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by quill
Tue Jun 03, 2003 9:37 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Size of overlap for clear?
Replies: 3
Views: 2788

Thanks you guys. I do appreciate it!
by quill
Tue Jun 03, 2003 1:19 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Size of overlap for clear?
Replies: 3
Views: 2788

Size of overlap for clear?

I am fusing some small cabochons for pendants, with clear on top & cannot for the life of me remember just how much of an overlap (of the top piece) gives the best results. Can anyone help increase my very small amount of fusing know-how?
by quill
Wed May 28, 2003 10:03 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Capping with clear (on the bottom)
Replies: 1
Views: 1967

Capping with clear (on the bottom)

I want to do some small fused dichroic cabochons. I thought I would start with a square about 4"by 4" made of small pieces of dichroic capped with a piece of clear, fuse this and then cut them into cabochon size and fuse again. I am worried about getting bubbles trapped between the clear and the dic...
by quill
Sun May 18, 2003 10:29 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: My first pot melt.....HELP!
Replies: 16
Views: 10440

Thanks for the tips. I didn't know the shelfpaper would wimp out at high temps.
you are a glass crafter? You do have open cuts don't you
I almost always have cuts or burns, usually both, I am afraid.
by quill
Sun May 18, 2003 9:58 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: My first pot melt.....HELP!
Replies: 16
Views: 10440

Re: My first pot melt.....HELP!

>Also, the pot drop pulled all the kiln wash off the shelf and I can't get it off the back of the glass< I have only been fusing a short time but am planning a pot melt and was wondering if using shelf paper and instead of kiln wash would work better? I thought I could cut a larger piece than I need...
by quill
Sun May 04, 2003 11:04 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: hextal glue
Replies: 10
Views: 7025

It is also used in glass repair. I used to do china & glass repair & used it for this. Besides making a very strong colorless glue for mending clear glass, it can be tinted to match colored glass, as well as poured into a mold to replace missing pieces of glass. (Similar to the way two-ton epoxy can...
by quill
Fri May 02, 2003 12:07 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Bracelet mold & gravity?
Replies: 6
Views: 4539

Ah... that makes sense. Thanks everyone.
by quill
Fri May 02, 2003 11:07 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Bracelet mold & gravity?
Replies: 6
Views: 4539

Thanks Brad but for some reason my computor can't load this PDF file.

Once the glass strip has slumped over the bracelet mold, you carefully reach inside the kiln with your graphite tongs and tuck the end pieces under.


Can you tell me why it doesn't just re-slump back down?
by quill
Fri May 02, 2003 12:20 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Bracelet mold & gravity?
Replies: 6
Views: 4539

Bracelet mold & gravity?

Excuse me if this has been covered before but I am trying to figure out how a bracelet mold is used to slump. I understand how the glass molds to the top but how on earth do you get the open end to curve up? I don't actually have a bracelet mold but the question has been rattling around in my head a...
by quill
Thu May 01, 2003 1:11 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: hextal glue
Replies: 10
Views: 7025

I bought mine from ... Conservation Materials, Ltd. 1165 Marietta Way Sparks, NV 89431 (702) 311-0582

Hope this helps.
by quill
Thu Apr 24, 2003 9:01 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Marinite Board
Replies: 5
Views: 4292

It warps pretty badly at the temps we work at.


It was advertised for use with enamels not fusing, I just wondered if it would work with fusing.
by quill
Thu Apr 24, 2003 9:21 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Marinite Board
Replies: 5
Views: 4292

Marinite Board

I just ordered dome stuff from Thompson Enamels & I noticed they had various sizes of 'Marinite Board' for sale.

I am not familiar with this & was wondering, is it useful in fusing, say for slumping molds or as a kiln shelf?
by quill
Wed Apr 23, 2003 9:46 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: letters with fusing
Replies: 6
Views: 5598

I am not sure if this will be useful for you or not but... if you don't need different colors you can get great letters by using silver foil & craft punches. They come in all different sizes as well as upper & lower case.
by quill
Thu Apr 17, 2003 10:55 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Technique Ownership - A Question of Ethics
Replies: 183
Views: 110405

The class involved 4 small pieces; all of the instructor's own design - a candle votive, a heart-shaped candy dish, a pin, and a small platter. We students were only to select colors. The class cost $150 for one day - we never discussed firing schedules, kiln techniques, etc... but spent lots of ti...
by quill
Wed Apr 16, 2003 9:46 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Curious about kiln wash
Replies: 7
Views: 4635

I think that kiln wash that has not been contaminated with flux will work well after many firings, but so what? No one wants to fire kiln wash without glass on it! I just tested (inadvertantly) this theory. I have had a kiln shelf I had prepared for fusing for a few months ago just sitting. I was w...
by quill
Sat Apr 12, 2003 11:10 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: dichroic earrings
Replies: 5
Views: 4557

If you fire a larger piece and place the dichro on it, fire then cut out the small cabs from the areas of the glass that you like.


I sort of figured this out by accident. Glad to hear it is not totally stupid way to do it.
by quill
Sat Apr 12, 2003 11:00 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Etching vs. sandblasting for small pieces
Replies: 3
Views: 3064

I never thought of sandblasting to remove sharp edges or reshape a piece. Do you reheat the piece after, if you want a shiny surface?
by quill
Sat Apr 12, 2003 9:03 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Etching vs. sandblasting for small pieces
Replies: 3
Views: 3064

Etching vs. sandblasting for small pieces

I noticed a lot of info on sandblasting fused glass but not a lot about using etching liquid or cream to matte the surface. I use this this a lot for beads & am using it for small cabs (I just have a small kiln, 6" by 6".) Is there any reason it is not used more? I can see it wouldn't be very practi...
by quill
Tue Apr 08, 2003 4:54 pm
Forum: Photos and Stuff
Topic: Sample photo of my work
Replies: 5
Views: 6817

Beautiful, Jerry! Very elegant. My stuff is never elegant, darn it!
by quill
Tue Apr 08, 2003 2:48 pm
Forum: Photos and Stuff
Topic: My first fuse
Replies: 4
Views: 5760

maybe the top cap could have been a lee bit bigger


Ah... thanks for the tip. I will try that next time.

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