Search found 53 matches: silicon carbide

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by pat mackle
Mon Aug 28, 2017 2:15 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Trying to figure out this glass process
Replies: 6
Views: 2042

Re: Trying to figure out this glass process

... same "pebbled" blast finish. You CANNOT get that with aluminum oxide or silicon carbide. They will not "pebble" the glass. Back when these signs were made, silica sand and ...
by vance galliher
Fri Aug 26, 2016 9:31 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: etched tempered glass problem...
Replies: 31
Views: 7846

Re: etched tempered glass problem...

... re blast the whole panel with green diamond sand ( a bit courser than silicon carbide I normally use) . I’m using clear vinyl as the mask and a clear backing sheet ( the ...
by Danny Baronian
Fri Jan 22, 2016 7:08 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Sand for blasting
Replies: 1
Views: 1243

Re: Sand for blasting

Robert,

at the top of the page is a Search tab. I entered blast media and silicon carbide.

This is but one thread: http://www.handletteringforum.com/forum ... mit=Search

Danny
by Rich Hawthorne
Fri Apr 19, 2013 5:58 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Sandblasted Letter Gilding
Replies: 12
Views: 3988

Re: Sandblasted Letter Gilding

What kind of abrasive are you using? If it is anything other than silicon carbide it is probably dull and hence not cutting well (i.e., quickly).
by pat mackle
Thu Mar 14, 2013 2:59 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: UK brilliant cutting equipment
Replies: 13
Views: 4043

Re: UK brilliant cutting equipment

... work Like Dave Smith executes are done with large aluminum oxide and silicon carbide wheels (sometime referred to as "flywheels"). I do mostly flat glass cutting, so my ...
by pat mackle
Thu Mar 14, 2013 2:33 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: UK brilliant cutting equipment
Replies: 13
Views: 4043

Re: UK brilliant cutting equipment

... for adding the ground frosted finish to the glass. But nowadays fine silicon carbide can also be used. Silicon carbide being harder and sharper than aluminum oxide, it ...
by Mark Macomber
Tue Jul 10, 2012 9:10 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: glass etching
Replies: 9
Views: 3225

Re: glass etching

... vinyl. There was no depth carving, just a good frost w/ 180 grit silicon carbide. Many of the images were straight forward, and rarely had problems, other than small, ...
by Danny Baronian
Thu Jul 05, 2012 3:32 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: glass etching
Replies: 9
Views: 3225

Re: glass etching

... vinyl. There was no depth carving, just a good frost w/ 180 grit silicon carbide. Many of the images were straight forward, and rarely had problems, other than small, ...
by Ingrid Mager
Sat Jul 02, 2011 4:20 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Brilliant Cut glass Signs
Replies: 22
Views: 9788

Re: Brilliant Cut glass Signs

I use lose silicon carbide and water place upon a scrap piece of glass that have just been cut on the wheel I want to "dress". These ...
by Patrick Mackle
Mon Jun 27, 2011 11:32 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Brilliant Cut glass Signs
Replies: 22
Views: 9788

Re: Brilliant Cut glass Signs

... last question quickly as I currently have a moment for it. I use lose silicon carbide and water place upon a scrap piece of glass that have just been cut on the wheel I ...
by Roderick Treece
Mon Sep 13, 2010 4:58 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Glue chip glass problem
Replies: 19
Views: 4748

Re: Glue chip glass problem

... make sense to me "I am in the process of degreasing the previously silicon carbide blasted area(s) by the subcontractor " Why would the blasted area be greasy? Does he ...
by Ingrid Mager
Tue Jun 15, 2010 2:20 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Glue chip glass problem
Replies: 19
Views: 4748

Re: Glue chip glass problem

... even though it is harder than AO. But because of HOW it breaks down (silicon carbide has a blocky grain shape that splinters and remains sharp), it maintains its cutting ...
by Robert Schwieger
Tue Jun 15, 2010 1:31 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Glue chip glass problem
Replies: 19
Views: 4748

Re: Glue chip glass problem

... the blasting material. I am in the process of degreasing the previously silicon carbide blasted area(s) by the subcontractor and I will try re- blasting with the 220 Aluminum ...
by Danny Baronian
Tue Jun 15, 2010 10:29 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Glue chip glass problem
Replies: 19
Views: 4748

Re: Glue chip glass problem

Bob, there are a few things you can elimate as problems. One is silicon carbide. Silicon carbide does not break down like other media. Unused, under a microscope it ...
by Robert Schwieger
Mon Jun 14, 2010 1:31 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Glue chip glass problem
Replies: 19
Views: 4748

