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newbie float question

Postby archie » Thu Feb 19, 2004 4:24 pm

afternoon

If I wanted to try a bowl, ect using float glass and I should use 2 layers of glass? can I cap colored float with clear or should I use two layers of the colored? Can anyone give me a suggestion for a firing sched for a Skutt? thanks, Archie

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Postby hoknok » Thu Feb 19, 2004 6:42 pm

Hey Archie, check the archives. There is plenty to find about the subject . I would also look in the Tutorial section for standard slumping schedules. Yours will vary depending upon your kilns environment.

Good luck!

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Postby Nelson Tan » Thu Feb 19, 2004 11:24 pm

Hi Archie

we tried to fuse green float and blue float.
simply not comptible. our float glass here is made by Asahi Glass

better to fuse to layers of the same color from the same sheet

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Postby hoknok » Fri Feb 20, 2004 12:36 am

Archie,

I think Armstrong glass has introduced new colors for float glass. Maybe you could combine these colors since they have the same coe. They are made to work with float. I have not tried them but it looks promising.

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Postby Bert Weiss » Fri Feb 20, 2004 9:36 am

hoknok wrote:Archie,

I think Armstrong glass has introduced new colors for float glass. Maybe you could combine these colors since they have the same coe. They are made to work with float. I have not tried them but it looks promising.


I saw the Armstrong glass recently and was somewhere between astonished and angry. It is simply enamel smeared on thin float glass. Since much float glass is not compatible, this looks to me to be a particularly worthless material, not to mention ugly.

I heard a rumour that Youghiogheny has some float compatible colors, but I don't know anything about them. They are not listed on their website.
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Postby Tyler Frisby » Fri Feb 20, 2004 10:35 am

i saw the "new colours" from armstrong too and the not impressed. Expensive and not to uniqui, anyone with a lil exp. can make those peices themselves. It would'l have been bettter if it was avail in thicker pieces.

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Postby Paul Tarlow » Fri Feb 20, 2004 11:44 am

Bert Weiss wrote:I heard a rumour that Youghiogheny has some float compatible colors, but I don't know anything about them. They are not listed on their website.


Seems to me that "float compatible" glass would be pointless. How do you make a glass compatible with all float when float isn't always compatible with float.

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Postby Nancy » Fri Feb 20, 2004 12:23 pm

What about decals?

Can they be used with float?

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Postby Tyler Frisby » Fri Feb 20, 2004 12:50 pm

Good question Ill ask it again can Decals be used with Float , Im thinkin of the Irid ones, Irid float would be neat

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Postby Kathie Karancz » Fri Feb 20, 2004 12:56 pm

I also would like to know whether it would be OK to tack fuse stringers of any kind to something like float. Do you think that tack fusing something that is definitely not compatible and it being something as thin as stringers - would it eventually break off?????
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Postby Nancy Juhasz » Fri Feb 20, 2004 5:45 pm

I heard the same thing about Youghiogheny glass. In fact the owner of the company is the one that told me that late last August. I have been watching the web site ever since. He said they would post it. My question is how can the statement be made that it is compatiable. Well I guess it is compatiable with some float.

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Postby Kevin Midgley » Fri Feb 20, 2004 6:38 pm

Kathie Karancz wrote:I also would like to know whether it would be OK to tack fuse stringers of any kind to something like float. Do you think that tack fusing something that is definitely not compatible and it being something as thin as stringers - would it eventually break off?????


Yes and no but you'll have stress cracks at the very minimum. Kevin

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Postby AVLucky » Fri Feb 20, 2004 6:57 pm

Is there any reason why you want to use float? If it's a cost consideration, I would personally rather spend a little extra money on compatible glass, rather than a lot of extra time running tests.

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Postby Paul Tarlow » Fri Feb 20, 2004 7:49 pm

Kathie Karancz wrote:I also would like to know whether it would be OK to tack fuse stringers of any kind to something like float. Do you think that tack fusing something that is definitely not compatible and it being something as thin as stringers - would it eventually break off?????


Hi Kathie -

I've seen very small amounts of incompatible enamel crack the surface of float. I've also seen a different color of the same brand/type enamel work fine.

I'd expect most stringers would cause some kind of problem -- test, test, test.


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