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Title: Tack fuse help
Post by: Flowers on September 27, 2016, 12:18:12 AM
Please does anyone has a fusing schedule to lightly tack fuse two pieces of glass together for a Hobbyfuser 3 kiln using float glass?  I put a piece in the kiln on a regular tack fuse but I need to add more to it and I don't want to have to put it in for a 24 hour fusing again is it possible to put the glass in the kiln on a sorter fusing schedule?


Title: Re: Tack fuse help
Post by: julieHB on September 27, 2016, 12:45:50 PM
Hello there,

I haven't worked with float glass, but here is an article that may help: http://glasswithapast.com/knowledgebase/stacking-and-tack-fusing-float-glass/

Also, you find a LOT of useful info on this site (don't only look for float glass, sometimes they specify how much cooler/hotter you have to go for different glasses in the various tutorials:

http://www.glasscampus.com/tutorials.htm


Title: Re: Tack fuse help
Post by: Zeldazog on September 27, 2016, 03:14:25 PM
Please does anyone has a fusing schedule to lightly tack fuse two pieces of glass together for a Hobbyfuser 3 kiln using float glass?  I put a piece in the kiln on a regular tack fuse but I need to add more to it and I don't want to have to put it in for a 24 hour fusing again is it possible to put the glass in the kiln on a sorter fusing schedule?

Most of the time that a fusing cycle takes is a controlled heat up and a controlled cool down (to avoid thermal shock and to anneal the glass properly), so a second firing, whether it is to make it a softer fuse, or to add to the design, can not go any quicker, other than you might be able to skip a bubble fuse. 

And actually, if you're adding to the piece, and making any parts thicker, you will need a longer anneal anyway.