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Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2014-01-05, 1:30pm
Replies: 27
Views: 23,528
Posted By AmorphousDesigns
just took #2 dragon body out of kiln, yah! no...

just took #2 dragon body out of kiln, yah! no cracks. I put it into a cold kiln and ramped up to 930 over 2 hours, annealed at 930 for 1.5 hours (very conservative, I know) and ramped down slow. ...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2014-01-02, 9:00pm
Replies: 27
Views: 23,528
Posted By AmorphousDesigns
DeAnn, yes, good advice, better safe than sorry....

DeAnn, yes, good advice, better safe than sorry. #1 dragon was cracked, I had put it cool into hot kiln, good lesson.
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2014-01-02, 12:24pm
Replies: 27
Views: 23,528
Posted By AmorphousDesigns
question about annealing. I am working on...

question about annealing. I am working on making a dragon in soft glass. I am doing OK with the punty and getting better at working in one direction and not letting the flame go back to a colder...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2013-06-09, 3:07pm
Replies: 27
Views: 23,528
Posted By AmorphousDesigns
"off mandrel" pulls up decent results, then once...

"off mandrel" pulls up decent results, then once you select one that looks interesting You Tube suggests other similar types of videos. You can lose days just watching videos, LOL.
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2013-06-07, 8:36pm
Replies: 27
Views: 23,528
Posted By AmorphousDesigns
first attempt at butterfly

I watched the butterfly video and thought to give it a try

the first attempt was not good, lots of cracking issues. But I do like the wing shape better than the second attempt, probably because I...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2013-06-07, 8:24pm
Replies: 27
Views: 23,528
Posted By AmorphousDesigns
I learned a neat trick with the punty at...

I learned a neat trick with the punty at GlassStock a couple of years ago;

to pick up a leaf, petal, wing, whatever that you want to attach to something

first marver the tip of your punty rod...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2013-06-05, 9:25pm
Replies: 27
Views: 23,528
Posted By AmorphousDesigns
so I tried making a butterfly tonight. Will post...

so I tried making a butterfly tonight. Will post results tomorrow.

So far I can say the first one was a complete disaster.
tried the "keep it hot the whole time" method, but then one of the...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2013-06-05, 9:09pm
Replies: 27
Views: 23,528
Posted By AmorphousDesigns
Soft Glass Off Mandrel Sculpture Tips

there have been a few threads recently that sparked some interest in off-mandrel soft glass sculpture. Let's play and share tips with each other as we go. Please post your successes and failures...
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