Category: Glass Safety

Torch Maintenance

  All credit for this blog entry goes to Bethlehem Burners.  This is from their website.      Helpful Tips from Bethlehem Tip # 1: Do not use force when cleaning your torch. Using extra force when cleaning your hypo tubes may cause internal damage to the torch. Such...

So Many Pliers!

SO MANY PLIERS! When customers are new to stained glass, it can be overwhelming figuring out which tools to buy.  As if choosing a soldering iron wasn’t complicated enough, something that seems as simple as pliers ought to be easy, right?  Maybe not!  There are several tools that are...

Glue in the Kiln

There is a lot to chat about when it comes to glue in glass fusing. Let’s start with these cute little owls with wonky eyes.  They started out with the pupils glued to the white nugget eyes. Since the glue cooks off at about 450F, the eyes just slid...

Grinder Bits

The biggest question we get about grinder bits is “how long will it last?” Tough one! Depends on how much you use it. A bit can be adjusted up and down, and carefully you can use lots of the surface. Once you get a bare spot, move the bit...

FOOD SAFE ISSUES

I think I have not researched an issue and come up with less concise data ever.  Here are some things I did find. FUSING The causes of concern when fusing are lead and cadmium. Cadmium when combined with sulfur forms Cadmium Sulfide and results in deep yellow color.  If...