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by Sara
Wed Apr 14, 2004 11:27 am
Forum: Business Topics
Topic: Website - webhosting?
Replies: 10
Views: 7812

Re: web hosting versus other options?

I have read all the various comments and links about website development and web hosts, but what I have not seen [or at least not yet found] is any discussion of the pluses/minuses of having one's own website versus using a sevice like GlassArtist.org - which I noted that several members of the BB ...
by Sara
Sun Apr 11, 2004 8:23 am
Forum: Business Topics
Topic: Being in business for oneself
Replies: 23
Views: 23197

I'm gonna toss my nickel into the fray. Lately in emails and conversation the phrase 'business plan' keeps popping up. I never thought I had one yet when a group of email friends sat down over morning coffee and talked I realized that yep I did write one down using the play sheets at the end of each...
by Sara
Wed Mar 31, 2004 11:08 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Ring saw or bandsaw?
Replies: 9
Views: 7248

I've got a revolution also, very expensive but it works great. Yes it can cut a circle and compound curves (easily cuts 1/8" wide pattern bar slices) and for more intricuit cuts there is a blade available with diamond on both sides (blades are round and hollow, no center). :lol: Our only downside i...
by Sara
Tue Mar 30, 2004 1:02 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Ring saw or bandsaw?
Replies: 9
Views: 7248

Sara, I checked out the Revolutionary Tile Saw on Gemini's website but it doesn't say this particular saw cuts omni-directional. What's your experience? Also, there's no price on the website. Judy Hi Judy. The Revolution didn't have a releasing blade available when we purchased it last year, maybe ...
by Sara
Mon Mar 29, 2004 10:48 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Ring saw or bandsaw?
Replies: 9
Views: 7248

However, if you're cutting pattern bars or any other thick glass, Taurus does not recommend that sort of cutting on this particular model saw. Taurus has come out with a new saw which they claim can cut pattern bars. I don't know. Judy Judy are you talking about the Revolution Tile Saw from Gemini?...
by Sara
Tue Mar 23, 2004 3:11 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Critique Section
Replies: 64
Views: 29666

if I were to have listened to the critiques of my glass I would have stopped melting years ago. Instead it's been a magic carpet ride, critics be damned. Tee hee, of course I still can't get into many shows :twisted: and have had to make do. Seriously, from the heart is what matters and each of us w...
by Sara
Tue Mar 09, 2004 11:46 am
Forum: Photos and Stuff
Topic: Dichro jewelry issue I can't seem to resolve - see pics
Replies: 16
Views: 8322

Sara - I will try to hold at 1420F for 20mins rather than 1450 for 10mins and see what happens. I use a Skutt GM10F kiln with controller. As for placing the etched image more centrally, i tried that with better results but I do want to have designs which start from the edge - besides, this has beco...
by Sara
Tue Mar 09, 2004 11:16 am
Forum: Photos and Stuff
Topic: Dichro jewelry issue I can't seem to resolve - see pics
Replies: 16
Views: 8322

Re: Dichro jewelry issue I can't seem to resolve - see pics

First I etched the blue dichro with very straight lines that looked great. This was sandwiched between a layer of black and clear (1.6mm). After firing, the lines have visibly bent which shows that the dichro 'pulls'. It is very frustrating because with other detailed etchings, the distortion ruins...
by Sara
Tue Mar 09, 2004 10:58 am
Forum: Photos and Stuff
Topic: Dichro jewelry issue I can't seem to resolve - see pics
Replies: 16
Views: 8322

definitely helps me understand where I'm going wrong. I do generally use thins in the three layers which explains the problem. So are you saying that to get the least distortion, either use two regular thickness layers or three regular layers - not thick and thin? au contraire, Michrodichro. quit w...
by Sara
Tue Mar 09, 2004 7:25 am
Forum: Photos and Stuff
Topic: Dichro jewelry issue I can't seem to resolve - see pics
Replies: 16
Views: 8322

I fire @ 1200F to 1250F and then @700F to 1450- I hold for 10 mins and then switch off. In total, my total firing time (excluding cooling) is just over 2 hours. How long is your total firing time? why so hot? why so fast? so many wanna slam dunk and get those pieces out, relax, take your time. many...
by Sara
Thu Feb 19, 2004 12:23 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Post BMAC
Replies: 9
Views: 4315

