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stereoette
« on: December 16, 2007 03:03:11 PM »

hi yall -

I've been fusing glass for a few months now, i really love it. However, I've noticed I tend to get more of a dimensional fuse (more than a tack fuse, but not as flat as a full fuse) with the schedule I'm using now. I'm wondering if I should be firing to a higher temperature, or whether I should be holding at my temperature for longer?

thanks for any advice! (btw, im using system 96 glass)
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taalfaro
« Reply #1 on: April 11, 2008 07:47:18 AM »

Here is a schedule to use for a full fuse:

# Room temperature to 1000 degrees Fahrenheit 3 hours
# Soak at 1000 degrees Fahrenheit for 15 minutes
# Raise temperature until it reaches about 1425 degrees Fahrenheit
# Soak for 12 minutes or until you have reached your desired look
# Prop open door to crash cool to 1100 degrees Fahrenheit
# Shut door and cool down to 960 degrees Fahrenheit - 2 hours
# Soak at 960 degrees Fahrenheit 2 hours
# Lower temperature to 600 degrees Fahrenheit 2 hours
# Turn off kiln until it reaches room temperature

Hope this helps.
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« Reply #2 on: April 15, 2008 06:20:50 AM »

taalfaro - Thank you SO much for your cliff notes version of flat fuse directions!
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