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Old 09-29-2020, 05:01 PM
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well, what's the competition doing? I know Gaffer is shut down right now but how about Jim at East Bay or hot glass color? .

I am personally amused by these mixes being expensive since the hardest part about processing frit is keeping it pure. If you don't have to do that, you can really move a bunch of shit through the crusher.

Virtually all the frit comes from the bottom half of the melt. The top half makes rod. I ladle the lowers onto a marver, make pancakes of it and chuck it in a garbage can. When it's down to about 1200F it gets a quick shot of water so it will explode easily. Then we're off to the chipmunk. Noisy, have I mentioned it's noisy?
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