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by Don Burt
Mon Feb 26, 2024 10:57 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Red Devil DP2 Diamond points
Replies: 3
Views: 3486

Re: Red Devil DP2 Diamond points

not the red flower lol
by Don Burt
Fri Jan 19, 2024 3:38 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: glass colorants
Replies: 15
Views: 14484

Re: glass colorants

China/Porcelain overglaze colors i.e. 'china paint' might be a good thing to try. They've figured out the oxide combinations already and sell it to you in a low(er) temperature glassforming powder. And they have reds that are stable and not always full of cadmium. If lasers can sinter china paint an...
by Don Burt
Fri Dec 01, 2023 9:56 pm
Forum: Newcomer Forum
Topic: Smooshing Weights
Replies: 7
Views: 48431

Re: Smooshing Weights

by Don Burt
Mon Nov 20, 2023 12:31 am
Forum: Photos and Stuff
Topic: Spring panel
Replies: 6
Views: 46984

Re: Spring panel

Your plan sounds fine. Best Black side down on kilnwash. Silver stain side up. Fire to low end of silver stain maturation
by Don Burt
Sat Aug 19, 2023 1:03 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Kiln Question
Replies: 3
Views: 17427

Re: Kiln Question

I have no suggestions. But welcome back!
by Don Burt
Sun Jun 04, 2023 8:58 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Emulsion for Glycol/Glycerine Enamel Print Medium
Replies: 3
Views: 12646

Re: Emulsion for Glycol/Glycerine Enamel Print Medium

I use a glycol-based water-soluble medium (Reusche D1368). I've been using Ulano Orange emulsion. If I'm printing enamels I may coat both sides of the screen, to get a little more thickness and deposit a little thicker coat of enamel, but for line work I just coat the bottom side of the screen. I've...
by Don Burt
Sun Apr 09, 2023 8:04 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Float Glass Sourcing/Safety Glass Process Questions
Replies: 7
Views: 5697

Re: Float Glass Sourcing/Safety Glass Process Questions

Your query was for 1/4 x 24 x24 annealed float glass. But all the discussion is about making tempered or safety glass. So I'm probably out of synch as usual, but anyway, almost any commercial window glass shop has sheets of 1/4" float that they'll cut into manageable pieces. 3/8" is strong...
by Don Burt
Fri Nov 11, 2022 4:56 pm
Forum: Newcomer Forum
Topic: Ratio for combining two glass enamels
Replies: 4
Views: 20357

Re: Ratio for combining two glass enamels

I'm suspicious that you might not be happy with Thompson Enamels. For example, the 'Victoria Red'. When I looked at their bewilderingly organized website just now it looks like that color is intended for use on copper. Do you see a version for glass somewhere? I haven't used Thompson Enamels for man...
by Don Burt
Fri Sep 02, 2022 7:49 pm
Forum: Newcomer Forum
Topic: A-14?
Replies: 6
Views: 23492

Re: A-14?

It's for sale here on Warmglass.com. Still don't know what it is. I know it's not for Bingo. Down at the bottom of the enamels page.
https://warmglass.com/enamels/
by Don Burt
Sun Aug 28, 2022 1:02 pm
Forum: Newcomer Forum
Topic: A-14?
Replies: 6
Views: 23492

Re: A-14?

AndyT wrote:
Don Burt wrote:A13 Is an acrylic medium from Thompson Enamel. There. Thats infinitely helpful, isn't it?
I thought it was a Bingo number....
Bango
by Don Burt
Fri Aug 26, 2022 3:47 pm
Forum: Newcomer Forum
Topic: A-14?
Replies: 6
Views: 23492

Re: A-14?

A13 Is an acrylic medium from Thompson Enamel. There. Thats infinitely helpful, isn't it?
by Don Burt
Fri Aug 12, 2022 10:53 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Moving a compressor. Disassemble?
Replies: 10
Views: 21434

Re: Moving a compressor. Disassemble?

The compressor got disassembled and moved in my small pickup truck. It is now up and running. Lifting the pump back atop the tank for reinstallation was the most challenging part. It's heavy. I'm weak. With a neighbor's help it got hoisted.
by Don Burt
Fri May 27, 2022 7:22 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Enamel & powder
Replies: 11
Views: 31242

Re: Enamel & powder

Both are hard enough to manage/control and both have different issues with temperature and annealing considerations. I think the idea is ill-conceived. Therefore I think you should damned well try it and see what happens. You might come up with a texture that's totally cool. You can give it a french...
by Don Burt
Mon Feb 21, 2022 10:05 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Moving a compressor. Disassemble?
Replies: 10
Views: 21434

Re: Moving a compressor. Disassemble?

Drain the oil and take it apart. Here's a good link. https://www.garagejournal.com/forum/threads/moving-an-air-compressor.28198/ That's what I wanted to hear. It may still be a bad idea, but it was a bad idea endorsed by multiple posts on an internet bulletin board. I will claim innocence. Thank you.
by Don Burt
Mon Feb 21, 2022 7:01 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Moving a compressor. Disassemble?
Replies: 10
Views: 21434

Re: Moving a compressor. Disassemble?

Buttercup wrote:Do you not still have that giant catapult? Fire it directly at your new studio? :D
My neighbors would report me to the zoning commission. No medieval warfare machines may be deployed unless grandfathered-in from the twelfth century.
by Don Burt
Mon Feb 21, 2022 6:44 pm
Forum: Newcomer Forum
Topic: Making a Reusable Graphite Mold
Replies: 2
Views: 24580

Re: Making a Reusable Graphite Mold

I want to know too. I've seen them used for small items like jewels for stained glass. That's what I would be interested in them for.
by Don Burt
Sun Feb 20, 2022 2:13 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Moving a compressor. Disassemble?
Replies: 10
Views: 21434

Re: Moving a compressor. Disassemble?

Thank you for the suggestions. I was there when the thing was taken off of the truck new. Palleted and shrinkwrapped. It wobbled around on the liftgate. My son and his unfortunate friend from college were on hand to muscle the unit down the driveway incline and into my studio, using a refrigerator h...
by Don Burt
Fri Feb 18, 2022 1:32 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Moving a compressor. Disassemble?
Replies: 10
Views: 21434

Moving a compressor. Disassemble?

I may want to move my 60gal compressor. It would be a lot easier to manage, i.e. to get it into my pickup truck, and to get it out, if I was to remove the motor and pump during the move. It looks like just bolts after all. Buy a new gasket or two, look inside the tank for fun to see if the rust is b...
by Don Burt
Sat Feb 05, 2022 2:04 pm
Forum: Community Projects
Topic: Fridge Magnets - Want mine?
Replies: 3
Views: 47785

Re: Fridge Magnets - Want mine?

The magnets have been sold, or a recipient has been identified. Thank you.
by Don Burt
Fri Feb 04, 2022 8:44 pm
Forum: Community Projects
Topic: Fridge Magnets - Want mine?
Replies: 3
Views: 47785

Re: Fridge Magnets - Want mine?

DonMcClennen wrote:Why not put them in a flower pot on your front porch and let the neighborhood kids help them selves.. I keep a supply of fused "gems" out and they are very popular!!
Don
Good idea Don McC. If I don't get any takers I'll give that serious consideration.