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Kiln Program for re-fusing a slumped piece

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Kiln Program for re-fusing a slumped piece

Postby jtensminger » Wed Jun 26, 2019 3:18 pm

I did not do a stellar job with cold-working the edges of a platter. I thought beveling and slumping would smooth imperfections but there are tiny cracks along the edges; the kiln side is perfect. I assume that I need to re-flattened, work the edges and slump again.

I don't know what kiln schedule to use re-flatten it. Should I use the original slumping schedule, or a modified full-fuse program. The piece is 13x5, 3 layers = 3/8" thick, the center has a 5x6 pattern bar inset. The overall shape has a deep curve----I think it was slumped in 17" BE big round mold.
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Re: Kiln Program for re-fusing a slumped piece

Postby marykaynitchie » Sat Jun 29, 2019 7:12 am

I would try the slumping schedule, which has a lower process temperature and more time at process temperature. The slower the glass softens, the less it should distort on the way down to the shelf.

Good luck!

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