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Master Class: The Tapestry Project with Richard Parrish

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Master Class: The Tapestry Project with Richard Parrish

Postby Chris_Petrauskas » Fri Jun 07, 2019 12:19 pm

Watch the Lesson at:
https://videos.bullseyeglass.com/videos/master-class-tapestry-with-richard-parrish/

Please discuss and comment in this thread.

Thanks!
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Re: Master Class: The Tapestry Project with Richard Parrish

Postby dmtdds » Sat Jun 15, 2019 7:05 am

I have tried this technique a number of times but can't seem to get past failures of the glass to break properly. Although my scores seem distinct enough, I'm finding it difficult to actually break the glass - running pliers are gently but firmly squeezed harder and harder, yet the glass doesn't break, or makes a tic that an initial break is forming. I'm usually trying to do the center break, but in this case moved to the side. Nonetheless when I finally do get a break it goes off haywire. The plate is ~14x14, is that too large? Any suggestions?

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Re: Master Class: The Tapestry Project with Richard Parrish

Postby marykaynitchie » Thu Jun 20, 2019 8:30 am

So disappointing! Here are some suggestions:

At first glance, it looks like you are not utilizing the "rule of halves". Scores break better with equal tension to the right and left of the score. When it's possible, choose the center score and break that one first. Then the center score of each remaining piece.

Also, are you using plenty of oil?

What kind of breaking pliers are you using? Do they have fresh pads on them?

Consider firing a flat tile of the same dimensions entirely out of clear glass and practice on that.

Other resources:

12 Ways to Improve Your Glass Cutting
http://www.bullseyeglass.com/methods-id ... tting.html

Glass Cutting (free video)
https://videos.bullseyeglass.com/videos/glass-cutting/

I hope this helps!

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Re: Master Class: The Tapestry Project with Richard Parrish

Postby gwarner89 » Fri Aug 30, 2019 9:39 am

Hi there,
Are you scoring on the back/clear side of the glass? I'm pretty sure when we took the actual class that we scored on the back side and it was much easier to break cleanly. Just a thought.
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