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by Brad Walker
Tue Sep 14, 2021 11:55 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Duraboard as elevated second shelf?
Replies: 4
Views: 97

Re: Duraboard as elevated second shelf?

Your board is probably small enough to be ok, but you may find that you're not happy with the results of the firing. The temperature at the top of the kiln will most likely be much much different than the temperature at the bottom of the kiln. You'll have to experiment to see how much different thin...
by Brad Walker
Sun Sep 05, 2021 7:19 pm
Forum: Buy and sell
Topic: Enamels
Replies: 2
Views: 147

Re: Enamels

Photos of enamels
by Brad Walker
Fri Sep 03, 2021 8:06 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Silver Fuming
Replies: 6
Views: 172

Re: Silver Fuming

jim burchett wrote:text tiles


Test me the results. :D
by Brad Walker
Fri Sep 03, 2021 6:40 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: The screw on running pliers.
Replies: 10
Views: 617

Re: The screw on running pliers.

Looks like I have been doing it wrong for 20 years! What I thought I was told was to put the jaws on your glass then tighten the screw, then back off a quarter turn. I suppose it makes more sense to advance it a quarter turn but this has worked for me for all these years and therefore conclude that...
by Brad Walker
Fri Sep 03, 2021 6:38 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Face Shields for Combing Glass
Replies: 2
Views: 105

Re: Face Shields for Combing Glass

If it's this kind of gold shield it will reflect most of the infrared radiation and you won't need anything else: https://www.americancrematory.com/product/heat-reflective-face-shield-gold/ Didymium safety glasses will not protect you from infrared radiation, they're made to block UV rays and sodium...
by Brad Walker
Fri Sep 03, 2021 6:19 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Silver Fuming
Replies: 6
Views: 172

Re: Silver Fuming

Silver needs to be on top for best results, but would work.
by Brad Walker
Mon Aug 30, 2021 6:12 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Replacing Glass for peep hole
Replies: 2
Views: 226

Re: Replacing Glass for peep hole

Replace it with a brick. Kiln brick is soft enough that you could carve to ship and place in the hole where the quartz glass was. If you absolutely have to have the quartz window (not sure why!), there are companies that can cut you a piece to size. Try https://technicalglass.com/product_pages/machi...
by Brad Walker
Thu Jul 29, 2021 11:15 am
Forum: Buy and sell
Topic: Wanted - 1/4 inch Thick Clear Plate Glass
Replies: 4
Views: 362

Re: Wanted - 1/4 inch Thick Clear Plate Glass

I contacted a couple glass places already and no one has it in stock but can be special ordered with delivery in 2 to 3 weeks. Surprised they wouldn't stock it. Do you have a used office furniture place near you? They would carry glass shelves for store fixtures, which would work. You could probabl...
by Brad Walker
Thu Jul 29, 2021 10:36 am
Forum: Buy and sell
Topic: Wanted - 1/4 inch Thick Clear Plate Glass
Replies: 4
Views: 362

Re: Wanted - 1/4 inch Thick Clear Plate Glass

This is the kind of thing that any local regular glass shop would carry. Shouldn't be hard to find locally. If you're thinking you can polish the agates by using loose silicon carbide grit on the float glass slab, be aware that bringing the agates to a shine take more than that. You'll most likely n...
by Brad Walker
Thu Jul 15, 2021 3:55 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: slumping mold for 3 d animals
Replies: 2
Views: 325

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: 10
Views: 617

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: 10
Views: 617

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: 10
Views: 617

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: 866

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: 866

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: 866

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: 764

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: 3653

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: 11479

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: 4552

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...

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