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Monday, July 16, 2012

Creating Fused Glass Mosaics Using No Days ThinFuse

To download the pdf, visit Streuter's project gallery.

Creating fused glass mosaics is a breeze using No Days ThinFuse. When you heat set the adhesive to hold the glass pieces in place, you create a faux tack fuse with a super strong bond that allows you to "frout" (grouting with frit) your piece without waiting! If the glass pieces set up but they're not where you want them, simply re-heat to re-position the piece.

TEXTURAL TACK FUSE: This firing schedule is for textural tack fuse and is used in creating fused glass mosaics. The fused piece will be highly textured.

 Textural Tack Fuse
 300 dph 600º F 30 min
 300 dph 1000º F 30 min
300 dph 1100º F 10 min
50 dph 1250º F 20 min
500 dph1375º F  7 min
AFAP 960º F 90 min
 100 dph 800º F 0 min
 200 dph 700º F 0 min
 400 dph 100º F 0 min

SLUMP SCHEDULE:  This firing schedule is for a slump schedule. After using one of the above schedules to fuse your pieces together, you're ready to give it shape by placing it in a mold. Make sure that the glass is not bigger than your ceramic mold, or you can potentially break your glass, your mold or both while firing.

 Slump Schedule
 250 dph750º F10 min
 250 dph 900º F 30 min
 300 dph 1150º F 15 min
 300 dph 1250º F 30 min
 AFAP960º F 90 min
 50 dph 800º F 0 min
 100 dph 700º F 0 min
 300 dph 100º F 0 min

[Assumptions: 2 layers of standard thickness glass (3mm or 1/8") stacked to make a thickness of 6mm or 1/4"] 

The firing schedule is fairly conservative, so you shouldn't have any breakage.  However, please note that this firing schedule is just a general guideline.  It is up to the user to take into acount their glass fusing setup and design, materials used and kiln being used to yield their desired results.  

dph = degrees per hour (Fahrenheit)
AFAP = as fast as possible, represented by 9999 when programming your kiln
min = minutes

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