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Smooshing Weights

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Don Burt
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Smooshing Weights

Postby Don Burt » Thu Aug 05, 2021 1:16 pm

Are flat iron griddles or 1/4 stainless steel plate suitable for using to press down glass in the kiln? Or will they spall and warp or something? The high end of the process is >1500F with a 30 minute hold. I don't want to ruin the metal just to find out its a bad idea. I can source some refractory shelves and bricks and stuff.

Brad's PDF downloadable here about smooshing is helpful. I'm having fun with mini-kiln sized pieces so far.

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Re: Smooshing Weights

Postby Buttercup » Mon Aug 30, 2021 9:53 pm

Hi Don,

Can't answer your question but it's a long time without an answer so I thought I'd say 'Hi'! :lol:

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Re: Smooshing Weights

Postby Don Burt » Tue Aug 31, 2021 4:48 pm

HI Jen. Thank you for checking in. We could talk about AU women's swimming or something. They did well in Tokyo and in a time zone where their fans could actually watch it.

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Re: Smooshing Weights

Postby Buttercup » Wed Sep 01, 2021 8:20 pm

Yes, they did shine. A little bit of good news among all the terrible news. I must admit I didn't watch any of the Games, just the highlights on the evening news.

When do we see a new glass masterpiece, Don? Your audience is waiting. No pressure........

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Re: Smooshing Weights

Postby jim burchett » Thu Sep 16, 2021 5:38 pm

Don, if you ha ent used the metal yet, I use kilnsjdlves and other refractory materials to provide the weight
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