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Author Topic: Slumping in a Bead Cube - HELP!  (Read 2855 times)
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« on: January 04, 2013, 08:32:11 AM »

Hi there

I have some miniture bottles and I'm sure I remember reading that the bead cube can be used for slumping - is this right? I have searched and searched but am not really sure what I am looking for or how to do it at all really!

Any help would be gratefully received Embarrassed

Thanks, Kathy x
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« Reply #1 on: January 04, 2013, 09:22:38 AM »

I'm glad you asked that question Kathy cos DH wants to have a go at slumping/fusing, so hopefully someone will have an easy answer!
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« Reply #2 on: January 04, 2013, 09:36:08 AM »

I found this info:

Effetre Moretti Glass has a C.O.E. 104.
Annealing Temperature 480-500c.
Fusing Temperature approx 720c.
Slumping Temperature approx 620c

and this in the bead cube info:

This will allow the kiln to be used for trying other mediums such as fusing or PMC right through to its maximum temperature of 920c although the kiln is primarily a bead annealer.

Hope it helps, Janet
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« Reply #3 on: January 04, 2013, 09:51:26 AM »

Kathy, have a look at this site - gives lots of info on various firing schedules:

Another datasheet I have found very useful is this one:

If my memory hasn't totally left the building I seem to remember that bottle glass has a COE between 80 and 85. If you start by following temperature schedules as for Bullseye glass you shouldn't be too far off.

Good luck!  Smiley

Julie xx

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« Reply #4 on: January 06, 2013, 06:42:11 AM »

Thank you all Cheesy Will let you know how I get on Wink
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