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by travisraybold
Thu Apr 08, 2004 11:03 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: artists/studios/museums in ireland?
Replies: 14
Views: 8493

i love the dingle peninsula, my wife and i went biking around there for a while a few years back. i don't think i saw that church though, as we didn't spend much time in dingle proper. i'm not sure i'll make it out that way this trip, but i'm sure someday i will :) it will be interesting to see what...
by travisraybold
Thu Apr 01, 2004 3:54 pm
Forum: Business Topics
Topic: Website - webhosting?
Replies: 10
Views: 8292

i use icdsoft.com, never had a problem, and its $50/year :)

--travis
by travisraybold
Thu Apr 01, 2004 12:59 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: When looking for a used kiln
Replies: 4
Views: 3195

so _that's_ how you make microwave safe glass ;)

--travis
by travisraybold
Tue Mar 30, 2004 5:34 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: wanting to learn glass weaving
Replies: 25
Views: 22611

i've never tried it, but i thought about making a wavy mold and slumping thin strips on it, then offsetting every other piece by half of the wavelength, and feeding straight strips through crosswise, then tack fusing the whole thing.

it might work :)

--travis
by travisraybold
Tue Mar 30, 2004 2:26 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: artists/studios/museums in ireland?
Replies: 14
Views: 8493

is that a guinness for each of you? how many members on the board? ;) we actually have a private showing of the book of kells with the conference one night, very cool! especially since much of my glass work involved celtic themes. i'll take a printout of all these suggestions, and see what i can squ...
by travisraybold
Tue Mar 30, 2004 1:24 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: artists/studios/museums in ireland?
Replies: 14
Views: 8493

thanks for all the suggestions! stuart, i think i heard something about that guy that uses the green bottles too, can't seem to find anything on him though. i'll ask around when i get there, or maybe email pangur brown. i've seen a site for abbie dixon in belfast too. the little mini-waterford type ...
by travisraybold
Mon Mar 29, 2004 6:53 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: artists/studios/museums in ireland?
Replies: 14
Views: 8493

artists/studios/museums in ireland?

im going to have a few days around a conference in dublin, and would love to meet artists, check out studios, galleries or museums while i am there. i'll be in dublin, but could rent a car or hop a train and head out wherever. anyone on the list here from ireland? any suggestions on museums/gallerie...
by travisraybold
Mon Mar 29, 2004 3:13 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Skutt 1414 Kiln
Replies: 11
Views: 6433

i bought one two weeks ago, and i love mine, and have heard they have great customer support. one major factor in the decision for me was that they are loca to me, and can make any repairs needed without shipping it anywhere. the lid is quite heavy, and could be awkward for doing combing or other in...
by travisraybold
Sat Mar 27, 2004 1:47 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Howdy there, ya'll...
Replies: 15
Views: 7430

yep, steve is right, just leave it in there a bit longer. i'm playing with lots of variations on drop rings and trying to control how they fold, ill post a link to a page describing my results when i feel ive done enough (probably a few weeks). using extra pieces fused onto the edges can affect the ...
by travisraybold
Fri Mar 26, 2004 4:31 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: compatible glasses
Replies: 1
Views: 1739

it's entirely possible. you could do a test strip with 90 COE clear and the unknown to test it's compatibility with a polarized lens, or perhaps just put a pendant in the freezer overnight, then toss it in the dishwasher and see if it lasts through that. definitely best to test first! --travis
by travisraybold
Thu Mar 25, 2004 3:41 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Thanks to Greg Rawls
Replies: 12
Views: 6900

this is a great to have a summary of the safety issues available! ive been debating what steps to take first in making my studio a safe one, and this list helps me a lot. is the kiln wash you scrape off after firing just "nusiance dust", or do i need to take it outside, wear a respirator, and vacuum...
by travisraybold
Tue Mar 23, 2004 4:45 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Calculating firing fees
Replies: 7
Views: 4935

it's $15/firing at the local glass shop here... but it gets turned off when they shut down the shop, so it can be a bit tricky...
by travisraybold
Tue Mar 23, 2004 11:38 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: New Evenheat GTS2541 Warping Lid
Replies: 22
Views: 13977

perhaps the extra gap is the cause for their name... they are so good they "even heat" your studio while you are firing ;)
by travisraybold
Tue Mar 23, 2004 1:16 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: floral former question
Replies: 10
Views: 5736

i've actually changed tack a bit. im fusing up six small circles of double thickness in my little kiln, as soon as they are ready i'm going to tack fuse them to a larger circle, spaced evenly around the edge of the circle. i'm hoping that the evenly spaced extra weight will disrupt the natural tende...
by travisraybold
Mon Mar 22, 2004 7:59 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: floral former question
Replies: 10
Views: 5736

i havent tried it yet, but i was thinking of cutting two triangles and overlapping them to form a hexagon on the former, hoping to get 6 points instead of four. if that works, i was thinking of trying a series of isoceles but not equilateral triangles to get even more points, but still have them ext...
by travisraybold
Fri Mar 19, 2004 1:48 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Tips on cutting opal circles
Replies: 3
Views: 2870

i just put my thumb and forefinger together, then slide them on either side of the glass til i feel the score with my forefinger, hold my thumb still while i rest the glass on the pad, and then start the pressure. after it's started, i can normally just follow it along around.

--travis
by travisraybold
Thu Mar 18, 2004 3:58 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Inspiration
Replies: 119
Views: 60592

Did she copy the work? I don’t know. It is possible to have two people in different locations come up with the same design and name at the same time. I have had this happen to me with an engineer in Japan. When it does happen it all comes down to dates (who came up with it first). Keep good recor...
by travisraybold
Tue Mar 16, 2004 6:42 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Kiln Size VS Convenience & Efficiency
Replies: 7
Views: 3801

if that works, then it will be perfect ;) i wont even need much heat for the tall stuff, at least not what im thinking of now.

ill check that out after i get the first big comission done. thanks for the tip,

--travis
by travisraybold
Tue Mar 16, 2004 4:56 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Kiln Size VS Convenience & Efficiency
Replies: 7
Views: 3801

ive had the 1414 for just over 48 hours now, finally got the 220v line rigged up and ran the element seating firiing last night. so i haven't played with it yet. i was leaning towards something taller to give me more 3d space to play with, but the first commission i have i want to do as a set of 30"...
by travisraybold
Thu Feb 26, 2004 4:52 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Frit/Blender ???
Replies: 3
Views: 2290

i use my old junky blender to make frit. it does pretty well, though it takes patience if you want powder...

also, huge plumes of glass dust rise up when you open it... definitely need a good mask!

--travis

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