Re: Glue chip glass problem

... blasting to a local glass studio and I have discovered that they used silicon carbide starting about 200 grit and RECYCLE the blasting material with it being upwards of ...
by Robert Schwieger
Mon Jun 14, 2010 1:30 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Glue chip glass problem
Replies: 19
Views: 4748

Re: Glue chip glass problem

... blasting to a local glass studio and I have discovered that they used silicon carbide starting about 200 grit and RECYCLE the blasting material with it being upwards of ...
by Robare M. Novou
Sun Jun 13, 2010 11:35 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Glue chip glass problem
Replies: 19
Views: 4748

Re: Glue chip glass problem

... project/process? Is the glass tempered? What was the grit size of the silicon carbide? What is the strength of your glue? Got any pictures of the dried glue on and off the ...
by Robert Schwieger
Sun Jun 13, 2010 7:31 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Glue chip glass problem
Replies: 19
Views: 4748

Glue chip glass problem

... Vinyl mask was hand cut. Local stained glass (reputable) blasted with silicon carbide. Glass cleaned again thoroughly with Bon Ami. Glue prepared in usual manner and applied ...
by Danny Baronian
Mon May 03, 2010 5:18 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Subcontracting blasting
Replies: 12
Views: 2471

Re: Subcontracting blasting

... That's probably the case here as he's so busy these days ;-). Re: Silicon carbide - pros: cuts fast. As particles break down, they form new sharp edges that will continue ...
by Robert Schwieger
Mon May 03, 2010 11:49 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Subcontracting blasting
Replies: 12
Views: 2471

Re: Subcontracting blasting

Hello again,

What are the pros and cons of silicon carbide as the abrasive to prepare the glass for chipping. A local stained glass artist uses this in his etch work and will do the subcontracting. Bob
by vance galliher
Tue Aug 18, 2009 11:03 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: anything other than glass.........urgent need !
Replies: 10
Views: 1941

anything other than glass.........urgent need !

... local glass shops). I did a test yesterday carving 3/8" acrylic with silicon carbide and it only etched it ...no carving at all...this stuff is really hard ( or maybre ...
by Patrick Mackle
Tue Jun 30, 2009 11:58 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Jagged edge
Replies: 9
Views: 2050

Re: Jagged edge

... a little more than medium pressure and around #100 grit Al. Oxide or silicon carbide. Plus it's fun. Pat
by vance galliher
Sun May 10, 2009 12:14 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: What are chances - tempering glue chipped glass?
Replies: 10
Views: 1926

Re: What are chances - tempering glue chipped glass?

... Diamond in pressure pot, then the entire bkdg was frosted with 120 grit silicon carbide in siphon pot. Architects has already ordered panels before I got involved with project. ...
by Kelly Thorson
Wed Feb 11, 2009 6:43 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: stage blasting of a kudu glass table top
Replies: 9
Views: 2912

Re: stage blasting of a kudu glass table top

... sand carving job. You'd be wicked with the right equipment, having used silicon carbide and experiencing the "flashlight effect" which shows you exactly where you are blasting, ...
by Patrick Mackle
Mon Jan 19, 2009 11:02 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Glass issue
Replies: 10
Views: 2320

polishing out bugs

... you must grind it out first with a small glass block and some 1000 grit silicon carbide and water, then polish the frosted grinding area with a felt wheel and cerium/water ...
by Mike Jackson
Fri Jan 02, 2009 11:40 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Choosing the right sandblasting machine.
Replies: 16
Views: 6810

... to do only glass, one of the smaller compressors will work. You can buy silicon carbide or aluminum oxide grit and use it a long, long time before it breaks down. Pulverized ...
by Mike Jackson
Wed Oct 24, 2007 9:09 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Sandblast hazard
Replies: 6
Views: 2602

... of airborn glass particles. As far as I know, both aluminum oxide and silicon carbide are less prone to breaking down. They are often used and reused in glass etching chambers ...
by Mike Jackson
Wed Oct 24, 2007 2:38 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Sandblast hazard
Replies: 6
Views: 2602

... particles to be dangerious. Some people perfer to sandblast glass with silicon carbide or aluminum oxide instead of silica sand. The heavier media doesn't break down into ...
by DAVE SMITH
Fri Mar 17, 2006 4:02 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Chipping in Snow County - Mike, Doug, or anyone
Replies: 26
Views: 12260

... see.I sand blast the glass with virgin white alluminium oxide 220 or silicon carbide then dust off my panel with a brush this brush I keep only for this process.Now get ...
by Mike Jackson
Thu Feb 02, 2006 7:22 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Glue won't adhere
Replies: 6
Views: 3037

... the lye layer. Because of this potential extra step, I have always used silicon carbide grit. If you got a good abrasion on the glass, I would suspect some sort of oily layer ...