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by Barry Kaiser
Sun Jun 23, 2019 1:37 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Best 120v Kiln
Replies: 5
Views: 211

Re: Best 120v Kiln

As long as you realize the limitations of the 120v kiln , you are good to go. Note however that many 120 kilns need a dedicated (or isolated) 20 amp circuit. Many homes use 15 amp circuits. I have 3 120 kilns, all Olympic. (One, my 8x8x6, does not need a 20amp circuit). Like them all, but the reason...
by Barry Kaiser
Mon May 20, 2019 9:27 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: shipping large glass on containers on ship
Replies: 5
Views: 260

Re: shipping large glass on containers on ship

Lots of experience receiving containers. Your problem is that your package (crate) is too small for them to care about. It isn't even a pallet. Shipping by water is a volume more than a weight issue. One crate doesn't hack it. If you can find someone who is shipping a larger amount to your destinati...
by Barry Kaiser
Wed Apr 24, 2019 7:17 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: How do I present my Art?
Replies: 4
Views: 315

Re: How do I present my Art?

Havi, First question: Are there many artists trying to get into the museum? If so read on. If not, ignore the rest. I have been a juror for a large show. Jurors had a total of 20 seconds to look at the 5 (actually 6- one of the artist display) pictures presented. They were presented in a 3 across ov...
by Barry Kaiser
Wed Apr 24, 2019 10:46 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: How do I present my Art?
Replies: 4
Views: 315

Re: How do I present my Art?

One of the greats of the art-craft show industry is Bruce Baker. I have seen his presentations and served on 2 industry panels with him. He is the king of common sense when it comes to entering your slides to be juried. below is a link that synopses his thoughts on entering the infamous 5 slides as ...
by Barry Kaiser
Thu Apr 18, 2019 1:07 pm
Forum: Newcomer Forum
Topic: Carboxymethylcellulose (CMC)
Replies: 6
Views: 707

Re: Carboxymethylcellulose (CMC)

When firing, vent the kiln to 1000 F and hold at that temp for about 10-15 minutes. That burns off all the organics.
by Barry Kaiser
Mon Apr 15, 2019 9:53 am
Forum: Newcomer Forum
Topic: Carboxymethylcellulose (CMC)
Replies: 6
Views: 707

Re: Carboxymethylcellulose (CMC)

There are a lot of different CMCs. In general use 3-4 tablespoons to a pint of hot water for a nice viscous solution.
That is good to hold powder together.
Your definition of "glue" also makes a difference. It depends on what you want to accomplish
by Barry Kaiser
Fri Feb 15, 2019 5:24 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Drilling
Replies: 6
Views: 1042

Re: Drilling

I have a tutorial on my site (see below) on drilling holes in pendants. They are easy to place and easy to drill. I have drilled probably over 1000 pendants and do not have a problem with chipping on exit of the drill bit. There may be a very minor chip on the back, but I use pinch bails and they co...
by Barry Kaiser
Mon Dec 17, 2018 4:04 pm
Forum: Newcomer Forum
Topic: is spray A dangerous?
Replies: 12
Views: 3720

Re: is spray A dangerous?

Five gallons of borax solution will last until the dinosaurs roam the earth for a second time. :)
I mix one pint of hot water with enough borax to saturate the water. Let cool and pour off the liquid which is the devit solution. That amount lasts me years (but I son't do whole sheets).

Barry
by Barry Kaiser
Mon Jul 16, 2018 6:49 pm
Forum: Business Topics
Topic: Most up to date way to get paid?
Replies: 8
Views: 2206

Re: Most up to date way to get paid?

As long as you have all the info, square is good. You can manually enter. Charge is higher for that..about the same as normal paypal.
The advantage of paypal is that the customer enters the info including address.
Note: fr taking any CC be sure to get the security code AND the billing zip code.
by Barry Kaiser
Fri May 18, 2018 10:51 am
Forum: Art, philosophy, and content
Topic: Is an art degree necessary for you to be or become an "artist"?
Replies: 7
Views: 3059

Re: Is an art degree necessary for you to be or become an "artist"?

