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by Brad Walker
Fri Jun 27, 2003 3:27 pm
Forum: Kiln Casting
Topic: Advice On A Mold For Casting A Head Sized Object
Replies: 20
Views: 15903

One question. If I add 20% refractory cement, what should I expect in terms of the surface finish of the glass? I have a sandblaster, and could easily clean the casting up that way, but would prefer not to, and am hoping to get a matte watery effect. If you make a splash coat (as described earlier ...
by Brad Walker
Fri Jun 27, 2003 3:16 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Kiln Control Comparison ? Help
Replies: 10
Views: 6037

Re: Kiln Control Comparison ? Help

Hello... I'm looking for some user advice on a couple kiln controls... in the latest Glass Craftsman's issue I saw two that appeared to be very similar on small starter kilns and I'm not sure if I understand their capabilities correctly... One was the Skutt GlassMaster LT on their Hotstart - it app...
by Brad Walker
Thu Jun 26, 2003 7:51 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Kiln on ebay
Replies: 4
Views: 3246

The reason you didn't see much about Cress Kilns in the archives is that they're ceramic kilns, not glass kilns. The kilns on Ebay might be adequate for glass, but you'll probably need to spend some money on a pyrometer or controller. You might also need to get some elements or do other repairs -- m...
by Brad Walker
Wed Jun 25, 2003 12:29 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Tempered glass question
Replies: 20
Views: 8086

Once you fire above the annealing point, the glass will cease to be tempered.
by Brad Walker
Mon Jun 16, 2003 3:04 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Aluminum Oxide grit
Replies: 6
Views: 3560

by Brad Walker
Mon Jun 16, 2003 12:01 am
Forum: Business Topics
Topic: copyrighting art pieces
Replies: 2
Views: 2943

by Brad Walker
Fri Jun 13, 2003 4:11 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Where to Buy Bullseye Kiln Wash ???
Replies: 1
Views: 1743

You can buy direct from Bullseye -- click on link at top of page.
by Brad Walker
Fri Jun 13, 2003 3:13 pm
Forum: Business Topics
Topic: New Booth Sign
Replies: 24
Views: 13116

Use kiln-worked or (my preference) kiln-formed.
by Brad Walker
Fri Jun 13, 2003 11:24 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Power loss - strange thing with kiln
Replies: 11
Views: 5682

KAG wrote:Well, you learn something new everyday huh.


Some days I even learn two new things. :lol:
by Brad Walker
Fri Jun 13, 2003 10:09 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Power loss - strange thing with kiln
Replies: 11
Views: 5682

You didn't say where in the firing your kiln was at when you lost power, but my guess is that you were at or close to your slumping temperature. When you lost power, the kiln held the heat long enough to finish the slump (if it wasn't done already), cool slowly through the annealing range, and then ...
by Brad Walker
Fri Jun 13, 2003 12:02 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Firing Un-Attended & Failure of Relays
Replies: 32
Views: 27161

hi barbara, i understand the 'limit' to be the temp that you must not exceed so as not to damage the kiln. the kiln elements are capable of reaching much higher temps. i think that given enough time ungoverned on high, any kiln can do a three mile island. i think that, i do not know that for sure. ...
by Brad Walker
Thu Jun 12, 2003 6:46 pm
Forum: Business Topics
Topic: Navel Rings
Replies: 30
Views: 16700

Ok, I figured it was time for some input from the younger set, so asked my daughter (pierced navel, pierced eyebrow, and more holes in her ear than I can count, thank god her tongue's still intact). She thinks dichroic navel or eyebrow rings would be a great option. By the way, she has more than a d...
by Brad Walker
Thu Jun 12, 2003 4:16 pm
Forum: Business Topics
Topic: "S" corporation
Replies: 15
Views: 8110

Re: "S" corporation

This tax stuff is so tedious to me I'm not able to focus on it. Either that or I don't have the finance gene. But I can't let that shortcoming hurt my business. Its clear I need a financial planner. One question--when do I have to do this change? Can it be midway through the year like now, or just ...
by Brad Walker
Wed Jun 11, 2003 9:34 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: slump bubble
Replies: 8
Views: 3817

Did the mold have a hole in the lowest part of it to allow air to escape? If not, drill two small holes in the lowest part of the mold (1/8" or smaller). If the mold did have a hole, please tell us more about the problem. Firing schedule, where the hole was, etc. This could also have been caused by ...
by Brad Walker
Wed Jun 11, 2003 7:30 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Need A On-Line Source For Supplies
Replies: 2
Views: 1581

A number of the website's sponsors are good on-line sources for supplies. You can get to their sites by clicking on their names at the top of the page. Bullseye, Warner-Crivellaro, Fusion Headquarters, and UGotGlass all sell basic supplies. There are other supplies in the Resources section of this s...
by Brad Walker
Wed Jun 11, 2003 7:28 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: putting a rim on a pot drop.
Replies: 3
Views: 2540

Read this: it covers both circles and rims: http://www.system96.com/Pages/CircleDemo/Circle1.html
by Brad Walker
Wed Jun 11, 2003 10:32 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Identifing Some Glass
Replies: 2
Views: 2243

If the glass is all opaque, no transparent, it's probably old Wasser. Wasser has been made several times by several different manufacturers. It's most likely close to 90 COE and is probably compatible with itself, but you'll have to test to be sure. I don't know about the decals, but it shouldn't be...
by Brad Walker
Wed Jun 11, 2003 12:05 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: New Thinfire Problem
Replies: 10
Views: 5680

Have you tried using sand box sand as a seperator? It works great if you don't care about the back. I know this sounds crazy, but have you ever read the MSDS for children's play sand? Or even read the warnings on the label? Here's a sample, from the MSDS for play sand made by Quickrete: "Contains s...
by Brad Walker
Tue Jun 10, 2003 8:58 pm
Forum: Business Topics
Topic: "S" corporation
Replies: 15
Views: 8110

Dani, let me elaborate on my earlier answer. An S corp dividend is distributed via a K-1 document, which shows up on the owner's personal tax form as ordinary income reported on Form 1040, line 17. The term "dividend" can be confusing, it's not at all like a dividend from a C Corp or a mutual fund. ...
by Brad Walker
Tue Jun 10, 2003 3:43 pm
Forum: Business Topics
Topic: "S" corporation
Replies: 15
Views: 8110

So what's the tax rate on dividend income these days? Dividends from S corporations are treated as ordinary income, line 17 of the 1040. (not the same as "dividends" from C corporations, which are reported on Schedule B and line 9 of the 1040. Neither are subject to FICA. Tax simplification, where ...

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