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Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2017-05-20, 12:51pm
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I've just tried using the Kanthal wire.. No...

I've just tried using the Kanthal wire.. No cracks! so it was the copper conducting cold into the hot glass. Thanks for the suggestion!
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2017-05-19, 1:07pm
Replies: 9
Views: 5,341
Posted By solar
Thanks everyone:) I've just ordered some kanthal...

Thanks everyone:) I've just ordered some kanthal wire, and I'll experiment. If I still have issues with cracking, I'll have to bite the bullet and put them straight in the kiln.
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2017-05-11, 12:22pm
Replies: 9
Views: 5,341
Posted By solar
Yes, 20 gauge. And they are possibly a bit thin...

Yes, 20 gauge. And they are possibly a bit thin too.. Thanks for the insights.
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2017-05-11, 10:57am
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Views: 5,341
Posted By solar
Thanks Rebecca, Yes, I need to experiment I...

Thanks Rebecca, Yes, I need to experiment I think.. the wire is 0.8mm. I may try the direct to kiln thing if I can't find a solution.
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2017-05-11, 10:43am
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Views: 5,341
Posted By solar
I think I may be holding them in the press a...

I think I may be holding them in the press a little bit too long.. that might be part of the issue..
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2017-05-11, 8:58am
Replies: 9
Views: 5,341
Posted By solar
Question Leaf headpins cracking?

(Hello new here8-))..I've been trying to make leaf headpins using a leaf masher, and find there is often a crack formed just where the wire goes into the glass..

I've been slowly backing them out...
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