Helps a lot. Thank you very much for your quick response.
I think I understand your question…
If you were to heat each piece as you go (and some people prefer
this method), you wouldn’t have to worry about altering the pattern
pieces to adjust for growth. The only disadvantage to this method is if
your pieces aren’t cut quite right and you don’t find out until the
pieces have been put together. Then, you would have to reheat and take
apart the piece to grind it.
I don’t know if you could combine the two methods. As you’re
heating a section, you may inadvertently heat another portion of the
glass that you didn’t intend to heat. For example, if you had a border
that you built and then planned on heating at the end, and continued to
build a middle section that you were planning on heating and pushing
each piece into place as you go, then you may end up pushing the border
pieces into the glazing and shrinking your design. Does that make sense?
As far as heating a piece of came around a
piece without pushing it further into the came, yes, after you’ve heated
the glazing, you can center the glass piece in the came so you wouldn’t
need to worry about shrinking your pattern. As long as you account for
the extra 1/32″ that the glazing will occupy in your lead and cut your
glass pieces accordingly, then your pattern won’t grow.Does this help, I hopeCheers!Carrie Strope Sohaydahttp://streuter.com/
I have a question about using your glazing product. I hope I can
make it clear. I would like to use the glazing system to hold some
pieces in place before adding another section.I understand how you can use the glaze for an entire project and
then heat it. I also understand how you can heat a project as you go
along. Is it possible to combine the two methods or would this throw
off the sizing of glass pieces?Try it this way? Can you heat a piece of came around a glass
piece and not push the glass piece further into the came as the glazing
melts so that the project won’t “shrink” for that piece?