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Frit molds

Postby bkfoltz » Wed Dec 10, 2003 10:55 am

I have lots and lots of small scrap left from a project I did with some school kids. what can I use for a frit mold. I was hoping on just dumping in the scrap and frit and fire. I know I can use SS banding, but I am having a hard time finding any. If I make a mold what do I use? Looked in the archive but just go more confused. Help. KRIS

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Postby Kim Bellis » Wed Dec 10, 2003 11:16 am

Kris: Use fiber paper as a dam. Similar to the SS ring. Hope this helps.
Kim

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Postby Rob Morey » Wed Dec 10, 2003 11:22 am

My work lives and dies on scrap. In my studio there is almost no such word. If I have nothing else to do with it, I grind it into frit using a mortar and pistil (is that the way you spell it??) system. You can get some really interesting frit combinations that way not to mention burning off a few of those holiday calories. You can use it in pot melts (see archives) or shelf melts (see http://www.ramoreydesign.com/shelfmelt.html) Or just save to experiment when the question arises, what would happen if I put this with that? And if none of this appeals to you, ship it to me.

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it's pestle, but...

Postby Cheryl » Wed Dec 10, 2003 11:23 am

Another easy way to deal with it (especially if you have a tile saw) is to build a little box out of clear and hot glue. dump all your scrap into there & melt away. (box = 4 sides & a bottom) you need to dam it.

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Postby Doug Randall » Wed Dec 10, 2003 11:53 am

Cast your scrap in those heavy steel muffin pans, the ordamental kind that come in different designs, shells, corn etc. Use lots of kiln wash. They make nice paperweight gifts.

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Postby Kim Bellis » Wed Dec 10, 2003 12:15 pm

Doug:
What a great idea! I'll have to give that a try

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Postby vblue » Wed Dec 10, 2003 12:55 pm

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I know you asked about frit molds, but there are other options like mosaic tree ornaments, mosaic tiles (cut into strips for wind chimes, etc.

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Postby charlie » Wed Dec 10, 2003 1:22 pm

glassaddict wrote:Kris: Use fiber paper as a dam. Similar to the SS ring. Hope this helps.
Kim


and you can use staples to hold the strips of paper together. use a thick paper (1/8")

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frit molds

Postby kazindc » Thu Dec 11, 2003 5:54 am

You can get frit molds (square and round) at http://www.artglass1.com
or if you want to make some different shape, I have some stainless steel strips that are approx. 2 inches high by 2 feet. You can form it into almost any shape. Will send one if you want. Have my 80 year old father trained that if he goes by a metal shop he stops in to see if they have any stainless scraps. He is getting pretty good at it.
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