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Re: Help - slipped coaster!!!
« Reply #10 on: March 09, 2015, 08:42:07 PM »
I've had problems with glass 'sandwiches' slipping in the kiln before. As others have pointed out - make sure both the base and the shelves are level and that will help a lot. I had a few really wonky slumps before I realised that one side of my kiln was almost 3mm higher than the other!

Some people have success with using superglue to fix the stringers in place, before adding the top clear layer. Personally, I've had 50/50 success - so instead you could try laying the stringer on the lower sheet, use glue and then sift a light layer of clear frit over them, then place the top layer on. The frit will help to anchor everything in place long enough for it to melt - and as its clear it shouldn't show up at all in the finished piece. I bought a literal bucket of medium sized clear frit, and have found its really useful for keeping stuff in place during firing.

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Re: Help - slipped coaster!!!
« Reply #11 on: March 09, 2015, 10:39:09 PM »
Thank you Elaine and Speeding pullet. I can see that I've a lot to learn.....but I'll enjoy the journey :-)
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