Glass etching : surface techniques and designs / Norman Dobbins & Debra Oxley.

Glass etching : surface techniques and designs / Norman Dobbins & Debra Oxley.
Dobbins, Norman.
Santa Fe, N.M. : Vitrographics Publications, c 2012.
96 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 29 cm.
Other Authors: 
Oxley, Debra Felberg.
Rev. ed.
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TP864.D63 2012
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section 1. Techniques for surface etching --
ch. 1. Understanding glass etching --
Why glass etching --
What is glass etching? --
ch. 2. The design and the glass --
Preparing the design: converting a line drawing to a block design, enlarging the design, using an enlarging copier, using an opaque projector, using an overhead projector --
Selecting the glass: safety glass, clear, colorless glass, colored glass --
Cleaning the glass --
ch. 3. Preparation for etching --
Choosing a resist: toughness, ease of transfer, type of adhesive, alternate resists --
Applying the resist --
Transforming the design: carbon or graphite paper, graphite transfer, spray adhesive --
Cutting the design --
ch. 4. The sandblasting process: preparing to sandblast, the blasting process, checking for quality, finishing up --
ch. 5. Improvements in the etching process : pre-cut resists and photo resists --
Pre-cut resists --
Photo resist stencils --
ch. 6. Now what can you make? --
Home decorating, gifts, stained glass windows, wood accessories, signs, commercial uses, art glass --
section 2. Glass etching equipment & safety procedures --
ch. 7. Compressors --
Electrical requirements for compressors: single phase vs. three phase, pressure per square inch, horsepower, single and two-stage compressors --
The air tank --
Gasoline compressors --
ch. 8. Sandblasters and abrasives --
Sandblasters: the siphon system, the pressure system --
Determining air requirements --
Abrasives: garnet, aluminum oxide, silicon carbide, glass beads --
ch. 9. Blasting cabinets --
ch. 10. Safety equipment --
Protection for your head and neck --
Protection for your lungs --
Protection for your ears --
ch. 11. In conclusion --
section 3. Designs for etching --
Pre-cut stencil information, more books, and instructional videos.