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Frit Slurry migrating from COE96 world

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Frit Slurry migrating from COE96 world

Postby tsuhler » Wed Mar 14, 2018 8:26 am

I have created pieces with a frit slurry using a fuse and slump in one firing with system 96 glass.
I would like to now start using Bullseye coe90 glass and have some questions.

I begin by creating a design with frit slurry on 5mm clear sheet glass. The piece is then placed on a slump mold. Bullseye does not have 5mm glass.

1) Do you recommend using 4mm or 6mm glass?
2) Should I be using the clear Tekta for the sheet glass?
3) Firing schedule. The firing schedule below is what I have been using. Would you suggest making any changes to this schedule?

Fuse and Slump in One Firing
Segment Rate Temp in F Hold in mins
1 200 190 30
2 200 550 10
3 275 1215 45
4 350 1400 03
5 9000 950 60
6 100 500 0
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Re: Frit Slurry migrating from COE96 world

Postby jestersbaubles » Sat Mar 17, 2018 6:59 am

Are you sure you were using 5 mm glass? System 96 is typically the standard 3 mm and 6 mm. IMO, 1 mm wouldn't make much difference in how you approach a fairly inexact technique like frit slurries anyway (how do you precisely dial in the amount of slurry you're actually applying to the glass? You don't!).

Bullseye has a wealth of information about their firing schedules. You should be able to find recommended temperatures for full-fuse, slumping, annealing, etc. A great place to start is here: https://www.bullseyeglass.com/what-temp ... using.html

Once you've had a chance to experiment on your own, come back with questions you may have regarding the results!

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Re: Frit Slurry migrating from COE96 world

Postby marykaynitchie » Fri Mar 23, 2018 9:47 am

I think that 4mm Tekta would be fine for this, so I would try that first, and then 6mm Tekta if it doesn't.

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