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2006

January 1, 2006 -- Gloves

January 2, 2006 -- Minimizing trapped air bubbles, part two

January 3, 2006 -- Mold Mix 6, part two

January 4, 2006 -- Preventing uneven bowl slumping, part three

January 5, 2006 -- Tempered (toughened) glass

January 6, 2006 -- Kiln-drying plaster/silica molds

January 7, 2006 -- Bisque ware slumping molds

January 8, 2006 -- Bisque ware slumping molds, part two

January 9, 2006 -- Mixing dry enamels

January 10, 2006 -- Mixing dry enamels, part two

January 11, 2006 -- Tack fusing stringers

January 12, 2006 -- Drilling holes in glass using a stained glass grinder

January 13, 2006 -- Glass saws, part three

January 14, 2006 -- Removing labels from bottles, part two

January 15, 2006 -- Repairing ceramic molds

January 17, 2006 -- Sorting glass frit

January 18, 2006 -- Sorting glass frit, part two

January 19, 2006 -- Preventing chipping when using a tile saw

January 20, 2006 -- Tack fusing stringers, part two

January 21, 2006 -- Removing kiln wash from the kiln shelf, part two

January 22, 2006 -- Transferring designs to fiber paper

January 23, 2006 -- Preventing uneven bowl slumping, part four

January 24, 2006 -- Mold Mix 6, part three

January 25, 2006 -- Cutting a circle with a tile saw

January 26, 2006 -- Gold pens for fusing

January 27, 2006 -- Mica Firing Temperatures

January 28, 2006 -- Firing rocks in the kiln

January 30, 2006 -- Preventing chipping when using a tile saw, part two

January 31, 2006 -- Slumping tack fused glass stringers

February 1, 2006 -- Fiber paper as an inclusion

February 2, 2006 -- Firing rocks in the kiln, part two

February 3, 2006 -- Preventing uneven bowl slumping, part five

February 24, 2006 -- Making slumping molds from clay

February 25, 2006 -- The lost wax casting process

February 26, 2006 -- Tile saws

February 27, 2006 -- Fire polishing

February 28, 2006 -- Fused pattern bars, part three

March 1, 2006 -- Fused pattern bars, part four

March 2, 2006 -- Kiln shelves for large kilns

March 3, 2006 -- Simultaneous tack fuse and drop ring

March 4, 2006 -- Simultaneous tack fuse and drop ring, part two

March 5, 2006 -- Fused bracelet making, part three

March 6, 2006 -- Removing adhesive residue

March 7, 2006 -- Making slump molds from clay, part two

March 8, 2006 -- Firing liquid gold

March 9, 2006 -- Firing liquid gold, part two

March 10, 2006 -- Safety glasses

March 11, 2006 -- Safety glasses, part two

March 13, 2006 -- Inexpensive tile saws

March 14, 2006 -- Keeping copper inclusions bright

March 15, 2006 -- Removing adhesive residue, part two

March 16, 2006 -- 110-J fiber paper

March 17, 2006 -- Achieving a matte finish

March 19, 2006 -- Making a drop ring mold

March 20, 2006 -- Making a drop ring mold, part two

March 21, 2006 -- Inexpensive tile saws, part two

March 22, 2006 -- Achieving a matte finish, part two

March 24, 2006 -- Leaf inclusions

March 25, 2006 -- Leaf inclusions, part two

March 26, 2006 -- Making a drop ring mold, part three

March 28, 2006 -- Removing wax from a mold

March 29, 2006 -- Shining the underside of a piece

March 30, 2006 -- Electroforming, part two

March 31, 2006 -- Diamond hand pads

April 2, 2006 -- Making slump molds from clay, part three

April 3, 2006 -- Slumping textured glass

April 4, 2006 -- Drilling holes in glass with a drill press

April 5, 2006 -- Using the mouth atomizer

April 6, 2006 -- Using the mouth atomizer, part two

April 7, 2006 -- The flat lap

April 8, 2006 -- The flat lap, part two

April 9, 2006 -- Shining the underside of a piece, part two

April 10, 2006 -- Kiln shelves for large kilns, part two

