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by David Jenkins
Thu May 01, 2014 9:56 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Bending 2mm Stringer
Replies: 12
Views: 6628

Re: Bending 2mm Stringer

Thanks, Brad.

I was just kidding - the catenary shape will work just fine. I'm really after a semi-uniform gentle curve, and once I get the slump parameters set, as well as the distance between the supports, I'll be able to turn them out in the volume that I need.
by David Jenkins
Wed Apr 30, 2014 8:19 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Bending 2mm Stringer
Replies: 12
Views: 6628

Re: Bending 2mm Stringer

Thanks, all. I think I'll try the slump idea first. Once I've found the right combination of heat, time, and distance between the supports to yield what I want, I should be able to turn out a lot of these in a very short time. Plus, that approach won't require as much manual dexterity as the others....
by David Jenkins
Wed Apr 30, 2014 3:15 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Bending 2mm Stringer
Replies: 12
Views: 6628

Bending 2mm Stringer

I'd like to put about a 45 deg. bend in a short section of stringer, but I'd like to do it around about a 1" radius. I've tried using an alcohol burner to heat the glass, but the heat is so localized that the minute it's soft enough to bend the glass, it gets a bend radius of something approach...
by David Jenkins
Fri Apr 25, 2014 11:11 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: How to mark a mold to aid in aligning blanks
Replies: 4
Views: 3362

How to mark a mold to aid in aligning blanks

I make candle bridges, using the Bullseye 8903 single candle mold. Each time I do a slump using these molds, I mark the center points of the blanks, as well as the center points of the molds. I use a black Sharpie to mark those points, and the marks help me to align the blanks fairly precisely on th...
by David Jenkins
Sat Apr 19, 2014 2:59 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Ideas for Easter Egg Fun
Replies: 7
Views: 4614

Re: Ideas for Easter Egg Fun

Jamest:

Ah, so - thanks!
by David Jenkins
Wed Apr 09, 2014 5:42 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Ideas for Easter Egg Fun
Replies: 7
Views: 4614

Re: Ideas for Easter Egg Fun

Sorry to be dense here, but:

What are the 'pre-cut' eggs of which you speak?
What do you mean when you say "split them in half?"

Thanks!
by David Jenkins
Tue Mar 25, 2014 10:21 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: kit to make wet lap sander
Replies: 19
Views: 8763

Re: kit to make wet lap sander

I also made one (my own "plans"), and posted here about that experience. That was about 4 years ago, I think. I love my lap grinder, but if I were to build another here's some features I'd be sure to include this time: 1. Mine is 18" - I'd definitely go 24" next time 2. I'd spend...
by David Jenkins
Tue Mar 25, 2014 7:43 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: BE Accent Table Base
Replies: 1
Views: 1483

BE Accent Table Base

Has anyone had experience with this table? The top is 15" x 18", supported on the four sides, but with no support in the center. The glass will rest on a 1" lip. What I'm wondering is this: will a two-layer layup (6mm) produce a piece that's strong enough to stand up to the weights re...
by David Jenkins
Wed Mar 05, 2014 2:49 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: cutting thick stuff
Replies: 3
Views: 2516

Re: cutting thick stuff

And I won't try it until I hit the lottery ...
by David Jenkins
Tue Feb 18, 2014 1:16 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Lap Grinder problem
Replies: 11
Views: 6232

Re: Lap Grinder problem

I'd just reiterate (whether you use a loop of tape or a taped-down handle) - make sure you invest in the correct type of duct tape. The normal stuff you get at Lowes/HD will very quickly lose it stick when subjected to the water you're using on the lap grinder. Spend the extra bucks and get this 3M ...
by David Jenkins
Mon Feb 17, 2014 10:03 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Lap Grinder problem
Replies: 11
Views: 6232

Re: Lap Grinder problem

FWIW, I too made a Frisbee out of my first attempt at using a lap grinder I constructed. I subsequently got this tip here, I think: Cut a piece of broom handle about 8" - 10" longer than the diameter of your bowl. Using 3M waterproof duct tape (I think I got mine from HIS - it's waterproof...
by David Jenkins
Mon Jan 20, 2014 11:23 am
Forum: Newcomer Forum
Topic: Slump Fail
Replies: 9
Views: 5422

Re: Slump Fail

Are the sides of those holes all smooth and rounded?
by David Jenkins
Sat Jan 04, 2014 8:17 pm
Forum: Newcomer Forum
Topic: New
Replies: 12
Views: 7030

Re: New

I have used my Caldera for about 5 years for almost daily testing and very small pieces. Except for its crappy three-key controller (us IT retreads aren't really happy unless we have a full-sized QWERTY keyboard in our hands) I have been very happy with it. I also have a Paragon Fusion 10. I agree w...
by David Jenkins
Tue Dec 17, 2013 12:34 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Devit Problem with BE
Replies: 21
Views: 12580

Re: Devit Problem with BE

Why not try cutting a "ring" of TF - just enough to separate your glass from the shelf?
by David Jenkins
Tue Dec 17, 2013 10:02 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Devit Problem with BE
Replies: 21
Views: 12580

Re: Devit Problem with BE

Is the whitish "stripe" the devit you're talking about? Did you use a piece of TF that was the size of the frame and the interior (empty) area? Or did you cut out a ring (topologically speaking) that was the width of just the glass plus a little extra? I'm wondering if you had a large expa...
by David Jenkins
Sat Dec 07, 2013 2:56 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Double Curve Mold Base
Replies: 9
Views: 5854

Re: Double Curve Mold Base

Marian: Are you trying to keep the mold from rocking? Or the glass piece after it has been slumped into the mold?
by David Jenkins
Wed Oct 30, 2013 8:58 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Using partially cracked glass in layered piece
Replies: 4
Views: 2896

Re: Using partially cracked glass in layered piece

Thanks, Rosanna. What I thought.

I found another half-sheet of the red last night, wussed out, and cut a new circle. Should make for a less trepidatious fuse.
by David Jenkins
Tue Oct 29, 2013 10:31 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Using partially cracked glass in layered piece
Replies: 4
Views: 2896

Using partially cracked glass in layered piece

I'm working on a piece that consists of three layers to be fused before slumping. The pieces are 16" dia. circles, and so there's a fair amount of glass involved. One of the layers is BE 1122 (xparent red), one Tekta, and the third 4113 (clear with white confetti and clear stringers). While I w...
by David Jenkins
Sun Sep 29, 2013 7:47 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Adding a rim to future bowls
Replies: 27
Views: 13927

Re: Adding a rim to future bowls

Valerie: What size dia. circles and rings do you have them cutting first day?
by David Jenkins
Sun Sep 29, 2013 7:30 pm
Forum: Newcomer Forum
Topic: Yet another crack...
Replies: 11
Views: 5663

Re: Yet another crack...

Still ... what Valerie said: Were you going to use the devit spray on the slump step? I guess that doesn't address the crack problem, but just wanted to know if you had a secret way of divitting during slumping.

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