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Old 2015-01-06, 6:45pm
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Default Where do I buy Foil and wire mesh

I am wondering where I can get gold and silver foil and silver mesh wire. Then a follow up, how do I use them. These would both be new techniques for me.

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Old 2015-01-08, 8:26am
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Devardi has the foils, mesh, etc. Also tut videos on how-to.

http://www.devardiglass.com/Metalworking.htm

https://www.youtube.com/user/mailbug.../0/izrTtkc_YRk

You'll also need a respirator if you're going to use metals as the fumes are toxic. I believe there are discussions on LE about that. Here's one
http://lampworketc.com/forums/showth...ght=respirator

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PS also - working w/silver is extremely addictive
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Old 2015-01-08, 12:11pm
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To buy from vendors here try:
Val Cox: www.valcoxfrit.com
Glass Diversions: www.glassdiversions.com
Howaco: www.howacoglass.com

Just a few, there are others. All these ship fast and have excellent customer service..

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Old 2015-01-09, 1:06pm
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Devardi has the foils, mesh, etc. Also tut videos on how-to.

http://www.devardiglass.com/Metalworking.htm

https://www.youtube.com/user/mailbug.../0/izrTtkc_YRk

You'll also need a respirator if you're going to use metals as the fumes are toxic. I believe there are discussions on LE about that. Here's one
http://lampworketc.com/forums/showth...ght=respirator

dj

PS also - working w/silver is extremely addictive

If your ventilation is adequate for working at all, you shouldnt need a respirator. If you are not sure its adequate, stop working and get that squared away first.
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Old 2015-01-09, 9:28pm
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Rio Grande has the silver mesh. I get my foil from Frantz Art Glass. I don't use a respirator but I have a super good ventilation. Do a search here and you will find lots of info on using foil and wire.
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Old 2015-01-11, 3:17pm
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If your ventilation is adequate for working at all, you shouldnt need a respirator. If you are not sure its adequate, stop working and get that squared away first.

That is a matter of debate.

Ventilation adequate for lampworking may not be adequate for fuming w/metals.
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