CraftWEB Hot Glass Talk  

Go Back   CraftWEB Hot Glass Talk > Hot Glass > General Hot Glass Discussion

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 01-10-2022, 02:05 PM
Pete VanderLaan's Avatar
Pete VanderLaan Pete VanderLaan is offline
The Old Gaffer
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Chocorua New Hampshire
Posts: 23,477
Pete VanderLaan is on a distinguished road
cutting kevlar

I tried earlier today to dismember a few fingers from othewise spent gloves. I used brand new razor blades and absolutely could not cut this stuff. Any experience here?
__________________
Where are we going and why am I in this basket?
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 01-10-2022, 05:33 PM
Brian Graham's Avatar
Brian Graham Brian Graham is offline
Registered Abuser
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Akron - Ohio
Posts: 568
Brian Graham is on a distinguished road
This sounds like a great job for those pesky Jewish Space Lasers. All kidding aside - I seem to remember cutting an old one with some very sharp tin snips.
__________________
The revolution will not be televised.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 01-10-2022, 05:48 PM
Pete VanderLaan's Avatar
Pete VanderLaan Pete VanderLaan is offline
The Old Gaffer
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Chocorua New Hampshire
Posts: 23,477
Pete VanderLaan is on a distinguished road
tried that. Then brand new razor blades. Nothing.
__________________
Where are we going and why am I in this basket?
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 01-10-2022, 07:26 PM
Andrew Boatman Andrew Boatman is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Oklahoma City, OK
Posts: 449
Andrew Boatman is on a distinguished road
I have had luck with the shears that the ambulance/first responder folks use.
Also, the high temp finger cots from Grainger https://www.grainger.com/product/3PW...8&emcid=NA:SKU
__________________
Keep It Centered
http://aboatman.blogspot.com
http://bluesagestudios.blogspot.com
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 01-10-2022, 09:14 PM
Eben Horton Eben Horton is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Wakefield, RI
Posts: 5,004
Eben Horton is on a distinguished road
Brand new utility blade works for me but itís a tough job.
__________________
<EBEN EΠOIESEN >
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 01-11-2022, 06:59 AM
Pete VanderLaan's Avatar
Pete VanderLaan Pete VanderLaan is offline
The Old Gaffer
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Chocorua New Hampshire
Posts: 23,477
Pete VanderLaan is on a distinguished road
It was a brand new utility blade and it didn't dent it. I'm going to call Carolina glove and see if they can either make me a few sleeves I can put over the thumb and first finger that just slip on. That's where the glove inevitably fails. The Kevlar does abrade but cutting it is just not doable. Since they already have the fingers cut, it should not be a big deal to sell me few fingers.

I just thought I must be doing something wrong. It gives me a lot more confidence in my chaps when working with the chainsaw.
__________________
Where are we going and why am I in this basket?
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 01-11-2022, 05:43 PM
Michael Ahlefeldt-Laurvig Michael Ahlefeldt-Laurvig is online now
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Sweden
Posts: 1,286
Michael Ahlefeldt-Laurvig is on a distinguished road
I’m not at home so I can’t try it- I’m in the states. But did you try on a diamond saw?
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 01-12-2022, 03:06 AM
Rich Samuel's Avatar
Rich Samuel Rich Samuel is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Seattle, WA
Posts: 2,637
Rich Samuel is on a distinguished road
Try putting the glove in a vise with the fingers protruding. Then, go at them with a hacksaw. Apparently, the trick is to get lots of tiny teeth working against the "slippery" threads. It's more ripping than slicing. Still not easy, though.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 01-12-2022, 08:19 AM
Pete VanderLaan's Avatar
Pete VanderLaan Pete VanderLaan is offline
The Old Gaffer
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Chocorua New Hampshire
Posts: 23,477
Pete VanderLaan is on a distinguished road
After examining the way the glove is built, which has two pieces of material sewn together to make a finger,I think I'm better off calling the company to see if they make finger covers. The idea of the diamond saw makes me think about the saw jamming.

