Keeping Glass Stringer from Moving
Anyone who has placed glass stringer on top
of a sheet of glass knows that it often moves before it can be
transferred to the kiln. Here are some suggestions for keeping
it from rolling about.
1. Use glue. But only sparingly.
Just dip each end of the stringer into a glass glue (Klyr-fire,
diluted PVC/Elmers, hairspray, etc.), then move it into place and
wait for the glue to dry.
2. Heat the stringer in the kiln.
Fire as quickly as you'd like to around 1200F/650C, which should be
hot enough to flatten the stringer on just one side without
distorting it. You can cool as quickly as you'd like as well.
3. Use a candle to bend the stringer.
Click here for a tip on how to
4. Use a regular stained glass grinder
to gently grind one side of the stringer. This tip is
definitely only for those with a careful hand.
Copyright 2005 Brad Walker.
All rights reserved.
These suggestions made by
various posters on the Warm Glass board.