Well I have been making a bit of frit lately from all little bits and pieces of glass that have been lying around. Generally my technique is to put the glass pieces in a plastic bag and hit them with a hammer. Only problem is that the bag gets holes in it and some of the glass falls into the floor and then the bag is ruined and I have to use another one next time. Not to mention that sometimes stray pieces fly out of an imaginary hole and almost under the wheels of the car!

So now I have searched for our old mortar and pestle! I read ages ago about using one of these for frit and everytime I kept forgetting about it! Thats my memory for ya.
I have to say that using this is a LOT easier then doing it in the bag. All the glass stays where its meant to as long as I cover the top with my hand and it's just generally a lot less messy. I need to wash the M&P after everytime I use it but that doesn't bother me. Now I should be able to chuck in all those stray pieces of glass that can't be used for anything and making myself some unique frit!


Releases by Rufydoof said...
July 22, 2009 at 2:55 PM

Good idea! I was actually looking at some frit machines but they turned out to be manual... I reckon they would just as hard work as a mortar and pestle... this is a much cheaper method!

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