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    lkmfow
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    I am trying to use broken wine bottle glass to make fused glass jewelry/soap dishes.  The individual pieces of glass are coming out still fairly sharp and “hazy” instead of shiny. Any recommendations for a better firing schedule?

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    Stephen Richard
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    You need to fire higher or longer at your chosen temp.  Temps. for bottle glass is similar to that for float glass.  For me this means 835C.

    You also are getting devitrification, so you need to clean the glass very well and add a devitrification spray, either purchased or home made.

    http://glasstips.blogspot.com/2009/07/home-made-devitrification-sprays.html

    You will have lots of stress in the resulting objects, as the glass from different bottles, is likely to be incompatible to some extent.

    Stephen Richard

    blogs at: http://www.verrier-glass.blogspot.com/ and  http://www.glasstips.blogspot.com/

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