I have to think that if they can cut the material to make the glove, they should be able to do other things with it as well. Otherwise the listing in Graingers would be where I'd go next.
__________________
Where are we going and why am I in this basket?
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 01-12-2022, 12:39 PM
Charles Friedman Charles Friedman is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Seattle Wa
Posts: 647
Charles Friedman is on a distinguished road
I have had the best results by using my big Jim Moore shears.
__________________
"Glass will save the world from ourselfs" CharlesF
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 01-13-2022, 11:12 AM
Art Freas Art Freas is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2014
Location: Washington
Posts: 864
Art Freas is on a distinguished road
I do some weaving on the side and looking to experiment weaving with kevlar yarn. It is actually more affordable than I thought it would be. Looking to make sort of a cape when working on big stuff. If it goes well I might look at making just raw fabric that folks can use to make other things.
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 01-13-2022, 11:31 AM
Pete VanderLaan's Avatar
Pete VanderLaan Pete VanderLaan is offline
The Old Gaffer
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Chocorua New Hampshire
Posts: 23,477
Pete VanderLaan is on a distinguished road
So, we are both weavers then. Dale was a weaver before he discovered money.
__________________
Where are we going and why am I in this basket?
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 01-14-2022, 10:15 AM
Art Freas Art Freas is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2014
Location: Washington
Posts: 864
Art Freas is on a distinguished road
What kind of weaving do you do? I have a couple of rigid heddle looms but just made the jump to an 8 shaft table loom. Finally got all the parts a couple of weeks ago. Have the first warps set up but haven't threaded them yet. Down in TN helping with a relative in hospice.
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 01-14-2022, 02:52 PM
Pete VanderLaan's Avatar
Pete VanderLaan Pete VanderLaan is offline
The Old Gaffer
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Chocorua New Hampshire
Posts: 23,477
Pete VanderLaan is on a distinguished road
I was taught by a Navaho Family in Lukachukai AZ in the year 1968-69 on a traditional loom outdoors that was an upright. I love tapestry work. At this point I've got three bigger looms from 36 inch up to 48 and varying up to 14 harnesses. Two of those are in storage. I have a wonderful table loom that is eight harness and I was getting all my yarn from McAuslands on PEI Canada at a wonderful $7.00 lb. I've not woven in the last 18 months but want to get back to it. We virtually have hundreds of pounds of single ply wools and some occasional five ply from back in the '70's from William Condon and Sons.
__________________
Where are we going and why am I in this basket?
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 01-17-2022, 03:25 PM
Art Freas Art Freas is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2014
Location: Washington
Posts: 864
Art Freas is on a distinguished road
Quote:
Originally Posted by Pete VanderLaan View Post
I was taught by a Navaho Family in Lukachukai AZ in the year 1968-69 on a traditional loom outdoors that was an upright. I love tapestry work. At this point I've got three bigger looms from 36 inch up to 48 and varying up to 14 harnesses. Two of those are in storage. I have a wonderful table loom that is eight harness and I was getting all my yarn from McAuslands on PEI Canada at a wonderful $7.00 lb. I've not woven in the last 18 months but want to get back to it. We virtually have hundreds of pounds of single ply wools and some occasional five ply from back in the '70's from William Condon and Sons.
Very cool, I really like the Navaho weaving. Has always spoken to me. Sounds like you have a nice stash going.
Reply With Quote
  #16  
Old 01-17-2022, 06:13 PM
Pete VanderLaan's Avatar
Pete VanderLaan Pete VanderLaan is offline
The Old Gaffer
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Chocorua New Hampshire
Posts: 23,477
Pete VanderLaan is on a distinguished road
"Stashes at 71" are a sort of strange concept. I have 3/4 of a ton of cryolite too.

Timing is everything.
__________________
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 06:44 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 - 2022, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
© CraftWEB.com. Opportunity Network. 2008. All Rights Reserved.