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by tgotch
Sat Apr 11, 2015 9:18 am
Forum: Business Topics
Topic: Displays for shows
Replies: 7
Views: 5801

Re: Displays for shows

Do you have a link to the video?
by tgotch
Mon May 19, 2014 9:21 am
Forum: Business Topics
Topic: Customers Asking for Discounts
Replies: 19
Views: 14289

Customers Asking for Discounts

I did a show recently, where it felt like 1 in 3 people asked for some kind of discount. I will usually give a discount for quantity purchases (if they ask), but most everyone at this show was buying one item, and asking. I was not giving these people discounts, but by the end of the day I was worn ...
by tgotch
Thu Mar 20, 2014 2:51 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: 10" Wet Tile Saw
Replies: 9
Views: 8925

Re: 10" Wet Tile Saw

I currently use A Harbor Freight tile saw. I have had it for about 3 years now. Made thousands of cuts, still working fine. It looks like I have a model that preceded the model you are looking at (I have this model: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Krt6Ezfb7Eo). The only issue I have is that it cuts j...
by tgotch
Thu Mar 13, 2014 11:40 am
Forum: Newcomer Forum
Topic: Glass Dust Collection/Extraction
Replies: 2
Views: 2736

Glass Dust Collection/Extraction

I do a fair amount of wet grinding, sawing, etc. I have a window fan and a hepa filter covering it to help extract the dust. I still get some dust settling on the floor, workbenches, etc. I have looked into some cheap alternatives (Harbor Freight dust collector, etc.), but they seem more geared towa...
by tgotch
Fri Feb 14, 2014 3:34 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: BE vs Hotline Hifire ?
Replies: 2
Views: 1897

Re: BE vs Hotline Hifire ?

Here is a good comparison of primers: https://docs.google.com/viewer?a=v&q=cache:XAuvHljC2_8J:www.divineglass.com/primer.pdf+&hl=en&gl=au&pid=bl&srcid=ADGEESj6cTcn2gBHwkZENhO70n7kRg7W_jz0d4090T12NdV1nEAEonz9N1jXAt_ESjuld5rimy0Hp7UJtJW1FdYlwrYPwSOD5dqHLZerfp1PhIJKNrwkCdXNlsk0lSFN-...
by tgotch
Wed Jan 29, 2014 10:36 pm
Forum: Newcomer Forum
Topic: Super Spray Streaking
Replies: 4
Views: 3309

Re: Super Spray Streaking

Thanks for the tip. I bought a Badger 250-2 with a compressed air can to try (whole setup cost me ~$30 with coupon from Michaels.).
Results were much better.
I Just need a bit more practice to get more proficient with using the airbrush.
by tgotch
Mon Jan 27, 2014 11:29 am
Forum: Newcomer Forum
Topic: Super Spray Streaking
Replies: 4
Views: 3309

Super Spray Streaking

I have been testing Super Spray A for my bottle devit issues (I usually use Borax concoction with fair success). I brush on Super Spray with a foam brush, then fire to 1430. The gloss looks good, but the bottles have brush streaks in the glass after firing. Anyone have suggestions to eliminate the s...
by tgotch
Sun Jan 19, 2014 2:46 pm
Forum: Newcomer Forum
Topic: Keeping Blank Straight In Mold
Replies: 5
Views: 3805

Re: Keeping Blank Straight In Mold

rosanna gusler wrote:if you are firing multiple molds on a shelf,slow down.


Thanks, I was kinda wondering if that would help.

Here is my schedule:
600/1000/10 (250/1000/10 maybe?)
250/1295/10
Full/1325/5 (I think I can eliminate this, as the slump seems to be done at 1295)
Full/1020/120
Off

What would you change?
by tgotch
Sun Jan 19, 2014 1:37 pm
Forum: Newcomer Forum
Topic: Keeping Blank Straight In Mold
Replies: 5
Views: 3805

Keeping Blank Straight In Mold

I am cutting up recycled glass, and fusing blanks. I then put the blank into a small bowl mold. Sometimes the bowl comes out a bit crooked. (One side higher than the other).

