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Morton Fence Extension

Morton Fence Extension

Item# 7147
1 of 1 found the following review helpful:
Not worth it, September 8, 2015 1 stars
Pros
There are no pro comments
Cons
Although I still use the older Morton fence, I could make this extension work. But it does nothing that a plain old ruler and glass stop can't.
Other Thoughts
There is nothing to this. Way too much to spend for a piece of plastic and two flimsy rulers. A useless addition to the Morton system. I hope that Morton will consider simply making a larger fence in the future.
7-1/2 Medium Premium Wood Box

7-1/2" Medium Premium Wood Box

Item# 639106
1 of 3 found the following review helpful:
Poor Quality Box, December 18, 2013 2 stars
Pros
Nice enough but I wouldn't want to give it to anyone.
Cons
Definitely a glued together item. The hinges are cheap. Not a good color.
Celtic Tile Casting Mold

Celtic Tile Casting Mold

Item# 92304
Pretty Good, December 18, 2013 4 stars
Pros
It's a very elegant mold with great detail.
Cons
Needs two pieces of glass otherwise the glass shrinks. Not a true 6 inches. Fires to 5 1/2 inches
8 Round Screen Melt System

8" Round Screen Melt System

Item# 96304
1 of 2 found the following review helpful:
Works well enough, August 23, 2013 3 stars
Pros
I like it better than pot melt systems. You can place the glass where you want.
Cons
Steel mesh, some ceramic legs and a good size pipe clamp would do the same thing.
Other Thoughts
The firing is 12 hours long.
Amethyst Bodied Damselflies Pair Bevel Cluster

Amethyst Bodied Damselflies Pair Bevel Cluster

Item# GST117C
1 of 2 found the following review helpful:
There Is Nothing Like A Damsel, May 27, 2013 4 stars
Pros
A very simple design. Cuts on the body add dimension. A nice Amethyst color. Very easy to incorporate.
Cons
I purchased these and the green damsels. The upper wings are different in that the green has a flat bevel on the wing where the amethyst does not. Or at least it didn't on mine. One upper wing was missing and GST was quick to send a replacement, but they sent the beveled top one, so one panel on my lamp has wings that don't match.
Other Thoughts
GST is a well organized and courteous company
jbls comment on A Creative Resolution: How to Use Holey Molds
August 29, 2012

Over a short time I have purchased 14 of the wine glass molds, LF72. Why so many? After firing at a schedule suggested by Creative Paradise, the mold maker, and using Primo Primer, also at their suggestion, I find that the glass only releases with a gentle tap on a folded towel. The problem is that the center cone comes out as well. I'm not tapping hard. It just sticks to the glass and I wish I knew what I was doing incorrectly. I now have to re-order. Joe Bennett

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joined:Jun 05, 2012
location:Portland, OR US
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