WarmGlass.com - Search

Search found 1379 matches

Go to advanced search

by Brad Walker
Sun Oct 17, 2021 7:17 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Unknown Jen-Ken kiln controller code "Stnd": help?
Replies: 1
Views: 10

Re: Unknown Jen-Ken kiln controller code "Stnd": help?

What brand controller? Made by Barton or Orton? 3 button or 12 key?

Have you tried unplugging kiln (not turning off) and then plugging back in?

You could also call Jen-Ken and ask. They're usually very helpful.
by Brad Walker
Thu Oct 14, 2021 11:15 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Fractures appeared!
Replies: 8
Views: 43

Re: Fractures appeared!

Over time, that usually happens. I have deliberately fused Bullseye and Spectrum S96 glass together and watched the piece fall apart over time. First, you see nothing, then a crack appears, then it spreads, and eventually the piece breaks. This can take years and years, or it can happen overnight, d...
by Brad Walker
Wed Oct 13, 2021 10:41 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Fractures appeared!
Replies: 8
Views: 43

Re: Fractures appeared!

Why would Spectrum and Oceanside not be compatible? I assumed they were using all the same technology and formulas. Similar (not necessarily same) technology and formulas, but different manufacturing facilities, different countries, different levels of experience. It's really hard to make consisten...
by Brad Walker
Wed Oct 13, 2021 3:29 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Fractures appeared!
Replies: 8
Views: 43

Re: Fractures appeared!

Is there a potential compatibility issue between Wissmach and Oceanside that anyone has heard about? Yes, there is. There's also potential incompatibility between Oceanside and the old Spectrum System 96. And with Youghigheny Y96. And with any other COE96 glass you can think of. There's more to com...
by Brad Walker
Tue Oct 05, 2021 3:24 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: The screw on running pliers.
Replies: 20
Views: 1095

Re: The screw on running pliers.

The amount of pressure does not change until the stop is hit. Thus, the glass should break when the pliers are applied. The glass does start to break when the jaws clamp around the glass, but it doesn't break optimally. If you have no screw, then the jaws come into contact with the glass and contin...
by Brad Walker
Tue Sep 14, 2021 11:55 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Duraboard as elevated second shelf?
Replies: 4
Views: 289

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: 261

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: 380

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: 20
Views: 1095

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: 254

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: 380

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: 378

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: 482

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: 482

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: 456

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: 20
Views: 1095

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: 20
Views: 1095

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: 20
Views: 1095

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: 1159

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: 1159

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.

Go to advanced search

Warm Glass

2575 Old Glory Road, Suite 700
Suite 700
Clemmons, NC 27012
Phone: (336) 712 8003
Email: wg@warmglass.com