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table top draping Q

Postby rosanna gusler » Thu May 08, 2003 6:36 am

hi all, i am designing some small table tops. i want to do a drape type thing with the edge. say an inch and a half or so drape all the way around. so what do you think would be a good material to make my mold with? mild steel? rigidised fiber? plaster? anybody got a learning curve to share? thanks, rosanna

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Postby Bert Weiss » Thu May 08, 2003 9:31 am

rosanna gusler wrote:hi all, i am designing some small table tops. i want to do a drape type thing with the edge. say an inch and a half or so drape all the way around. so what do you think would be a good material to make my mold with? mild steel? rigidised fiber? plaster? anybody got a learning curve to share? thanks, rosanna


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I would use Unifrax HD board. I sometimes cover it with fiberfrax blanket coated with alumina powder. You didn't mention what kind of glass. If it is float, and you are not fusing I would fire to 1365 and soak until you like the look. If you are fusing float, fire to 1420.
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Postby Brad Walker » Thu May 08, 2003 9:42 am

rosanna gusler wrote:hi all, i am designing some small table tops. i want to do a drape type thing with the edge. say an inch and a half or so drape all the way around. so what do you think would be a good material to make my mold with? mild steel? rigidised fiber? plaster? anybody got a learning curve to share? thanks, rosanna


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Postby rosanna gusler » Thu May 08, 2003 11:23 am

ok, thanks. i will try the steel first since i live in the land of metal shops. time to go hit the ole scrap piles. rosanna


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