I am from the Netherlands, and spend already a lot off hours on this forum.
My hobby is working with glass, and I begin with tiffany 30 y ago. After that I begin with fusing glass, and was always looking for new techniques on the internet.
Then i found the site of David Adrian Smith, (UK) and i was blowen away!
I was looking for weeks if there was a second-hand Spatzier Lathe on the internet, but to find that is very difficult.
Then I was thinking: you are going much to fast Freddy! You have to start at the beginning.
I found some pictures off work from Erik Winkler, and I like the gilded glass with some parts chipped! It is a beautiful effect.
I bought some chipping glass hide glue, at a store 100 km away. Also gelatine capsules, and one shot black paint, and gold leaf loose.
Meanwhile I get contact with Bruce Jacson (Australia) and he gived me a few good tips and internetadresses.
Finaly i could begin with testing with the glass chipping.
My first attempt to chip without using the lightbox.
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The chipping was not completely, but i already liked the result for the first time.
Then i read something about humidity off the air on the forum. When the humidity is high the glue don't get his strenght to pull off the glass.
I decided to make my chipping/drawing table.
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After that I begin with building the top-box and the lower-box to keep the heated (by the lamps) air inside.
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After that I drilled several holes in the lower-box, to let heated air in.(from the central heating on the wall)
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My story is not ready yet, but i cannot upload more photos. I hope it can after I upload this part.
No, it is not possible to upload more photos. Do i have to make "Novice glass chipping 2"?