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Making your own..... shards

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Jan de Jong
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Making your own..... shards

Postby Jan de Jong » Sat May 09, 2015 6:58 am

Hello! I read about this in the Warmglass book and here on this site.
I wonder what is the best method: Drop square, or a square with wire on it (and what is then the best amount between the wires ??) ??
Thank you for your help ! Jan de Jong

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Re: Making your own..... shards

Postby DonMcClennen » Sat May 09, 2015 9:31 am

I don't understand the question :?:
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Re: Making your own..... shards

Postby Jan de Jong » Sat May 09, 2015 9:59 am

DonMcClennen wrote:I don't understand the question :?:

Brad Walker writes in his book about this ! Making your own "shards". Possible via a drop (and a square is to prefer) and making a square (RVS) with nichrome wire on it. Sorry, my knowledge of the English language is too poor to explain it on the right manner. I hope you do understand now ?? See my questions in the earlier post. Jan (from Holland)

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Re: Making your own..... shards

Postby Jerrwel » Sat May 09, 2015 12:19 pm

Jan de Jong wrote:
DonMcClennen wrote:I don't understand the question :?:

Brad Walker writes in his book about this ! Making your own "shards". Possible via a drop (and a square is to prefer) and making a square (RVS) with nichrome wire on it. Sorry, my knowledge of the English language is too poor to explain it on the right manner. I hope you do understand now ?? See my questions in the earlier post. Jan (from Holland)


Does this translation site http://translation.babylon.com/english/to-dutch/ provide adequate translation so that the post can be written in one's preferred language and translated to English prior to posting on this site?

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See page 193 of Contemporary Fused Glass about making confetti. My experience is that the drop needs to be done with high slumping heat (Brad suggests 1350F) so that the glass becomes very thin. The higher the drop, the thinner the glass; the more glass used, the thicker the confetti. Once glass is cooled, drop into hard container to break into 'shards.' I have only used the drop ring process.

Zie bladzijde 193 van [u]Eigentijdse Gesmolten Glas[ /u] over confetti. Mijn ervaring is dat de terugval dient plaats te vinden met hoge slumping warmte (Brad suggereert 1350F) zodat het glas heel dun. Hoe groter de druppel, hoe dunner de glazen; hoe meer glas gebruikt, hoe dikker de confetti. Eenmaal glazen is afgekoeld, zakt in vaste container te breken in 'scherven.' IK heb alleen de ring.
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Re: Making your own..... shards

Postby Jan de Jong » Sun May 10, 2015 9:12 am

@ Jerry: The translation site is not so good, but I did understand what you mean ! Thank you !
Someone who did try firing on wires ? Jan

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Re: Making your own..... shards

Postby Cate G » Thu May 14, 2015 5:53 pm

I find the easiest way to make shards is with a torch and blowpipe, or 1/4 hollow mandrel. Not sure where you are, but all you need is a simple one fuel torch and small bottles of Mapp gas that screw onto the torch. You can get them at hardware stores or Home Depot type stores. I do lampwork (bead making) and can make a pile of them in about a 1/2 hour. I'm not sure if the torch plumbers use will get hot enough. Anybody know?
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Re: Making your own..... shards

Postby DonMcClennen » Fri May 15, 2015 3:39 pm

What am I missing here?? A "shard" in the dictionary is a sharp knife like piece of glass or pottery that occur like when you smash a window or dish. #-o
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Re: Making your own..... shards

Postby Fiona Collins » Sat May 16, 2015 5:21 am

Aka confetti

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Re: Making your own..... shards

Postby Mark Hall » Wed May 27, 2015 10:37 am

Confetti is like egg shells in thickness, and made hot on the end of a blowpipe by blowing a bubble out huge. My understanding of a shard is they're small pieces of sheet glass. I make shards by putting sheet glass pieces into a 5 gal. bucket and smashing them until every piece is about the size of a quarter.

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Re: Making your own..... shards

Postby Cate G » Wed May 27, 2015 10:01 pm

Actually Mark, you are right. The lampwork community calls them shards and fusers call them confetti. They are actually more like confetti, I think... :-k
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Re: Making your own..... shards

Postby Fiona Collins » Sat May 30, 2015 6:07 am

I've always thought confetti and shards were the same thing but did start as a lampworker, mark what you call shards I would class as mosaic frit. I wonder if terminology differences are regional, or depend on the books we've read or the teachers we've had?


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