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by Greg Rawls
Mon Mar 15, 2004 7:29 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Glue!
Replies: 6
Views: 4089

Glue!

I've made a large panel and it's too big to fuse together in my kiln. It's 25" high and about 10 pieces that all fit together. It's some clear and some opal. I thought about use a piece of 1/4" float and gluing all pieces to it. Since there is opal, I can't use UV glue. I want something that will ho...
by Greg Rawls
Sun Feb 29, 2004 10:11 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Is venting hazardous to your health?
Replies: 6
Views: 3554

Bert - thanks for the manufcturer's names. I've done some research and find that Thermal Ceramics and Unifrax make a variety of papers. Anyone know of the specific product name? Does Unifrax 550 or 880 paper sound familiar with anyone? Does anyone sell this stuff in their shops and can tell me what'...
by Greg Rawls
Sat Feb 28, 2004 10:00 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Is venting hazardous to your health?
Replies: 6
Views: 3554

Check my web site. I have lots of information about health & safety for the glass artist. However, I have never evaluated the thermal decomposition products. I just did a quick search for fiber paper MSDSs and find that the binders seem to be latex. Some manufacturer's list their organic binders as ...
by Greg Rawls
Sun Feb 22, 2004 11:12 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: sandblasting
Replies: 25
Views: 14649

Word of advice about using sand in a sand blaster. Sand contains crystalline silica. Significant exposure can cause lung fibrosis and/or silicosis. Both are pretty awful lung diseases. Recommend that you use either aluminum oxide or silicon carbide. Both are considered to be nuisance dusts by OSHA. ...
by Greg Rawls
Fri Feb 13, 2004 7:16 pm
Forum: Business Topics
Topic: Renting Display Pedestals for show in Charleston, SC
Replies: 7
Views: 4881

Kathleen arived and is set up at SE Wildlife. Got the pedestals to her on Wednesday and went to visit today. Her work is wonderful!
by Greg Rawls
Sun Feb 01, 2004 7:50 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Kiln-Formed Glass in Venice
Replies: 3
Views: 2740

Kiln-Formed Glass in Venice

Just got back from a business trip to Venice. Good food, good wine and LOTS of lousy glass! Seems every street vendor was selling these cheap, fused glass pieces with a Murano glass sticker! Looked like the CR*P that is coming in from China, yet they claimed it was Italian. But the people were buyin...
by Greg Rawls
Sat Jan 31, 2004 4:25 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Quieting an Air Compressor
Replies: 18
Views: 10014

Update on the compressor enclosure. Added a bathroom exhaust fan to the enclosure and did not compromise the noise attenuation but fixed the heat problem.
by Greg Rawls
Sat Jan 31, 2004 4:22 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Fire retardant for combing jacket
Replies: 9
Views: 6927

What we have our smelter folks wear when working around molten aluminum is pure wool - at least 16 ounce. It is inheriently flame retardant and works well. So dig out that old wool sweater. Some of the previously mentioned fabrics (Proban, Indura, etc.) are cotton coated with a flame resistant coati...
by Greg Rawls
Tue Jan 20, 2004 6:58 pm
Forum: Business Topics
Topic: Renting Display Pedestals for show in Charleston, SC
Replies: 7
Views: 4881

I'll ask around about pedistals. Regarding a glass photographer - I used a photographer in town once to shoot my glass and I was not impressed! Been doing it myself ever since. Will get back to you. I'm out of town for the next week. Email me at greg.rawls@alcoa.com. How would she feel about me buil...
by Greg Rawls
Sat Jan 17, 2004 7:54 pm
Forum: Business Topics
Topic: Renting Display Pedestals for show in Charleston, SC
Replies: 7
Views: 4881

Pat: I live in Charleston. Can you give me some details? What size, how many, which show? Is this SE Wildlife???
by Greg Rawls
Thu Jan 15, 2004 9:05 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Quieting an Air Compressor
Replies: 18
Views: 10014

Thanks for the compliments/suggestions. Let me see if I can answer all the questions: 1) Yes there is heat buildup. I am going to add forced air exhaust this weekend. 2) Sheet rock will work too, but it is fragile. What about cement board? That would work too. 3) Flammability - I need to look into t...
by Greg Rawls
Tue Jan 13, 2004 8:48 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Quieting an Air Compressor
Replies: 18
Views: 10014

Quieting an Air Compressor

I'm stuck keeping my air compressor in my studio (aka garage) and the noise level is very high! I decided to use what I know about noise control (I'm a Certified Industrial Hygienist in my "day job"). The results were great! I achieved an 18 decibel noise reduction! If you would like to see how I bu...
by Greg Rawls
Sat Jan 10, 2004 5:50 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Thompson Enamels
Replies: 16
Views: 6760

Roseanna: Thanks for the reply! It's the 80 mesh size. So I sift over klyr-Fire? Hmmmmm... Where do you get the stuff that goes on like paint?
by Greg Rawls
Sat Jan 10, 2004 3:37 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Thompson Enamels
Replies: 16
Views: 6760

Thompson Enamels

I bought some Thompson Enamels. What do you mix this stuff with? I tried water and the enamel just sinks to the bottom. Maybe Klyr-Fire? Help!!!!!
by Greg Rawls
Sat Dec 20, 2003 8:56 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Metallic Gold Paint
Replies: 2
Views: 1943

Metallic Gold Paint

Does anyone know where to find metallic gold paint? I want to paint a rim on a bowl. I've seen the ink-type gold, but I'm looking for something more like paint. Thanks!

Greg
http://www.gregorieglass.com
by Greg Rawls
Fri Dec 05, 2003 4:00 pm
Forum: Photos and Stuff
Topic: Would like your thoughts...
Replies: 30
Views: 18785

Amazing use of pattern bars! I really like the minimal use of red - really draws your attention! How did you do the stand? Is is welded? What material did you use?

Greg
by Greg Rawls
Thu Nov 27, 2003 8:41 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: dry eyes - wrong forum?
Replies: 12
Views: 6768

I have information about infrared radiation (which might be the cause of your dry eyes) on my web site. Also some advice on what type of lens to wear.

http://www.gregorieglass.com

Greg
Certified Industrial Hygienist
by Greg Rawls
Sun Nov 23, 2003 9:17 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: While we are on the topic of dust...
Replies: 10
Views: 5712

Lisa: P100 is perfect for any size dust. No good for organics list acetone, mineral spirits.
by Greg Rawls
Fri Nov 21, 2003 6:31 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: While we are on the topic of dust...
Replies: 10
Views: 5712

Lisa:

I explain all of this on my web site.

http://www.gregorieglass.com


Greg
Certified Industrial Hygienist
by Greg Rawls
Wed Nov 19, 2003 8:47 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Safety precautions?
Replies: 3
Views: 2367

You can ask the manufacturer for the MSDS and read the Toxicology section and find out if there is anything "nasty" in the paint. Obviously, its a good idea to vent if you are creating a mist or particulate in the air.

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