Any suggestions to fix this?
by tgotch
Fri Nov 08, 2013 10:45 am
Forum: Newcomer Forum
Topic: Stainless Steel Molds
Replies: 2
Views: 2514

Stainless Steel Molds

I just got some stainless steel bowls to use a molds. I am trying to get Primo Primer to stick. I sanded the bowls, cleaned, heated to 500, and applied primo. Couple questions. 1. I assume I put 3-5 coats on. Do I need to heat every time to 500? I kept applying coats while it was cooling, It appears...
by tgotch
Wed Oct 23, 2013 10:04 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Share your water drip techniques and methods
Replies: 9
Views: 7333

Re: Share your water drip techniques and methods

I use Loc-line as well (for my homemade flat lap). I really like it, since I can position it where I want, and it stays. I sometimes have to grind continuously for hours, so I needed an unlimited source of water. I connected to my garden hose. I got a "Y" valve (Home Depot) for my hose, wh...
by tgotch
Fri Oct 18, 2013 8:15 am
Forum: Newcomer Forum
Topic: Primo Primer Muck
Replies: 5
Views: 3828

Primo Primer Muck

I have been testing Primo Primer, and like the results. One thing I have noticed though, is the primer tends to "muck" up in my storage container. I mix it in an old Gatorade bottle, put the marbles in it, and shake it up well. If it sits for longer than a day, the primer separates from th...
by tgotch
Fri Oct 11, 2013 8:09 pm
Forum: Newcomer Forum
Topic: Overglaze vs Super spray for Devitrification
Replies: 9
Views: 8184

Re: Overglaze vs Super spray for Devitrification

Judd wrote:Are you firing too hot or too long? Just a thought.

800 1100 10
275 1295 0
Full 1430 10
Full 1000 60
Off
by tgotch
Thu Oct 10, 2013 11:15 am
Forum: Newcomer Forum
Topic: Overglaze vs Super spray for Devitrification
Replies: 9
Views: 8184

Re: Overglaze vs Super spray for Devitrification

I get all the label residue off the bottles, wash them, then wipe them thoroughly with 91% alcohol. They are spotless. I then spray with my borax mix(wipe it around with my finger or brush), dry, then put in kiln. I haven't done much with blue bottles yet... I have noticed green bottles almost alway...
by tgotch
Thu Oct 10, 2013 8:44 am
Forum: Newcomer Forum
Topic: Overglaze vs Super spray for Devitrification
Replies: 9
Views: 8184

Overglaze vs Super spray for Devitrification

I sometimes get devitrification on bottles I slump and fuse. I have been using the recipe of borax and water. Seems to work ok, but thinner and brown glass is more prone to devit it seems. I have been hearing reading about Super Spray A and Clear Coat Overglaze. It's my understanding that the Warm G...
by tgotch
Mon Oct 07, 2013 8:56 am
Forum: Newcomer Forum
Topic: Oval Kiln Warp
Replies: 9
Views: 4942

Oval Kiln Warp

I am looking to purchase a new kiln. Two I am looking at are: Evenheat 2541, and Skutt 1414. I have been reading some posts online about lid warp (or wings). The posts appear to be older (2001ish-2004ish).
Is lid warp still an issue with these kilns, or have these issues been resolved?
by tgotch
Sat Sep 14, 2013 8:53 am
Forum: Newcomer Forum
Topic: Do I Need Lid Assist?
Replies: 9
Views: 6468

Re: Do I Need Lid Assist?

Marty wrote:You can make your own "lift assist" with pulleys and wire rope and a bucket or 2 of sand. Or you could get the one that the kiln manufacturers offer.
The first costs $20 and you have to put a couple of hooks in the ceiling.


Good idea! I think I can rig up something like this.

Thanks
by tgotch
Fri Sep 13, 2013 3:02 pm
Forum: Newcomer Forum
Topic: Do I Need Lid Assist?
Replies: 9
Views: 6468

Do I Need Lid Assist?

Researching a new kiln, so I have lots of questions :D

The kilns I am looking at are top load ovals (e.g Evenheat 2541, Skutt GM 1414, Olympic 3014GFE).

These kilns have an option for a "lid assist" to help with opening the lid.

Is this a must have? How much do these lids weigh?
by tgotch
Wed Sep 11, 2013 7:49 am
Forum: Newcomer Forum
Topic: Multiple Shelves
Replies: 8
Views: 5184

Multiple Shelves

I am looking to get a larger kiln. The units I am looking at are top loading ~13" depth. (e.g Evenheat 2541, Skutt GM 1414, Olympic 3014GFE). Elements are contained in the lid, and sides. I would like to add a 2nd shelf in order to fire on 2 levels at times. From reading this forum, it seems th...
by tgotch
Thu Sep 05, 2013 11:03 am
Forum: Newcomer Forum
Topic: Ideas for Breaking Bottles
Replies: 13
Views: 7650

Re: Ideas for Breaking Bottles

Valerie Adams wrote:Looking at your website, it appears you must be using a tile saw to cut bottles. Can't you just chop them up in bigger sizes with your saw?


I could, but that is a bit time consuming, plus I am looking for more of a "broken" look.

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