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by Mike Jordan
Sat Feb 27, 2016 4:12 pm
Forum: Business Topics
Topic: Bullseye Being Investigated by Oregon DEQ
Replies: 29
Views: 33073

Re: Bullseye Being Investigated by Oregon DEQ

Cynthia, there is nothing wrong with speculating... at least I said that was what I was doing. And being from the local area and having gone to a lot of their winter and summer sales, I know that they produce a lot of glass both before and after each sale. If their scrubbers are not functioning to m...
by Mike Jordan
Sat Feb 20, 2016 2:26 am
Forum: Business Topics
Topic: Fused Glass Production Supply Shortages
Replies: 17
Views: 16636

Re: Fused Glass Production Supply Shortages

I'm not buying any more fusing glass and haven't for over a year, so the shortage won't affect me. For others, there may be some that can raise their prices and people will still pay it for their art, for the vast majority of hobby fusers, any raise in prices is going to drive many of them to those ...
by Mike Jordan
Sat Feb 20, 2016 2:15 am
Forum: Business Topics
Topic: Bullseye Being Investigated by Oregon DEQ
Replies: 29
Views: 33073

Re: Bullseye Being Investigated by Oregon DEQ

I'm just speculating, but I wonder if the elevated levels of arsenic and cadmium in the air that was detected and started all of this was related to the Feb winter sale that Bullseye has each year. I would suspect that since they sell so much glass during this that they had been producing more to ge...
by Mike Jordan
Sat Feb 13, 2016 11:32 pm
Forum: Business Topics
Topic: Bullseye Being Investigated by Oregon DEQ
Replies: 29
Views: 33073

Re: Bullseye Being Investigated by Oregon DEQ

The local news is doing a good job of keeping it in the public eye, including running human interest stories from the people that live around Bullseye. Just speculation on my part but with the amount of news coverage and the concerns of the people living around the plants and the federal and state a...
by Mike Jordan
Thu Feb 04, 2016 10:14 am
Forum: Business Topics
Topic: Bullseye Being Investigated by Oregon DEQ
Replies: 29
Views: 33073

Bullseye Being Investigated by Oregon DEQ

It was on the news last night that Bullseye glass is being investigated by the Oregon DEQ for putting out high levels of arsenic and Cadmium from their glass plant in Portland. From the reports, the amount that has been found in the air and moss around the area is not a small amount either. DEQ is s...
by Mike Jordan
Tue Sep 15, 2015 9:57 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: photo copying on to glass
Replies: 5
Views: 5730

Re: photo copying on to glass

I've used the color photo decals to try out and they came out pretty decent. Price wise they weren't to expensive, although at the moment I can't remember where I got them. I know I posted on here back when I tried them out, but I don't know if the post still exists. Here are a couple of my tests: h...
by Mike Jordan
Tue Jul 14, 2015 9:17 pm
Forum: Board Help
Topic: 'Site not found'
Replies: 9
Views: 10551

Re: 'Site not found'

It may be a DNS issue, either a wrong DNS entry somewhere or an old cache DNS entry to the old site. If it looks at the old entry, it times out but when you refresh it looks at the second entry and goes through. You might have your hosting site check to make sure they have correct IP information in ...
by Mike Jordan
Sun Jul 05, 2015 8:47 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: marking glass to be cut with Revolution XT
Replies: 13
Views: 10330

Re: marking glass to be cut with Revolution XT

What I have done using my Taurus glass saw is one of two things... I take a printed pattern and use the wide clear packing tape and tape over the whole thing or I will trace the image if I'm using clear or transparent glass with a sharpie and then use the packing tape and tape over the tracing. I ha...
by Mike Jordan
Sat Jun 27, 2015 2:58 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Skutt GM1014 - Can Handles Be Used to Lift?
Replies: 4
Views: 3912

Re: Skutt GM1014 - Can Handles Be Used to Lift?

My kiln is about 8 years old and has had probably less than 200 firings but I'd have to count my log entries to get a closer idea. I hear what you are saying though, which is why I thought I'd ask before I tried. Everything still looks pretty solid but I don't plan on lifting and carrying it, I just...
by Mike Jordan
Sat Jun 27, 2015 1:08 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Skutt GM1014 - Can Handles Be Used to Lift?
Replies: 4
Views: 3912

Re: Skutt GM1014 - Can Handles Be Used to Lift?

