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gatormichals comment on Glass Fusing
July 1, 2015

Please I need a fusing experts advise, I have a slumping mold I've coated with 4 coats of Primo primer kiln wash but I've decided I'd rather use MR-97 on the mold instead; I know I can remove the kiln wash by with water and a brush, I believe I have removed most of the kiln wash the mold has a slight purple color my question is, Do I need to make sure all of the kiln wash is removed before I can spray the mold with MR-97? If there is still a slight purple color that would indicate there is still some kiln wash residual correct? Is there any thing else I need to do before I can use the MR-97?

gatormichals comment on Fusing Tips
May 11, 2015

I need advise, I made the system 96 Poppy sundae dish; I used COE 96 glass I followed all of the instructions and the firing schedule to the letter, however when I fired the dish the drop section for the bowl dropped way too much and melted down or the foot. The throat / neck portion of the bowl was way to thin and ended up braking, I believe it was because it couldn't support the weight on the top lip of the bowl. What happened, what did I do wrong? Can a Delphi expert or some one with more experience can offer assistance.

Taurus 3 Ring Saw

Taurus 3 Ring Saw

Item# 57003
11 of 18 found the following review helpful:
Excellent saw, April 21, 2015 5 stars
fast precise cuts, intricate cuts, quiet, easy to clean.
not really a con, but I do wish there was more room between the blade and motor it would make it easier to cut larger pieces.
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I've been using the Taurus 3 for about 5 months I really love the saw; It's made a huge differance in my fused glass projects I now have more options for intricate cuts on a piece. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend the Taurus 3 saw.
gatormichals comment on Fusing Tips
August 19, 2013

I have an unfinished stained glass project I'd like to try fusing instead; I have no idea what the glass COE; any idea with regard as if there's any change of success to fuse this into one solid panel?

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joined:Aug 16, 2011
location:Black Hawk, CO US
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