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by smallbitz
Thu Mar 24, 2016 10:03 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Drop Vessel on Flat Lap
Replies: 5
Views: 4523

Drop Vessel on Flat Lap

What is the best way to hold/secure a drop bowl while grinding and polishing the rim flat on a lap? I'm afraid it's going to fly out of my hands. I've put so much work into it I really don't want to end up plastering it on the wall. Sure would appreciate some suggestions.
by smallbitz
Mon Feb 08, 2016 7:55 am
Forum: Newcomer Forum
Topic: Liquid Stringer vs. Glassline
Replies: 2
Views: 4039

Re: Liquid Stringer vs. Glassline

Kevin,
Thanks for your wonderful explanation/comparison. If I do go with the glassline (and get that massage thingy) it could always be useful after hours of leaning over putting together strip plates!
by smallbitz
Sun Feb 07, 2016 11:07 am
Forum: Newcomer Forum
Topic: Liquid Stringer vs. Glassline
Replies: 2
Views: 4039

Liquid Stringer vs. Glassline

I can't seem to find any info on the difference between liquid stringer and glassline paint. Can someone please enlighten me? Many thanks!
by smallbitz
Mon Jan 04, 2016 4:29 pm
Forum: Board Help
Topic: Warm Glass Tips
Replies: 4
Views: 6894

Re: Warm Glass Tips

Brad,
Is it back yet? If so, where? ;)
by smallbitz
Tue Nov 24, 2015 6:37 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Full Sheet of Dichro
Replies: 4
Views: 3657

Re: Full Sheet of Dichro

I contacted Lisa Vogt as I know that she uses completely round dichro in her her sinks. She told me she uses CBS dichro, and suggested I give them another call. I did, and they were very accommodating. Perhaps when I called CBS the first time, someone was just having a bad day...no worries! I have m...
by smallbitz
Tue Nov 24, 2015 3:38 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Full Sheet of Dichro
Replies: 4
Views: 3657

Re: Full Sheet of Dichro

Oops, I meant 96. Typo. I called CBS a few days ago and was told that all the sheets they sold had the flat sides. Either I was given the wrong info from them, or they misunderstood my question. I'll call again. Thanks
by smallbitz
Tue Nov 24, 2015 10:37 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Full Sheet of Dichro
Replies: 4
Views: 3657

Full Sheet of Dichro

Hello to All, I have a commission for a sink that calls for an entire sheet of 98 dichro. All the full sheets of dichro that I see have flat sides that are only 17" across. I KNOW that round sheets exist, as I have seen them in tutorials, etc. I need an 18 - 18 1/2" circle so the flat side...
by smallbitz
Sun Oct 11, 2015 4:08 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: How to add glass marble as feet to a bowl
Replies: 4
Views: 5006

Re: How to add glass marble as feet to a bowl

I was just catching up on posts, and I saw your sculpture Tom...WOW! Fabulous! Is the middle piece that looks frosted cast?
by smallbitz
Fri Aug 21, 2015 6:59 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Water drip system
Replies: 6
Views: 6046

Re: Water drip system

I use the Loc-lines as well. They are super! Attached to a garden hose as Cynthia said, and then I just attach to my saw (grinder, etc.) with zip ties.
by smallbitz
Sat Jul 18, 2015 5:38 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: 10" Wet Tile Saw
Replies: 9
Views: 9858

Re: 10" Wet Tile Saw

I just saw this post. Love my HF saw, but have the same problem with the wide blade channel. How do you get the plexi glass to stay in place? Could you post a photo? Thanks!! PS: can't say enough about using a great blade; my choice is the Results blade from HIS. Cuts glass like butter!
by smallbitz
Fri Jun 26, 2015 11:52 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Hanging Panels
Replies: 3
Views: 3622

Re: Hanging Panels

They look like they would work well on opaque panels. Thanks!
by smallbitz
Fri Jun 26, 2015 6:45 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Hanging Panels
Replies: 3
Views: 3622

Hanging Panels

I know this has been asked before, but I can't seem to find the answer in the archives. I need another nice way to hang a group of panels (each about 4 1/2" x 16"). I really love HYG, but it gets so cost prohibitive even at wholesale prices. I've never used french cleats - any advice on th...
by smallbitz
Thu Jun 11, 2015 6:03 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Frit Dust
Replies: 5
Views: 4748

Re: Frit Dust

My Mistake!! I have always called it a 'surgical mask'. It's a particulate mask - a P100 to be exact. I use it to scrape kiln wash and to do all the nasty, dusty things in my studio. I HAVE been using it to grind and sort my frit. I was just surprised to see this post that calls glass dust 'nuisance...
by smallbitz
Wed Jun 10, 2015 12:19 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Frit Dust
Replies: 5
Views: 4748

Re: Frit Dust

Ahh! Just saw this old post! Glass dust is not especially dangerous. It is considered to be a nuisance dust by OSHA. Glass dust is not silica, it is a non-crystalline silicate and does not cause silicosis. See my web site for more information. Use your ShopVac to clean up the mess. http://www.gregor...
by smallbitz
Wed Jun 10, 2015 12:17 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Frit Dust
Replies: 5
Views: 4748

Frit Dust

I usually make my own frit, unless I need large quantities. I've always used a coffee grinder and sifters and it just works great! I have to have my glass and supplies shipped to me, so with the weight of frit, it's much more economical for me to make my own from scrap. I wear a surgical mask when I...
by smallbitz
Sun May 31, 2015 6:51 am
Forum: Kiln Casting
Topic: Glass casting video
Replies: 4
Views: 7431

Re: Glass casting video

That was very interesting. Thanks so much for posting! I've promised myself I will not get into casting (not enough studio space, $$, etc.) but every time I see a tutorial or video, I'm so intrigued!
by smallbitz
Tue May 26, 2015 9:01 am
Forum: Newcomer Forum
Topic: Removing unwanted GE Silicone II
Replies: 6
Views: 7224

Re: Removing unwanted GE Silicone II

Thanks. I'll give both a try.
by smallbitz
Mon May 25, 2015 8:07 am
Forum: Newcomer Forum
Topic: Removing unwanted GE Silicone II
Replies: 6
Views: 7224

Re: Removing unwanted GE Silicone II

Thanks. I've been using a razor. If anyone knows the name of the solvent, I would appreciate it. I have a few stubborn smudges that are difficult to razor off. Ugh.
by smallbitz
Tue May 19, 2015 7:54 am
Forum: Newcomer Forum
Topic: Removing unwanted GE Silicone II
Replies: 6
Views: 7224

Removing unwanted GE Silicone II

How can I remove silicone that has seeped from where it was supposed be? Also, I seem to have a drop or two on the project that I couldn't see (clear silicone on clear glass). What is the best way to remove unwanted silicone?
by smallbitz
Thu Apr 16, 2015 6:23 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Sandblasting Pattern Bar Slices
Replies: 16
Views: 12080

Re: Sandblasting Pattern Bar Slices

This is very interesting to me. I always thought that the edges that were in contact with the tile saw were the most likely to be prone to devitrification... Les, you're saying you grind the sides that touch the mold and kiln shelf (I do too), but just scrub the tile saw edges, correct? Your pattern...

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