That's good to hear, Valerie. I know that GM1414 is a monster as I almost bought one instead of the 1014 I did buy but I came to my senses in time. :D

Thanks

Mike
by Mike Jordan
Fri Jun 26, 2015 12:15 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Skutt GM1014 - Can Handles Be Used to Lift?
Replies: 4
Views: 3912

Skutt GM1014 - Can Handles Be Used to Lift?

I have a Skutt GM1014 kiln and will be selling it and want to move it off it's short stand onto a wooden pallet that is sitting on a dolly so it can be wheeled out of the garage. Can the handles on it's side be used to lift the kiln and swing it over and onto the pallet? I didn't use the handles whe...
by Mike Jordan
Sun Jun 14, 2015 5:58 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Printing on glass - - -
Replies: 4
Views: 4034

Re: Printing on glass - - -

You could turn it into a decal and then fuse the decal onto the glass, Havi. I did that a while back with some of my photos. There is a place you upload your images to and they send you the decals. They can be black and white or color. Here is some examples of when I tried it to see what they would ...
by Mike Jordan
Sat Jun 06, 2015 10:39 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Light bulbs for photo shoot
Replies: 7
Views: 5763

Re: Light bulbs for photo shoot

For incandescent lighting, there are a couple of things to keep in mind. Actual photo floods are best because they are designed to give a even light and can put out a lot of light. If you look at regular light bulbs you can see the hot spot from the element (sometimes you can even see the element it...
by Mike Jordan
Tue Nov 11, 2014 12:54 am
Forum: Art, philosophy, and content
Topic: "Dumbing down" of glass art?
Replies: 55
Views: 63636

Re: "Dumbing down" of glass art?

You guys are looking at it all wrong... there is nothing wrong with mis-information. If all of the people that give out and listen to mis-information stay in one place, then they won't be bothering and completing with those that know what they are doing and are trying to make money or make a name fo...
by Mike Jordan
Mon Aug 04, 2014 7:28 pm
Forum: Art, philosophy, and content
Topic: On the perils of posting a photo of your work
Replies: 6
Views: 9508

Re: On the perils of posting a photo of your work

I have been a professional photographer for a lot of years and I always register my images, even the dudes and ones I can't imagine doing anything with. It's cheap, easy (it can be done on line now) and provides some of the best insurance for sticking it to those parasites that will use the work of ...
by Mike Jordan
Wed Apr 02, 2014 11:32 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Can I replace my plug?
Replies: 13
Views: 7609

Re: Can I replace my plug?

When I want to turn mine off completely, I use the circuit breaker. They may be a big switch but they can be turned off and on a lot with out problems. If at some point in the future they start to get a little lose, they really are simple to replacel and you don't have to turn off your electricity e...
by Mike Jordan
Sun Mar 30, 2014 12:04 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: paints face down on shelf
Replies: 10
Views: 6519

Re: paints face down on shelf

Although it will mean another firing, you might try putting a thin layer of clear powder frit over it to seal in the paint then flip them.

Mike
by Mike Jordan
Tue Mar 18, 2014 7:00 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Can I trim the edges of a finished piece using water jet ?
Replies: 10
Views: 5776

Re: Can I trim the edges of a finished piece using water jet

Since it is straight edges, you might also consider finding someone that has a glass cutting bandsaw and trim the edges that way, then cold work the edges. Unless you use abrasives to polish, you will probably need to fire polish (in case you hadn't thought of that)... even a water jet cut would nee...
by Mike Jordan
Wed Mar 12, 2014 8:39 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Pot melts and minimum fireing temperature
Replies: 5
Views: 5160

Re: Pot melts and minimum fireing temperature

I've gone as low as 1605 in my Skutt 1014 kiln. It took a bit longer than when I went higher and it didn't get every bit of glass, but it filled the 1" stainless steel ring I was using. This was with Bullseye glass. I was going to go even lower the next time I did a pot melt, but I've not done ...
by Mike Jordan
Fri Feb 07, 2014 10:22 pm
Forum: Newcomer Forum
Topic: drapeing 9in. single sheet over SS bowl
Replies: 12
Views: 8017

Re: drapeing 9in. single sheet over SS bowl

With a single sheet of glass, other than the multiple ramps which aren't necessary, this should be a simple slump. Are you getting the bowl kiln washed enough? How do you know it broke at 1000 and 1100? Are you looking? Or did you hear it? If you are looking and you have such a small kiln, it could ...

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