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by Bonnie Rubinstein
Tue Jul 08, 2014 12:24 am
Forum: Business Topics
Topic: Insurance responsibility at exhibit?
Replies: 8
Views: 6147

Re: Insurance responsibility at exhibit?

If I am following this correctly, sounds like the insurance was the right way to go in that instance, but you undervalued the piece.
by Bonnie Rubinstein
Mon Jul 07, 2014 3:20 pm
Forum: Business Topics
Topic: Insurance responsibility at exhibit?
Replies: 8
Views: 6147

Insurance responsibility at exhibit?

My work will be on exhibit at a professional club (business, meetings, events,etc). They tell me that my work has to be covered by me, not them, while on display. Since glass is breakable, this is disconcerting. I do have business insurance, but need to get a rider for this. I would think that any f...
by Bonnie Rubinstein
Fri Jun 06, 2014 1:08 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: When is safe to blast?
Replies: 3
Views: 2884

Re: When is safe to blast?

Hi Tony! hope all is well!

Thanks, guys.. I was under the gun(pardon the pun!).. so I went and did the deed, and it is fine.

phew! had 36 hrs. to create a complicated piece..feel like I just took a final exam, like both my daughters!
by Bonnie Rubinstein
Fri Jun 06, 2014 10:22 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: When is safe to blast?
Replies: 3
Views: 2884

When is safe to blast?

When is it safe to blast the back of a piece that has just finished cooling to room temp? Is it at risk to bast, i.e. in 2 hours ?

thanks!
by Bonnie Rubinstein
Sat May 03, 2014 9:23 am
Forum: Kiln Casting
Topic: casting in pyramid mold
Replies: 5
Views: 5851

Re: casting in pyramid mold

Don, do you have a schedule? Do you use 90 or 96?
thanks
by Bonnie Rubinstein
Fri May 02, 2014 3:26 pm
Forum: Kiln Casting
Topic: casting in pyramid mold
Replies: 5
Views: 5851

Re: casting in pyramid mold

I used primo primer on mine. did I need to use boron?

(FYI- I have a smaller pyramid as well, brand new , if you want to buy it.)

any schedules out there?
by Bonnie Rubinstein
Fri May 02, 2014 2:40 pm
Forum: Kiln Casting
Topic: casting in pyramid mold
Replies: 5
Views: 5851

casting in pyramid mold

first time casting- I am casting in a pyramid mold, about 3" high and 3" wide at base. Using system 96. Will use bits and pieces of glass. They do not have a schedule for a deep mold. I assume I will get lots of bubbles, and run the risk of breakage if it is not annealed properly. Have any...
by Bonnie Rubinstein
Thu Oct 31, 2013 3:50 pm
Forum: Business Topics
Topic: Shipping large piece-best way?
Replies: 25
Views: 20140

Re: Shipping large piece-best way?

I know I got lucky this time, Marty. Very lucky. Going forward, with large flat work, I want to crate in wood, and will preface this with clients. I am alittle more trusting of the shipping slumped, smaller work with UPS, as per my experience. I do wonder if it ever got near a fork, as they were mov...
by Bonnie Rubinstein
Wed Oct 30, 2013 10:12 am
Forum: Business Topics
Topic: Shipping large piece-best way?
Replies: 25
Views: 20140

Re: Shipping large piece-best way?

I have now re-created the glass and shipped it again. When I re-fired the piece, I went to 1410 and held 15 min. The piece was double boxed, and the outer cardboard box was lined in wood. It was highly insured, which probably kept UPS handlers on their toes. The box had up arrows to show how it shou...
by Bonnie Rubinstein
Sat Oct 12, 2013 8:24 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Polarizing film- annealing- results
Replies: 8
Views: 4634

Re: Polarizing film- annealing- results

I called the manuf. and they said it they are all compatible. ( But I am not sure I trust that.) FYI - the glass is clear..it looks grey due to color of film. I have used these colors together many, many times without issues. but lately have had less luck. I think it is annealing issues. I would lik...
by Bonnie Rubinstein
Fri Oct 11, 2013 9:17 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Polarizing film- annealing- results
Replies: 8
Views: 4634

