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39095Re: melting glass

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  • Lyle
    Nov 14, 2008
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      You 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.
      LL

      --- In hobbicast@yahoogroups.com, Rexarino <rexarino@...> wrote:
      >
      > There are now microwave kilns for glass workers, used for small
      slumped and
      > fused items like pendants.
      >
      > The Bullseye Glass gallery here in Portland has some really nice
      examples of
      > glass castings done by the employees. My son and I toured it this
      afternoon
      > for his birthday.
      >
      > Melting ground glass (frit) into a mold is one of many ways to
      shape glass.
      > One thing I want to try is a "pot melt" where a bunch of varying
      colors of
      > glass are stacked together in a raised clay pot, then heated in the
      kiln
      > until the glass fuses and flows out of the pot - I've seen some very
      > striking designs.
      >
      > rex
      >
      > On Thu, Nov 13, 2008 at 12:00 PM, kdurstine <kdurstine@...> wrote:
      >
      > > --- In hobbicast@yahoogroups.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
      play.
      > >
      > > Apparently, once you get heat glass to the point where some of it
      is
      > > dull red, it absorbs micrwave energy just fine. The video shows a
      guy
      > > 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
      think
      > > I remember several years back some people discussing glass
      casting by
      > > placing ground glass over a mold and then putting it in an oven,
      the
      > > glass melts and then slumps into the mold.
      > >
      > > Kenny
      > >
      > >
      >
      >
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      >
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