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Forum: Classes, Retreats, Get togethers, Etc. 2009-07-18, 4:43pm
Replies: 0
Views: 1,937
Posted By Dennis Brady
Glass art classes in Victoria BC

Fall schedule now posted for classes in Victoria BC
http://www.glasscampus.com/classes.htm

STAINED GLASS
FUSING & SLUMPING
TORCHWORKING
GLASS ART JEWELRY

Schedules for Mold Making and Glass...
Forum: Classes, Retreats, Get togethers, Etc. 2008-12-23, 1:50pm
Replies: 0
Views: 901
Posted By Dennis Brady
Victorian Art Glass 2009 classes

Introduction to Fusing & Slumping
Introduction to Stained Glass
Introduction to Torchworking
Glass Art Jewelry

http://www.glasscampus.com/classes%20victoria.htm
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2008-11-03, 12:43pm
Replies: 17
Views: 2,018
Posted By Dennis Brady
A kiln is a kiln is a kiln. They are all...

A kiln is a kiln is a kiln. They are all basically a toaster on steroids. Electric elements apply heat and soft porous bricks hold the heat. They may have more or less extra features, but they are...
Forum: Customer Service Kiosk 2008-10-30, 8:05am
Replies: 18
Views: 1,962
Posted By Dennis Brady
With 25 years extensive experience shipping both...

With 25 years extensive experience shipping both directions, I offer the following:

Freight Costs
FedEx, UPS, and Post are pretty much identical cost. The differences aren't in the carrier...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2008-10-29, 3:36pm
Replies: 15
Views: 2,586
Posted By Dennis Brady
You'll be fine annealling all those at the same...

You'll be fine annealling all those at the same schedule, but it's exceedingly unlikely you get them to fuse together. They aren't even close to compatible.
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2008-10-22, 6:18pm
Replies: 5
Views: 1,260
Posted By Dennis Brady
A pyrometer just tells you what the temperature...

A pyrometer just tells you what the temperature is in the kiln. Controllers do that also - plus lots of other things. If you have a controller, that's all you need.

If you decide to forego the...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2008-10-20, 6:04pm
Replies: 15
Views: 1,756
Posted By Dennis Brady
Perhaps closer to same viscosity?

Perhaps closer to same viscosity?
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2008-10-20, 9:17am
Replies: 5
Views: 3,763
Posted By Dennis Brady
I like to refer to kilns as a toaster on...

I like to refer to kilns as a toaster on steroids. Electricity heats metal elements and porous brick holds the heat. Pretty simplistic device.

"Ilovetomp", if you tell us a bit about your kiln,...
Forum: Customer Service Kiosk 2008-10-15, 12:23pm
Replies: 3
Views: 975
Posted By Dennis Brady
The usual retail on a Nortel Red Max is just...

The usual retail on a Nortel Red Max is just under $500.00
http://www.vicartglass.com/products/products%20tools%20-%20torches.html
Forum: Customer Service Kiosk 2008-10-13, 7:15am
Replies: 11
Views: 1,873
Posted By Dennis Brady
Cracks along the mandrel are usually thermal...

Cracks along the mandrel are usually thermal shock. Incompatibility cracks are usually along colour lines. Your problem is that whereas thermal shock cracks appear instantly, incompatibility cracks...
Forum: Customer Service Kiosk 2008-10-12, 10:06am
Replies: 11
Views: 1,873
Posted By Dennis Brady
Uroborus makes both 90 and 96. Same colours,...

Uroborus makes both 90 and 96. Same colours, different COE.

COE 90 is NOT compatible with 96. Not in any quantities.
Forum: Safety 2008-10-12, 8:25am
Replies: 3
Views: 1,096
Posted By Dennis Brady
I think if you just want to cut off the propane,...

I think if you just want to cut off the propane, it would be easier, safer, and cheaper to install a shut-off valve then a quick-couple.
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2008-10-07, 3:35pm
Replies: 16
Views: 5,763
Posted By Dennis Brady
How good they are depends on the user and the...

