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by Buttercup
Sun Mar 10, 2024 2:51 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Glass carving gun (abrasive blasting)
Replies: 5
Views: 6441

Re: Glass carving gun (abrasive blasting)

Thank you so much, Brad! I'll see if I can make contact. :D Bingo! After much searching with no luck I found another site that seems to be related and shows long-lasting tips. I haven't made actual contact yet as it's the weekend but I'll contact the vendor and report back in case it helps someone ...
by Buttercup
Sun Mar 10, 2024 1:46 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Glass carving gun (abrasive blasting)
Replies: 5
Views: 6441

Re: Glass carving gun (abrasive blasting)

Thank you for those suggestions, Kevin. It seems that Butch doesn't have her on-line store anymore. I checked the others, too. Although small tips (1/16" and 3/32") are available I couldn't find any info about the gun they were made for, Empire. There are local suppliers with small ceramic...
by Buttercup
Thu Mar 07, 2024 4:40 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Large Kiln Shelves, redux
Replies: 11
Views: 5940

Re: Large Kiln Shelves, redux

Hi Buttercup! Unfortunately, my local supplier only stocks the Unifrax HD boards in 24" x 36". To special order a larger board was ridiculously expensive and I'd be stuck with massive quantities of HD board! #-o P.S. You didn't mention your winning lottery ticket numbers! I'm all ears! Tr...
by Buttercup
Wed Mar 06, 2024 8:04 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Glass carving gun (abrasive blasting)
Replies: 5
Views: 6441

Re: Glass carving gun (abrasive blasting)

Thank you so much, Brad! I'll see if I can make contact. :D
by Buttercup
Wed Mar 06, 2024 8:31 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Large Kiln Shelves, redux
Replies: 11
Views: 5940

Re: Large Kiln Shelves, redux

How do you plan to lift it? 8-[

Edit: Oops, missed the 'light-as-a-feather' reference!

I like the HD fibre board. Do they come big enough for your project?
by Buttercup
Tue Mar 05, 2024 1:26 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Glass carving gun (abrasive blasting)
Replies: 5
Views: 6441

Glass carving gun (abrasive blasting)

I'm hoping someone can help me out with a brand name and specs. for a good sand carving gun. The excellent one I had in Canada didn't make it here. Possibly Border Security thought it was a weapon and we have really strict rules about those. Or maybe it just got nicked, anyway, I don't have it and w...
by Buttercup
Mon Feb 26, 2024 8:13 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Red Devil DP2 Diamond points
Replies: 3
Views: 3483

Re: Red Devil DP2 Diamond points

Hi, Don!
by Buttercup
Fri Feb 23, 2024 2:53 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Red Devil DP2 Diamond points
Replies: 3
Views: 3483

Re: Red Devil DP2 Diamond points

I have received confirmation from Fletcher-Terry that their #2 1/2 Diamond points will fit the DP 2 Point driver.
by Buttercup
Tue Feb 20, 2024 11:54 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Red Devil DP2 Diamond points
Replies: 3
Views: 3483

Red Devil DP2 Diamond points

I have an elderly Red Devil DP 2 Point setter (no, not the red flower). It's a little hand-operated tool for firing diamond-shaped fasteners into window frames or picture frames to secure the glass in place.Great tool. I no longer have the box the points came in so don't know what size to order. The...
by Buttercup
Sat Dec 02, 2023 1:34 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Alternative to Thinfire
Replies: 22
Views: 137779

Re: Alternative to Thinfire

@theanimallover, I use the 'powder' because it's easy, lasts multiple firings and I've not had it stick to the glass. That said, I mainly paint and fire. If it did happen to stick, I can't imagine under what scenario, it should brush or wash off (not into the house drains). I will definitely report ...
by Buttercup
Sat Dec 02, 2023 12:22 am
Forum: Newcomer Forum
Topic: Smooshing Weights
Replies: 7
Views: 48431

Re: Smooshing Weights

Thanks very much, Don.
by Buttercup
Thu Nov 30, 2023 1:58 am
Forum: Newcomer Forum
Topic: Smooshing Weights
Replies: 7
Views: 48431

Re: Smooshing Weights

Don, you wrote:
Brad's PDF downloadable here about smooshing is helpful. I'm having fun with mini-kiln sized pieces so far.
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Don, or Brad, where can I find this PDF please?
by Buttercup
Wed Nov 29, 2023 9:11 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Researching large kilns
Replies: 8
Views: 20765

Re: Researching large kilns

You're welcome!
by Buttercup
Wed Nov 29, 2023 8:57 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Alternative to Thinfire
Replies: 22
Views: 137779

Re: Alternative to Thinfire

By the way, so there's no confusion, I use the alumina hydrate as is, in dry powder form. Put a 1/4" (+/-) layer on the kiln shelf and flatten it with a folded newspaper. ( What's that, you ask, no don't use the Guardian site on your laptop.) I use a piece of float glass, sometimes a rolling pi...
by Buttercup
Wed Nov 29, 2023 8:39 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Researching large kilns
Replies: 8
Views: 20765

Re: Researching large kilns

Hi Bonnie, If you don't find what you want ready-made do you have access to the resources to build one? This thread contains pictures of a lid rebuild to replace the elements for a top-fired kiln, the rest is just a fibre-lined brick box held together with angle-iron rods and bolts. It was built for...
by Buttercup
Wed Nov 29, 2023 7:43 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Amended Challenge
Replies: 88
Views: 2191105

Re: Amended Challenge

Thanks very much for the response, Brad.
by Buttercup
Thu Nov 23, 2023 2:24 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Amended Challenge
Replies: 88
Views: 2191105

Re: Amended Challenge

Just stumbled across this 2004 thread. Does anyone know where I could find a link to the photos that, presumably, were posted on the WGB? There are a lot of names I recognize and would love to see their challenge work but can't read every post from 2004 on.
by Buttercup
Tue Nov 21, 2023 9:26 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Alternative to Thinfire
Replies: 22
Views: 137779

Re: Alternative to Thinfire

theanimallover wrote: Tue Nov 21, 2023 6:03 am Here's one for both of us Buttercup :D
Kevin, but isn't silica different from regular dust?
🙃 Here's one from downunda!
by Buttercup
Sun Nov 19, 2023 9:58 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Alternative to Thinfire
Replies: 22
Views: 137779

Re: Alternative to Thinfire

theanimallover wrote: Sun Nov 19, 2023 10:18 am I sounded cantankerous there, wasn't meant to be, just trying to work it out!

Thanks for your help.
I didn't take offense! (Tried to post a smiley face but a string of code published instead)
Glad to help.
by Buttercup
Sat Nov 18, 2023 9:30 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Alternative to Thinfire
Replies: 22
Views: 137779

Re: Alternative to Thinfire

Hi theanimallover. Yep 'twas I. I 'fess up to that idiotic mistake.

Here's a thread from 2014:

viewtopic.php?p=350851&hilit=alumina+hydroxide#p350851

Good luck.