004 2:45 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: using my skutt glass forming kiln- gp706
Replies: 2
Views: 1718

I have done lots of fusing in this kiln, although mine is an old one I don't suppose it's changed much. My switch has Lo, 2,3,4,5,6,Hi. If I have a mullite kiln shelf in it, I set in on 4 to start and that will heat the kiln at about 500F per hour. That's probably the upper edge of safe heating, you...
by Lynne Chappell
Wed Feb 18, 2004 3:25 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Unique overlaze for copper
Replies: 12
Views: 8168

Yes, you have to keep notes. I just did some tests of colored bits on top of a solid layer of silver foil, on top of black. Took me quite a while to figure out what was what on the results - no notes. I am going to have to retest, because I can't believe what I got. See, I think I know my glass and ...
by Lynne Chappell
Wed Feb 18, 2004 3:13 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Same Glass - and it cracked when fused
Replies: 10
Views: 4718

Well, I have had some trouble with hi-temp wire. It seems ok if you make a loop and stick the two ends in, but something I did that had wire across it broke. Can't exactly remember the circumstances. If the glass is still tinking and breaking as you were taking it out of the kiln then it certainly s...
by Lynne Chappell
Mon Feb 16, 2004 12:43 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Thanks for the warning Barbara (Muth)!
Replies: 14
Views: 7845

Re: A little off topic

jerry flanary wrote:
Some people will never be capable of understanding work that is done by hand.


But those people will also never know the satisfaction of doing it.
by Lynne Chappell
Mon Feb 16, 2004 12:35 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Silver Lining
Replies: 18
Views: 8907

Re: cutting table surface. A little cushion is nicer to cut on, but I don't like carpet because small bits of glass get in it and scratch your glass and you can't really wipe up liquid spills. I use upholstery vinyl, which is just enough cushion and easy to sweep up. The cutting table is really THE ...
by Lynne Chappell
Mon Feb 16, 2004 12:08 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Coincidence or trouble?
Replies: 5
Views: 3291

Wow, you can actually go that fast? How long does it take to get to 1450 in your kiln? I've gone 500/hour with only occasional cracking but anything over that is a problem. The glass doesn't seem to have separated very far, so its not like any thermal shock that I have experienced. Usually the glass...
by Lynne Chappell
Thu Feb 12, 2004 2:05 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Why can't I melt my pot...er, I mean...
Replies: 30
Views: 17774

BE marks their aventurine glass with compatible stickers, so I assume it shouldn't be a problem. Perhaps some of your scrap wasn't compatible? I know the fracture/streamer glass is never stickered, so maybe some of the other scraps were iffy as well. You could take a chunk of the broken stuff and do...
by Lynne Chappell
Thu Feb 12, 2004 1:55 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: argh HELP WITH MOLD IDEAS
Replies: 22
Views: 12042

Or soak fiber blanket in hardener and mold it over anything you like. Air dry, sand, fire, kiln wash and away you go.
by Lynne Chappell
Thu Feb 12, 2004 1:45 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Primo kiln wash for High Firing
Replies: 7
Views: 4490

I believe Hotline is Ed Hoy's (Creative Craftsmen) brand name.

I haven't used the Primo yet. Is there the same kind of health hazards with the dust as with thinfire? I wouldn't think so, but then you never know.
by Lynne Chappell
Thu Feb 12, 2004 1:41 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Spectrum & Bullseye Clear Fusible Glass
Replies: 10
Views: 6025

"Spectrum 96 has a light yellow green hue. Uroboros 90 and 96 have a yellow green color." Yes, it's virtually impossible to be sure. And there is an inconsistency here in that the machine rolled clear with the Uroboros label is 90, the 96 has a Spectrum System 96 label on it. There were color differ...
by Lynne Chappell
Thu Feb 12, 2004 1:11 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: BE vs Urboros clear glass 90 coe
Replies: 3
Views: 2411

I use the Uroboros machine rolled clear pretty much exclusively now. When I first switched, I did notice that they melted a little differently. The handrolled BE seems to be a little "softer". Probably the big difference in what you're doing though is the smoothness. Less little bubbles trapped, but...
by Lynne Chappell
Sat Feb 07, 2004 9:08 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Kiln Formed Bracelet Sizing
Replies: 9
Views: 4824

Well I'm still trying to get the right size blank to go around the mold, regardless of whose wrist it will fit. Also, I find it really difficult to tuck the ends under without sending the form skittering across the kiln shelf (or worse, knocking the glass askew). The bracelet molds I have are the on...
by Lynne Chappell
Fri Feb 06, 2004 2:05 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Re: WG@BE3
Replies: 3
Views: 2832

Re: WG@BE3

So, I haven't had time to check the board regularly for months. What happened to this year's exhibition?

Lynne
by Lynne Chappell
Fri Feb 06, 2004 1:56 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: My copper turned black
Replies: 50
Views: 27945

[quote="Judy Schnabel"]Just took this out of the kiln today. I used the last large piece of copper from Michael's to make this platter. Tom from Texas, I think, advised to use a Scotch Brite pad on the copper first then spray it with the Borax solution. This is what I did with this piece, ...
by Lynne Chappell
Mon Feb 02, 2004 2:07 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Unclean! Unclean!
Replies: 23
Views: 12634

OK, I would like to have another program check my computer. I have Norton protection, but my computer is behaving as if there is something else going on behind the scene (weird memory lapses, slow-downs, etc). Norton says no viruses. But... Now I may be totally paranoid, but the link that was posted...
by Lynne Chappell
Mon Feb 02, 2004 1:51 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: My copper turned black
Replies: 50
Views: 27945

Well, I'm curious about the theories about oxygen getting at the copper. I recently was given a large amount of copper foil, I would guess its about 1.5 mils. It's folded in sort of a pack (chunk is maybe 6" square by a couple inches thick and weighs a lot more than you would think). When it's peele...
by Lynne Chappell
Sat Dec 06, 2003 12:12 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Need help in how to fire a regular kiln for fusing and slump
Replies: 7
Views: 3585

Is your kiln manually controlled, or does it have a digital controller? The only real difference (except that ceramic kilns will fire higher) between ceramic and glass kilns is that the glass kilns usually have elements in the lid and ceramic kilns never do. If your kiln is manually controlled, then...
by Lynne Chappell
Mon Dec 01, 2003 2:44 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Noodle Project in Fall 2003 GPQ - Snowflake
Replies: 9
Views: 5380

Re: cutting noodles - if you have a mosaic nipper, it works really well for noodles.

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