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by Mark Hughes
Tue Oct 03, 2023 11:51 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: anyone ever use this for bending stringers
Replies: 2
Views: 35857

Re: anyone ever use this for bending stringers

I am interested too :?:
by Mark Hughes
Mon Aug 21, 2023 1:23 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Kiln Question
Replies: 3
Views: 17425

Re: Kiln Question

Thank you very much for the info! :)
by Mark Hughes
Sat Aug 19, 2023 12:57 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Kiln Question
Replies: 3
Views: 17425

Kiln Question

I am finally getting back to fusing after a long break.
Is there anything I need to check before I test my kiln ( Glass Glow) after not using it for 10 years? It's got a nice Paragon controller that I don't want to mess up! #-o
by Mark Hughes
Thu Jun 15, 2023 12:56 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Anneling kiln for fusing?
Replies: 2
Views: 10736

Re: Anneling kiln for fusing?

It should as long as it will fire to the processing temps you need for your work. The Skutt ones I looked at had a top temp of 1700*, which is higher than you need for Bullseye glass.
by Mark Hughes
Sat Nov 27, 2021 6:23 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Bartlett controller V6-CF - resetting a programme, HOW?
Replies: 7
Views: 15728

Re: Bartlett controller V6-CF - resetting a programme, HOW?

Havi, have you tried turning it off & unplugging it for an hour and then replug it in & setting the new program? If this doesn't work check circuit breaker or fuses.
by Mark Hughes
Sun Sep 26, 2021 12:54 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Drill bit attachment
Replies: 8
Views: 9506

Re: Drill bit attachment

I use a cordless Dremel with a diamond bit from Harbor Freight, in a shallow pan of water. Cordless will keep her from getting shocked - water on bit and glass will keep it from heat shock.
by Mark Hughes
Sun Jul 11, 2021 1:14 pm
Forum: Jewelry Making
Topic: a ball of light!?
Replies: 1
Views: 55162

Re: a ball of light!?

How did your "Ball of light" turn out?
:-k
by Mark Hughes
Mon May 17, 2021 12:05 pm
Forum: Newcomer Forum
Topic: Incompatible color?
Replies: 2
Views: 22145

Re: Incompatible color?

No it's not that unusual when using glass from different manufacturers, even though they are supposed to be the same COE. There are other factors that determine compatibility, that could be explained better by others. Even some glass made by the same company with the same COE can show incompatibilit...
by Mark Hughes
Thu Jan 14, 2021 1:51 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Wave Mold Slump Breakage
Replies: 5
Views: 14347

Re: Wave Mold Slump Breakage

What is the thickness of each layer you are fusing? They look like single layers so maybe your annealing segment is too long. I don't think you need to add the thickness of your fiber paper, just the glass.
The cracks look unhealed, if this is correct then it cracked on the cooling segment.
by Mark Hughes
Wed Jul 03, 2019 6:31 pm
Forum: Newcomer Forum
Topic: Cleaning Glass after Grinding Edges
Replies: 4
Views: 6983

Re: Cleaning Glass after Grinding Edges

You might want to check BE reactions, straight advice I got years ago from BE Reactive Potential of Bullseye Glass (charts) When certain Bullseye glasses are combined in the kiln, their chemistries may react with each other to produce special effects. The reactions will take place at the interface (...
by Mark Hughes
Sun Oct 14, 2012 12:47 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: fused glass and stone.
Replies: 4
Views: 9007

Re: fused glass and stone.

I would think you would need stone with the same or very near the same COE as the glass to keep from fracturing.
by Mark Hughes
Sat Aug 18, 2012 1:54 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: fused glass with "lollipop" support - how?
Replies: 3
Views: 5530

Re: fused glass with "lollipop" support - how?

If you need a larger hole you could use "refractory fiber rope" that has been soaked with kiln wash & completely dried to facilitate removal.
by Mark Hughes
Sat Apr 03, 2004 9:55 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Problem with UROBOROS clear.......
Replies: 16
Views: 18681

WOW! What if every company treated their customers that way? :lol:
by Mark Hughes
Wed Mar 31, 2004 9:26 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Making Pattern Bars
Replies: 2
Views: 5486

Sure you can make pattern bars out of them, BUT FIRST sandblast off the devit.
by Mark Hughes
Wed Mar 31, 2004 9:22 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Ring saw or bandsaw?
Replies: 9
Views: 18843

I've got a revolution also, very expensive but it works great. Yes it can cut a circle and compound curves (easily cuts 1/8" wide pattern bar slices) and for more intricuit cuts there is a blade available with diamond on both sides (blades are round and hollow, no center). :lol:
by Mark Hughes
Thu Mar 25, 2004 8:07 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Technique for stenciling colored powders
Replies: 14
Views: 17654

I use it for sandblasting. If you are going deep you just brush it on thicker, it adheres to the glass wonderfully and pulls off clean.
by Mark Hughes
Thu Mar 25, 2004 10:38 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Technique for stenciling colored powders
Replies: 14
Views: 17654

I use Spraylat, it is great for touching up etchings (remasking areas where the origional mask didn't hold and for texturing) and masking 3D and uneven or bumpy surfaces. Because you paint it on it works great with stencils and for different effects. A little bit goes a long way. I got 2 quarts 15 y...
by Mark Hughes
Wed Mar 24, 2004 5:02 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Euclid kiln operation feedback pros and cons
Replies: 8
Views: 10849

While you are looking you should look at the Glass Glow kilns, very proudly made by Phil Teefy. These kilns are specifically made for glass fusers with care to design out the problems some kilns have. For instance there is braided refractory rope around the lid (to stop heat loss due to lid warpage)...
by Mark Hughes
Wed Mar 24, 2004 9:30 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: New Evenheat GTS2541 Warping Lid
Replies: 22
Views: 32636

So Tammy at evenheat says this is normal. What does she say is wrong with all the other kilns whose lids don't warp, don't leak heat, and fire evenly? :lol: [/u]
by Mark Hughes
Tue Mar 23, 2004 9:24 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: New Evenheat GTS2541 Warping Lid
Replies: 22
Views: 32636

This sounds like a good reason to suggest that people don't buy evenheat kilns! :idea: