Saturday, 15 December 2012

Cold Working Holes

If you have, or expose, holes while cold working a piece, you need to keep the glass waste from settling into them. Dry the piece and with a bar of hard soap rub over the area until the holes are filled with soap. Then polish off the excess with a cloth or paper towel. 

The filled hole in this piece is the white dot half way up on the right side

When finished cold working, you only need to wash out the soap, which is much easier than trying to get rid of powdered glass.

Based on comments from Cynthia Morgan, posting as Morganica

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