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I work boro and soft glass and I often want to work both on the same day. I know Smiley said sometimes he does boro in the morning then ramps down to 960˚ if he's doing soft glass in the afternoon. I'm not going to be working that long so I was wondering if I could just set the kiln to 960˚, make boro and soft glass beads, use my soft glass schedule to cool them, then batch anneal the boro the next day or at my next all-boro session?
That shouldn't be a problem. I've done it a few times.
I have done that once. I did get some breakage though, not a lot, but enough so I don't want to try it again. It could have just been the colors I was working or my inexperience, but I am too chicken to try it and lose a really nice piece.
I do like Mr. Smiley does. boro in the morning and soft in the afternoon. And I have very little problems. I have also had some good success at leaving the annealing temp at soft glass temp all day. When I do a boro peice, I spend an extra 5 min. or so flame annealing befor I put it in the oven with the soft glass. Works for me anyway.
I have batch annealed boro beads a couple of times and no cracks , so you shouln't have any problems.
That'll work Patty. If you've got an even heat base in the glass, it shouldn't break soaking at 960 and then ramping down. If there's a lot of stress, it may. Batch annealing afterwards isn't a problem. :love:
Thanks guys. I figured it would work, but just wanted to check and make sure.
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