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Fire Polishing schedule help
Submitted by Carrie.L on Mon, 04/02/2012 - 00:17.
I need some advice on fire-polishing a piece as I have never done this before. It was fully fused to 1/4" using System 96 transparent and opal glass. Finished size is about 9 1/2" diameter. The edges were uneven, so I used a fine grinding bit all the way around to even them out. I then cleaned the entire piece and used a soft toothbrush on the re-worked edges. I understand that fire-polishing is the best method to remove the grinding marks and give a glossy rounded finish. Would someone be able to provide a fire-polishing schedule? The one's I have found on-line use anywhere from 3, 5 to 8 segments. With so many variations, I'm a uncertain which one to use. Your help would be most appreciated. Thank you.