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by Brad Walker
Fri Jun 06, 2003 3:38 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: COE for Most Armstrong and Youghiogeny Glass Question
Replies: 16
Views: 7532

In the case of Armstrong, the glass used to made in the US, but is now often made in China. The COE could be almost anything. In the case of Youghiogeny, people report that they generally don't have good luck fusing it. It either devitrifies, turns muddy, or causes other problems and some say the sh...
by Brad Walker
Wed Jun 04, 2003 11:43 am
Forum: Business Topics
Topic: Pricing / Product / Marketing Q? What Do You Do/Think?
Replies: 56
Views: 28606

Quote the raven.....

Can someone please tell me how you capture someones previous message so you can reply to it ? At the top of every post is a box with the word "Quote" in it. If you click on that box, it will copy the text from the post and place it in a "Post a reply" form for you. Just write your message beneath t...
by Brad Walker
Wed Jun 04, 2003 12:57 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Graham Stone's Firing Recipes
Replies: 2
Views: 2216

Graham's book is very hard to find. From time to time he sends me a few (I have a standing order for as many as he will send), but he hasn't sent any copies in months. I don't know any place to get the book (Whitehouse doesn't even have it), but you MAY be able to track down a very expensive copy th...
by Brad Walker
Tue Jun 03, 2003 11:45 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: To Insulate or Not to Insulate....
Replies: 8
Views: 3403

Most fiber blanket is good to about 2300 degrees F. It's available from any place that sells refractory materials, or from most glass or pottery suppliers. Check the yellow pages in your area -- there are lots of refractory suppliers in your area. For the outside of a kiln, the temperature probably ...
by Brad Walker
Tue Jun 03, 2003 8:56 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Effetre/Moretti fusibles
Replies: 4
Views: 2711

Many people have reported that although the sheets are marketed as all 104 COE, many of them are not compatible with each other. I'd suggest you do some basic compatibility testing with the sheets you want to use, especially if you're making larger pieces.
by Brad Walker
Tue Jun 03, 2003 1:31 pm
Forum: Photos and Stuff
Topic: POT DROP
Replies: 3
Views: 3871

Re: POT DROP

I am trying my first drop pot this weekend and wonder what i drop it on. In the archive, they had mentioned that the BE thin fire will not stand up to the glass moving accross the surface at that high of a temperature, but i am wondering if kiln wash will stand up as well? any info (or tips) that y...
by Brad Walker
Tue Jun 03, 2003 1:24 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: To Insulate or Not to Insulate....
Replies: 8
Views: 3403

You could try using fiber blanket around the kiln to help with heat loss.
by Brad Walker
Sun Jun 01, 2003 11:13 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Where can I get 6" X 48" diamond belts for a wet b
Replies: 2
Views: 1964

Re: Where can I get 6" X 48" diamond belts for a w

Oh, I'm a happy girl. Looking through the "Thrifties" this weekend, I spotted a self feeding diamond bladed wet (lapidary) tile saw for $90 (works Great!), and a combo wet belt sander and disc grinder for $40 on an older, but sturdy wheeled cabinet with storage. However, the sander didn't come with...
by Brad Walker
Fri May 30, 2003 11:56 am
Forum: Business Topics
Topic: Pricing / Product / Marketing Q? What Do You Do/Think?
Replies: 56
Views: 28606

Re: Pricing / Product / Marketing Q? What Do You Do/Think?

Brad, I would agree with you on the pricing formula with one exception. The more accepted keystone for retail markup is now 2.3 to 2.7 instead of a simple doubling. Apparently the shop/gallery owners need the extra for operational costs. Therefore, the $450 is actually more in keeping with the curr...
by Brad Walker
Thu May 29, 2003 5:24 pm
Forum: Business Topics
Topic: Pricing / Product / Marketing Q? What Do You Do/Think?
Replies: 56
Views: 28606

Re: Pricing / Product / Marketing Q? What Do You Do/Think?

I wondered if the retail price asked was ballpark, reasonable, good, bad or ugly for the work offered? I wondered how this pricing compared to what others are asking for their work (thinking retail here). For these pieces, my estimate of the wholesale (not retail) price would be based on a formula ...
by Brad Walker
Thu May 29, 2003 12:37 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Re: Chemistry of metals and glass
Replies: 16
Views: 8262

A reducting atmosphere is one in which the kiln is starved of oxygen. This does not normally happen in an electric kiln. It's possible to create a reducing atmostphere in a kiln by throwing in a combustible material (charcoal is commonly used), but this will negatively impact element life. Here's an...
by Brad Walker
Thu May 29, 2003 11:46 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Question for Brad, etal- Ethanol
Replies: 8
Views: 4431

Sorry for the delay in responding, I've been unable to get online for a few days. Basically, Charlie's response is what I would have written. Denatured alcohol is made by adding things to alcohol to make it undrinkable. Some of those additives may cause problems when fusing. Some brands will work fi...
by Brad Walker
Fri May 23, 2003 9:57 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Silver leaf effect
Replies: 4
Views: 3017

A good quality silver foil will stay silver. Bullseye sells a foil that will work.
by Brad Walker
Thu May 22, 2003 5:49 pm
Forum: Kiln Casting
Topic: Mold making ?
Replies: 8
Views: 6051

Re: plaster

I tried making molds out of various plasters we had around the house and they turned to dust when I fired them. But it was good practice, and would be a good way to make a practice mold or a reverse mold that you would make your permanent mold from. Does anybody have some good sites to go for these...
by Brad Walker
Thu May 22, 2003 12:17 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: FRIT GRINDER Q
Replies: 10
Views: 6137

If you make your own frit, it won't come out of the process sized perfectly. You'll need to sort it into various sizes. You can do this easily with different mesh screens, available at most pottery supply places. There is no one best size of frit to use in pate de verre. Different size frit gives di...
by Brad Walker
Wed May 21, 2003 8:55 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Covington #761
Replies: 5
Views: 3309

I have the #761 and would recommend it over Covington's other models. Changing belts is fairly straightforward, only takes a moment or two. It takes a few times to get the hang of adjusting the tension, but after that all's ok. Hooking it up to a water source was not difficult, but you do have to bu...
by Brad Walker
Wed May 21, 2003 2:29 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Vote on board format
Replies: 68
Views: 29193

I saw the thread started by Els called "Kvetch" which was a discussion of old board/new board. By the way.. can't find that thread ANYWHERE now... maybe I'm not up-to-speed on the SEARCH function yet?). I deleted the thread. It had deteriorated into a pissing contest between two of our board regula...
by Brad Walker
Wed May 21, 2003 1:05 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Vote on board format
Replies: 68
Views: 29193

A couple of additional comments on the new board vs. the old. The level of posts from the old board to the new is relatively unchanged. The number of newbie posts, as well as the number of not-a-full-name posts, is also relatively unchanged. I don't think the level of discussion is changed significa...
by Brad Walker
Wed May 21, 2003 1:01 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Vote on board format
Replies: 68
Views: 29193

It seems to me we have two distinct camps, one which feels that the old board was better and one that likes the new board. It seems that many of the old, longer term visitors like the old board best, while many of the newer posters like the new format. According to the poll, the new format seems to ...
by Brad Walker
Tue May 20, 2003 5:03 pm
Forum: Business Topics
Topic: does anyone have an ED HOY account
Replies: 20
Views: 12812

You're right, Rodney, that 10 pounds of the POWDER in the Hotline Fuser's Glue would be a lot of powder. However, I doubt very much if Ed Hoy's would sell you the powder by itself -- it's a proprietary mixture, and they're not likely to give away all their secrets. Regarding different glues, between...

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