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by Brad Walker
Tue Jun 10, 2003 12:12 pm
Forum: Kiln Casting
Topic: Gas kiln for casting
Replies: 5
Views: 5848

The main gas-fired kilns I'm aware of that are used for glass are used for firing glass paints and enamels on one layer of glass, not for casting. These can fire a single layer to 1200 very quickly (under 10 minutes), but I'm not sure they heat evenly enough to do casting and fusing on items thicker...
by Brad Walker
Tue Jun 10, 2003 11:30 am
Forum: Business Topics
Topic: "S" corporation
Replies: 15
Views: 10301

Re: "S" corporation

An artist friend has told me I need to hire a financial planner and become an s corporation to help with my tax liability. Has anyone done this? And in general does anyone have tips on reducing ones overall tax liability. Tax free investments, business restructuring, etc. I don't have any major pur...
by Brad Walker
Mon Jun 09, 2003 3:22 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Colored Glass Stands ???
Replies: 7
Views: 4595

Black. It goes with everything.
by Brad Walker
Sun Jun 08, 2003 4:33 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Glass Jewlry Books?
Replies: 3
Views: 3138

Jayne Persico's book is probably the best out there (there's not much else to choose from). It's very basic, mostly straightforward fusing and wire-wrapping. It has some brief introductory material and about 10 jewelry projects. The book is around 78 pages long. If you're looking for information on ...
by Brad Walker
Sat Jun 07, 2003 11:46 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Glass and ceramic
Replies: 10
Views: 7011

One more question...how do you store the unused clay? Should it be put in a fridge? or basement? I've looked for a message board on clay but can't seem to locate one. Wrap the clay in plastic -- a garbage bag works great. Double wrapping is even better. If it dries out, you can sprinkle water on it...
by Brad Walker
Sat Jun 07, 2003 2:58 pm
Forum: Business Topics
Topic: UGH! I HATE my wireless network!
Replies: 20
Views: 17387

I don't see how the kiln would impact it, either, but then I'm no expert. I can understand the phone, but of course if your network is properly shielded that shouldn't be a problem either.

Sorry I couldn't offer any easy solution.
by Brad Walker
Sat Jun 07, 2003 1:48 pm
Forum: Business Topics
Topic: UGH! I HATE my wireless network!
Replies: 20
Views: 17387

The brand I use for the home base (where the signal comes from) is called Actiontec http://www.actiontec.com/ The reason I use it is that it was the one that my phone company said worked best with their equipment (I'm DSL, remember). It's 802.11b, which is fairly standard but no longer state-of-the-...
by Brad Walker
Sat Jun 07, 2003 12:56 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Glass and ceramic
Replies: 10
Views: 7011

You'd be better to fire as high as your kiln allows (at least to 1500), rather than air dry. If you air dry only, you'll have trouble when you go to use the mold with glass. That's because most clays will shrink 10 to 20% when fired -- you have to make them shrink before you use them with glass.
by Brad Walker
Sat Jun 07, 2003 12:45 pm
Forum: Business Topics
Topic: UGH! I HATE my wireless network!
Replies: 20
Views: 17387

Re: UGH! I HATE my wireless network!

We have cable internet to the house and that works just fine. Anyone have a wireless internet that works? Yes, I have a wireless network in my house that works fine. We're set up for up to four people to be online at the same time. There's no noticeable decline in performance. I have a DSL connecti...
by Brad Walker
Fri Jun 06, 2003 10:41 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Pretty excited...new BE colors!
Replies: 12
Views: 6760

... that's Bullseye-speak for transparent.
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: 10633

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: 37392

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: 2884

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: 4676

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: 3698

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: 4584

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: 4676

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: 2654

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: 37392

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: 37392

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 ...

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