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Re: Making batch in the kitchen
« Reply #10 on: May 20, 2008, 10:04:28 PM »
Probably not, but the microwave will probably be under guarantee, unless it is in the disclaimers!
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Re: Making batch in the kitchen
« Reply #11 on: May 20, 2008, 10:07:03 PM »
I am wondering if you did the same concept, only used cullet.  you could melt cullet down and make a flat paperweight.  if it is hot enough to melt sand, it would be hot enough to melt cullet.  If you had some kind of ceramic mold that you could pile glass chips or frit on it, you could then nuke it and make something with a design.


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Re: Making batch in the kitchen
« Reply #12 on: May 20, 2008, 10:49:49 PM »
And if the cullet / chips idea worked, you might be able to take it a stage further:

Recipe for an encased paperweight:
- partially fill a ceramic former with ground cullet
- make an indentation in the cullet
- insert coloured chips into the indentation, forming a design
- carefully cover the design with ground cullet chips to the level of the former
- microwave for the relevant time (what would that be for a colour / clear set up???)
- remove when cooked and allow to cool
- finish the item shape (if required) with grades of wet-and-dry paper while watching a full series of your favourite tv soap opera

Warning - don't use a metal former. It might react the same way as the toaster that Jeremy Clarkson once put into a microwave to ensure his toast was done all over!!
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Re: Making batch in the kitchen
« Reply #13 on: May 21, 2008, 07:04:24 AM »
Frank, I DARED NOT let my husband read this thread!  :o  And now, with Kevin's addition, I REALLY, REALLY, dare not let him read it!  What ARE you guys up to?  My kitchen is bad enough anyway, with an electrical engineer son and 'mad scientist' husband regularly taking it over!  :hb2: :hb2: :hb2:
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Re: Making batch in the kitchen
« Reply #14 on: May 21, 2008, 10:58:58 AM »
I suggest you try slumping before moving into fusing or DIY Pâte-de-verre mode. I also suggest you operate a discarded microwave in the back of the garden, not per se in the kitchen... And have a camera on standby for those jackass moments.

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Re: Making batch in the kitchen
« Reply #15 on: May 21, 2008, 12:35:28 PM »
Frank, I DARED NOT let my husband read this thread!  :o 

WARNING, not for Leni's husband  ;) http://www.glassmessages.com/index.php/topic,21377.0.html

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Re: Making batch in the kitchen
« Reply #16 on: May 21, 2008, 02:43:29 PM »
He WOULD!  :o  I just KNOW he would! ::)

Thanks for nothing, Frank  >:( :hb2:

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Re: Making batch in the kitchen
« Reply #17 on: May 22, 2008, 01:17:13 AM »
Aw, c'mon, Leni!  Someone has to try it! >:D ;D
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Re: Making batch in the kitchen
« Reply #18 on: May 22, 2008, 04:06:42 PM »
Hi, This is the way to go !!!!!!!!   Even includes GOLD FOIL
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EifS1ZP0KUU

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Re: Making batch in the kitchen
« Reply #19 on: May 22, 2008, 06:07:23 PM »
Thank you Patrick, sounds COOL although hot  ;D :clap:
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