Good morning to everyone. A 5:00 oclock in the morning sleep dream came and well, I am going to try to fill the splits with frit , seal with abit of beeswax and lard mix,(and a small vent) cover completely with a plaster/silica mold; DRY mold for at least 2 weeks , then fire as if it is a mold filled with glass. :-k Slowly in lower areas. Not perhaps completely crazy but at least it might be interesting. The glass is lovely and worth saving. The problems that I see arising are perhaps 4th firing for some of the glass.
I had one other theory as well. When you do a 1 1/2 inch deep strip lay-up , I wonder how the glass really flows together. I only took to 1480 for 15 minutes. Perhaps I should have done more like a CAST firing on the first panel firing, allowing the glass to move and melt together alittle more. Just thinking out load for the technicians out there.
if you look closely here, you can see the split in the burnt orange area by the Sienna
-where the glass began to split here ; is where the strips are layed side by side; As if they wanted to seperate from one another and then decided to stay together but both places right where the glass begins to flow downward from both corners , stretching through the opening.
- This was the original lay-up - 1837 beside Almond Opal section too.