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The Frit Shooter
I take my color organized scraps of fusible glass and wash them in my large colander in my sink
using water, dish soap and a scrub brush.
I then pour them out onto a towel to dry.
Once dry I nip them with glass nippers so they will fit into my frit shooters tube.
I then pour them into my Frit Shooter and create frit.....
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I then pour them into an automotive tray that is magnetic and move
the frit and powder around to have all metals connect to the magnet area.
I pour frit and powder onto a piece of large paper.
I do this 3 times to insure I have all of the metal out of the frits and powders.
Then I sift the powders and frits in my
DeVarde glass use to make the Frit shooter.
But now they have very easy to follow directions with photos on how you can make your own.
To see how the frit shooter works do visit the video on You Tube:
I actually modified mine even more to be less dust giving.
Use your imagination and don’t hesitate to make yours safer too by adding more clamps and more
Good to know Tip:
The size of the mesh screen you use on yours does matter.
If you use tight woven mesh then your frits that come through will be smaller.
If you use larger mesh the frits will be larger.
Wishing you all a colorful and good day……
I am giggling as I write this for you to enjoy................!
I had a project that I was doing that required a lot of frit.
I sell frit and could have just taken it off the shelf for the project.
But my mind said; all these wonderful scraps are here and I should use them.
So I spoke with my husband about modifying my Frit Piston tool.
My husband went to work right away and welded a jack hammer type of device to
the handle of my Frit Piston that was powered by air.
I cleaned all my gather scraps and had them color separated.
I sat on a short stool outside on our concrete area.
I loaded the glass into the Frit Piston.
I turned on the machine and it began crushing the glass in the motion of a jack hammer.
I jack hammered glass for about 2 hours.
My husband kept coming and checking on me.
He kept saying with a huge smile on his face,
are you doing okay.
I look up at him with BIG eyes and say; it's all good.
When I was done I had a lot of frit.
I also could hardly walk.........!
My arms, neck, back were toast......!
I put everything away and went into my computer.
I wearily type in all kinds of words into my Google search.
With much exhaustion I finally found the Frit Shooter.
My husband came in to check on me while I was at the computer.
He saw the photo of the video of the Frit shooter that I had put on pause when he walked in.
He said; do they sell that?
I said; I don't know, but I need that.
He said; Check into it and BUY IT.
LOL ........ In a bout 2 minutes after he left the room I purchased it.
They no longer sell it, but are so kind in offering their pictures and easy to follow directions on how we can
make one for ourselves.
Many of the wonderful artists that come to my shop have used my frit shooter.
I am so glad that they have had the opportunity to use their scraps in creating their Frits.
I must mention though, It does not make a lot of powder in this process.
So buying powder is still recommended unless you only need a little bit for your project.
Why and how I found the Frit Shooter: