Thursday, August 4, 2011

Tools and glass

As you can see on the photo on the left there are
different tools one uses to work with glass
fusion. There are tweezers of different sizes
for picking up glass and placing it. There are tools that snap the glass after it has been scored for cutting. The cutter often has a diamond tip and can feed in oil as you cut. Some prefer to have oil separate and dip the cutter in as one is working. The cutting board was made by Robert, one of my classmates. He is a very talented woodworker as well as fused glass artist.

The photo on the right shows the beautiful color and pattern one can find. Some of the glass can get very expensive costing a hundred or more for a 12 inch by 12 inch sheet. For glass fusion one works in either 90 or 96 co efficientcy rating. You may not mix the two, so at the beginning you make a decision which you will work with.
Always put newspaper down when cutting glass to catch the shards and lower you risk
of getting cut.

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