I am a lampworker but a glass fusing newbie. I have subscribed to videos and digging through the forums. I really appreciate all of the resources!
I did my first test fire yesterday.
- Paragon TNFJ141 Kiln
Bullseye shelf primer - fired directly on 12" square shelf
4 small projects --(3) squares 4-5", (1) square ~3"
All projects are Bullseye glass: transparent, aventurine, irid, each 6mm thick
Bullseye full fuse schedule from the 'basic fusing' video https://www.bullseyeglass.com/images/stories/bullseye/PDF/Lessons_Projects/fusing_basics_add_info.pdf
From this thread: viewtopic.php?f=14&t=4628
email@example.com wrote:For crisp lines, fire face down on the kiln shelf. Here is an article that has a couple of photos to show this:
http://www.bullseyeglass.com/images/sto ... eet_07.pdf
I did the design down and capped with transparent for crisp lines.
I am mostly pleased with the results -- overall looks a little too hot. The edges aren't perfect, but not horrible. Next up: slump.
1) For softly irregular edges and a few spikes --I don't have a grinder. I can sand a bit, though. Should I cut them to be square?
2) I was planning on placing the full fuse face-down (textured) side to be UP, but I want it to be glossy and the slump won't do that. Do I need to do another full fuse with the textured side face-up to smooth out the shelf texture before slumping?
Referencing this thread: http://www.bullseyeglass.com/forum/index/viewtopic.php?f=14&t=4720