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Tour of My Equipment

Studio Tour

Recently, I’ve received a number of questions about the equipment I use and how I have it setup. So in this video I give you a little tour of my studio, and in particular the equipment I use when cutting and polishing cabochons, both Jefanite and glass art cabochons.

You will see that I have tried to find second-hand equipment where possible, and have recycled materials that I already own or have found in second-hand stores.

This isn’t always possible, and I do have to buy new equipment, tools and accessories sometimes. Things like diamond wheels and other consumables need to be purchased new as they do wear out.

Anyway, this video should give you some good ideas on setting up your own studio, and if you’re into glass fusing, this may also help.

Studio Tour
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Making Green Puddle Cabochons – Part 2 – The Cabochons

Green Fused Glass Cabochons

In Part 1 I covered making the puddle by fusing several sheets of Bullseye COE 90 glass, but didn’t get into how that became finished cabochons.

In this part I will cover making the cabochons from the puddle, from breaking up the puddle, grinding and preparation, full fusing and a final fire polish.

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Modifying a Standard Tile Saw for Glass

Tile Saw

As usual, being on a budget, when it came to buying a tile saw I opted to visit the local hardware and see what was on offer.

A little unsure about exactly what I needed, as I hadn’t actually done any sawing of glass with a diamond saw, I looked over the various saws available. Surprisingly, they didn’t have that many, but the price difference was substantial.

Guess what? I chose the cheapest saw and hoped for the best. Things didn’t go quite to plan, but they didn’t work out too bad either.

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