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Old 2011-12-23, 7:49pm
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Easiest way to get frit from the tray back into the 4oz jar is to dump the frit from the tray onto an 8 1/2" x 11" sheet of paper. Then hold the sheet of paper appropriately to slide the frit into the jar.
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Old 2011-12-26, 11:59pm
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one thing I have found useful are the clay terra cotta style pot saucers.... not sure what they are really called but the saucer plates you put under your potted plants....

you can get a dozen or so for about a dollar at the nursery. they come in all different sizes.
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Old 2011-12-28, 6:56am
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Run to Lowes, grab a piece of sheet metal ... cut a square as big as you want tray .... fold kinda like a m .... you have 2 sides and a nice 1/2 curve .... all done by hand and cheap
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Old 2011-12-28, 7:17am
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Easiest way to get frit from the tray back into the 4oz jar is to dump the frit from the tray onto an 8 1/2" x 11" sheet of paper. Then hold the sheet of paper appropriately to slide the frit into the jar.
I just use a funnel , no fuss, no muss.
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Old 2012-01-05, 1:43pm
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Thank you all for the great ideas. I ended up ordering a 3 section frit tray from Mountain Glass Arts. Here's a picture:



I think it'll be a good investment - it looks to be perfectly sized for blown ornaments and tumblers. I tried a shallow stainless steel tray we already had, and I immediately understood why it needs to be shallow and why the gravy boat might not always work. Anyhoo, just wanted to thank you all for the great suggestions!
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Old 2012-01-14, 2:10am
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My son is dabbling in boro lately, so I came to see what useful tips you've got for him in the boro room. That's why I have only now seen this thread...
We do custom tools (besides lampwork) and some of the more popular ones are our frit tray solutions. Thanks for pointing out the need for larger basins than usually called for with 104 glass. We can make our standard ones in larger sizes, if you need. These are the styles we've developed, all with the goal of getting the frit back in their containers easily:

Flips over for 2 sizes:


3 frits simultaneously:


Large tray with funnel end:


You can look at our website or PM me for more info.
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Old 2012-01-14, 9:52am
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I like these designs.
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Old 2012-01-15, 1:28pm
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Thanks! Most our tools are solutions we came up with as a result of our own frustrations working in the torch (like wasting so much frit when trying to get it back in the containers).
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