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@ When slumping glass that has already been fired to create a 1/2" thick slab of 12" diameter, it will be very important to slow the ramp rate and include soak time on the ramp up to avoid thermal shock. The following is in degrees Fahrenheit. Try a schedule of ramp rate 150/hour to 1000 degrees, soak 30 minutes. 150/hour to process temperature (about 1275), soak 15 minutes. 999/hour to 900 degrees, soak 2-3 hours. 300/hour to 700 degrees then shut down and allow to cool fully to room temperature before removing the project from the kiln.
@ Fiber rope, much like most fiber products for fusing can be reused only in instances when you are able to remove the glass from the fiber without disturbing the fiber product. Unfortunately, for most applications of fiber rope this makes it a single use item as the process of pulling it from between layers of glass will cause it to break apart.
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