Archive for August, 2009

Kaiser Lee Board

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08/30/09 – Kaiser Lee Board – Most fiber boards need a lot of preparation before the boards can be used for glass fusing. The Kaiser Lee Board comes ready to use right out of the box. You will need to cut and shape it for your particular needs, but they are very simple to prepare. They last throughout numerous firings and don’t break from over firing or exposure to cool air. Glass doesn’t stick to the material when firing so there is no need for primer or shelf paper.

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Lost Wax Method

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08/29/09 – Lost Wax Method – The lost wax method is another form of glass casting. In this procedure any type of wax that can be molded and carved is used to create a form. The wax is then encased in plaster and allowed to setup. Once the form has cured, the wax is removed by melting. The empty shell is now prepared for receiving molten glass.

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Sand Casting

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08/28/09 – Sand Casting – Sand casting is yet another form of glass casting. In this procedure, sand is used to make a mold and then molten glass is poured into the prepared form. It does require using safety precautions when handing and viewing the hot liquid glass.

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Pate de Verre

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08/26/09 – Pate de Verre – Pate de Verre is another form of casting glass. In this method glass powder or frit is mixed with a binder and the mixture is placed inside a prepared mold. It is a fantastic way of keeping the glass from moving during the firing process and adding layers of different colors to a mold.

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Frit Casting

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08/25/09 – Frit Casting – Frit casting is a very straight forward way of casting glass. There are a few ways that this procedure can be accomplished to achieve the finished product. Read more about the process and determine which method fits your individual needs.

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Casting Glass

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08/24/09 – Casting Glass – Casting glass can be a very simple process to accomplish, or a very complicated procedure that involves safety precautions and special equipment. This particular page discusses the various techniques and how they are done. Later pages that specifically discuss each method will be added to the site.

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Goggles

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08/22/09 – Goggles – Goggles are clear plastic eye wear that is worn whenever protection is needed to guard your eyes from spraying or flying glass. These are not to be confused with the glass firing safety glasses, as these offer no protection from any of the harmful rays of fusing.

I am updating the site with further information to assist those beginning the glass fusing journey. A link to this particular page can be found on the home page, the blog page, or the Tools and Supplies page.

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