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by Marty
Fri Nov 01, 2019 12:05 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Studio Flooring
Replies: 3
Views: 247

Re: Studio Flooring

Concrete, honed but not polished (look up the grades of finishing concrete, I went for the last one before polish), and don't bother staining it. On top of that, perforated interlocking rubber 3'x3' floor mats. Home Depot's got them. You'll be able to re-configure them, take them outside to hose dow...
by Marty
Tue Sep 10, 2019 11:13 am
Forum: Business Topics
Topic: Help- Deposit refund to customer?
Replies: 7
Views: 1191

Re: Help- Deposit refund to customer?

Bonnie- You should have terms WRITTEN out for when the word "commission" is first mentioned. For example, come to the studio and chat for free. I come to your house and consult for travel expenses and time (taken off the cost of the commission, if you want). 50% deposit to start. Cancellat...
by Marty
Tue Jul 23, 2019 11:09 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Drilling holes in stone
Replies: 6
Views: 1037

Re: Drilling holes in stone

If you have a drill you can get diamond bits (try HIS Glassworks). Either submerge the stone in water or build up a dam around the hole for water (clay, playdough, duck tape etc.). It's easier than drilling glass- use light pressure and raise the bit every few seconds to clear the swarf out of the h...
by Marty
Wed May 22, 2019 1:29 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Drop Ring from thick slab
Replies: 10
Views: 1585

Re: Drop Ring from thick slab

I've weighted the glass down on top of the ring with uneven success but haven't tried anything as thick as this.
by Marty
Fri Apr 26, 2019 10:36 am
Forum: Workshops, classes, and events
Topic: Marty Kremer at Corning this summer
Replies: 0
Views: 1339

Marty Kremer at Corning this summer

After building my dream studio in Maine, I'm reluctant to leave it, but Corning is special- the Studio, the Museum, the Rakow library, and the general atmosphere are all invigorating! I'll be teaching a wide-ranging intermediate level class at Corning's Studio July 8-13, '19. Details at cmog.org or ...
by Marty
Sun Mar 17, 2019 7:57 am
Forum: Newcomer Forum
Topic: glass sifters
Replies: 3
Views: 1402

Re: glass sifters

To sort or to distribute? I'd start with a grading sieve. More distance from the work will give evenosity ™ (Brian B).
by Marty
Sun Feb 24, 2019 12:36 am
Forum: Jewelry Making
Topic: cremains pieces
Replies: 3
Views: 3449

Re: cremains pieces

i know you're looking for business advice (check out Milon Townsend's books for that) and not an emotional reaction but all I can think of is "ick". A lot of glass blowers have been dealing with that (dead people's ashes, not "ick")- it can be lucrative. Is Wendy Rosen's Art Busi...
by Marty
Tue Feb 19, 2019 10:42 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: kiln elements
Replies: 8
Views: 3435

Re: kiln elements

Aaron- Do your own homework- get Henry Halem's book, Ed Schmidt's too. Go visit glass shops and offer to compensate anyone who will spend time with you.
by Marty
Sun Dec 30, 2018 2:08 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: jellyfish dropmelt kiln
Replies: 5
Views: 2392

Re: jellyfish dropmelt kiln

Wires wrapped around an armature.
Sydney Cash did this long ago.
by Marty
Thu Dec 06, 2018 9:34 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: colourless glue
Replies: 8
Views: 2868

Re: colourless glue

Check on the cure time- last I used it I left it for a week undisturbed.
by Marty
Fri Oct 05, 2018 9:54 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Wetbelt sander belts breaking
Replies: 10
Views: 3859

Re: Wetbelt sander belts breaking

Marty wrote:I've never had one split either. Mine fray.
I have to change some out and the new ones are several years old. Stay tuned.


Full sized belts, from HIS.
by Marty
Thu Oct 04, 2018 9:08 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Wetbelt sander belts breaking
Replies: 10
Views: 3859

Re: Wetbelt sander belts breaking

I've never had one split either. Mine fray.
I have to change some out and the new ones are several years old. Stay tuned.
by Marty
Tue Sep 11, 2018 2:19 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: coldworking disc grinder
Replies: 1
Views: 1727

Re: coldworking disc grinder

Talk to the stone workers near you. Glass is close enough to granite in hardness. You want the tools that everyone else is using (for supplies and repairs).
by Marty
Mon Aug 20, 2018 5:47 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: TaoFiber - Fiber Paper
Replies: 8
Views: 3750

Re: TaoFiber - Fiber Paper

I find that the thinfire, once the binder burns out, is too powdery to keep the glass from flowing through it down to the vermiculite and sticking.
by Marty
Sun Aug 19, 2018 11:38 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: TaoFiber - Fiber Paper
Replies: 8
Views: 3750

Re: TaoFiber - Fiber Paper

Thanks for the review.
by Marty
Tue Aug 14, 2018 9:25 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: steel backing for glass
Replies: 4
Views: 2500

Re: steel backing for glass

Peter- it depends greatly on the weight of the glass and methods of attachment.
by Marty
Tue Aug 14, 2018 1:23 pm
Forum: Business Topics
Topic: Glass/Cash Survey
Replies: 4
Views: 3549

Re: Glass/Cash Survey

Amazingly inconsistent income- fat years, lean years.
by Marty
Tue Aug 07, 2018 6:03 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: TaoFiber - Fiber Paper
Replies: 8
Views: 3750

Re: TaoFiber - Fiber Paper

Sharol- I've been using the fiberfrax 970 equivalent in 1/32" for years. It's expensive- about $2/sq.ft. in 2'x160' rolls. I'm curious about the cost of "your" stuff. The 970 has a very faint weave on the front, a little rougher on the back but is the smoothest paper (once you get pas...
by Marty
Wed Aug 01, 2018 9:52 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Digitry GB-1 controller discussion
Replies: 12
Views: 3825

Re: Digitry GB-1 controller for sale

Glad this post came up . . don't think I would care for this system. I like thinking in terms of the safe speed limit on a particular stretch of heating and the destination - speed kills. I don't need to know how long it will take to get there unless I will be needed for firing intervention suck as...
by Marty
Tue Jul 31, 2018 9:23 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Digitry GB-1 controller discussion
Replies: 12
Views: 3825

Re: Digitry GB-1 controller for sale

It's the same programming as those "other" devices but seen from the time side. You enter elapsed time from start and then your target temp for that segment. One of my typical schedules reads 4:00 (hours:minutes), 1100 (temp F) 4:30, 1100 (30 minute hold) 5:00, 1470 5:15, 1475 (15 minute h...

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