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by Barry Kaiser
Wed Apr 24, 2019 10:46 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: How do I present my Art?
Replies: 2
Views: 18

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: 197

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: 197

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: 708

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: 3066

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: 1831

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: 2626

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: 1594

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: 2767

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: 4538

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: 4613

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: 6752

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: 3401

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: 3666

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: 3666

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: 3558

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: 3558

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
by Barry Kaiser
Wed Sep 13, 2017 7:59 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Should I switch to System 96?
Replies: 14
Views: 7480

Re: Should I switch to System 96?

Kevin,
Boyce died in 2012. Oceanside started making 96 in 2016.
by Barry Kaiser
Fri Aug 18, 2017 5:31 pm
Forum: Newcomer Forum
Topic: squares iout of circles
Replies: 6
Views: 3994

Re: squares iout of circles

Back to basic geometry!
D squared divided by 2 equals S squared.

Where D is the diameter of the circle and S is the side of the maximum square.
by Barry Kaiser
Sun Jul 09, 2017 12:36 pm
Forum: Jewelry Making
Topic: Does Anyone Here Work With Silver Clay?
Replies: 1
Views: 1972

Re: Does Anyone Here Work With Silver Clay?

I do some silver clay work.
Be glad to do it for you. check around you area bead stores or schools. You might get it done there.
Otherwise I would be glad to do it for you for nothing. Problem is shipping both ways.

Barry
Email me Barry@kaiserglass.com

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