Fathers Day Tie
Make this Fathers Day Tie for you Fathers Day celebration. Dad needs another tie, but make one that is fused into a keepsake item. Design and fuse a special treat for your father figure. There are many different items that can be designed for this Fathers Day.
Use your imagination and heat up the kiln with some items like a business card holder, belt buckle, or try your hand at the new slumped boxes. Construct a keepsake item that can be used all year long.
Materials:Patterntie glassScrap glassGlass cleaner of choiceChap Stick or BeeswaxGlass sawFiber PaperKilnPrepared kiln shelfProtective glassesTwo part EpoxyPin Back
1. Draw and cut out the shape.
2. Position the paper pattern on the appropriate tint glass and trace around the stencil with a permanent marker. Generously coat the drawing with beeswax or Chap Stick.
3. A glass saw is required to cut the outline. Cut on the outline to keep the figure and all the small details.
4. Sponge down with dish soap and soak in clear water or use glass cleaner to remove any drawings and scum. Air dry the pieces.
5. Position the pieces on a primed kiln shelf and place the shelf inside the unit. At all times hold the glass by the rim to avoid fingerprints.
6. Shut the top or access. Switch on the oven.
7. Watch the fused piece at about 1325 degrees Fahrenheit. Whenever peeping at your fused glass wear glasses with IR and UV protection.
8. As soon as the glass possesses your sought look, switch off and unplug the kiln. If the unit is constructed with thick fire bricks, you can let it cool down by its self. If however it is created with ceramic fiber, the kiln must be left on and checked so that it doesn’t cool down more than just about 300 degrees Fahrenheit per hour.
9. As soon as the pyrometer drops underneath 100 degrees Fahrenheit, the kiln may be opened.
10. When the glass has cooled down to room temperature, add a pin back. Stick on the pin back with a two part epoxy.
Fathers Day Tie Pattern
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