Sunday, September 17, 2017

2-STEP MICROWAVE KILN JEWELRY FIRING SCHEDULE 
(Fused Glass Jewelry ONLY)


FIRING SCHEDULE FOR 900 Watt and below Microwave Ovens

SETUP:
1. Must use your microwave oven turntable
2. Cut and lay a 1/8" thick fiber paper sheet on the base of your microwave kiln (used to protect the kiln base and acts as a kiln shelf to protect the kiln floor)
3. Cut and lay a 1/32" piece of Bullseye thin-fire, Papyrus, Fuseworks shelf paper, etc. (create a smooth bottom for your glass)
4. Insert your glass design (if only one, make sure it is in the middle of the kiln) and cover with the kiln hood/top.
5. Set oven for 3 minutes @ 70%
6. Set oven for 4 minutes @ Full Power
7. With gloves on lift hood/top to view status of design
8. Continue to add one minute @ a time viewing your design until it is fully rounded and fused. 

EXAMPLE:  STEPS TO ACQUIRE CORRECT FIRING SCHEDULE  
3 mins @ 70%
4 mins@100% (view design)
1 min @ 100% (view design)
1 min @ 100% (view design)
additional 1min or 30 sec increments as needed

FINAL FIRING SCHEDULE:   3MINS @ 70%  & 6 MINS @ 100% - ONLY 2-STEPS

WHAT THIS SCHEDULING PROCESS DOES:
1. This process eliminates you having to babysit the microwave oven/kiln
2. Eliminates over firing (No need to look for the kiln to glow many times when the kiln glows the design is over fired).
3. Aids in the creation of a Tack Fuse schedule & others as well
4. Allows you to create a circular, oval or square rounded edge design
5. and much more.....

USERS of a 900 watt microwave oven or less, please try and let me know what you think. This process has never failed a student or customer of mine as of today.
Thank you for allowing me to share my process.

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