newbie to site and glass slumping
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- December 23, 2010 at 10:57 pm #9380kraftykat157Participant
I live in very rural ND. nearest stained glass shop 200 miles away and thedon’t fuse or slump. bought abook. Beginner project draping over floral form. so far so go good, usin 3 pieces of glass and this firing schedule I have a pargaon Kilm that fires glass ect:
R1 400 L1 1265 H1 20 min
R2 AFAP L2 960 H2 60 min
R3 150 L3 700 H3 off
I;m not sure what afap need to be the lowest temp? Time ? the book doesn’yt explaine and the controll doesn’t really help either. thanks for the help… I’m teaching my self as I go and am keep logs
I fired once & it brokeDecember 24, 2010 at 12:02 am #11519AnonymousInactive
Hi – and welcome to the world of glass fusing.
AFAP means “as fast as possible.” With most current controllers, you enter “9999” as the speed.
Your initial ramp of 400 degrees an hour is very fast heating for a three layer project – and probably the reason it broke. You can learn more on this site here:
Helios Kiln Glass Studio
PaulTarlow.comDecember 26, 2010 at 10:04 pm #11518slaneclarkParticipant
Hi Krafty and welcome to the addiction. I’m new, too – been taking a glass class at our local rec center for about a year, but it’s really a “teach yourself” kind of a class more than anything else. This site is incredible and the willingness of its creators to share their experience is marvelous. Good luck to you and don’t get discouraged. If a person’s never broken glass, then they’ve never fired it.
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