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Started flameworking two years ago. I wanted to see if I could make anything out of glass and bought a torch. Started off making beads with soft glass and then discovered BORO !! Mom gave me her old 1965 Paragon kiln she used for ceramics. It's fairly large inside. It had been sitting for 30 years unused. I sent it off and had a new lid and electronic controller and bead door installed. So now I'm fusing and slumping too. Love Delphi !!!
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Mickster comment on DIY To the Rescue: How to Make a Frit Piston
November 2, 2011

VERY NICE!!!! I had a friend make me one out of tubular steel in his welding class. But two things everyone should consider after making your frit piston... One, always wear goggles and a MASK!! I noticed a fine dust ( almost like smoke) coming out of the top of the tube as I smashed my glass. So I always have my shop vac hose right beside the tube as I pound away to suck up this fine dust.. Two, check your frit for metal chips or dust from smashing the two metal items together. I noticed a few very small metal chips in my glass. So I use a magnet to swirl around in the frit to pick up any bits of metal. Sometimes these tubes and steel pipes have burrs inside that will contaminate your fine frit. Enjoy!

Spectrum Aventurine Green - 96 COE

Spectrum Aventurine Green - 96 COE

Item# X128AV
0 of 9 found the following review helpful:
NICE!, December 1, 2010 5 stars
Pros
Looks GREAT! Sparkles after firing even more! Firing flattens out the roughness, then you can do even more!
Cons
Heavy glass, tougher to cut. But that's ok too..
Other Thoughts
There are no scraps with this stuff! Even the cut off pieces are worth saving and using.
Hi-Temp 1800 Mold Release and Lubricant

Hi-Temp 1800 Mold Release and Lubricant

Item# 88101
0 of 16 found the following review helpful:
Good Stuff, November 18, 2010 5 stars
Pros
dries fast, stays on for multiple firings. Leaves a white finish so you can see what you sprayed.
Cons
Kinda leaves a residue inside of glass.
Other Thoughts
WANT MORE
Star White Borocolour 1/4 lb Bundle - 33 COE

Star White Borocolour 1/4 lb Bundle - 33 COE

Item# NS54
0 of 6 found the following review helpful:
Boro white, October 30, 2010 3 stars
Pros
It's BORO! Hard to find but great for eyes and other white parts for critters.
Cons
Boils too easily. Leaves bubbles if you aren't on a very low flame.
Other Thoughts
Wish it melted more whiter and didn't boil so easy.
Bullseye Thinfire Shelf Paper - 20-1/2 x 20-1/2 Sheet

Bullseye Thinfire Shelf Paper - 20-1/2" x 20-1/2" Sheet

Item# 7405
0 of 24 found the following review helpful:
Shelf paper, October 30, 2010 5 stars
Pros
This stuff is GREAT! I can cut a small piece just big enough for my project. Glass bottom is always smooth after firing. I use a shop vac to suck up the remains after removing my work. I always buy the 24"x24" sheets. GREAT STUFF!!
Cons
Cons? Hmmmmm, running out of paper and waiting for more to arrive? There are no cons..
Other Thoughts
I wish it were cheaper and I could buy by the roll.
8.5 oz Red Opal Powder Frit - 96 COE

8.5 oz Red Opal Powder Frit - 96 COE

Item# XF2101
0 of 5 found the following review helpful:
Great stuff, October 11, 2010 5 stars
Pros
Great stuff. Looks orange in the can but turns blood red when fired
Cons
None that I know of
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joined:Sep 12, 2010
location:Winston Salem, NC US
display name:Mickster