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DebB
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What do I put Bullseye transparent frit on?

Postby DebB » Tue Sep 02, 2014 11:39 pm

Hi all:
I am a beginner, and have various colors of bullseye transparent frit and want to fuse it onto clear glass shapes that I will be cutting. Can someone tell me what kind of clear glass I should be looking for?

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Re: What do I put Bullseye transparent frit on?

Postby Buttercup » Wed Sep 03, 2014 12:06 am

Bullseye.

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Re: What do I put Bullseye transparent frit on?

Postby DebB » Wed Sep 03, 2014 12:21 am

Sorry, I guess I should have been more clear with my question. :oops:
I guess what I'm trying to ask is does it matter if the BE sheet glass says that it's COE 90, or is it ok as long as it's fuseable?
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Re: What do I put Bullseye transparent frit on?

Postby MarkNotMarc » Wed Sep 03, 2014 3:55 am

The COE number of all glass fused into one piece should be the same COE number. Don't mix 90 and 96 in the same piece. Many people say not to mix the same COE from different manufacturers. Your results may vary.

Bullseye frit is designed to work with Bullseye fusing sheet glass. Just don't use it with Bullseye glass made for the stained glass folks. It needs to be the fusing glass and you'll be fine.

Good luck

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Re: What do I put Bullseye transparent frit on?

Postby DebB » Wed Sep 03, 2014 10:18 am

Ok, thanks so much. I'm sure all of you must roll your eyes at some of the crazy questions we newbies come up with. LOL, but I appreciate your patience with us. :)
Debbie

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Re: What do I put Bullseye transparent frit on?

Postby Drewcilla » Wed Sep 03, 2014 12:13 pm

Not at all. Don't hesitate to ask. The folks here are very generous with their time and patience. I've learned so much just reading through the posts. Because of family circumstances I can not travel outside my local area for classes and depend heavily on the generosity of those willing to share and answer questions. A basic fusing book helps a lot. Many have been recommended here.

Have fun and good luck.

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Re: What do I put Bullseye transparent frit on?

Postby Valerie Adams » Wed Sep 03, 2014 1:04 pm

Bullseye does not label its glass as 90coe; it's labeled 'tested compatible'.

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Re: What do I put Bullseye transparent frit on?

Postby DebB » Wed Sep 03, 2014 1:20 pm

Yes, I guess that's what confused me. :?
I'm so glad I found this board!

Valerie Adams wrote:Bullseye does not label its glass as 90coe; it's labeled 'tested compatible'.
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Re: What do I put Bullseye transparent frit on?

Postby Jerrwel » Thu Sep 04, 2014 6:52 pm

Liz:

Here's a post from another thread where I outlined my favorite books on fusing. These will help you immeasurably in fusing with understanding:

Three books will get you a long, long way toward the knowledge and experience you want quickly:

*Contemporary Fused Glass, Guide to Fusing, Slumping, and Kilnforming Glass http://www.warmglass.org/books beside being absolutely beautiful, this book walks through stages of fusing so you can advance at your own pace with the projects presented. Note especially the information about fusing with non-tested glass; it's a real money saver! Presentations are for 90COE glass but the information is universally applicable.

*The Joy of Fusing, is about basic fusing but it also introduces single layer with partial layer setups. The big plus for this book (again IMHO) is the discussion of various firing levels. An important take away in this discussion is that not everything needs to be fired to a full fuse (my favorite temperatures are 1390F and 1425F except where higher temperatures are needed for a particular process such as a pot melt, shelf melt, etc.) This book also has a great presentation of glass processes relating to firing schedule development. This book focuses on 96COE, but again other than process temperatures is universally applicable.

*Firing Schedules for Glass http://www.warmglass.org/books; if there is a fusing bible, this is it. Get familiar with ideas behind firing schedule development and annealing before you take on the more technical aspects of this book. Contemporary Fused Glass is good prerequisite reading and practice is essential to using this book (IMHO).
Jerry

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Re: What do I put Bullseye transparent frit on?

Postby DebB » Thu Sep 04, 2014 7:56 pm

They are at the top of my "stuff to order" list :)
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