Dicroic & Hot Glass.. Help!!

Dicroic & Hot Glass.. Help!!

Post by Szn0 » Sat, 15 Nov 1997 04:00:00



Tell me there is a easier way, or maybe there isnt...  I have been making
 paperweights with dicroic , I know you just almost have to have a dark
 coverage before you pick up the dicroic, But the only way I have been able to
 keep the dicroic from burning off either in the *** or in the tank, has
 been to fuse clear glass over the dicroic earlier. We have a coe of 90 so its
 not a big deal to put a layer of bulleye thin over it first, but sure would
 like to know if I'm going at this the hard way.. any suggestion??

 
 
 

Dicroic & Hot Glass.. Help!!

Post by Donald R. McKinne » Sat, 15 Nov 1997 04:00:00


Quote:

> Tell me there is a easier way, or maybe there isnt...  I have been making
>  paperweights with dicroic , I know you just almost have to have a dark
>  coverage before you pick up the dicroic, But the only way I have been able to
>  keep the dicroic from burning off either in the *** or in the tank, has
>  been to fuse clear glass over the dicroic earlier. We have a coe of 90 so its
>  not a big deal to put a layer of bulleye thin over it first, but sure would
>  like to know if I'm going at this the hard way.. any suggestion??

Dichroic coatings vary from coater to coater. The best results that I
have had has been from Coatings By Sandberg. I can go directly from a
gather to pickup with no loss of color. Pacific Art Glass carries 90
C.O.E. with this coating. Contact them at 800-354-5277. Be sure to tell
them that you want Coatings By Sandberg.

Don McKinney
The Glass Palette Studio and Gallery

 
 
 

Dicroic & Hot Glass.. Help!!

Post by Jeanne Ke » Sun, 16 Nov 1997 04:00:00



Quote:

> Tell me there is a easier way, or maybe there isnt...  I have been making
>  paperweights with dicroic , I know you just almost have to have a dark
>  coverage before you pick up the dicroic, But the only way I have been able to
>  keep the dicroic from burning off either in the *** or in the
tank, has
>  been to fuse clear glass over the dicroic earlier. We have a coe of 90 so its
>  not a big deal to put a layer of bulleye thin over it first, but sure would
>  like to know if I'm going at this the hard way.. any suggestion??

I presume you are using clear, from your description - just be sure you
are picking up the vacuum coated *dichroic* side against your gather - it
will seal in nicely and the glass backing will be the side facing outward
towards the heat source rather than your unprotected dichro.

That1s the way we did it here and it worked fine with several different
brands and ages of dichro.

jeanne

--
Jeanne Kent
http://www.FoundCollection.com/~ntaglass
Flamework & Fused Glass

 
 
 

Dicroic & Hot Glass.. Help!!

Post by Nancy Blo » Tue, 18 Nov 1997 04:00:00


Quote:

>Tell me there is a easier way, or maybe there isnt...  I have been making
> paperweights with dicroic , I know you just almost have to have a dark
> coverage before you pick up the dicroic, But the only way I have been able to

        No, you don't.

Quote:
> keep the dicroic from burning off either in the *** or in the tank, has

        When using clear dichro, pick it up with the coated side on
the *inside*.  With the black-backed dichro, just move *very* fast;
pick the glass up, warm slightly in the ***, then quickly do
a gather from the furnace over the dichro.

Nancy

Quote:
> been to fuse clear glass over the dicroic earlier. We have a coe of 90 so its
> not a big deal to put a layer of bulleye thin over it first, but sure would
> like to know if I'm going at this the hard way.. any suggestion??