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by PaulS
Thu Dec 04, 2003 5:36 am
Forum: Kiln Casting
Topic: Building My Own Controller
Replies: 25
Views: 19621

Kevin is right Molly. I was just sharing my lifetime experience, what works for me and what I'm happy with. I wouldn't advise you to use this set up. It's your decision based on your experience and current circumstances. Let us know how you proceed anyway and maybe put some pictures up of your proje...
by PaulS
Sun Nov 30, 2003 2:54 pm
Forum: Kiln Casting
Topic: Building My Own Controller
Replies: 25
Views: 19621

You got it Rick. Sorry Molly, I didn't know how best to explain it, but Rick done a great job here. All this will save you buying another controller. Only thing to be aware of is that the kiln being fired must have the thermocouple fitted, and connected. So it will read the temperature of the kiln b...
by PaulS
Sat Nov 29, 2003 5:39 pm
Forum: Kiln Casting
Topic: Building My Own Controller
Replies: 25
Views: 19621

Why you can't use the same controller for the two kilns?

Just swap over the thermocouple and power leads as necessary.

Colour-code the leads so you never forget which leads to disconnect and which ones to connect and there you go

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by PaulS
Fri Nov 28, 2003 5:27 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Kilnspace in the UK...........................
Replies: 6
Views: 3329

It took a while to find Dave but better late than never and sounds like you have a bit of time anyway. Found this on the CGS bulletin board; snip>>>>> Message: Flat Bed Glass Kiln for hire Author: les leeson (---.in-addr.btopenworld.com) Date: Jul 23, 2003 14:51 Paragon Glas Designs Ltd are pleased ...
by PaulS
Sat Nov 22, 2003 3:20 pm
Forum: Business Topics
Topic: What is the best way to label glass so galleries will pay?
Replies: 11
Views: 7348

Ouch, that's an expensive lesson! Geri has the solution. Keep blank inventory sheets on the computer, print off as needed. I put a carbon paper between them when I deliver, fill it out in front of the manager. They keep one copy. Anything that isn't present on the next inventory check/delivery has t...
by PaulS
Sat Nov 22, 2003 3:15 am
Forum: Kiln Casting
Topic: Placing Frit + Drip Casting into Same Mold?
Replies: 8
Views: 6436

Okay then Gale well it seems Charlie has a good technique here, it would be interesting to see the result, I am curious because I haven't tried what you described before.
by PaulS
Fri Nov 21, 2003 3:52 pm
Forum: Kiln Casting
Topic: Placing Frit + Drip Casting into Same Mold?
Replies: 8
Views: 6436

I don't notice you are talking about dripping into a mould Gale, I thought you were dripping it direct into something like a plate mould. You probably know about this already, but I found that by putting a good solid chunk of glass into the bottom of the clay flower pot, covering the outlet, seems t...
by PaulS
Thu Nov 20, 2003 6:14 pm
Forum: Kiln Casting
Topic: Placing Frit + Drip Casting into Same Mold?
Replies: 8
Views: 6436

I've recycled solid chunks from (ahem) previous experiments on a shelf then pot-melt on top of that.

It comes out pretty neat -the original pieces on the shelf kind of fade/blend into the rings produced by the pot melt.

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by PaulS
Wed Nov 19, 2003 8:06 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: help on a wall light mount
Replies: 7
Views: 3690

How deep is the dome Peter?

Can you post a picture?

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by PaulS
Wed Nov 19, 2003 8:01 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Production Sandblasting
Replies: 11
Views: 7286

About 9 years ago I bought a Guyson C-21 unit from their New York place, shipped it to Belize and the total cost was less than 400US$. 110volt, the motor is mounted seperate to the extractor/fan part so built to last. Change the filters every 6months or so, not that they need it but just to be on th...
by PaulS
Wed Nov 19, 2003 7:47 am
Forum: Business Topics
Topic: Very Frustrated
Replies: 6
Views: 4106

Paul, as a wholesaler would you also be responsible for guarantee & after-care? That could tie you up a lot in time & money running round. But one solution might be that if you are a regular buyer from the same source, maybe they would give you a price break for buying so often. I'd work with a loca...
by PaulS
Thu Oct 30, 2003 6:25 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Glass Places to See In UK
Replies: 6
Views: 3797

The Ashmolean museum in Oxford is about an hour by coach (Greyhound in your money, only a bit slower) (a lot slower in fact). Free to get in, closed Mondays, ancient blown and engraved work, lots of ideas can be got from the ancient jewelry & beads; http://www.ashmol.ox.ac.uk/ Lots of other fascinat...
by PaulS
Thu Oct 30, 2003 6:08 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: kiln wash on kiln floor?
Replies: 19
Views: 8903

I sift plaster on the floor (with a liberated flour sieve) and vaccuum it out with a mini car-vac every couple of firings and then sift some more.

Plaster is cheaper than kiln wash, that's all.
by PaulS
Sat Oct 25, 2003 4:06 pm
Forum: Business Topics
Topic: jewelry for guys
Replies: 22
Views: 14108

I'm a bloke, I wear a dichro pendant, different one every week and it generates sales/interest in glass, like "Wow, whered'ya get that" or "I didn't know you could do that with glass!" The pendants look good on blokes if the hanger and chain is strong-looking and cufflinks go well too. I have a bear...
by PaulS
Sat Oct 25, 2003 3:43 pm
Forum: Business Topics
Topic: charge card deposits
Replies: 8
Views: 4768

Re: charge card deposits

Carol wrote: What could you do with an extra few thou??


Take the family skiing in Banff -can't be too far from you?
by PaulS
Sat Oct 18, 2003 1:41 pm
Forum: Photos and Stuff
Topic: fusing project photos - comments welcomed!
Replies: 8
Views: 6765

Nice work Carolina, you have a lot of patience.

I was admiring a ladys' work just yesterday, similar technique.

She makes tropical fish figures using translucent glass and then copper foil technique to make them into lamps.
by PaulS
Wed Oct 08, 2003 12:36 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Fusing dichroic glass
Replies: 18
Views: 13264

Re: Fusing dichroic glass

How do you keep pieces of dichroic glass from flowing together when they are the middle layer of a three layer fusing project? I'm just trying to picture what you are describing Robert; It's a glass sandwich, right? With the dichro pieces as the filling in a coloured base and a clear cap? Question;...
by PaulS
Wed Oct 01, 2003 2:56 pm
Forum: Business Topics
Topic: Silly Ethics Question
Replies: 38
Views: 22583

I don't think that people really want to know how things are done, the same way they don't want to know that they are paying for all that slag that you had to make, before you could make that really spiff piece. That's not to say you shouldn't tell them, just that they might not want to know. Greg ...
by PaulS
Thu Sep 25, 2003 3:18 pm
Forum: Business Topics
Topic: Silly Ethics Question
Replies: 38
Views: 22583

Yes it's a pain when you get a clever-clogs trying to catch you out isn't it? But it helps if you have a ready answer (chance prefers the prepared mind!), someone recently posted a great one here, I think it was Brock?; "Well firing glass, it's similar to playing a piano; everybody has the same set ...
by PaulS
Thu Sep 25, 2003 3:09 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: rail mounting for wall sculpture
Replies: 4
Views: 2744

You can find some interesting stuff here Anea;
http://www.fairfielddisplays.co.uk/prod ... pports.htm

and contact them in the US at displays@voicenet.com

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