How good they are depends on the user and the amount they use them. I can tell you that we sell a LOT of both Frit Makers and Sifter/Sorters. It takes just minutes to smash up scrap glass and sort...
Forum: Shows and Festivals 2008-10-07, 7:01am
Replies: 108
Views: 16,459
Posted By Dennis Brady
Me too. Doubled up my exhibit booth space this...

Me too. Doubled up my exhibit booth space this year.
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2008-09-30, 3:09pm
Replies: 6
Views: 1,075
Posted By Dennis Brady
Not necessarily. There have been a number of...

Not necessarily. There have been a number of complaints recently about runaway controllers that ignore the instructions to stop at a directed temperature.
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2008-09-29, 1:59pm
Replies: 122
Views: 14,195
Posted By Dennis Brady
A few thoughts on what causes cracks: ...

A few thoughts on what causes cracks:

Annealing at slightly above or below optimum temp (or slightly shorter then optimum time will leave the glass slightly more fragile, but is extremely...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2008-09-23, 1:59pm
Replies: 24
Views: 2,341
Posted By Dennis Brady
I would expect that because 96 is made to a...

I would expect that because 96 is made to a higher production consistency then 90 or 104, it would have less rather than more stress. I would expect that the only time there would be an increase in...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2008-09-23, 8:31am
Replies: 13
Views: 3,056
Posted By Dennis Brady
Most ceramic fiber does not need KW and is often...

Most ceramic fiber does not need KW and is often used in place of KW or kiln paper. However, there are many different kinds of ceramic fiber. I'd strongly suggest not trying to fire on it until...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2008-09-22, 11:39pm
Replies: 24
Views: 2,341
Posted By Dennis Brady
The 1100 soak is to ensure the glass is a uniform...

The 1100 soak is to ensure the glass is a uniform temperature to protect against thermal shock. It should then be dropped to 960 to anneal.

Thermal shock can occur when hot glass is put into a...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2008-09-22, 6:02pm
Replies: 24
Views: 2,341
Posted By Dennis Brady
If they are cracking before kiln loading, putting...

If they are cracking before kiln loading, putting them directly into the kiln to soak at 1100 would reduce the problem.

If they aren't cracking before loading into the kiln, but cracking during...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2008-09-22, 5:51pm
Replies: 11
Views: 1,420
Posted By Dennis Brady
Last I saw, the manufacturer, Thermal Ceramics,...

Last I saw, the manufacturer, Thermal Ceramics, was charging more then $2 ea in pallet load lots. I'd love to hear where you can get kiln bricks for $2 each.

Sundance glass charges $4.00 ea (they...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2008-09-22, 5:40pm
Replies: 11
Views: 1,420
Posted By Dennis Brady
You have two options. 1. Remove and replace...

You have two options.

1. Remove and replace the damaged bricks (time consuming). Kiln bricks (9" x 4.5" x 2.5") cost about $4 each.
2. Mortar fill any cracks or missing pieces (not as...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2008-09-22, 8:38am
Replies: 13
Views: 3,056
Posted By Dennis Brady
To expand on that....... you only have to rewash...

To expand on that....... you only have to rewash it you fire the glass right on the kiln floor. Everyone has their own preference for how often to reapply kiln wash. Here's our shop practice:
...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2008-09-21, 4:13pm
Replies: 13
Views: 3,056
Posted By Dennis Brady
No, it wouldn't burn through the blanket - but...

No, it wouldn't burn through the blanket - but why not KW the floor anyway? It costs just pennies, takes just a few minutes, and is good for years.
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2008-09-21, 10:15am
Replies: 13
Views: 3,056
Posted By Dennis Brady
As Squid said, a shelf is valuable extra...

As Squid said, a shelf is valuable extra protection but isn't essential for annealing. However, if you ever want to try fusing small projects, a shelf is much more important. You don't want to try...
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