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by jim simmons
Mon Dec 26, 2022 3:24 pm
Forum: Kiln Casting
Topic: How do you tell if all kiln wash is removed?
Replies: 3
Views: 9611

Re: How do you tell if all kiln wash is removed?

I use Bn for all of my molds but use BE kilnwash for my shelves.
Works for me.
The other Jim
by jim simmons
Sat Jun 18, 2022 1:04 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Drop out mystery
Replies: 12
Views: 9281

Re: Drop out mystery

Way to fast on the slump is my opinion
The other Jim
by jim simmons
Tue Dec 28, 2021 12:33 pm
Forum: Newcomer Forum
Topic: Adhesives for securing frit and little glass components
Replies: 2
Views: 11154

Re: Adhesives for securing frit and little glass components

just used to keep the frit from moving when the kiln shelf is moved.
The other Jim
by jim simmons
Thu Oct 07, 2021 11:30 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: The screw on running pliers.
Replies: 20
Views: 71933

Re: The screw on running pliers.

I use the pliers without the pads because of that reason.
The other Jim
by jim simmons
Tue Oct 05, 2021 12:29 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: The screw on running pliers.
Replies: 20
Views: 71933

Re: The screw on running pliers.

I do not know why, but I can tell you that (in my case ) it makes a great deal of difference
The other Jim
by jim simmons
Wed Sep 08, 2021 1:47 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Silver Fuming
Replies: 6
Views: 7181

Re: Silver Fuming

Maybe try to fuse the powder first then refuse with the silver?
The oher Jim
by jim simmons
Fri Jul 16, 2021 12:31 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: 1/4 inch jaw running pliers
Replies: 13
Views: 12121

Re: 1/4 inch jaw running pliers

They still do. And it is very good and inexpensive to make.
by jim simmons
Thu Jul 15, 2021 5:25 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: slumping mold for 3 d animals
Replies: 2
Views: 4340

Re: slumping mold for 3 d animals

Thanks, Brad
by jim simmons
Thu Jul 15, 2021 3:52 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: slumping mold for 3 d animals
Replies: 2
Views: 4340

slumping mold for 3 d animals

Sometime, a long time ago in a land far far away, I seem to remember a slumping mold that was designed to make 4 legged animals stand up.
Does anyone have any idea as to where I can get this mold?
This "kit" also had full line drawings for some animals.
Thank you so much.
Jim
by jim simmons
Mon Jul 12, 2021 4:12 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: 1/4 inch jaw running pliers
Replies: 13
Views: 12121

Re: 1/4 inch jaw running pliers

Also make sure that the running pliers are perfectly vertical throughout the cut.\
Also. keep the pressure the same through out the cut.
by jim simmons
Mon Jul 12, 2021 12:53 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: 1/4 inch jaw running pliers
Replies: 13
Views: 12121

Re: 1/4 inch jaw running pliers

bow, turn around 3 times and look to the east. Seriously, Bullseye has a good tutorial on cutting glass.
by jim simmons
Sun Jan 31, 2021 2:11 pm
Forum: Business Topics
Topic: Glass/Cash Survey
Replies: 12
Views: 48919

Re: Glass/Cash Survey

I whole heartedly agree. Sometimes it is value perceived. I remember when I started doing Shows, I had some little baubles that I was asking $5 each and was selling maybe 5 or 6 during a 3 day show. One time another artist at the show told me "you really should charge more for your glass. and d...
by jim simmons
Sun Jan 03, 2021 2:00 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: What can I do to save this piece?
Replies: 6
Views: 12407

Re: What can I do to save this piece?

Brad Walker wrote:I have had some luck flipping a piece over and refiring. It's worth a try.
Me to.
The other Jim
by jim simmons
Sun Jan 03, 2021 1:53 pm
Forum: Newcomer Forum
Topic: White spirit
Replies: 10
Views: 25374

Re: White spirit

I use "mineral spirits" here in the U.S. as a cleaning agent for my glass before firing. I also use it in my Toyo glass cutter as a lubricant. The really good thing about it is that you do not have to do any more cleaning A gallon costs about $5.00 us and a gallon will last fore a LOOOOOON...
by jim simmons
Sat Jan 02, 2021 1:46 pm
Forum: Newcomer Forum
Topic: White spirit
Replies: 10
Views: 25374

Re: White spirit

I do not know what "white spirit is," but I don't see what the problem is if you wait until the mixture is dry.
The other Jim
by jim simmons
Fri Dec 11, 2020 1:00 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: crisp lines with powders and frit
Replies: 4
Views: 14279

Re: crisp lines with powders and frit

Thanks, Dana.
The other Jim
by jim simmons
Fri Nov 27, 2020 7:46 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: crisp lines with powders and frit
Replies: 4
Views: 14279

crisp lines with powders and frit

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I would like[fimg=][/fimg] to know how to create nice crisp lines between different colored powders and fine frit
like this pic
The other Jim
by jim simmons
Sat Nov 14, 2020 6:57 pm
Forum: Newcomer Forum
Topic: BE opaline strike temp
Replies: 1
Views: 15237

BE opaline strike temp

I have some BE Opaline striker and need to know what temp to take it to so that it strikes.
Thanks
The other Jim