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oil fed cutters
Oh boy, I'm starting to feel way out of this whole field...and I thought I knew it so well. I did, but that was 18 years ago! So much has happened and so much as developed, I'm feeling very 'green'....
14 years ago 12
 
glass for melting in molds
I would like to know, where to buy lead glass for kiln casting (mold melted glass). I buy 48 % PbO glass in North Bohemia, but here is limited offer of colors only. Thanks for information Jan In , on...
14 years ago 4
 
attaching panels to existing windows
My new studio isn't even open yet but last night someone came here to measure for the new studio door and when he learned what I'm planning to do here, he was surprised. Apparently, earlier in the...
14 years ago 5
 
conference announcement
The 13th Annual Collectors' Conference will be held May 24 through May 28 at Mount Saint Mary's College in Los Angeles. For people who collect, appraise or are involved in buying or selling...
14 years ago
 
glass from China?
have any of you heard about or have you tried any of the stained glass being produced in China? you may not be able to get it in the US yet, but Turkey seems to have an 'agreement' with China and my...
14 years ago 5
 
who has used 63/37 solder?
I just learned that I can get 3 kilos of 63/37 solder here with relative ease. Is it worth my while to do so? What's it like? thanks, Arlene I betcha 3 kilos of solder isn't the ONLY thing packaged in...
14 years ago 2
 
How do you grind glass?
Hi My wife has accidentally knock off a glass table lamp, which we bought from France the top part of the shade has broken, but I think with some care it can be made reusable again by grinding if...
14 years ago 3
 
FS: KILN - $125.
Paragon Kiln Model # A88-B. The inside dimensions are as follows: width 47cm height 57cm. Included in the package are all original books, shelf sitters, two ceramic shelves, decal #015 Orton...
14 years ago 7
 
Kiln Coil repair
What's the best method for welding a broken kiln coil? I tried a propane torch and nickel rod, but it didn't hold for too long. Crimp in a stainless tube. I broke a coil by dropping molten aluminum on...
14 years ago 37
 
what's the difference between 60/40 and 50/50 solder?
Why would you prefer 50/50 over 60/40? I should know the answer to this. Seems to me I never used 50/50 solder when I had my own studio but I'll be darned if I can remember why!! Enlighten me please....
14 years ago 3
 
water soluble flux, etc.
Is it possible to make my own water-soluble flux? I really don't want to use the paste flux and I'm not sure I can get the liquid stuff sent here. And while I'm asking...what about pewter patina? Is...
14 years ago
 
the price of glass
It's been years since I purchased glass (i'm in the process of setting up a new studio over here in Western Turkey) I'm no longer living in the USA. and I don't know what things cost back there these...
14 years ago 4
 
Unknown green glass
Dear conversationalists, I happened to get ownership for some streaky green drinkin glasses, presented in the following link. I wonder if you good people could tell something more of the model, since...
14 years ago
 
Rheostat
Why no rheostat with the weller? The Weller 100 Pro has temp controlled tips, avail at 700*F, and 800*F temps. There may be another temp available, too. A controller would serve no purpose. The iron...
14 years ago 35
 
Charter & (pointer to) FAQs
CHARTER for PREAMBLE: The newsgroup was created primarily for the purpose of discussion related to working with glass. In order to improve the mechanism whereby we may do so without undue distraction,...
14 years ago