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by watershed
Fri Apr 16, 2004 9:17 am
Forum: Kiln Casting
Topic: smooth on rubber/plaster/release Q?
Replies: 12
Views: 8997

SPeaking of release and filet. A couple of hints. Be careful how greasy you get your live/dead fish. If you are looking for detail, even a thinnish layer of Pam can cover some of the detail. Be SURE to soap wash the mold quickly afterwards. Or the natural slime coat on the fish, will sink into the p...
by watershed
Sun Apr 11, 2004 1:23 am
Forum: Business Topics
Topic: "Collectors' Discount"
Replies: 30
Views: 26357

Well I lied, about my last word. If the gallery wants to give a discount, and you really need the money, remind the gallery, that the discount comes out of their share, as well as yours. That should keep the discounts in line, unless the gallery is scraping to pay the gas bill. I do agree that, Come...
by watershed
Sat Apr 10, 2004 1:02 am
Forum: Business Topics
Topic: "Collectors' Discount"
Replies: 30
Views: 26357

But Geri and Dennis, I think this is exactly the same discount. If I buy $1000s of stuff from a supplier, or a client buys $1000s of stuff from me. I think both is fair for an asked discount. Now if you buy $1000s from "Fred's" and $10s from me, there's quite a difference.

My last word

Greg
by watershed
Thu Apr 08, 2004 12:23 am
Forum: Business Topics
Topic: "Collectors' Discount"
Replies: 30
Views: 26357

If this person is a collector of MY WORK, then I'd cut them some slack. You know, kind of like the lunch cards, buy 10, get one free..... But you have to buy those first 10.... AT RETAIL If the person is known to you, then feel free. If they are off the street, don't mention seeing your work at X ga...
by watershed
Thu Apr 08, 2004 12:09 am
Forum: Kiln Casting
Topic: diamond angle grinders
Replies: 9
Views: 7893

Hopefully they are in Granite city Ill, perhaps you made the city's day. They are an eastern suburb of St lou, and if there is anyone making money, it's a Good Thing.

Greg
by watershed
Thu Apr 01, 2004 6:25 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: microwaveable glass - bubbles?
Replies: 12
Views: 8733

I think that I would not Sell glass as microwaveable, but I Would use it in my own kitchen. Big difference. I think the carrots vs oatmeal scenario is the best I've heard. I have old (vintage 1975) plates, that really don't like the microwave. Basically they develop cracks due to intense heating und...
by watershed
Sat Mar 27, 2004 3:26 am
Forum: Kiln Casting
Topic: FRIT CASTING,,,size Q
Replies: 1
Views: 2829

Here's the general theory. The larger the chunk of glass melted, the fewer the bubbles, the less cloudy. I've actually begun pre casting 5 lbs blocks, to get the best possible clarity of the final casting. The hotter you go, for longer, will allow bubbles to rise through the glass to the top. But I ...
by watershed
Fri Mar 26, 2004 3:24 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: What type of kiln to buy to make sink?
Replies: 23
Views: 12229

Arrrrghh Grumpy grumpy reply. I'm sorry, but one cannot make a $1200 sink for $12..... Especially not your first 50 or so. If you are going to clear, say $100 on your sink, what is $100 for a decent drill bit???? You can make at least 100 sinks with the drill bit, you just have to postpone that bott...
by watershed
Fri Mar 26, 2004 3:07 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Armstrong & Youghiogheny Float Compatible glass
Replies: 8
Views: 5491

Enamels on glass are "generally" more like Oil Paints, not like Stained glass. If you want that depth of color, get colored glass. Youghigheny (sp) flat glass. Anyone have an address? I probably could/should search, but I'm typing right now. And the spelling would cause me much trial, even though , ...
by watershed
Wed Mar 24, 2004 1:59 am
Forum: Kiln Casting
Topic: What kind of compressor is best for sand blasting glass?
Replies: 4
Views: 5240

Jasper, please check the CFMs. In effiecient moters vs efecient ones etc. What you need to know FIRST is the Cubic Feet per Minute that the puppy will put out. And how much you need to run your blaster, and maybe some air tools etc. After you know CFM required, then you can balance $$ versus efiecin...
by watershed
Wed Mar 24, 2004 1:54 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Calculating firing fees
Replies: 7
Views: 5391

When I was renting time at a shop, the going rate was $45 a day. Not sure whther that is a good price for the supplier, but it seemed resonable as the buyer. But this was for casting, week long cycles etc.

Greg
by watershed
Mon Mar 22, 2004 1:44 am
Forum: Business Topics
Topic: biting my tongue...
Replies: 19
Views: 14600

Just to beat the equine. Something that you might remember and could ask inoccently (bat eyelashes here) (M or F). "How much fusing have you done? Do you know where I could find out more???" You might get a stammer, or just more bluster, or an honest answer. Or you might get a student. I must admit,...
by watershed
Mon Mar 22, 2004 1:26 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Silica / Flint / quartz
Replies: 4
Views: 4682

OK, just for the dictionary-esque definitions. Quartz: Pure ish silica crystals (this is the most dicey, please correct if necessary) Silicon: And element on the periodical table, mostly found in various combinations, commonly Sand. SilicA: A generic name for silicon dioxide. Silica covers the gamut...
by watershed
Sun Mar 21, 2004 2:44 am
Forum: Kiln Casting
Topic: diamond angle grinders
Replies: 9
Views: 7893

For air tools, the question is not the HP, it is the CFMs, cubic feet per minute. That tells you how many, and what tools you can use off of it. Also tools should give a figure for how many CFMs they require.

Greg
by watershed
Tue Mar 16, 2004 1:39 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: kiln casting with metal... please help!
Replies: 50
Views: 27387

Just to pile on. I still don't understand how the glass goes through, from what direction, and/or what shape the glass wiill be. I could do it hot, but you'd have a pile of fire scale to deal with. What would be cool, is a 3 layer thingie. Glass leaf on back and front, silver between. Trickier than ...
by watershed
Fri Mar 12, 2004 10:37 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: glass floor insert
Replies: 14
Views: 9418

Cool little rubber thingies, could be as simple as heavy Weatherstripping. Foam, heavy foam, with a sticky side.

Please continue to report back if you find something, or anything. More minds on the same project, make quick work.

Greg
by watershed
Fri Mar 12, 2004 11:04 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: glass floor insert
Replies: 14
Views: 9418

Something to add into your thinking, not really an answer. If you think of a piece of 1/8 window glass. If it's in a 2inch by 2inch frame, it's takes a whole lot of force to break it, same glass in a 2x2ft frame, you could break it with your hand. Maybe the bullseye website has some info if you dig ...
by watershed
Fri Mar 05, 2004 5:59 pm
Forum: Kiln Casting
Topic: latex mold Q?s
Replies: 5
Views: 4933

Spray on food oil (pam ). Works like a charm, and will not leave brush marks like vaseline or others. I WOuld make a mother mold to hold the latex.

Greg
by watershed
Wed Feb 25, 2004 2:02 am
Forum: Kiln Casting
Topic: Box Casting.Has anyone experienced devit?
Replies: 22
Views: 18827

UYmm Carol, Sulphuric being released by Plaster silica molds? I can believe, but this is the first I've heard of it. Please explain.

Greg
by watershed
Fri Feb 20, 2004 11:48 pm
Forum: Business Topics
Topic: those crazy college students...
Replies: 2
Views: 3098

Sounds great. Try to help them by staying up on the WHolesale shows, and sales. There was some depressing-esque news from Rosen Balt. But mostly blown work folks. You can check the Craftweb board, in "Cords" for the thread.

Good Luck

Greg

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