Just to be sure I understand correctly, your paper pattern is about one inch shorter in length and width than the surface of the Lamp Bender. Correct? If so, then you can use that pattern with that mold.
These molds can vary in size from year to year because they are hand made, out of clay that can have varying rates of shrinkage upon firing the original mold. That's why we recommend that you measure your project to fit the mold, rather than relying on the printed dimensions. The printed dimensions are meant to help you predict which mold projects will fit in your kiln, and these are often larger than the glass tile that you would slump in that mold.
Let us know how you get on with your lamp!
Mary Kay Nitchie
Bullseye Glass Co.
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