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Old 2012-06-13, 1:09pm
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Arrow Frit Trays ~ Make Your Own Fabulous Free Frit Trays!

I've been using this type of tip-proof DIY frit tray for a long time, but when I was working in my studio this morning I suddenly realized other folks might find it useful also, so I posted this quickie tutorial to my website:






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Old 2012-06-13, 1:29pm
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Cool! Thanks Jo!
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Not free. I'll have to buy a soda.

What a great idea, Jo. Thanks for posting it! The aluminum is malleable enough that you could make a mandrel dent if your needed to for larger beads, too. Cool!
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Not free. I'll have to buy a soda.

What a great idea, Jo. Thanks for posting it! The aluminum is malleable enough that you could make a mandrel dent if your needed to for larger beads, too. Cool!

Well, Miss Smartypants. you MIGHT find a discarded soda can somewhere......! Your idea about the mandrel dent is excellent, I'll have to incorporate that into the website tut as well.......
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I love it! But is the edge very sharp? Let's just say I am accident prone....
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My husband drinks so much soda they run out at the store! lol not really but he does drink alot. I'm going to use our side cutting can opener and see if that will work.

Great idea! Another one of those "shy didn't I think of that" items. lol
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Old 2012-06-13, 2:23pm
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Liz- Wear gloves when cutting the cans, and then leave the sides a bit taller and then fold down the edges, or just put duct tape on the edges...

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Great idea. Thanks, Jo! Angelique
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Great idea! Thanks! I, too, will have to scavange some cans.

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They will be a bit light weight so maybe turn them upside down and fill with epoxy, or clay, or body filler, whatever. Just a thought.
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Love the filling the bottom idea, and THEN seal it with the duct tape!
Ya Jo!! Wonderful idea! Thanks so much!!!
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They will be a bit light weight so maybe turn them upside down and fill with epoxy, or clay, or body filler, whatever. Just a thought.
I had that thought also, you could fill the bottom with cement or even plaster, and when it was cured you could trim the aluminum right to the edge of the filler. They are lightweight, but because of the way the aluminum is stretched and compressed in the manufacturing, they're almost impossible to crush and don't tip or anything. Still, having them weighted a bit might be a nice addition. Thanks for the suggestion!


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Here in Oregon...that will cost you $.05 in not getting your refund..... but still very cheap. But I gave up soda because recycling the cans was a pain in the butt and I'm too 'green'/cheap to just throw them out and loose the $.05.
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too cool for school.. thanks Jo
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Well, I've already made a couple and will try them out next time torching. They do seem to be very sturdy, and are quite a bit deeper than what I've been using recently -- can tops cut with the smooth edge opener. No chance of using the rest of the aluminum to make tools out of, right? Wouldn't want it to melt on me! Thanks for the idea.
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What a great idea Jo. Thank you!
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This is such a great idea! Thank you so much for posting!
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Jo thank you so much! What an awesome idea!
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i've just fished my lemonade can out of the bin lol.. thanks for sharing the bright ideas
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That's funny Liz, I was thinking along those lines myself. I think I'd have to put some masking tape or painters tape along the bottom edge just to keep from having to buy more band aids.
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I'm so glad you all are enjoying this tip. Since I posted it I've already got ideas for a new improved version, which I'll hopefully find time to post soon!


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I put mandrel divots in the one I made. I turned the edge under with my wide nosed flat pliers. :loveL Angelique
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OK, I'm heading out between raindrops to check the recycle bin for a La Croix can, LOL
If there isn't one, I'll drink one so I can try it.
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Thanks for sharing this idea - gonna have to find a can now... Maybe I will drink a beer tonight...
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