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by Jack Bowman
Thu Nov 27, 2003 1:36 am
Forum: Kiln Casting
Topic: Building My Own Controller
Replies: 25
Views: 19537

Build your own if you feel up to it. I build mine and wouldn't trade for anything out there. Less$$$ better warranty.

Jack
by Jack Bowman
Wed Nov 26, 2003 12:08 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Goin to SanFrancisco on Sat (29th) for one week
Replies: 16
Views: 7361

Plastic cups in Corning? Not at the Glory Hole.

If you like garlic try The Stinking Rose in North Beach.

Jack
by Jack Bowman
Tue Nov 25, 2003 10:41 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Annealing pattern bars
Replies: 3
Views: 2050

Thank you, Brock. In the past I'm sure mine were under annealed knowing that I would slice and refire. I just wondered if annealing could cause the chipping I sometimes get at the end of the cut while sawing. I guess that's the question I should have asked. I use a very thin Raytech Yellow Blazer. J...
by Jack Bowman
Tue Nov 25, 2003 10:27 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Annealing pattern bars
Replies: 3
Views: 2050

Annealing pattern bars

I checked around in the archives and I'm sure it's there somewhere but i can't find it. For a pattern bar 3" W x 1" T x 24" L, framed by 1/8" angle iron. I'm planning to hold at annealing temp for 90 minutes then ramping down at 100 DPH to 700F then 200DPH to 120F. Is this overkill? Underkill? Is un...
by Jack Bowman
Sun Nov 23, 2003 12:04 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: wet belt sanders
Replies: 36
Views: 21376

I like the Somaca but I think it's pretty close to a Bee.

Sometimes Somaca has used ones.

http://www.somaca.com/

Jack
by Jack Bowman
Sun Oct 26, 2003 11:30 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Building a Lap Machine
Replies: 13
Views: 6875

Thank you, Marty.

I hope to get my lap built this winter. I'm going to use fresh water with a particle trap before the drain.

Jack
by Jack Bowman
Sun Oct 26, 2003 12:29 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Building a Lap Machine
Replies: 13
Views: 6875

Lauren- if you're going to use grit, you'll need a separate machine for each size of grit- you can't just clean the machine and change the grit. That's one advantage of using diamond pads. Marty Marty, Do you use grit or pads? If pads what have you found to be a good source for quality pads? It's a...
by Jack Bowman
Sat Oct 25, 2003 8:02 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Kiln Building (was in classifieds)
Replies: 21
Views: 9447

I did everything. Ordered elements from Dudley Giberson. The bell raises via an electric wench. It was my first one of that type and took about a month. Rounding up parts etc. I could build another in a week. I also built the controller from scratch. If you wan't to know more email at bobo1148@xmiss...
by Jack Bowman
Fri Oct 24, 2003 1:37 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Kiln Building (was in classifieds)
Replies: 21
Views: 9447

I'm a troll living in Utah. Born and grew up in the Detroit area. You mentioned NW MI, thet's Yooper land. I have relatives living in Detroit, Ludington, Traverse City, and Interlochen. Check out the kiln on my link below. Built it for about $2200 including the controller. I miss the hardwood forest...
by Jack Bowman
Wed Oct 22, 2003 3:31 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Kiln Building (was in classifieds)
Replies: 21
Views: 9447

YoDuh wrote:cancel - I broke down and ordered new.. :D
YoDuh


Yooper? What did you pay for a kiln that large?

Jack
by Jack Bowman
Tue Oct 21, 2003 11:42 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Firing glass for jewelry....
Replies: 29
Views: 14830

Re: jewelry

[quote="vidrio"]Hi, thanks for reply. A couple more questions. My kiln will fire at 999 per hour. Once I've got it up to 1500, how long do I need to soak the pieces? Also, could you give me any advice on attaching findings. I've tried to stay away from adding anything to the glass, not so ...
by Jack Bowman
Tue Oct 21, 2003 5:53 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Krinkly effect
Replies: 2
Views: 2394

Krinkly effect

I've searched but can't find my problem in the archives. I am inexperienced at slumping, having done only a couple dozen or so. I've been doing 3/8" thick bowls into a mold and am getting a wrinkled effect at the bend. The surface finish looks like that krinkle spray paint. Using System 96 and movin...
by Jack Bowman
Fri Sep 19, 2003 3:02 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Clear Adhesive Question
Replies: 12
Views: 6382

Masking tape is also handy to keep the silicone off of the places you don't want it.

Jack
by Jack Bowman
Fri Sep 19, 2003 2:05 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Clear Adhesive Question
Replies: 12
Views: 6382

My experience with silicones has been at temps much higher than you will encounter and it works great.

Jack
by Jack Bowman
Fri Sep 19, 2003 1:54 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Dull lines on edge of clear casing
Replies: 21
Views: 9009

By some chance are you grinding your edges and are you using Thinfire? I've had that combination bite me before. Tony I had that happen to a whole batch last week. Thought maybe it was one of those virus things. I ground, used superspray and thinfire. Left a haze around the edge. So I re ground and...
by Jack Bowman
Thu Sep 18, 2003 12:59 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: do sharpie marks burn off w/o leaving traces?
Replies: 24
Views: 18604

To keep your sharpie mark when grinding or sawing try rubbing some vaseline on the mark.

Jack
by Jack Bowman
Fri Sep 12, 2003 10:45 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: klyrfire/adhesive question...
Replies: 4
Views: 3285

I've never had a problem with Superglue. Liquid, not gel. Gel doesn't burn out.

Jack
by Jack Bowman
Fri Sep 12, 2003 3:37 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: slumping bottles
Replies: 15
Views: 8492

Stephie wrote:I remember, It was a joke Jack.
Steph


Just letting him know I'm old enough to remember. In fact I'm two months younger than John Ritter. That's not funny.

Jack
by Jack Bowman
Fri Sep 12, 2003 2:37 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: slumping bottles
Replies: 15
Views: 8492

quill wrote:
No problem...I think the correct spelling of the bottle ladies last name is
Schnabel.


As in 'Schnabel, Black Label?'

Sorry, I couldn't resist although I am probably the only one here old enough to remember that old ad.


I remember it as Mabel.

Jack
by Jack Bowman
Fri Sep 12, 2003 2:55 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Putting weird stuff in my kiln...
Replies: 14
Views: 8268

[quote="Janz"]"I see, i see." Said the blind carpenter as he picked up his hammer. And saw. " The only thing I regret is that now there are so many things to try, and learn, but that Sys. 96 glass is pricey here!" Jan, I just spent some time in Canada (BC) and the friend I was visiting fou...

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