On behalf of the video production team, thanks for your kind words about the Frit Balls lesson!
Before I respond, can I ask a favor? I would really like to address you by your real first names, because I think it would improve our discussions. Your handles are not as sociable as your names. And you all know my name.
Back to the topic:
Over each lesson there is a tab titled "Learn More", which links to an article titled "Additional Information" with written material that we could not fit into a 10-minute lesson, or that addresses questions that we did not cover in the lesson. Often, we list the firing schedules there, as well as the products that are used in the lesson, or sources for non-glass supplies.
Your comments in the Discussion/Forum threads sometimes prompt us to revise the Learn More article with additional information, so thanks for your comments here.
For this lesson, the firing schedules are noted in the Additional Information article under the Learn More tab. We have also linked to other pertinent articles under "Learn More".
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You can try ThinFire, but keep in mind that as the binders burn, the paper does not stay flat against the shelf. Consider how, if you burn a piece of paper in a fire, it moves and twists as it burns. Because frit particles are light (compared to a solid piece of sheet glass) the burning ThinFire can dislodge the frit and leave texture instead of gloss on the sides of the frit balls.
Thanks for all the great questions!