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by Sandpiper
Thu Feb 19, 2004 11:00 am
Forum: Business Topics
Topic: Sales&Use Audit Results--good info
Replies: 10
Views: 5869

Gasp.......

Sandpiper, alias Robin
by Sandpiper
Fri Feb 13, 2004 4:51 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Silver Lining
Replies: 18
Views: 7458

Kelly, your studio is almost as big as my house :twisted: My studio is going to be tiny compared to yours. Oh no, will I survive??!!!! Compared to firing under a blue tarp while rain runs down the back of my neck, my little space will be sheer luxury. Thanks for the sink idea. Good thoughts. Robin
by Sandpiper
Fri Feb 13, 2004 3:59 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Silver Lining
Replies: 18
Views: 7458

Thanks again everyone. I figured out the table height problem when I was doing stained glass. One height for cutting, the other for soldering. I too am thinking of a rolling island, just to get it out of the way. I am considering a "pull up table, think murphy bed, with a lazy susan on it. Again, ou...
by Sandpiper
Fri Feb 13, 2004 11:48 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Silver Lining
Replies: 18
Views: 7458

Thank you so much for your thoughts. I'm very lucky to have a husband who is a union carpenter. Everytime he does a demolition, he brings stuff home!!!! So far I have tile for the floor, carpet for the non studio part. I have huge windows so I can look out on the lake. I'm getting free cabinets and ...
by Sandpiper
Fri Feb 13, 2004 11:10 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Silver Lining
Replies: 18
Views: 7458

Silver Lining

I need sage advice, please. Toward the end of last year, the good Lord saw fit to drop a very large tree on the barn that housed my "studio". :shock: The damage was amazing. When you walked through the door, you ran into a tree. Even more amazing, not a single piece of glass was broken, and neither ...
by Sandpiper
Tue Feb 10, 2004 2:30 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: newbie question
Replies: 13
Views: 5879

Bob,

Cool, ok I'm going to try again. I was so disgusted with my first attempt, and I was brand spanking new at warm glass. I just moved on to other things. Time to revisit. Thanks for the inspiration

Robin
by Sandpiper
Tue Feb 10, 2004 2:26 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: newbie question
Replies: 13
Views: 5879

Kim and Andy, It was a couple of months ago, and I'm not a spring chicken, so let me think..... The mold is ceramic. It was flat on the kiln posts. The glass may not have been the same diameter as the mold, so that makes sense that it slipped through. The drop was 3-4 inches if memory serves me, but...
by Sandpiper
Tue Feb 10, 2004 11:25 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: newbie question
Replies: 13
Views: 5879

Kim,
Why didn't the glass fall through the mold. When I tried this my glass didn't slump all the way to the shelf before one side slid into the void. Couldn't even call it art. Just called it ugly.

Thanks
Sandpiper, alias Robin
by Sandpiper
Mon Feb 09, 2004 5:27 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: argh HELP WITH MOLD IDEAS
Replies: 22
Views: 10076

Cynthia, you are a voice of reason, good sense, and encouragment. I've been following this thread with great interest, because I am going to try to jury into a show that has a rule that states "no moldware". I assume that they are talking ceramics, but I worry about everything, so I started worrying...
by Sandpiper
Thu Feb 05, 2004 4:03 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: spanning the shelf joints
Replies: 2
Views: 1650

Thank you sir. Didn't want to waste the glass, the paper, the electric, or the time.

Sandpiper, alias Robin
by Sandpiper
Thu Feb 05, 2004 3:55 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: spanning the shelf joints
Replies: 2
Views: 1650

spanning the shelf joints

My kiln uses three pieces to make up the kin shelf. Of course, I need to make something bigger than one of the sections. Can I cover the shelves, spanning the joints with a thick (1/8") shelf paper, put thinfire on top of that and solve the problem, or am I going to see the joints in my end product?...
by Sandpiper
Wed Sep 03, 2003 12:11 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Anyone know anything about Zircar ( spell)?
Replies: 6
Views: 4266

Thanks for all the tips. I just talked to a guy from the company and gave him the numbers of the piece that my brother gave me. It sounds like cool stuff. I have to use shelf paper with this product, it's made of silica, but he said it'll make an awesome shelf. He also told me they could make me a c...
by Sandpiper
Mon Sep 01, 2003 10:16 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Anyone know anything about Zircar ( spell)?
Replies: 6
Views: 4266

Anyone know anything about Zircar ( spell)?

My brother (who is the ultimate packrat, mad scientist) heard me complaining about my new evenheat kiln and the fact the the shelf was made up of three shelves, so I had to deal with seams, blah, blah, blah. So he gives me a sheet of a stuff called Zircar. He cut it to size and everything. It's one ...
by Sandpiper
Tue Aug 26, 2003 11:32 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Intriguing surface defect
Replies: 7
Views: 3064

I just started getting this, too. I'm getting it on black. To me it looks a little like those pregnancy stretch marks. My spectrum black has always fired beautifully, and I had a slow to heat up kiln. I've spent an hour getting from 1300 to 1450!!! No problem. Now, new kiln heats fast, now getting d...
by Sandpiper
Wed Jun 25, 2003 9:09 am
Forum: Business Topics
Topic: How to tell a gallery that they have some junk?
Replies: 20
Views: 12041

Um, please excuse the newbie, but.... This sounds stupid, but what makes poor craftmanship. You've mentioned kiln wash, needles, sharp corners... If my stuff doesn't have these things, does that make good craftmanship? I'm sure I'm not there yet, but how do I know? I've got a few pieces I'm kind of ...
by Sandpiper
Mon Jun 09, 2003 11:51 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: rim and slump questions
Replies: 5
Views: 2993

Paul,
Wow, great info. Thanks so much. I guess I have some work to do!!!
Sandpiper, alias Robin
by Sandpiper
Mon Jun 09, 2003 9:54 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: rim and slump questions
Replies: 5
Views: 2993

Thanks so much, Marty, You confirmed my suspicions. I thought about cutting the rim the same size, but I wanted a nice rounded edge. I will know better next time. I also knew it would shrink some, but I never expected that much!!! The bottom seems a tad heavier, but overall the glass is thicker ever...
by Sandpiper
Sat Jun 07, 2003 9:03 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: rim and slump questions
Replies: 5
Views: 2993

rim and slump questions

I just finished a bowl that turned out pretty ok :D But, it's has two small problems. The first problem is with the rim. I cut it out Patty Gray style. Wow, that worked great :D . I cut an 11 inch circle in clear for the base, then I cut a rim with an outside diameter of 11 1/4 and an inside diamete...
by Sandpiper
Wed May 21, 2003 9:47 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Barbeque fork and toasty knuckles
Replies: 3
Views: 2393

Barbeque fork and toasty knuckles

I did my first comb last night. Didn't have a broomstick, so I found an old stainless steel, wooden handle barbeque/grill fork and had a go of it. Either the fork wasn't strong enough, or the glass wasn't soft enough. It was hard work. Haven't opened the kiln yet, so....Anyhow, there was some burnin...
by Sandpiper
Sun May 18, 2003 10:09 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Vote on board format
Replies: 68
Views: 28924

Brad,
As a newbie I have no idea about the boards, but I can say one thing with with great confidence. You really work hard at this, and you really are dedicated. Thanks.
Sandpiper,Robin

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