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Morton System Start-Up Kit

Morton System Start-Up Kit

Item# 60001
0 of 23 found the following review helpful:
Excellent!, October 2, 2016 5 stars
Pros
easy to use fun
Cons
Instructions are a little confusing, must have adequate space
Other Thoughts
This is one awesome set! I purposely waited to cut diamonds until I got this set. I struggled in the beginning with the instructions and explanations but once I watched a couple of videos, it was a snap to learn. I made perfect strips, squares, triangles, and diamonds in a very short amount of time. I have struggled with this for years, I am wondering why I didn't buy this sooner and avoid all the struggle.
Diamond Laser 5000 Bandsaw

Diamond Laser 5000 Bandsaw

Item# 7398
1 of 34 found the following review helpful:
5000 Saw, August 4, 2012 4 stars
Pros
The saw cuts like a dream through a variety of glasses including thick pot melts. Set up was easy and saw is easy to use.
Cons
Very loud! I have to wear ear plugs. The blades are poorly made, I got maybe 2 hours of cutting time on 1 blade and maybe 3 hours on the second. I am currently looking for a different manufacturer for blades. The saw is also very messy, water flows everywhere and the water tray is too small to catch any of it. I have placed the entire saw and tray into a large plastic container to catch the water run off from the table. This is working well for me.
Other Thoughts
I purchased this saw as a step up from my DL 3000 because I have just worn it out. I thought that this saw would be a little more sturdy for the amount of use I put a saw through, so far it just seems more expensive. The blade cost compared to blade quality is horrible and the noise level is unbelievable. I would not purchase this saw again but would purchase 3 of the DL 3000 for the same cost.
JulieLarson comment on How to Create Blown Glass Ornaments | Delphi Glass
May 12, 2012

I bought kit and this video is wonderful with the exception of not seeing how to finish nor how to use the tools included with the kit.

Bullseye Mega 45 lb. Glass Pack - 90 COE

Bullseye Mega 45 lb. Glass Pack - 90 COE

Item# B8359
1 of 22 found the following review helpful:
OMG!!, July 18, 2011 5 stars
Pros
I am very impressed with the wonderful variety this pack contains. I received 4 clear, 4 white, and 2 black and there were no other duplicates in this pack. Awesome representation of bullseye glass in premium colors, strikers, and standard glass. My pack contained only 10x10 sheets and I am most happy with it. Will definitely purchase again!
Cons
none that I can think of
Glasclay Sample Pack - 96 COE

Glasclay Sample Pack - 96 COE

Item# X92613
0 of 43 found the following review helpful:
Great in theory, July 12, 2011 2 stars
Pros
This is a wonderful idea in theory. Good to use for things that don't require a lot of detail.The clay is easy to handle and shape.
Cons
The instructions for use were minimal at best and completely useless for firing suggestions. They suggest that experimentation will get you a final result that you like. A product this expensive should have been experimented with in the factory and users should be given the appropriate instructions. I spent a lot of time making things, drying them, firing them and then tacking them to my project to have them become blobs during the slumping phase.
Other Thoughts
I continue to experiment with the appropriate way to fire this stuff and get a final result that I am happy with. I am hoping that I can find a combination that works well so that my roses look like roses.
Glastar All Star G8 Grinder

Glastar All Star G8 Grinder

Item# 5185
1 of 43 found the following review helpful:
Awsome!, July 5, 2011 5 stars
Pros
I love this grinder! It is versatile and easy to use. The upper deck is great when using the small bits. I was able to drill holes in my fused glass work with very little effort and much less complicated than using a diamond drill bit. The storage drawer is a nice addition.
Cons
None that I can think of.
MR-97 Boron Nitride Mold Release - 13 Oz

MR-97 Boron Nitride Mold Release - 13 Oz

Item# 93702
0 of 19 found the following review helpful:
This stuff is awsome!, April 27, 2011 5 stars
Pros
I have tried this in a couple of dam molds as well as a bowl mold and everything came out beautiful! No sticking at all and the finish was very smooth.
Cons
None that I can think of.
Other Thoughts
When using this spray, make sure you are very well ventilated. The smell doesn't last long but it is strong while it is there.
Bullseye Thinfire Shelf Paper 20-1/2 Sheet - 50 Pack

Bullseye Thinfire Shelf Paper 20-1/2" Sheet - 50 Pack

Item# 740550
0 of 16 found the following review helpful:
Great Product, April 27, 2011 5 stars
Pros
This paper has multiple benefits, it is simple to use, requires no fuss (such as wash having to cure), leaves a very smooth finish on the glass and can be used in slumping molds as well as on the shelf. the quality is wonderful, I have not had any problems with glass sticking when using this paper or getting those large bubbles in my work caused by shelf wash. It is well worth the price just for the decrease in aggravation and wasted time when using other products.
Cons
Price is the only con, however, when compared to the frustration at having a piece ruined because the kiln wash caused bubbles, it is worth every penny.
Studio In A Box Kit - 90 COE

Studio In A Box Kit - 90 COE

Item# STUDIO
0 of 58 found the following review helpful:
awsome way to start!, April 6, 2011 5 stars
Pros
This pack has everything that you need to begin fusing glass at a great price. The glass is a beautiful sampling of bullseye products including dichro scrap. The kiln is very easy to learn and big enough to fire larger projects. I would recommend this kit highly to anyone wanting to invest in a new hobby.
Cons
I would have liked a sample of thinfire shelf paper to decide what I would prefer to use, shelf wash or thinfire.
Other Thoughts
I have learned so much and I am having a great time creating beautiful glass pieces with this kit. The only drawback is that I like it so much that I am looking for a larger kiln now!
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joined:Oct 04, 2010
location:SEQUIM, WA US
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