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by Marilyn Kaminski
Thu Apr 01, 2004 9:58 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Duraboard repair
Replies: 8
Views: 4173

I'd be interested in seeing what you find out. I'm experimenting on mine -- I figure I have nothing to lose at this point!

- Marilyn
by Marilyn Kaminski
Mon Mar 29, 2004 1:17 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Duraboard repair
Replies: 8
Views: 4173

Ah, hell, I was hoping for a Plan B before I get to this point! I could flip it over, but the backside has a funky unpleasant texture that I don't like. I do have a second board still in the box, so Plan Z will be to start over with that one. Pretty expensive muck-up, though! Maybe I'll just keep fo...
by Marilyn Kaminski
Mon Mar 29, 2004 11:37 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Duraboard repair
Replies: 8
Views: 4173

Duraboard repair

I was really lovin' life with my new Duraboard (2", HD) until I tried a hi-fire on it ... long story short, I've now got massive gouges in it. Per a suggestion in the old archive, I made a paste out of kiln wash and rigidizer and applied it with a putty knife. A week later I tried sanding it smooth ...
by Marilyn Kaminski
Wed Mar 10, 2004 2:07 pm
Forum: Business Topics
Topic: Sole Proprieter
Replies: 14
Views: 8896

I'm also a sole proprietor, with no problems (so far!).

I did get a business insurance policy to cover liability in case of any problems. (Personal assets are still at risk beyond the limits of the policy, though.)

- Marilyn
by Marilyn Kaminski
Tue Mar 02, 2004 9:11 am
Forum: Business Topics
Topic: Recycling Silver Scrap
Replies: 22
Views: 16779

?? mokemegane. ??

Where's that dictionary Lauri has been wanting to develop?

- Marilyn (not a jeweler)
by Marilyn Kaminski
Mon Mar 01, 2004 11:08 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Duraboard firing?
Replies: 8
Views: 4626

I'm also in the process of rigidizing fiberboard. Applied the rigidizer, let it dry , fired it once, flipped it over, fired again. (and holy cow does it smoke! and stink!) What should it look like when it's done? It's white on both sides, but still seems fragile. Not "crumbly" like it was before, bu...
by Marilyn Kaminski
Fri Feb 20, 2004 11:49 am
Forum: Business Topics
Topic: new business forum
Replies: 3
Views: 3039

Oops ... thanks for the correction.

Knowing only a little about the relationship between those two organizations, this may have been a bigger faux pas than I realize!

- M
by Marilyn Kaminski
Fri Feb 20, 2004 9:50 am
Forum: Business Topics
Topic: new business forum
Replies: 3
Views: 3039

new business forum

FYI ... the ACC has started up a forum similar to the one that The Crafts Report sponsored. Similar in style, a lot of the same people. A nice alternative since the TCR board is still kaput.

http://www.americancraft.com/

and click on the 'forum' link at the top right of the page.

- Marilyn
by Marilyn Kaminski
Wed Feb 18, 2004 9:43 am
Forum: Business Topics
Topic: Robert Genn on pricing
Replies: 44
Views: 25981

Robert Genn on pricing

This week's Genn newsletter struck a note with me. Useful advice to all of us!

http://www.painterskeys.com/letters.asp?let=040217

I'm still pondering the advice on "price only on size" -- maybe it applies more to painters than it would to glass artists?

- Marilyn
by Marilyn Kaminski
Wed Feb 11, 2004 8:50 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Spectrum & Bullseye Clear Fusible Glass
Replies: 10
Views: 5210

If you have other sheets of each, you can compare the thicknesses. I use a lot of both, and can feel the difference -- I believe it's the Spectrum that's slightly thinner, and the BE/Urob that's thicker. (but I'm not in the studio right now)

- Marilyn
by Marilyn Kaminski
Sun Feb 08, 2004 9:18 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: argh HELP WITH MOLD IDEAS
Replies: 22
Views: 10124

If you get new original molds made, would you be able to re-slump the pieces and submit them to the jury again? Sometimes the design lends itself to that.

- Marilyn
by Marilyn Kaminski
Tue Feb 03, 2004 10:50 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: use of diamond hand pad
Replies: 3
Views: 2123

Coarse, medium, fine, or superfine?

- M
by Marilyn Kaminski
Tue Feb 03, 2004 10:32 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: use of diamond hand pad
Replies: 3
Views: 2123

use of diamond hand pad

I have a couple pieces with a burr on the edge -- a little sharp bit that's very unappealing. Small enough that it seems a waste to grind and go through a whole fire-polishing cycle ... is this something that a diamond hand pad would clean up?

Thanks -- Marilyn
by Marilyn Kaminski
Tue Jan 27, 2004 6:49 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: COE of non-tested BE?
Replies: 10
Views: 4593

But now I've learned that they only test 1-in-10, so if I see a sheet that's got that distinctive corner-cut but isn't marked compatible, I'll definitely know to NOT pick that sheet. The reason that they only test every nth sheet is that they are looking for the change from compatible to non-compat...
by Marilyn Kaminski
Tue Jan 27, 2004 12:24 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: COE of non-tested BE?
Replies: 10
Views: 4593

Rats. I was afeared that would be the answer. Thanks for the quick responses, I'll make room for a test in tomorrow's kiln load.

- Marilyn
by Marilyn Kaminski
Tue Jan 27, 2004 11:19 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: COE of non-tested BE?
Replies: 10
Views: 4593

COE of non-tested BE?

I have a bunch of scrap BE that I'd like to use for fusing. Does the non-tested BE tend to be COE90, or is it more random? Specifically I'm looking at 0301 (pink opal) but also wondering in general. (I know, I should test it myself ... but the magless deadline is getting closer!) Thanks -- Marilyn
by Marilyn Kaminski
Thu Jan 08, 2004 10:07 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: cutting Duraboard
Replies: 3
Views: 2652

cutting Duraboard

I finally bit the bullet and bought some HD Duraboard to use as a shelf in the bottom of my Evenhead 2541. What should I use to cut it down to fit? Some type of saw ... but what type? And how much clearance should I leave on each side? Will I need to make changes to my firing schedules once I start ...
by Marilyn Kaminski
Wed Aug 20, 2003 2:17 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: glass cleaner panic
Replies: 20
Views: 8258

I have bought Sprayway at Costco. They don't always have it, though.

- Marilyn
by Marilyn Kaminski
Thu May 15, 2003 8:16 am
Forum: Business Topics
Topic: accounting for donations
Replies: 7
Views: 5848

accounting for donations

I've just donated a few pieces for a charity auction and now I'm wondering how do I deal with them on my taxes? I do a Schedule C ... can I add a miscellaneous expense for "donations"? Advertising?

Thanks -- Marilyn
by Marilyn Kaminski
Sun Apr 13, 2003 7:16 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: blending colors
Replies: 3
Views: 2819

blending colors

I'm stumped on this and would welcome some ideas. I'm making a stained glass panel for a client -- a garden scene with a morning glory vine running up one side. She can't find a blue color that she likes for the morning glories. The closest we've come is the color of BE0334 or BE0114 ... but she wan...

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