Wednesday, November 15, 2006
This morning I went over to Ricks again and we loaded up his kiln with my now dry molds and some of his molds and some glass. I used two different kinds of glass, the kind in the picture and then some scrap glass from some dud pieces. I think the scrap will be better because its been melted before and so tends to melt faster the second time. It started at 10:30 am, will heat up to 1500˚ over the next 6 hours, then hold there for eight hours, then cool off at 60˚ pr hr until it hits 700˚ then shut off. Then cool to room temp. So 24+ hrs! All this is so the glass does not endure heat shock that will cause it to crack. Glass is aparentally very sensitive to this, especially over 800˚F.