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by Lynne Chappell
Tue Nov 25, 2003 2:10 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Death of an Organization
Replies: 15
Views: 7688

Well, I think there are lots of glass artists here who don't know about it. It doesn't have a very high profile, although Brock is working hard to correct that. I'm also glad that it didn't die. A glass organization that has been around that long deserves to survive. They just needed some new blood ...
by Lynne Chappell
Tue Nov 25, 2003 2:03 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: BE pink kilnwash
Replies: 28
Views: 11522

Well, I wouldn't prefire my shelves. Maybe heat them up a bit to dry them (I go up to 300F if I don't have time to let them air dry). Since I recoat my shelves every time they are fired over 1350F, prefiring to 1450 would sort of defeat the purpose of recoating. Every time I have fired opal glass on...
by Lynne Chappell
Tue Nov 25, 2003 1:49 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: temperature limit for kiln wash?
Replies: 9
Views: 4739

A lot of people use 1/8" fiber paper (not thinfire) for high temperature melts such as combing. It won't end up on top of your glass. It will leave some fiber stuck to the bottom, but it may be easier to get off than the wash. I just use wash, but I have a sandblaster to clean up any mess.
by Lynne Chappell
Tue Nov 25, 2003 1:44 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Perplexed.....need help (pics)
Replies: 52
Views: 22001

Re the annealing cycle, the Bullseye folks seem to think it is better to soak below the annealing point rather than above - I can't exactly remember the reason. It makes sense to me for you to start your anneal at the highest annealing point of the glass you have used, especially since your piece is...
by Lynne Chappell
Mon Nov 17, 2003 2:15 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: need kiln advice
Replies: 5
Views: 3492

A dryer circuit is 30 amps? I don't know of a kiln in that size range that takes less than a 40 amp circuit.
by Lynne Chappell
Fri Nov 14, 2003 2:03 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Converting Ceramic cone numbers to temps
Replies: 3
Views: 2328

The temperatures vary a lot with the speed of heating. The usual charts from ceramics people are for a pretty slow rate of heating. Also the small cones that go in the kiln sitter bend at a different temperature from the large cones that you put on the shelf to test the temperature. With the cones i...
by Lynne Chappell
Sun Nov 09, 2003 11:48 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: HELP!!! - Midlife crisis
Replies: 43
Views: 20883

Well, I don't like being the only negative voice here but.... I've made sort of a living from glass for 30 years (and with no outside income as my husband is my partner in the business). So I know it's possible. There are things you do, that you do only for the money but it still beats working in an...
by Lynne Chappell
Wed Oct 29, 2003 2:55 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Another Fiber Board Question
Replies: 14
Views: 7495

The board is quite a bit softer after firing, and damages easier. And I actually never prefire it, I haven't noticed any difference in the glass if I use a new piece of board or one that has already been fired.
by Lynne Chappell
Wed Oct 29, 2003 2:53 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Sandblast grit Q
Replies: 13
Views: 5538

Don't think the acid will do much to the sandblasted surface. And some BE glass seems to be really acid resistant.
by Lynne Chappell
Wed Oct 29, 2003 2:49 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Pre Cut Circles?
Replies: 4
Views: 3579

Not as far as I know.
by Lynne Chappell
Wed Oct 29, 2003 2:48 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Adding A Rim
Replies: 19
Views: 8678

Should work as long as you don't have big spaces between your rim and center piece. And it's going to be 1/4" thick either way. Just bigger if you add the bottom glass.
by Lynne Chappell
Wed Oct 29, 2003 2:45 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: 2nd firing kiln wash Q?
Replies: 9
Views: 3952

You didn't say how high the first fuse firing was, however you're probably OK since you're not going that high on the second time around. But I never do it. I really hate kiln wash sticking to the back of my glass. And as to different wash for SS forms: I don't really like the BE wash on them, altho...
by Lynne Chappell
Wed Oct 29, 2003 2:30 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Smooth finish
Replies: 9
Views: 4462

You shouldn't be picking up much texture at slumping temperatures. I've found that fiber paper doesn't leave a very nice finish on System 96.
by Lynne Chappell
Wed Oct 29, 2003 2:26 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Which side of powder wafer to fuse to base?
Replies: 7
Views: 4448

If the powder wafer is fairly thin and placed so that it is out to the edge, then I've had no problems capping it with the initial fuse. I think if you put it in the middle of your piece, then you're apt to trap air. If you fire the wafer on top of the glass and take it to full fuse, then it will ge...
by Lynne Chappell
Sat Oct 25, 2003 8:12 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Best glue for glass - without showing
Replies: 5
Views: 3470

UV glue is certainly the most invisible, but be absolutely sure you don't get any on the silvering or on the edge of the mirror. It eats the silver big time.
by Lynne Chappell
Sat Oct 25, 2003 8:02 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: How do you finish your glass?
Replies: 5
Views: 3456

Some glassblowers I know use Armor All.

Lynne
by Lynne Chappell
Wed Oct 22, 2003 3:18 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Krinkly effect
Replies: 2
Views: 2423

I'm not sure if you're describing serious devit, or glass collapsing down the walls. I've had float glass "krinkle" on the top surface from devit - it looks kind of like cracked ice. I've also had krinkly looking glass when I've overfired with iridized glass on the surface. The glass starts to flow ...
by Lynne Chappell
Wed Oct 22, 2003 3:06 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Minimum rim width for drop out?
Replies: 7
Views: 3782

Oh, if only I had a dollar for every failed dropout!
by Lynne Chappell
Mon Oct 20, 2003 2:11 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Bubbles in BE from shelf side
Replies: 8
Views: 4072

I have had problems when I used a lot of design elements on top. Like an allover pattern of squares on top of a single layer of glass. I figured there was enough volume to even out the thickness as some squares were two layers high and indeed there wasn't any deformation of the shape. However the bo...
by Lynne Chappell
Fri Oct 17, 2003 11:27 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: What a rocket . . . .
Replies: 20
Views: 8648

Yes, the delay start is one of my favorite things too. I've had my Clamshell now for a year and a half and I'm still happy with it. Bought it because I can load easily as well as comb, I liked the square shelf and because it eliminated all that nuisance stuff falling off the lid.

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