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by Doug Zawodny
Wed Mar 20, 2024 1:44 pm
Forum: Buy and sell
Topic: Grinder for sale
Replies: 0
Views: 12029

Grinder for sale

Glastar twin spin. Comes with cork and diamond wheels. Cant seem to post pic. If interested ill send pic to you. Im in Sacramento Ill take best offer
by Doug Zawodny
Mon Jul 03, 2023 6:36 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Drop out
Replies: 1
Views: 12114

Drop out

Long story short. I have a piece that only dropped 3 of the 7in. My question is, can I start a new drop schedule with the glass being different thicknesses without it cracking?
by Doug Zawodny
Thu Apr 13, 2023 1:11 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Dl7000
Replies: 1
Views: 4042

Dl7000

Anyone out there have a dl7000? I seem to have broken mine and their tech support is wanting.
by Doug Zawodny
Mon Mar 27, 2023 1:32 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Drop out temp
Replies: 2
Views: 1557

Re: Drop out temp

Thank you.
by Doug Zawodny
Sun Mar 26, 2023 7:40 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Drop out temp
Replies: 2
Views: 1557

Drop out temp

Those out there doing drop outs, what is your high temp?
by Doug Zawodny
Tue Aug 23, 2022 10:27 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Gloves
Replies: 3
Views: 6433

Gloves

Gotta take Plavix for 90 days. Need recommendations for cut proof gloves. Thanks in advance.
by Doug Zawodny
Thu Jul 21, 2022 1:23 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Brown spots
Replies: 11
Views: 11218

Re: Brown spots

All my firings for the last 8 years have been on thinfire. Never on a treated shelf. I have used a lot of turquoise, but always on thinfire. Ill retreat the shelves and see what happens. Thanks.
by Doug Zawodny
Sat Jul 09, 2022 3:28 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Brown spots
Replies: 11
Views: 11218

Re: Brown spots

Ran another piece on the new Thinfire and got more streaks. Having never used any silver or foil it’s gotta be the Thinfire? Anyone ever heard of such a thing?
by Doug Zawodny
Sat Jul 09, 2022 11:47 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Brown spots
Replies: 11
Views: 11218

Re: Brown spots

Never
by Doug Zawodny
Fri Jul 08, 2022 11:08 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Brown spots
Replies: 11
Views: 11218

Re: Brown spots

I don't even know what silver stain is much less use it. Any other guesses?
by Doug Zawodny
Thu Jul 07, 2022 7:59 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Brown spots
Replies: 11
Views: 11218

Brown spots

These brown spots appeared on the shelf side of the piece fired on Thinfire at 300dph to 1500 no hold afap to 900 hold 60m 100dph to 700 no hold afap to roomtemp. As you can see they didn’t appear on the teal and the turquoise colors. Is there such a thing as bad Thinfire? I just started using a new...
by Doug Zawodny
Thu Jul 07, 2022 6:46 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Drop out mystery
Replies: 12
Views: 10990

Re: Drop out mystery

Follow up. Slowed the heatup to 100dph. Same thing happened. I now know Brad was correct in that the top elements were too close. The delamination was always on the bottom of the slab. Dropping the shelf solved the problem.
by Doug Zawodny
Thu Jul 07, 2022 6:40 pm
Forum: Photos and Stuff
Topic: New work
Replies: 5
Views: 27339

Re: New work

The base is not attached. I want to give the owner the ability to change the angle and rotation of the piece if its static. The best way to display this kind of piece is on a mirrored rotating stand.
by Doug Zawodny
Sun Jun 19, 2022 12:12 pm
Forum: Photos and Stuff
Topic: New work
Replies: 5
Views: 27339

Re: New work

Thank you. Fragile objects should be placed out of harms way, don’t you think?
by Doug Zawodny
Sun Jun 19, 2022 11:38 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Drop out mystery
Replies: 12
Views: 10990

Re: Drop out mystery

Thanks you all for the help. I will slow down.
by Doug Zawodny
Sat Jun 18, 2022 2:04 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Drop out mystery
Replies: 12
Views: 10990

Re: Drop out mystery

Brad, my kiln has a separate control for the lid elements. For slumps I have it on low. Do you know if you Can you evenly heat a piece with just the side elements? My shelf is 5 in from the lid.
by Doug Zawodny
Sat Jun 18, 2022 1:59 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Drop out mystery
Replies: 12
Views: 10990

Re: Drop out mystery

Jim, 300dph is too fast? What would you use?
by Doug Zawodny
Fri Jun 17, 2022 6:54 pm
Forum: Photos and Stuff
Topic: New work
Replies: 5
Views: 27339

New work

Positive or negative comments gladly accepted.
by Doug Zawodny
Fri Jun 17, 2022 6:31 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Drop out mystery
Replies: 12
Views: 10990

Re: Drop out mystery

Slump was 300dph to 1250, hold till desired depth is reached afap to 900 hold for 1.50 hours 100 to 700 no hold afap to room temp. Ive had 2 successful drops using this schedule for a 5/8 in thick slab.
by Doug Zawodny
Fri Jun 17, 2022 3:37 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Drop out mystery
Replies: 12
Views: 10990

Re: Drop out mystery

Brad, full schedule for the piece or slump? The site won’t accept my iphone or ipad photos. I could send you one if your address accepts my photos.