Hi All! I thought I would pass this on to anybody who has been
searching for transite or firebricks. Cutter Northern are great
people to deal with. They were not aware of the large number of
jewelers/metalsmiths that require heat resistant surfaces.
Cutter Northern Refractories
They provide excellent firebricks and non-asbestos transite cement
board. What is transite? It is an amazing heat resistant material
that is perfect when soldering and enameling. You can lay extremely
hot pieces of metal right on the board, and never have to worry
about burning the underneath surface. Transite used to be made of
concrete and asbestos. Once the asbestos was discovered to be
hazardous, locating this perfect heat resistant material was
impossible. While picking up my firebricks for the school, I
discovered that have re-engineered transite and made it completely
safe for the studio.
Transite HT comes in 1/4 inch to 2 inch thickness and can be custom
If you want to find out more about this product, or obtain a piece
for your studio (which I highly recommend), contact Cheryl
They are located at:
10 Hancock St. Woburn, MA 781/938-8998
M E T A L W E R X
10 Walnut St.
Woburn, MA 01801
Accredited Jewelry Instruction