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eclairewl
« on: February 21, 2014 01:48:36 PM »

I recently started to make cast glass boxes using frit and molds, but I wondered if anyone has a tutorial on how to make a box out of sheet glass.
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speedingpullet
« Reply #1 on: February 21, 2014 09:06:37 PM »

You pretty much have two choices - you can slump or you can glue

Its possible to make boxes with lids (fused separately obviously ;-) ) by using slumps. IIRC there are such things as butter dish molds that might be repurposed. The problem with doing it with a slump is that - for something that deep - the edges very often 'scallop' i.e. pull in in the middle and then flare out again towards the corners. Its a nice look, but if you're looking for dead-square boxes its probably not what you want.

Or, alternatively, you can fuse each side and then glue/tack fuse it together once you have all the pieces. I've seen glass birdhouses and decorative houses made this way. I've never done it myself, so can't comment or advise, sari.

Here's a picture of some glued birdhouses



Heres a butter dish slump



Would love to see what you come up with!
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