April 11, 2006 -- Diamond hand pads, part two

April 12, 2006 -- Diamond hand pads, part three

April 13, 2006 -- Battuto

April 17, 2006 -- Preventing dichroic glass from chipping

April 18, 2006 -- Flux

April 19, 2006 -- Drilling holes in glass with a drill press, part two

April 20, 2006 -- Using the mouth atomizer, part three

April 22, 2006 -- Pregnancy and fusing

April 23, 2006 -- Causes of devitrification

April 24, 2006 -- The cracked kiln shelf

April 25, 2006 -- Using fiber paper to make a pocket vase

April 26, 2006 -- Quartz inversion

April 27, 2006 -- Museum Gel

April 28, 2006 -- Etching dichroic glass to prevent chipping

April 30, 2006 -- Causes of devitrification, part two

May 1, 2006 -- The cracked kiln shelf, part two

May 2, 2006 -- Drilling holes in glass with a drill press, part three

May 3, 2006 -- Drilling holes in glass with a drill press, part four

May 4, 2006 -- Drilling holes in glass with a drill press, part five

May 8, 2006 -- Sea shell inclusions

May 9, 2006 -- Firing multiple shelves at once

May 11, 2006 -- Firing schedule for a pocket vase

May 13, 2006 -- Causes of devitrification, part three

May 15, 2006 -- Firing multiple shelves at once, part two

May 16, 2006 -- Treatment for sore hands

May 17, 2006 --  Finishing with wet/dry sandpaper

May 18, 2006 --  Renewing diamond pads

May 19, 2006 -- Treatment for sore hands, part two

May 22, 2006 -- Radial arm drill press

May 23, 2006 -- Fusing with cuttlefish

May 24, 2006 -- Grog

May 25, 2006 -- Treatment for sore hands, part three

May 30, 2006 -- Layering powder and frit

May 31, 2006 -- Dealing with trapped air bubbles

June 1, 2006 -- Zinc (galvanized steel)

June 2, 2006 -- Dissolving silicone adhesive

June 5, 2006 -- Determining the amount of glass needed, part three

June 6, 2006 -- Dealing with trapped air bubbles, part two

June 7, 2006 -- Oops!

June 8, 2006 -- Haike brush hairs

June 9, 2006 -- Bare spots in slumping molds

June 14, 2006 -- Dealing with trapped air bubbles, part three

June 15, 2006 -- Leaf inclusions, part three

June 16, 2006 -- Cutting large sheets of glass

June 20, 2006 -- Preventing dry and cracked hands

June 21, 2006 -- Steaming wax from molds

June 22, 2006 -- Steaming wax from molds, part two

June 27, 2006 -- Rigidizing fiber kilns

June 28, 2006 -- Cutting glass mirrors

June 30, 2006 -- Attaching feet to slumped bowls

July 3, 2006 -- Attaching feet to slumped bowls, part two

July 6, 2006 -- Testing an overglaze for lead content

July 10, 2006 -- Hydrocal

July 11, 2006 -- Temperature and rate conversion

July 12, 2006 -- Falling kiln brick particles

July 13, 2006 -- Falling kiln brick particles, part two

July 14, 2006 -- Safely using cold working equipment

July 19, 2006 -- Propane gas powered glass kilns

July 25, 2006 -- Aluminum as an inclusion

July 26, 2006 -- Aluminum as an inclusion, part two

July 27, 2006 -- Aluminum as an inclusion, part three

August 1, 2006 -- Reactive glass colors

August 2, 2006 -- Reactive glass colors, part two

August 7, 2006 -- Falling kiln brick particles, part three

August 9, 2006 -- Fusing straight lines

August 14, 2006 -- Falling kin brick particles, part four

August 16, 2006 -- Falling kiln brick particles, part five

August 29, 2006 -- Pulley system for heavy kiln lids

August 30, 2006 -- Pulley system for heavy kiln lids, part two

August 31, 2006 -- Pulley system for heavy kiln lids, part three

 

Most recent

 

September 1, 2006 -- Pulley system for heavy kiln lids, part four

September 2, 2006 -- Pulley system for heavy kiln lids, part five

September 6, 2006 -- Fiber rope

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