Re: Polarizing film- annealing- results

Lani's info was excellent- thanks.. and very valuable to me was "Chips that exceed this extreme level of stress will actually break out of the bar – at which point the stress is relieved by cracking and no halo will be visible. " I am not seeing much halo now in my glass that had cracked e...
by Bonnie Rubinstein
Fri Oct 11, 2013 5:20 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Polarizing film- annealing- results
Replies: 8
Views: 4634

Re: Polarizing film- annealing- results

Now I know what to look for, and I do see a slight 'haze' over some areas..I understand that is stress. Not sure how much I need to worry about it.. (?)
by Bonnie Rubinstein
Fri Oct 11, 2013 11:31 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Polarizing film- annealing- results
Replies: 8
Views: 4634

Polarizing film- annealing- results

Good morning. I bought polarizing film from Bullseye.. and held it at right angles to see annealing results on 2' x 3' fused glass. All I see is dark and clear..not hazy, not colored .. I imagine this is good news, but I would appreciate hearing from those that use polarizing film, to see if this me...
by Bonnie Rubinstein
Mon Oct 07, 2013 10:25 pm
Forum: Business Topics
Topic: Shipping large piece-best way?
Replies: 25
Views: 20140

Re: Shipping large piece-best way?

I agree about timing- the longer, and more hands are involved in the shipping..the more issues can arise. Re: boxes... The pieces I am sending are longer than the boxes I have gotten from the glass manuf. If I do crate it myself, the shipper most probably won't insure. So, I would have to find a rel...
by Bonnie Rubinstein
Tue Oct 01, 2013 10:23 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Continuing cracks- large glass! Why?
Replies: 24
Views: 11994

Re: Continuing cracks- large glass! Why?

part of my motivation is to see if the new shelf set up and schedule works..then if that piece cracks again, I wouldn't mourn it as much. If a new large piece does crack that I worked on for 10 days, it would be a sad day. But I do have a question about the idea of cutting an re-using the 2 pieces w...
by Bonnie Rubinstein
Tue Oct 01, 2013 9:14 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Continuing cracks- large glass! Why?
Replies: 24
Views: 11994

Re: Continuing cracks- large glass! Why?

Last question… I will try to repair my broken piece. The crack right up the middle. I will fuse the 2 sides together. Is it better to fuse the crack together uncovered, or cover with a clear piece? I want to disguise the crack as much a possible (not sure I can), and wonder if the crack is more visi...
by Bonnie Rubinstein
Tue Oct 01, 2013 8:53 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Continuing cracks- large glass! Why?
Replies: 24
Views: 11994

Re: Continuing cracks- large glass! Why?

Some. I think the bottom line might be: my thermocouple was the older, exposed tip kind. It was not registering temp correctly anymore. So, earlier fuses worked. Lately, I was annealing too long at a hotter temp than I should have been due to this. Bert did suggest this earlier..and I hope that was ...
by Bonnie Rubinstein
Mon Sep 30, 2013 11:45 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Continuing cracks- large glass! Why?
Replies: 24
Views: 11994

Re: Continuing cracks- large glass! Why?

I read this on Bullseye website... in answer to a question posted re: breakage.. " it could be (most probably) that your kiln isn't even in heat across the entire span, making annealing of wide projects impossible. if this is true, then longer anneal times actually work against you, as they fre...
by Bonnie Rubinstein
Mon Sep 30, 2013 9:27 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Continuing cracks- large glass! Why?
Replies: 24
Views: 11994

Re: Continuing cracks- large glass! Why?

( My 27 hour fuse last time I would have thought was long enough!) to add to the confusion..I have made large pieces in the past..no problems and shorter anneal times. same kiln, same shelf. So, along with the new thermocouple, newly raised shelf, I will also bring it to a fuller fuse. ...And medita...
by Bonnie Rubinstein
Mon Sep 30, 2013 8:11 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Continuing cracks- large glass! Why?
Replies: 24
Views: 11994

Re: Continuing cracks- large glass! Why?

I will carefully read this and respond, just want too quickly say that I have several other pieces that cracked similarly, and were more fused, with much less tack fusing. I just did a even heat test, (with glass strips as per Bullseye) and the far right side and bottom get less heat, but not signif...

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