Has anyone recycled leaded glass?

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    bqh
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    A friend gave me a box of broken leaded glass items that were family heirlooms. I was wanting to “recycle” this glass into something and have NO idea how to go about it or if it is safe to fire. Any help or advice would be appreciated.

     

    #12432

    I take those pieces and copper foil them into vases, candle holders

     and low dishes.  I call them found treasures.  Leave holes and uneven edges.

    #12433
    Anonymous
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    Lead crystal is usually safe to melt.  Beware, though, when grinding and polishing the finely ground glass that becomes airborn can be very dangerous.

    For annealing schedules, I’d try these:

    http://www.gafferglassusa.com/tech_annealing.asp



    Paul
    FusedGlass.Org
    Helios Kiln Glass Studio
    PaulTarlow.com

     

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