CraftWEB Hot Glass Talk  

Go Back   CraftWEB Hot Glass Talk > Hot Glass > Earthbound Suppliers

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 03-30-2021, 08:09 AM
Pete VanderLaan's Avatar
Pete VanderLaan Pete VanderLaan is offline
The Old Gaffer
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Chocorua New Hampshire
Posts: 22,961
Pete VanderLaan is on a distinguished road
pumice

Harder to find these days. I did get a 45 lb bag from these folks and it is good.

https://pumicestore.com/pumice-grades-directory.html
__________________
Where are we going and why am I in this basket?
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 06-25-2021, 11:27 PM
Hugh Jenkins Hugh Jenkins is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Honoka'a, HI
Posts: 1,055
Hugh Jenkins is on a distinguished road
What grade did you get?
__________________
Aloha, Hugh
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 06-26-2021, 05:38 AM
Pete VanderLaan's Avatar
Pete VanderLaan Pete VanderLaan is offline
The Old Gaffer
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Chocorua New Hampshire
Posts: 22,961
Pete VanderLaan is on a distinguished road
I spent a lot of time on this with an hour meter when I was making the cut forms. Ultimately, I found that 0- 3/4 was the most efficient pumice, 1.0 being too coarse and 0- 1/2, while finer was too time consuming.

Ideally, having the 0- 3/4 followed by "0 1/2 " gave a very nice surface for cerium prep.
Cerium has strange stages. Initially, a lot of material comes off and leaves what I would call "Orange Peel". If one persisted, that layer went away and showed a brilliant polish. I still do that with any face that is exposed to view but not on bases of pieces.

Did you get the pad? I sent it priority mail last week.
__________________
Where are we going and why am I in this basket?
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 07-16-2021, 02:25 PM
Pete VanderLaan's Avatar
Pete VanderLaan Pete VanderLaan is offline
The Old Gaffer
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Chocorua New Hampshire
Posts: 22,961
Pete VanderLaan is on a distinguished road
Hugh,
The box arrived today. Thank you. Now back to our regularly scheduled programming..
__________________
Where are we going and why am I in this basket?
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:16 AM.


All published comments within these message boards are the opinions of its contributor and does not represent
the opinion(s) of the owner(s) of this website. Please see the Terms of Use file for more details.

Books to Help Artists Avoid Online Scams: Top 10 Email Scams | Social Media Scams

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.2
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
CraftWEB.com. Opportunity Network. 2008. All Rights Reserved.