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Pattern Bar: Flow Slab

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Re: Pattern Bar: Flow Slab

Postby Twin Vision Glass » Sun Sep 23, 2012 8:55 pm

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Here is a piece just setting up with sliced bars . Les
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Re: Pattern Bar: Flow Slab

Postby Twin Vision Glass » Sun Sep 23, 2012 9:10 pm

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I have recently gone on a beautiful hike into the Bugaboos in the Percell Mountain range and am trying to create some movement in the glass for the glacier part and lots of lovely colour for the valley bottom. So far I am excited. Just waiting now for my new saw blades as I have burned through the last one cutting thick work. I hope it is O.K. to post these as I do believe you asked for photos of projects.
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Re: Pattern Bar: Flow Slab

Postby Twin Vision Glass » Sun Sep 23, 2012 9:17 pm

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Just a spectacular place.
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Re: Pattern Bar: Flow Slab

Postby Twin Vision Glass » Mon Sep 24, 2012 8:11 am

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I had alot of fun taking pattern bars that flowed nicely and fused together with frit and other colour bar pieces to create a birds nest.
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Re: Pattern Bar: Flow Slab

Postby HRoss » Tue Sep 25, 2012 2:27 am

Many thanks for your help Leslie. I have done another smaller sample and sandblasted and washed all the pieces before they were fired and it has all melted together perfectly!
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Re: Pattern Bar: Flow Slab

Postby Twin Vision Glass » Sun Sep 30, 2012 7:38 pm

I am sooo glad HRoss. I have also sliced some more cast colour bars for the Bugaboos piece and the flow of the glass was quite nice. Now the challenge is to put them all together in a scene that actually looks like the Bugaboos. BUT all the pieces are cleaned , scrubbed , and edges ground nicely so now to create.
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Re: Pattern Bar: Flow Slab

Postby ljk2020 » Sat Oct 06, 2012 4:18 pm

Are there any good alternatives to using kiln-washed shelves under the moving glass for the casting stage? How about thick fiber paper? I realize that it will leave an irregular surface. Will it be impossible to remove? Will the paper "grab" the glass too much to allow free flow? Any other suggestions?
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Re: Pattern Bar: Flow Slab

Postby marykaynitchie » Mon Oct 15, 2012 2:55 pm

Hi ljk,

Jim Weiler has this advice in response to your question:

Fiber paper is fairly stable as opposed to thinfire. I wouldn’t expect fibers to be entrapped within the matrix of the block if it is used. The main concern would be more texture for the fiber to embed into. All of the fibers must be removed before proceeding to the next step. So yes, you could use it. But you’ll have more coldworking labor to remove the fibers in deeper textures and the fiber paper cost is much higher than the tried-n-true primer.


Thanks for asking!

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Re: Pattern Bar: Flow Slab

Postby lalalandglassstudio » Tue Jan 29, 2013 3:04 pm

Hi,

After the flow slab is cut into fingers, are they individually diamond polished before firing into one piece?. If not, what type of saw and saw blade are you using to slice the slab? Thank you.
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Re: Pattern Bar: Flow Slab

Postby marykaynitchie » Tue Jan 29, 2013 3:38 pm

Hi, Kirei,

The sawed fingers (ewww!) are not individually diamond-polished, but they are cleaned really thoroughly. We are using a tile saw in the video. There is a tile saw lesson you may want to view. https://videos.bullseyeglass.com/videos ... aw-basics/

I also found a thread with a discussion about saw blades. http://www.bullseyeglass.com/index.php? ... f=14&t=130

Hope this helps.

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