View Full Version : Milk glass cullet

Brian Graham
07-27-2015, 12:07 PM
Any interest out there for some milk glass cullet? I have at least 1000 pounds - maybe more hiding in the studio.

Eric Trulson
07-28-2015, 08:00 PM
If you're willing to sell in smaller lots, I'd be interested in 50-100 lbs. What price per lb were you thinking?

Brian Graham
08-02-2015, 10:00 AM
$3.50 a pound - 40 pounds easily fits into a USPS flat rate box for under $20 to ship with tracking.

Eric Trulson
08-03-2015, 09:05 PM
Wow, great price on the shipping.

I've never run across milk glass in a hot shop before, any idea if it would be dense/opaque enough for making cane? That would be my primary use for it.

Pete VanderLaan
08-04-2015, 06:57 AM
It will not be anywhere near dense enough for cane. It will be translucent at best and will actually begin to burn out after a few days in the furnace. Milk glasses conventionally are fluorine based at up to about 6% with the presence of aluminum and /or calcium to make the crystals creating the opacity. The cane enamels you refer to are made using lead and arsenic with silica contents at or even under 50%. You could also use lead and Antimony to make them.