Unfortunately, in this day and age, a marketing degree is far more important than an art degree in determining the financial success of an artist.
by Barry Kaiser
Tue May 15, 2018 9:09 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: glassline paint and powdered frit
Replies: 4
Views: 1840

Re: glassline paint and powdered frit

Without sounding flip, I just treat paints as glass. That's pretty much what they are. Do your normal firing for the rest of the piece and it should turn our fine. The only caveat is if the maturing temperature of Glassline is above the temperature you fire at. For obvious reasons I am not familiar ...
by Barry Kaiser
Mon May 07, 2018 1:15 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: HOMEMADE IRIDIZING?
Replies: 12
Views: 3271

Re: HOMEMADE IRIDIZING?

Gold Silver copper bronze and red have pretty good staying power when fused up to near 1500. Green, purple and blue are very finicky. We use interference colors for those. They use light diffraction (particle size)to create the color. Their stability goes up close to the metallic colors. pendant3439...
by Barry Kaiser
Sat May 05, 2018 12:14 pm
Forum: Jewelry Making
Topic: Polishing any fused glass in a rock tumbler
Replies: 15
Views: 5368

Re: Polishing any fused glass in a rock tumbler

Easy holes a lot cheaper (no drill press): Need a rotary tool. I use the better one from Harbor freight. I also use the Foredom knockoff from HF. diamond bits $7.95 at Harbor freight or seller lau*** on ebay. Can also get diamond products from Daniel Lopacki. Holes drill easily and ultra accurately ...
by Barry Kaiser
Mon Mar 19, 2018 9:01 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Terrible luck ordering shelves
Replies: 21
Views: 5302

Re: Terrible luck ordering shelves

Note: most if not all kiln manufacturers will have shelves and (probably) a lot cheaper than BE
by Barry Kaiser
Mon Mar 19, 2018 8:59 pm
Forum: Newcomer Forum
Topic: Disposing of ground glass
Replies: 10
Views: 7249

Re: Disposing of ground glass

Terry, The politically sensitive answer is to not do so. I did it all the time. Our paints contain very little (relatively) solids and those are ultra fine. However, I have now installed a Gleko Trap since I do a lot (and I mean a lot) of painting and washing. After the first year, I cleaned out the...
by Barry Kaiser
Thu Jan 18, 2018 9:51 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Recommendations for bench grinder?
Replies: 9
Views: 3800

Re: Recommendations for bench grinder?

If your work is small(jewelry sized), by far the best equipment is a lapidary grinder. Water with a fountain type system (cheap aquarium pump).
You can buy a Lortone arbor and add your own wheels. If you need more specifics,email me.
Barry
by Barry Kaiser
Thu Dec 14, 2017 7:53 pm
Forum: Business Topics
Topic: Bullseye glass lawsuit
Replies: 7
Views: 4043

Re: Bullseye glass lawsuit

That's alright Marty. It's true on both sides of the aisle.
by Barry Kaiser
Wed Dec 13, 2017 7:09 pm
Forum: Business Topics
Topic: Bullseye glass lawsuit
Replies: 7
Views: 4043

Re: Bullseye glass lawsuit

The worst part of this is that the citizens of Oregon will bear the costs of defending the suit. And the users of Bullseye will bear the prosecuting costs.
There is no penalty for abusing political position.
by Barry Kaiser
Mon Nov 06, 2017 1:53 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: precious metal clay
Replies: 6
Views: 3817

Re: precious metal clay

The middle row of pieces at
http://kaiserglass.com/page33.html
are all screen printed with silver slip.

Barry
by Barry Kaiser
Sat Oct 21, 2017 9:44 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: precious metal clay
Replies: 6
Views: 3817

Re: precious metal clay

COEs are not compatible, BUT thin application that Dana suggests will work. I screen print slip onto glass all the time .
You cannot add onto dichroic. Also, Cannot cap it. Will react with underlying glass, but often not noticeable

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