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You will want to start with a boron nitride mold release we recommend MR-97 item number 93701. You can find a video on our website with application instructions. You will then fill your mold with frit (and the amount is based entirely on the expected thickness of the finished piece.) Just be careful not to overfill as that can create problems when you go to release your project from the mold. You can do some amazing work with these molds but it will likely take some trial and error before you get consistent results. Good luck and have fun!
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@simplespark Here are my suggestions; since I'm not sure if you're working with COE 90 or 96, I’ve given you item numbers for both. We don’t sell dark blue in crinkle coating but we do sell some textures in this color and if you fire it without a clear cap you will still get that splinter effect (since the coating is metallic) and will not stretch with the glass as it melts. 153401, X153401, X4227
@glsslvr, Sure I'll get it removed for you!
@dlstressed, Of course you can re-slump! In a case like this it would be best to fuse again into a flat piece. Then you can use a bandsaw or a grinder to make sure your piece does not exceed the size of the mold. We recommend turning the mold upside down on top of the glass and tracing around it with a black sharpie. This will give you an accurate measurement and any sharpie remaining after grinding or sawing will burn off in the kiln. Any place the glass overhangs, you have the potential for this problem or as you pointed out it can sometimes slide during the slump if it doesn’t heat evenly for some reason. Never refuse to re-fuse!
@GiddyUpCowgirl, Delphi carries lead-free solder to use on projects that will be handled often. It is especially good for 3-dimensional projects like the one above. Search for item #2999.
@dlstressed Yes, at a certain point it will be dark as the binder burns out, but once the firing is complete the residue in your kiln will again appear white. The only time you would notice this is if you open the lid while fusing to peek at your glass or if you have a kiln with a viewing window.
@jdavidson Based on the width of your panel reinforcement isn’t really necessary but it doesn’t hurt to be safe. As far as the exterior H came; finding a break in your design where you can align the solder lines will probably create the best aesthetic. We would love to see pictures when you are done!
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