HOw to make a hole through small glass pieces
- October 18, 2011 at 5:12 pm #9695mugridgeeParticipant
I am brand new to fusing and have loads of questions about all of it, but having fun trying to discover answers! Does anyone know how I can create a hole or a gap through my glass pieces so that I can thread wire through them when fired? Would this weaken the structure?
thanksOctober 18, 2011 at 8:30 pm #12267VernelleParticipant
You can add a piece of fiber paper between the layers of glass to make a channel. It will not weaken the glass.
I prefer to have 3 layers of glass. The middle layer has a section cut out for the fiber paper. This leaves a more even surface than using two layers.October 20, 2011 at 7:43 pm #12268rkaiintincParticipant
Thanks for the info, I am faily new to kilnworking, and plan to try the three layers with the fiber paper tonight!.
Also, new question, Does anyone know how to get melted glass out of a mold I forgot to prime with kiln wash???
Thanks,October 21, 2011 at 2:44 am #12269VernelleParticipant
You might try putting the mold upside down on two small kiln posts. Then heat to aroung 300-500 degrees and see if the mold expands enough to release the glass. Don’t know if it will work with a mold without kiln wash but you have nothing to lose except a little time.October 21, 2011 at 6:51 pm #12270imaglassydivaParticipant
wow…two great answers. I didn’t think about the 3 layers of glass and I am going to try that shortly.
Also, I too have a mold that came with some glass from a friend with a piece of stuck glass.
Thansk for the suggestions for both!
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