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by Dairy Queen
Fri Dec 21, 2012 8:48 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: sand blaster
Replies: 3
Views: 2658

Re: sand blaster

Kinda off topic but still sandblasting related... I tried the new papyros paper, and it left an odd pattern on my glass. I sanded it some, flipped and fire polished it. Still there. Decided to sandblast it to get it off, then blasted the front side to remove paper "texture". Can I get bot...
by Dairy Queen
Fri Dec 21, 2012 8:40 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Pot Melt Primer
Replies: 20
Views: 13805

Re: Pot Melt Primer

Porcelain can fire to 2300, but will sag under weight.
by Dairy Queen
Fri Dec 21, 2012 8:39 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Pot Melt Primer
Replies: 20
Views: 13805

Re: Pot Melt Primer

Low fire clay (cheap clay pots) melts at 1900 and up.
by Dairy Queen
Fri Dec 14, 2012 4:31 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: gold nugget fused in glass
Replies: 9
Views: 5016

Re: gold nugget fused in glass

Similarly, to encase the 3mm of gold in glass, 6mm is often not enough without stress. 8mm of glass is more able to encase the 3mm of gold without stress. No matter the thickness of the glass, you will still have stress. With thicker glass the stress may not be big enough to break the glass, but it...
by Dairy Queen
Fri Dec 14, 2012 3:45 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: gold nugget fused in glass
Replies: 9
Views: 5016

Re: gold nugget fused in glass

The term has something to do with the balance of components.
by Dairy Queen
Fri Dec 14, 2012 3:43 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: gold nugget fused in glass
Replies: 9
Views: 5016

Re: gold nugget fused in glass

A 3mm nugget requires about 8mm of glass to encase it. Two sheets of 3mm is not enough to encase without stress. I'm not sure I understand this. Why would a 3mm piece of gold that's thin, like I assume is the case here, need "about 8mm of glass to encase it"? And why would the stress be a...
by Dairy Queen
Fri Dec 14, 2012 10:18 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: gold nugget fused in glass
Replies: 9
Views: 5016

Re: gold nugget fused in glass

A 3mm nugget requires about 8mm of glass to encase it. Two sheets of 3mm is not enough to encase without stress.
by Dairy Queen
Wed Nov 21, 2012 10:23 am
Forum: Photos and Stuff
Topic: Miniature landscapes
Replies: 10
Views: 6175

Re: Miniature landscapes

The insects are what will make this piece sell, if that is your intention. If your goal was to make a stand alone piece of art, you are complete without the insects. Sell, or art? That is the question.
by Dairy Queen
Thu Nov 15, 2012 9:59 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: It cracked AGAIN!
Replies: 24
Views: 12185

Re: It cracked AGAIN!

Glass flows thicker at 1480 than at 1700- thus bigger hole needed.
by Dairy Queen
Wed Nov 14, 2012 8:53 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: It cracked AGAIN!
Replies: 24
Views: 12185

Re: It cracked AGAIN!

Havi,

Bigger hole-
Lower Temp-
Longer hold-

I forgot to send you (I went to corning for two weeks) a photo of home made clay grid. I have done lots of melts lately at 1480 for 5 hours. Hole needs to be bigger!

Good luck,
Rose
by Dairy Queen
Tue Sep 25, 2012 9:20 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Galvanised Steel
Replies: 7
Views: 3909

Re: Galvanised Steel

Construction fabric is galvanized, and usually, it all burns off in one firing. Then it can be encased in Bullseye Glass. I have switched to sandblasting the coating off, or soaking it in vinegar/alcohol solution. Less dangerous to ozone.
by Dairy Queen
Tue Sep 25, 2012 9:05 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: new shop/studio
Replies: 6
Views: 3096

Re: new shop/studio

What brand are your kilns?
by Dairy Queen
Thu Sep 20, 2012 12:45 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: LIQUID GLASS................CMC.............Alternatives
Replies: 31
Views: 21228

Re: LIQUID GLASS................CMC.............Alternatives

Thank you, again, Cynthia. When you first mentioned peanut butter, I was looking for the punch line. I was sure you were joking.
by Dairy Queen
Thu Sep 20, 2012 12:43 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: MESH MELT DISASTER
Replies: 21
Views: 11491

Re: MESH MELT DISASTER

Havi, I roll out a 1 inch thick slab of clay. I cut out and remove circles or slots, at least 1 inch wide. After the clay dries, I fire it to cone 6. Normally, I don't fire clay molds, but I am asking this piece to support the weight of the stacked glass, and I don't want any of the clay material to...
by Dairy Queen
Thu Sep 20, 2012 9:41 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: LIQUID GLASS................CMC.............Alternatives
Replies: 31
Views: 21228

Re: LIQUID GLASS................CMC.............Alternatives

Yes, thank you Cynthia. But honey? Does beeswax contain petrolium?
by Dairy Queen
Thu Sep 20, 2012 9:25 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: MESH MELT DISASTER
Replies: 21
Views: 11491

Re: MESH MELT DISASTER

HaVi, I have switched to a ceramic grid. Ii gives me huge control over the results. Not at home, so have no photos. But I make flat ceramic grids with however many holes of desired size. My favorite is a slotted sheet of clay, one inch wide slots running parallel, or even crossing. I'll get photos.
by Dairy Queen
Wed Sep 19, 2012 9:33 am
Forum: Newcomer Forum
Topic: powders-good studio practice-avoiding contamination
Replies: 18
Views: 13335

Re: powders-good studio practice-avoiding contamination

Starting point: black and clear Don't use flour sifter- too many nooks and crannies for powder to get stuck, and crank action does, indeed put too much into the air. Bullseye's powder and size fine are very true to size, and are a good match for the sifters sold by Bullseye. Good luck and have fun! ...
by Dairy Queen
Wed Sep 19, 2012 9:19 am
Forum: Newcomer Forum
Topic: Which molds?
Replies: 15
Views: 10852

Re: Which molds?

I use Bullseye Ball molds for all of my student's creations. They are forgiving of exact placement in molds, and all of the edges lift off the table, allowing light to get under and enhance the appearance of each piece. Square and rectangular shapes come out great in the Ball molds.
by Dairy Queen
Wed Sep 19, 2012 9:13 am
Forum: Newcomer Forum
Topic: Using a Ceramic Kiln for Warm Glass - Anyone Using Baffles?
Replies: 11
Views: 6833

Re: Using a Ceramic Kiln for Warm Glass - Anyone Using Baffl

BTW, baffles will change the temp in zones, which will not be read by your pyrometer.
by Dairy Queen
Wed Sep 19, 2012 9:12 am
Forum: Newcomer Forum
Topic: Using a Ceramic Kiln for Warm Glass - Anyone Using Baffles?
Replies: 11
Views: 6833

Re: Using a Ceramic Kiln for Warm Glass - Anyone Using Baffl

Laurie, are you saying the edges round at 1250 with a hold?
Rose

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