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Old 2019-01-06, 3:22pm
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Where can I purchase some brass frit to put in lampwork glass 104 beads?
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Old 2019-01-06, 5:20pm
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Old 2019-01-13, 4:30pm
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Eileen, can you PM me also? I generate a little doing metal work, but not enough to make any difference.
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Old 2019-01-13, 5:01pm
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If there's no machine shop close to ask for waste, Davardi sells it per ounce. As well as frits of silver, aluminum, stainless, etc.

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

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Old 2019-01-14, 3:19am
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How interesting that Devardi ships their brass frit with boric acid .. never heard of this before.

"Like the Brass wire, sheet and screen, if you use the Powdered Boric Acid that comes with this frit, you'll get tiny balls that bead up on your glass. Without it, you'll get a rougher, more organic appearance. You can add the powder directly to the frit before using."
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Old 2019-01-14, 10:39am
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Now that sounds scary to me, that they are using it directly in the flame. There is zinc in brass, and you definitely do not want to breathe fumes from it.
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Old 2019-01-15, 6:52am
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The boric acid is a flux compound. That is how you'll keep your solder joints clean as well when working with metals. It helps keep things tidy in a hot flame. As far as the fumes, that sounds about right! Anything in the flame is scary at the temps glass needs, hooray for ventilation!
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Just thought I would add a link to a brass frit challenge some of us did a while back.
http://lampworketc.com/forums/showth...ighlight=Brass
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Old 2019-01-15, 4:51pm
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Use a piece of brass rod and a file to make your own. If larger pieces are needed use a file with a rough surface. Also works well for copper frit.

One source for either could be a junk yard or your local welding shop. One could also use brass/copper fittings from the plumbing department at Home Depot or Lowes.
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Old 2019-01-15, 5:38pm
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Thanks for posting that tip. I have some stashed away that I haven't played with yet but it seems a bit coarse, so this may be a good alternative!
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