Pressed Glass Weights
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- December 22, 2010 at 10:32 pm #9378DuchessParticipant
I just read the pressed glass tutorial today and I’m really eager to try it. However, I started fusing a few months ago and don’t yet have enough kiln furniture to weight the glass. Can anything other than kiln furniture/bricks be used as weights? How about pieces of high strength steel?December 23, 2010 at 12:32 am #11514AnonymousInactive
Steel may work – but it will likely spall (flake).
You should be able to find high density fire bricks locally – they use them to build fireplaces.
Also, if you can put your hands on a broken kiln shelf pieces of that will work great.
Helios Kiln Glass Studio
PaulTarlow.comDecember 23, 2010 at 5:07 pm #11515DuchessParticipant
Paul – thank you for your quick reply and the information you supplied. I’m off now to the local brick yard so I can try this new technique.
Best wishes for the holidays!December 27, 2010 at 7:04 pm #11516glassydame52Participant
Also if you have acess to a pottery store, I have bought and used discarded kiln shelves
Seattle pottery has a discard bin and will cut to size for you
glassydame52December 28, 2010 at 4:30 am #11517vurbichParticipant
I would like to buy a grinding tool and don’t know which one would be best. I don’t want to spend a lot. I do fused glass jewelry, plates, bowls etc. I wanted something that would grind down edges so that they are straight or even, or bevel cuts. I was looking at the gryphon belt sander or the 8″ flat top grinder. They are both the same price approx. Which would you suggest?
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