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Old 2016-05-12, 2:29pm
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Okay...so we are spraying metal with graphite spray to make tools this weekend at the Florida Glass Dragons Meeting in St. Cloud. I am bringing the spray but I am at a loss for fun stuff to bring to spray It works best on metal since it sticks better....but most metal already works....so tin etc etc that doesnt hold up alone without the coating ??? any suggestions??? marvering plates was one idea i had...what could i buy cheap at home depot to make marvering plates to spray?

i am open to any and all suggestions
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Old 2016-05-12, 4:38pm
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Do you think wood would work? Could it stand up to the heat if sprayed with graphite?
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Old 2016-05-12, 4:44pm
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Hmmm, I've never heard of doing that. Would tweezers work? So the glass wouldn't stick?
Sometimes I've had my shorts stick in the short holder because I have kept it in the flame just a tad too close to the holder teeth, LOL
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Old 2016-05-12, 6:09pm
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tweezers ! yup...a shorts holder is a great idea

i think wood is iffy...i coated a chop stick and it burned...but i wonder if a block of wood would be ok...i will try to find some to spray and play with

hey eileen are ya coming to the meeting?

we are going to make fairy gardens..like actually make them. igot all the stuffies for them and we are going to demo gnomes. mushrooms, trees etc to add to them at home
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Old 2016-05-12, 6:15pm
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I'd spray a set of dental tools. I'd love dental tool shapes for sculpting that wouldn't stick and would glide across the work.
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Old 2016-05-12, 6:31pm
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we are going to make fairy gardens..like actually make them. igot all the stuffies for them and we are going to demo gnomes. mushrooms, trees etc to add to them at home
I've been making fairy garden accessories the last few weeks and having a blast! Was actually planning on doing one before the last Soda Lime Times issue came out with the gnome tutorial. Both of my pictures for the You Pick 15 were of fairy gardens!

Its fun to make the figures fot the gardens, and it's a great way to sell to people who might not have much interest in beads for jewelry. I've sold a bunch to coworkers already, and have requests for more!

Oh - and ditto on dental tools!
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Old 2016-05-12, 6:38pm
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Sounds like a fun meeting. I won't be there, the family is gathering to celebrate our mom's 100th birthday on Saturday (her birthday is actually today) but I hope to see photos!
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Old 2016-05-12, 6:54pm
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How about melon scoopers or olive spoons?
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Old 2016-05-12, 8:38pm
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i didnt know there was a tut in soda lime! awesome!

great ideas...keep um coming
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Coating one of those "5 in One" paint scrapers comes to mind.


As does various metal wood rasps and bent wood filers with different patterning on them.

Knurled knobs and larger diameter threaded bolts could be cool patterns for bead and sculptured surfaces.
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Old 2016-05-13, 7:30am
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thank you speedslug...going to home depot tonight
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Old 2016-05-13, 7:02pm
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Some relish or ice tongs make some interesting shapes when pressed into hot glass.

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Nut cracker pliers perhaps?
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Old 2016-05-16, 10:51am
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Look at goodwill, Salvation Army and other thrust shops.
Stainless Flat wear with decorative designs work well.
All sorts of kitchen or clay tools can be useful.
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Old 2016-05-16, 6:09pm
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Oh, stainless spoons etc. are available cheap at thrift stores.
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Is this the kind of graphite spray you are talking about?

http://www.amazon.com/Blaster-8-GS-G.../dp/B0094IZ3BA

Sounds interesting!
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Old 2016-05-17, 8:52am
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PattyK, that sounds like an interesting product. I wonder if it could be used to spay inside a clay mold to make a stamp for hot glass?
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Old 2016-05-17, 9:01am
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Norma, I think it was Corina in Passing the Flame that talked about soaking clay molds to use, so the steam from the water keeps the glass from sticking. I have made some with clay, and at least one I have tested and it did work.
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Old 2016-05-17, 9:11am
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Eileen, what kind of clay have you used? I have some modeling clay that air dries...would that work?
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Old 2016-05-17, 9:17am
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I have high fire clay from my pottery. I don't know anything about modeling clay, can it take high temperatures?
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