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by Bonnie Rubinstein
Fri Feb 04, 2022 1:18 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: sandblasting dissipate?
Replies: 6
Views: 1197

Re: sandblasting dissipate?

I decided to slump, then sandblast. I did not want the slumping to minimize the frost, so waited till that was done. We had to do a quick blast outside in frigid temps for that, though!
by Bonnie Rubinstein
Wed Jan 19, 2022 11:51 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: sandblasting dissipate?
Replies: 6
Views: 1197

Re: sandblasting dissipate?

Thanks for all that info. very helpful. I opted to slump, then blast. Unfortunately, I blast outside, and now it will be frigid temps now for a while ( it is zero right now).. so have to hold off on the blasting. In reading your post, I see I could have blasted flat, and then slumped, as I only went...
by Bonnie Rubinstein
Sun Jan 16, 2022 8:38 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: sandblasting dissipate?
Replies: 6
Views: 1197

Re: sandblasting dissipate?

well, it is for a light sconce, so I need the frosting to be a good one. Maybe I won't risk it, and blast later.

Thanks you.
by Bonnie Rubinstein
Sun Jan 16, 2022 5:47 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: sandblasting dissipate?
Replies: 6
Views: 1197

sandblasting dissipate?

Hi all,
I usually sandblast the back of my glass as last step. But this time I may need to blast prior to slumping, which happens at 1150 degrees. Can I assume that the blasting I did will remain in tact when I slump at that temp?

Thanks!

Bonnie
by Bonnie Rubinstein
Fri Dec 03, 2021 1:53 pm
Forum: Business Topics
Topic: Twin Cities/ Western WI fusers?
Replies: 0
Views: 3113

Twin Cities/ Western WI fusers?

To Mpls/ St. Paul/ western WI and area fusers: I am looking for other fusers/stained glass artists wanting to order sheet glass. Since our local distributor is closing, I am thinking of getting a shipment from (i.e.) Ed Hoy in Chicago. It gets prohibitive to order just for myself, so is there anyone...
by Bonnie Rubinstein
Fri Dec 03, 2021 9:23 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: schedule issue-did I screw up?
Replies: 2
Views: 1305

Re: schedule issue-did I screw up?

Good to know..
Thanks, Brad.. for putting my mind at rest.
by Bonnie Rubinstein
Thu Dec 02, 2021 6:46 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: schedule issue-did I screw up?
Replies: 2
Views: 1305

schedule issue-did I screw up?

Big whoops- Final fuse of a 5/16" thick 20" round piece. I altered my schedule for a slow bubble squeeze. by doing that, since my controller only allows 8 stages, I had to leave the last anneal at at 700 degrees for 10 minute hold, Intending to check it later, and add on the final ramp dow...
by Bonnie Rubinstein
Tue Oct 19, 2021 10:15 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Fractures appeared!
Replies: 11
Views: 3083

Re: Fractures appeared!

Thank you, Lynn!

Yes, alot of years of trials and failures to get consistent positive outcomes. That is why changing gears would be so hard.

Glass is amazing when it works! (all of us fusers know this).
by Bonnie Rubinstein
Mon Oct 18, 2021 5:28 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Fractures appeared!
Replies: 11
Views: 3083

Re: Fractures appeared!

I follow strict schedules that I have used for 20 + years, successfully (after a few rough lessons early on). I am not concerned right now if I stick with Oceanside. My glass inventory is too large to not use. And, then there is the learning curve for Bullseye. (hard to think about now that I am so ...
by Bonnie Rubinstein
Thu Oct 14, 2021 11:57 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Fractures appeared!
Replies: 11
Views: 3083

Re: Fractures appeared!

Thanks, Brad.

Shame on companies that have misleading info.

Starting my big project over now... :(
by Bonnie Rubinstein
Thu Oct 14, 2021 11:11 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Fractures appeared!
Replies: 11
Views: 3083

Re: Fractures appeared!

I assume the fractures will become real cracks (?) and not stay internal in the glass? I haven't experienced this before...
by Bonnie Rubinstein
Thu Oct 14, 2021 12:21 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Fractures appeared!
Replies: 11
Views: 3083

Re: Fractures appeared!

Thank you for all that valuable( and sobering) info., Brad. I would like to think I am working with a manufacturer I can rely on. But I can’t get a person to even talk with at Oceanside. I had good communication with Spectrum. Which leaves a lot of us out in the cold re: technical help, and I need t...
by Bonnie Rubinstein
Wed Oct 13, 2021 9:46 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Fractures appeared!
Replies: 11
Views: 3083

Re: Fractures appeared!

Wow. If that is true, I am in huge trouble. When I heard Spectrum was closing, I bought quite a bit of it, not knowing Oceanside would continue the manufacturing. Why would Spectrum and Oceanside not be compatible? I assumed they were using all the same technology and formulas. And Brad, can you ela...
by Bonnie Rubinstein
Wed Oct 13, 2021 3:21 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Fractures appeared!
Replies: 11
Views: 3083

Fractures appeared!

Hi Fusers, Sad day. I made a beautiful 41' X 25" flat mural: Wissmach 5mm base, and 1-2 layers of Oceanside 96 glasses on top. Slow rise and 6 hours anneal. I've done this size many times, but always with just Spectrum/Oceanside. I did grind down the corners a touch after fusing (diamond bit an...
by Bonnie Rubinstein
Thu Oct 07, 2021 7:44 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Drill bit attachment
Replies: 8
Views: 2705

Re: Drill bit attachment

I made a video for her, with explicit details. and she did it successfully!

She said she was artistic, so I had faith in her.

Thanks for the inputs!
by Bonnie Rubinstein
Mon Sep 27, 2021 1:11 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Drill bit attachment
Replies: 8
Views: 2705

Re: Drill bit attachment

client tried to do that- none in her area.

But this will work!
by Bonnie Rubinstein
Sun Sep 26, 2021 1:34 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Drill bit attachment
Replies: 8
Views: 2705

Re: Drill bit attachment

Because this is smoothing down the side of 1/4" flat glass, I want it to be super easy for the client. That is why I am sending her a 1" diameter Aanraku grinding bit. Easier to control than a smaller bit. I am suggesting someone spray water on the glass as she grinds it down. (I will make...
by Bonnie Rubinstein
Sun Sep 26, 2021 12:01 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Drill bit attachment
Replies: 8
Views: 2705

Re: Drill bit attachment

Thanks, Andy.
I agree, and was going today to look for a rod or wooden dowel and cut it to use. I am surprised the bit manufacturers don't have such an adapter!
by Bonnie Rubinstein
Sat Sep 25, 2021 1:17 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Drill bit attachment
Replies: 8
Views: 2705

Drill bit attachment

Hi All, A client who is across the country has to trim down a small section on the side of a wall piece I made for her. Is there a way to have an Aanraku bit, which fits on a grinder, work on a hand held drill? There must be an adapter that will fit in her drill and will hold the bit (?) Thanks! Bon...
by Bonnie Rubinstein
Mon Aug 30, 2021 8:43 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Replacing Glass for peep hole
Replies: 2
Views: 1704

Re: Replacing Glass for peep hole

Hi Brad,
Thanks! I see they do have the size I need- that was very useful info!

I have the brick, I just need to slide the right sized glass into the slot for it. I need to watch the progress of the fuse, and the glass makes it easier..
Bonnie

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