39095Re: melting glass
- Nov 14, 2008You can melt glass is a standard microwave oven although I doubt it's
good for it. I first noticed it happening when we dried a soil sample
for a proctor test. The sample was in pyrex cake dish and I've seen
it happen a few times since then.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, Rexarino <rexarino@...> wrote:
> There are now microwave kilns for glass workers, used for small
> fused items like pendants.
> The Bullseye Glass gallery here in Portland has some really nice
> glass castings done by the employees. My son and I toured it this
> for his birthday.
> Melting ground glass (frit) into a mold is one of many ways to
> One thing I want to try is a "pot melt" where a bunch of varying
> glass are stacked together in a raised clay pot, then heated in the
> until the glass fuses and flows out of the pot - I've seen some very
> striking designs.
> On Thu, Nov 13, 2008 at 12:00 PM, kdurstine <kdurstine@...> wrote:
> > --- In email@example.com, Clint D <driggars@> wrote:
> > >
> > > Kenny
> > > run into what? link?
> > > Clint
> > >
> > Hmmm, the link didn't make it.
> > http://www.metacafe.com/watch/1004040/melt_a_frickn_beer_bottle/
> > You might have to click on the advanced button for the video to
> > Apparently, once you get heat glass to the point where some of it
> > dull red, it absorbs micrwave energy just fine. The video shows a
> > heating a beer bottle with a MAPP torch until a small part glows,
> > then zapping it in a microwave and melting a big hole in it. I
> > I remember several years back some people discussing glass
> > placing ground glass over a mold and then putting it in an oven,
> > glass melts and then slumps into the mold.
> > Kenny
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