Tony! It was great going to dinner with you during tear down and visiting with you and your beautiful family once again. Congratulations on the Niche Award, you've been taking kiln-formed work to a new level. As for the show and a recap of our dinner conversation. . . it certainly seems there were l...
by Sara
Thu Jan 22, 2004 1:07 pm
Forum: Business Topics
Topic: Wholesalers
Replies: 9
Views: 6057

I charge them just the UPS charges; the rest- boxes, chips, tape, time- go into cost-of-goods along with glass, overhead, time, etc. Ernest, I agree with Marty and always include handling and shipping supplies within the cost of my work. I've been told by my customers that they do not like the perc...
by Sara
Tue Jan 20, 2004 7:47 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Photo Resist 101 - yo Tony...
Replies: 16
Views: 10166

Re: Photo Resist 101 - yo Tony...

Okay -- I spent the weekend playing with enamels, micas and my sandblaster: I'm assuming that I can use Austin, Texas sunshine to expose -- true? Paul, Rayzist used to sell a solar model of the letraset and i still have it in my studio. amazing little box, although it took a fair amount of guess wo...
by Sara
Fri Jan 16, 2004 2:59 pm
Forum: Business Topics
Topic: help at shows
Replies: 5
Views: 4028

Re: help at shows

I am getting ready for spring shows and trying to figure out how to clone myself. I work a full-time job and find it hard to do a 2-day weekend then jump back into work on Monday. So I am thinking of hiring someone to relieve me some during the weekend. What wisdom do you all have about this that y...
by Sara
Fri Jan 16, 2004 10:15 am
Forum: Business Topics
Topic: Jan/Feb. Cash flow
Replies: 7
Views: 4975

Sara: I am incorporated but you still have to file corporate taxes by March 15th and changing of the the corporate fiscal year just makes for a lot more bookkeeping and problems becaause of being out of sinc with everything else. or am I missing something? The wholesale shows don't really come unti...
by Sara
Thu Jan 15, 2004 11:38 pm
Forum: Business Topics
Topic: Jan/Feb. Cash flow
Replies: 7
Views: 4975

1. Incorporate and elect to . . .

2. Have your fiscal year end March 31.

3. Do two BIG shows in February to sell down inventory and generate cash flow.
by Sara
Thu Jan 15, 2004 9:26 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: dichroic glass
Replies: 8
Views: 5031

Re: dichroic glass

I understand the principal of making dichroic glass in single colors. I don't understand how they manage to get the circles, squares, hexagons, ect. in different colors on the glass Steve it's done with templates. Allan Graef has the 'corner' on some designs. the thicker the template the more the h...
by Sara
Tue Jan 13, 2004 5:58 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: dichroic
Replies: 1
Views: 1729

Re: dichroic

check out this site. Is anyone familiar with this glass? http://www.graef-dichroic.com/ Allen has been around since the beyond the very beginnings. At one time he had all his coatings done by GM Vacuum (now Navitar Vacuum Coating Labs) I doubt he's gotten his own chamber but most likely uses either...
by Sara
Sat Dec 27, 2003 11:21 pm
Forum: Business Topics
Topic: Who's Going to Tucson Feb 2004 this year?
Replies: 6
Views: 3390

Gale, I'd love to meet you 'face to face' :wink: February has always been a crunch for us. We go to Tucson for one week (heaven forbid we stick it out the whole time, tried it once, ouch) Feb. 4-8. . . then immediately fly to BMAC, yikes, i'm getting too old for this, heh, well, maybe not too old :o...
by Sara
Sat Dec 27, 2003 11:15 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: TUCSON BEAD SHOW,,,,share a booth Q
Replies: 1
Views: 1789

Rodney, the Best Bead Show frowns on people who haven't been 'juried' in sharing a booth. The waiting list is long, but worth it. There are other shows at Tucson that are easier to find space in, although most shows are filled months, if not a year, in advance. Try the Whole Bead or Bead Renassiance...

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