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by Brad Walker
Thu Jul 15, 2021 3:55 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: slumping mold for 3 d animals
Replies: 2
Views: 37

Re: slumping mold for 3 d animals

by Brad Walker
Thu Jul 15, 2021 9:37 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: The screw on running pliers.
Replies: 6
Views: 89

Re: The screw on running pliers.

So, how do you set the screw to the correct depth? Set the jaws to the thickness of the glass. Then turn the screw 1/4 turn to tighten just a little bit. You don't need to do it for every single sheet of glass, just for 3mm or 6mm when you change thicknesses. If you're more experienced and can rely...
by Brad Walker
Wed Jul 14, 2021 10:45 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: The screw on running pliers.
Replies: 6
Views: 89

Re: The screw on running pliers.

Once pressure is applied to the pliers, the glass has to fully break for the screw to come into play. This isn't true. The screw stops the jaws of the pliers from coming together, which controls the amount of pressure applied to the glass. So if the screw stops the jaws from coming together part of...
by Brad Walker
Tue Jul 13, 2021 11:29 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: The screw on running pliers.
Replies: 6
Views: 89

Re: The screw on running pliers.

The screw should be adjusted to slightly less than the thickness of your glass. That's really critical when cutting thicker pieces of glass. If the screw is all the way down (like most people have it, but shouldn't), then you apply too much pressure to the score and will have more trouble getting a ...
by Brad Walker
Mon Jul 12, 2021 2:59 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: 1/4 inch jaw running pliers
Replies: 13
Views: 169

Re: 1/4 inch jaw running pliers

Thank you. Must not be holding my mouth right or need better running pliers. Any suggestions ? I have two. First, you want the distance between the top and bottom of the running pliers to be slightly less than the thickness of your glass. If it's too close together (i.e. all the way closed) you won...
by Brad Walker
Mon Jul 12, 2021 9:39 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: 1/4 inch jaw running pliers
Replies: 13
Views: 169

Re: 1/4 inch jaw running pliers

If you want to cut half inch wide strips out of 3mm glass, any running pliers will do the trick.
by Brad Walker
Sun Jul 11, 2021 9:45 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: 1/4 inch jaw running pliers
Replies: 13
Views: 169

Re: 1/4 inch jaw running pliers

Do you mean 1/2" thick glass? Or something else?
by Brad Walker
Wed Jun 02, 2021 10:43 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: HD Fiber Board
Replies: 3
Views: 429

Re: HD Fiber Board

Jim's moved: https://neuex.com/

Good guy. He may have what you need.
by Brad Walker
Sat May 22, 2021 3:14 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Paragon Pearl 22 - where are the feet located?
Replies: 2
Views: 2481

Re: Paragon Pearl 22 - where are the feet located?

There should be four rubber feet at the bottom corners of the kiln. The front ones are just inside the panel that juts out. For my Pearl 22's -- and at one time I had five of them -- I didn't buy the overpriced stand from Paragon. I built my own stands out of plywood and 2 x 4's. Yes, plywood. Never...
by Brad Walker
Fri May 21, 2021 1:22 pm
Forum: Buy and sell
Topic: MK101 Saw in great shape with lots of extras
Replies: 0
Views: 7987

MK101 Saw in great shape with lots of extras

I have a used tile saw for sale at our Clemmons, NC location. It's an MK101, which retails new for around $1200 to $1500. The saw's in great shape and has lots of extras, including a stand with wheels, a cover, extra blade, and much, much more. Price is $550. Pickup in Clemmons only. Brad Walker 336...
by Brad Walker
Thu May 20, 2021 3:31 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Cracking during slump
Replies: 5
Views: 3179

Re: Cracking during slump

Is the piece conforming to the mold or is it still flat? Is the piece split in two (or three) or just cracked down the middle? Curved crack? Can't tell from the photos, since they're just partial pics. Round bowl mold? (Have the BE number?) Was the mold on the shelf or just on posts? How close are y...
by Brad Walker
Thu May 20, 2021 2:32 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Cracking during slump
Replies: 5
Views: 3179

Re: Cracking during slump

Got a photo of the break?

I'm a bit puzzled by your comment that the edges cracked and were not sharp. If your top temperature was only 1200F, then that shouldn't be hot enough to round the edges.

Also, a description of the mold you used would help.
by Brad Walker
Thu May 20, 2021 10:50 am
Forum: Buy and sell
Topic: Studio items for sale -- Chapel Hill NC
Replies: 0
Views: 5620

Studio items for sale -- Chapel Hill NC

Due to my wife’s death, I am selling her warm glass materials from her well-stocked studio in Chapel Hill, NC. I am not mailing any items, but appointments can be made to view these and reasonable offers will be considered. Some of these many items include: A wide variety of Bullseye half and full g...
by Brad Walker
Wed May 19, 2021 11:11 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Schedule for slumping large piece, 9mm thick?
Replies: 4
Views: 3273

Re: Schedule for slumping large piece, 9mm thick?

That schedule would probably work. For over stainless I usually watch the piece and just hold until it's done the way you want it, however long that takes. 75 on the way up is conservative, but justifiable on a piece that large. I assume you're not really close to the top elements. Bullseye would sa...
by Brad Walker
Wed May 19, 2021 11:05 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: firepolish for Pressed Glass
Replies: 1
Views: 3095

Re: firepolish for Pressed Glass

Generally I sandblast then fire to around 1350 to 1375F with a short hold. At that temperature it shines but It doesn't really roll the edges. Would probably work ok if you didn't sandblast, but sandblasting gives you a better finish. For powder on top you would need to go higher to get the powder t...
by Brad Walker
Fri Apr 30, 2021 11:05 am
Forum: Buy and sell
Topic: AZTEX A470 airbrush set NEW $125
Replies: 4
Views: 4357

Re: AZTEX A470 airbrush set NEW $150

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by Brad Walker
Fri Apr 30, 2021 8:20 am
Forum: Buy and sell
Topic: AZTEX A470 airbrush set NEW $125
Replies: 4
Views: 4357

Re: AZTEX A470 airbrush set NEW $150

Robin Z wrote:Well, shoot! I can’t remember how to post photos.
I’ll be happy to send photos via email or message.


Email them to me and I'll post them for you. wg at warmglass.com
by Brad Walker
Thu Apr 29, 2021 9:03 pm
Forum: Buy and sell
Topic: AZTEX A470 airbrush set NEW $125
Replies: 4
Views: 4357

Re: AZTEX A470 airbrush set NEW $150

Robin, those links are to a file that's physically on your phone, they haven't been uploaded.
by Brad Walker
Sun Apr 25, 2021 8:44 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Schedule for kiln pressed glass - for Uroboros
Replies: 4
Views: 4752

Re: Schedule for kiln pressed glass - for Uroboros

Havi wrote:Did you also mix BE AND URO????


Always the clear Uro with BE, no problems. Sometimes the other colors. Only problem I ever experienced was with one of the Uroboros reds. Not surprising since reds can be difficult to make.
by Brad Walker
Sat Apr 24, 2021 9:02 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Schedule for kiln pressed glass - for Uroboros
Replies: 4
Views: 4752

Re: Schedule for kiln pressed glass - for Uroboros

I never fired Uro 90 that much (if any) different than Bullseye. The same schedule ought to work.

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