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Author Topic: Frit and microwave oven kiln  (Read 1392 times)
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« on: September 10, 2016, 03:05:32 PM »

I'm new to glass. I'd like to try something without having to buy a kiln right away. Will one of those "microwave kilns" work with frit and frit molds???
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« Reply #1 on: September 11, 2016, 02:23:17 AM »

I think they purely work for fusing, you may struggle to get it to do a mould firing - buts it always worth a go if you are prepared to lose the mould.

Also the space to put the glass is really small, its ideal for jewellery. What mould are you thinking of using?

I have a hot pot microwave kiln for sale, if you are looking to try one Smiley

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To bead, or not to bead? ..... stupid question!

« Reply #2 on: September 11, 2016, 05:55:53 AM »

As Sarah says, the space available i the microwave kilns is pretty small.  I started with one, and they work fine for making jewellery, but, unless the mould is only about 2 inches across it won't fit.  One piece of advice - if you're making earrings in a hotpot, make them both at once, or they won't match.

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« Reply #3 on: January 01, 2017, 05:17:22 PM »

Also bear in mind that there's no facility to anneal when you use a microwave kiln, so whatever you make, keep it small...
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