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by Dolores
Wed Jan 28, 2004 8:36 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Chipping off back side glass using tile saw
Replies: 14
Views: 9600

Try a lapidary blade instead of a tile blade, one specifically for cutting fine stone. I did just that with my tile saw and now have nice smooth, chip-free cuts.

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by Dolores
Mon Jan 19, 2004 7:50 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Lap grinders
Replies: 14
Views: 7236

Mary, I just purchased an 8" grinder from Hisglassworks a few weeks back and I absolutely love it (the first time I used it I wanted to kiss that machine!). It has variable speed and uses magetic diamond pads etc. It runs for $345 sans pads, which is a whole lot less expensive than the $1000 on up f...
by Dolores
Fri Jan 16, 2004 5:34 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Glass Cut by my Tile Saw
Replies: 11
Views: 5671

Actually yes, charlie. Once I forgot to add it altogether and it didn't seem to make any big difference. Fortunately, I only had five quick cuts to make so it didn't have a chance to stress the blade. The lubricant is suggested but they don't say it's manditory. Like most things, it cuts down on fri...
by Dolores
Fri Jan 16, 2004 2:25 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Glass Cut by my Tile Saw
Replies: 11
Views: 5671

You add the lubricant to the water. I just use my Inland grinder diamond coolant, two capfuls to the tray. The blade itself is an ultrathin sheet of metal coated on the out edge with diamond grit. It was orginally designed for use on expensive, semi-precious stone that one cannot afford to waste. It...
by Dolores
Thu Jan 15, 2004 9:30 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Glass Cut by my Tile Saw
Replies: 11
Views: 5671

If it's a cleaner cut you're looking for (less chunk, waste, and grit), try getting a lapidary blade. I too got a cheap-o tile saw from Harbor Freight and was dismayed to have my pattern/frit bars all chewed up on my first use. The original blade even had the gall to rust after sitting there just a ...
by Dolores
Tue Jan 13, 2004 9:42 pm
Forum: Business Topics
Topic: wholesale crafts.com, input?
Replies: 10
Views: 7094

Ha, ha Geri! How about "duplicated ad nauseum by request"? Hey, now THAT sounds like quality! :lol: Just got my cherished Crafts report and Wholesale Crafts has a multi-page spread. Looks good at least. Many thanks to you who have responded so far!

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by Dolores
Tue Jan 13, 2004 5:23 pm
Forum: Business Topics
Topic: wholesale crafts.com, input?
Replies: 10
Views: 7094

Yo, Beth, I stand corrected! I was going off of what I could see listed on their browsing page and it probably didn't include all the "premium" artist pages. Any one else out there try this yet? I'm really burning with curiousity and will probably ask on the crafts report board.

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by Dolores
Tue Jan 13, 2004 2:28 pm
Forum: Business Topics
Topic: wholesale crafts.com, input?
Replies: 10
Views: 7094

wholesale crafts.com, input?

Hello fellow glassiers. I'm still in the process of checking out various outlets for possible future participation and was wondering if any of you out there have any experience/comments/or inside scoops on wholesalecrafts.com? I was able to check out their website with a temporary password, but it d...
by Dolores
Mon Jan 12, 2004 2:03 pm
Forum: Business Topics
Topic: per-transaction credit card fees?
Replies: 15
Views: 8780

Ditto, ditto! At my first show using Discover Biz, 95% of my sales were credit card! My business manager decided that I had made an excellent decision for once and it couldn't have been more easy or convenient.

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by Dolores
Wed Jan 07, 2004 5:15 pm
Forum: Business Topics
Topic: Workers compensation insurance question
Replies: 2
Views: 2247

Called GemFaire and got a clarification on the workers Comp situation. It is only required if you have paid employees helping at the show and Santa Monica, CA is one of those places that doesn't require proof of workers comp anyway. Unfortunately, they have raised the single table booth fee (nothing...
by Dolores
Wed Jan 07, 2004 12:51 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Anyone use "527 Cement" to Glue on Bails to Fused
Replies: 12
Views: 7008

I've used both 527 and 6000 and had popping off problems with both. I now use a 5 minute epoxy (the dual application kind) and never had a problem since. That stuff really stays stuck!

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by Dolores
Wed Jan 07, 2004 12:46 pm
Forum: Business Topics
Topic: Web Hosting Suggestions!
Replies: 18
Views: 10564

Last I checked, Ebay allows you to advertise your website ONLY on your "ME" page. You cannot advertise your site directly on your auction listing (although I have seen some do so anyway). I used to tell potential clients that I had a website in my auction listings and then direct them to my "ME" pag...
by Dolores
Tue Jan 06, 2004 7:07 pm
Forum: Business Topics
Topic: Workers compensation insurance question
Replies: 2
Views: 2247

Workers compensation insurance question

I've been scouting out local bead shows for possible future participation and discovered that one show inparticular (GEMFAIRE)required prove of workers compensation insurance. The policy statement was very clear that any helper whether a friend, relative, or casual worker must be covered. My search ...
by Dolores
Tue Jan 06, 2004 2:57 pm
Forum: Business Topics
Topic: What's selling? Survey Says!
Replies: 52
Views: 29037

Amen, Dennis! =D> Just take a look at the plethora of fused blobs on any auction site to see the truth in that statement. Lots of people fusing/wanting to fuse/learning to fuse simple pieces. Most basic classes on the subject fill quickly. Unfortunately, some of these aspiring students then go out a...
by Dolores
Fri Dec 26, 2003 4:28 pm
Forum: Business Topics
Topic: Using Ebay to market work?
Replies: 6
Views: 4083

I personally started out on Ebay a little over a year ago and it did help launch me into the glass world, HOWEVER...there are some things to remember. Sara is correct in her observation of the typical Ebay shopper; They want rock bottom bargains, pure and simple! If you're lucky several people will ...
by Dolores
Mon Dec 08, 2003 1:24 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Speaking of grinders....
Replies: 2
Views: 2142

Speaking of grinders....

Does anyone have/use/own an 8" disc mini-grinder (or any other for that matter) from His glass works? Are you satisfied with its performance and the customer service there? I'm looking to upgrade from my Inland disc unit (only 5", too small to do bracelet bars without falling off the edge!). I have ...
by Dolores
Sat Nov 29, 2003 10:32 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Searching for button findings...
Replies: 13
Views: 7637

Also check out Rio Grande. They have what you're looking for in their "Gem and Findings" Catalog.

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by Dolores
Sat Nov 29, 2003 12:50 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Cutting pendant shapes?
Replies: 7
Views: 4247

Deb, coldwork, coldwork, coldwork! I couldn't live without my Inland disc grinder and glass grinder. I also make good use of my Taurus II ringsaw. After all the manipulating, a nice gentle fire polish brings back the shine. With the proper equipment, there really is no limit as to the shapes or desi...
by Dolores
Wed Nov 19, 2003 2:58 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: kiln formed bracelet -fire polishing
Replies: 10
Views: 6266

Carol Ann,

Back magic is available at Fushion HQ (link at the top of this webpage). Black magic is something you resort to when you have an annoying client :lol:. Just kidding! Be sure to let us all know how your bracelet turns out.

DOLORES
by Dolores
Tue Nov 18, 2003 5:52 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: kiln formed bracelet -fire polishing
Replies: 10
Views: 6266

Cold water shrinks your skin. Anyway, it's a great trick if you have a big wristed client try one on at a show. My business manager/husband thinks that I should leave them as is and make them buy it if it won't come off, but I reminded him that a lawsuit would probably result, :shock: yikes! Me thin...

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