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by Greg Rawls
Sun Nov 16, 2003 8:45 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: I want to build my own light box. Help?
Replies: 15
Views: 9416

Go to Home Depot and buy a pre-made square florescent fixture of the size you want the light box to be, a heavy duty extension cord and some 1/4" egg crate difuser. Cut off the socket end and wire to the fixture. Cut the difuse to fit under the difuser that came with the fixture (adds strength). Wor...
by Greg Rawls
Mon Oct 13, 2003 6:40 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: E-6000 glue trouble for 1st time
Replies: 19
Views: 16842

Doesn't silicon turn yellow over time? Never seen this, but heard it happens.
by Greg Rawls
Fri Oct 10, 2003 11:00 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Tact Fuse
Replies: 7
Views: 5382

Tact Fuse

I have slumped a piece of glass into a wavy ribbon. I want to tact fuse it to another piece of glass while getting it to fuse to the glass without loosing the shape. Suggestions on a fusing schedule? How fast should I go? (the base piece is 8" x 12" single layer) What should be the target temperatue...
by Greg Rawls
Fri Oct 10, 2003 7:45 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Fire retardent formula
Replies: 6
Views: 4850

Be warned! Fire retardants that are chemically applied (vs inheriently flame retardants like Nomex) WILL WASH OUT after a very few cleanings! I head the Flame Ratardant Garment team for my company (a really big metals company) and we found that this type of flame retardant will wash out unpredictabl...
by Greg Rawls
Sat Oct 04, 2003 5:44 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Infrared Radiation
Replies: 2
Views: 3066

Infrared Radiation

I was asked during my class at WGW about infrared radiation eye protection for kiln workers. I originally said that didymium was adequate. Marty Kremer point out that this was incorrect (is there anything this guy does NOT know?), so I did some more research on this topic: The infrared (IR) spectrum...
by Greg Rawls
Wed Oct 01, 2003 7:45 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Need Simple Water Feed Setup for Grinder
Replies: 9
Views: 5471

I use a 10 gallon plastic trash can. I put a small brass connection in the bottom and connected it with tygon tubing to the grinder. Put the trash can up high so that it gravity feeds. All brass fittings can be bought at Lowes in the plumbing dept. Works great!
by Greg Rawls
Sun Sep 07, 2003 11:28 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Thinfire, smell and toxicity
Replies: 5
Views: 3796

Ask the manufacturer for a MSDS (Material Safety Data Sheet). They will have to list the binder. Also, look under the Fire/Reactivity section - it should list hazardous combustion products.
by Greg Rawls
Tue Aug 26, 2003 7:23 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Seeking flat grinder recommendations
Replies: 7
Views: 5405

Actually, a wet belt sander can work without a water line. I rigged a garbage can (elevated) with a tube that feeds to the sander. Fill the garbage can with water and it gravity feeds to the sander! Works great!
by Greg Rawls
Thu Aug 21, 2003 7:33 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Weird Slump - REVISITED
Replies: 9
Views: 5746

Here's what the bottle says:

Satellite-Unique Colors
"Dust lightly over mold before each use to allow th glass to move freely over the mold surface"
318-697-4401

I actually pour it into a nylon stocking to sprinkle.
by Greg Rawls
Wed Aug 20, 2003 7:30 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Weird Slump - REVISITED
Replies: 9
Views: 5746

Sorry about your bad slump - I can identify! What I did was clean the mold with steel wool, reapplied kiln wash, fired to 500 to cure. For the glass, I made sure it was perfectly round, beveled the edge that contacted the mold, and sprinkled some powder that is supposed to make the slump smoother. N...
by Greg Rawls
Wed Aug 20, 2003 7:23 pm
Forum: Kiln Casting
Topic: Hot clothes
Replies: 21
Views: 16549

Couple of things to think about - 1) Hate to tell you this, but your best best is aluminized kevlar or aluminized leather (the silver stuff). It reflects heat better than anything else and molten glass will not stick to it. This is known as primary protective clothing and is designed to prevent burn...
by Greg Rawls
Tue Aug 19, 2003 5:47 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: HELP! How to Remove Adhesive Stickiness From Dichroic Glass
Replies: 16
Views: 9937

Try straight acetone. If that does not work, try mineral spirits. All available at Home Depot.
by Greg Rawls
Sun Aug 17, 2003 9:19 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Weird Slump - REVISITED
Replies: 9
Views: 5746

Weird Slump - REVISITED

Had a weird slump a few weeks ago where the bowl was distorted. I flat fused the bowl, recut the piece into a circle, sandblasted (fear of devit) and re-slumped following the GREAT advice from this board (cleaned the mold, reapplied mold release, beveled the edge where it contacted the mold, backed ...
by Greg Rawls
Sun Aug 03, 2003 7:20 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Cutting drain holes in sinks
Replies: 10
Views: 7791

Thanks folks! Lots of good information here.

My drill press is small so I'll have to use a hand drill, if that's the way I go. I could sand blast, but I have a siphon system. Maybe I'll check and see if I can hire someone to do it.

I'll let you know how it turns out.
by Greg Rawls
Sun Aug 03, 2003 8:09 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Cutting drain holes in sinks
Replies: 10
Views: 7791

Cutting drain holes in sinks

I've got the chance for a commission to make a sink. I figure that I could make a bowl and some how cut the drain hole. Any ideas? Where can I get a bit large enough? How do I keep it wet during drilling? Thanks in advance1
by Greg Rawls
Sun Jul 27, 2003 8:21 am
Forum: Photos and Stuff
Topic: Grand Opening of Web Site
Replies: 30
Views: 21132

WOW! Are those your eyes?????
by Greg Rawls
Sun Jul 20, 2003 8:14 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Elmers Glue.. maybe too much
Replies: 21
Views: 14445

I once spent a lot of time creating and fuse a super-detailed pineapple. Once finished, I decide to fuse it to a round clear disk to make a bowl. Put a glob of Elmer's to hold the pineapple in place. The glue was trapped and carbonized beneath the pineapple. I now have what I call my "Rotten Pineapp...
by Greg Rawls
Thu Jul 17, 2003 7:42 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Totally WEIRD slump
Replies: 8
Views: 4940

THanks folks - I'll slow down the temp from 1000 to slump. I'll also try beveling the inside edge. The mold was Bullseye that's been used many time. I did not kiln wash it as it had only been fired a few times since the last wash.
by Greg Rawls
Wed Jul 16, 2003 8:32 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Totally WEIRD slump
Replies: 8
Views: 4940

I put pictures on my web site:

http://www.gregorieglass.com/Warmglass.htm
by Greg Rawls
Wed Jul 16, 2003 7:53 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Totally WEIRD slump
Replies: 8
Views: 4940

Totally WEIRD slump

Made a round disk - 3/8" thick and used white, cranberry red, clear and a streaky red/white. Fused flat very nicely, cold worked the edges. During the slump it sort of misshaped (wish I could post a photo!). Instead of being round, it's kind of wavy on the edges. I've had slumps that went down off-c...

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