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Don't Waste Glass in Your Next Drop

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It's always heartbreaking to cut the rim off of your drop, turning all that beautiful glass into scrap. Instead of using colored glass that you've taken time to design, try using clear.

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Quick Tip: No More Painful Glass Shards

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You know when you are scoring glass, especially during strip cutting, and tiny shards of glass are jumping out of your scores? These shards are really bad when cutting black glass. They make a big mess and you can get pesky painful shards in your hands. Here's an easy solution. Simply take a small amount of cutting oil and lightly spread it over your glass with a brush. Voilá! No shards! Buy GAI Cutting Oil

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Tip of the Month: Have a bunch of unwanted projects, here's a way to put them to good use!

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I don't know about all of you, but every once in a while I will fuse a project that just doesn't turn out the way I wanted it to, and there it sits forever on my "let's wait and see what I want to do with it this" shelf...

Time to make frit balls! Here's how to do it, including a firing schedule. Read on for more...

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Tip of the Month: Create a Spray Booth!

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Find an area in your studio that is enclosed on all but the front side. I have a shelf nook made out of melamine that I've hung a shower curtain in front of. You could use a sturdy large cardboard box, or construct a plywood box covered in shelf liner...
Read more on how to use a spray booth to spray on kiln wash so the backs of your slumps will be incredibly smooth.

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