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Fusing rods

Postby Julia Smoak » Fri Aug 20, 2010 1:47 pm

I seem to remember seeing somewhere that some of the rods in the hot rodz set are not suitable for fusing but now I don't know where I saw that. Is there a list of rods that don't work for fusing? Thanks.
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Re: Fusing rods

Postby marykaynitchie » Fri Aug 20, 2010 3:10 pm

Hi Julia,

Excellent question! Now that we are working more than ever with using rods in fusing projects, we have gotten well-acquainted with what to expect from Bullseye rods in fusing.

Information is available in our FAQs, which is fairly well buried in our website. I have links for your reference:

What can I expect from Bullseye Rods?
http://www.bullseyeglass.com/products/faq/#faq_043

How is Bullseye rod graded?
http://www.bullseyeglass.com/products/faq/#faq_045

For learning about whether or not each rods style is suitable for kilnforming, check TorchTips (which should really be called, RodTips!).

http://www.bullseyeglass.com/education/torchtips/

If you want to explore this topic with an expert, consider taking Bonnie Celeste's class at the Bullseye Resource Center Portland: http://www.bullseyeglass.com/education/ ... ng_rod.php

I hope this helps!

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Re: Fusing rods

Postby Julia Smoak » Mon Aug 23, 2010 1:12 pm

Thanks Mary Kay, that was just what I was looking for. I knew I had seen it somewhere but just couldn't seem to find it again.
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Re: Fusing rods

Postby noora » Mon Sep 06, 2010 9:25 am

Why are the listed rods not recommended for fusing? Is it just that the colors turn out wrong, or do they have physical properties that make them unsuitable for fusing?
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Re: Fusing rods

Postby Jim Jones » Tue Sep 07, 2010 3:31 pm

Some rods are not recommended for fusing because they are designed exclusively for torchworking and they have different standards for color, compatibility, and working ranges. They may have undesirable results in color or compatibility when fused.
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Re: Fusing rods

Postby noora » Wed Sep 08, 2010 3:08 am

Thank you for the reply. So if I wish to experiment anyway I will have to test for compatibility issues as well. It's not that I really have to use rods in fusing, I just like knowing the nature of the limits :)
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