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Red Rocks

Member Since 24 Mar 2012
Offline Last Active Jan 29 2015 09:18 PM

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In Topic: Bought The Square

29 January 2015 - 08:46 PM

Mark C

Can you please expand upon the Amazon reader that you are using at 1.6%? I did not know they had one.


In Topic: Taxes - Business Or Hobby?

29 January 2015 - 08:40 PM

I spent a lot of years working in the high tech field, most for venture backed start-ups that did not make money for years!  So I would agree with the comments in this thread that say, run it like a business and as long as your losses are documented, the IRS can not demand that you be profitable, otherwise a third of Silicon Valley would be put out of business!

In Topic: Holding Temp

15 January 2015 - 10:15 PM

Ok to leave the peep open the entire time it is cooling?

In Topic: Hot Wax For Bottoms Of Pots?

15 January 2015 - 10:11 PM

One other thing that has not been really covered on this topic is the dreaded 'burp" from putting smaller pieces directly in the wax at the wrong angle or too fast, 


I tend to put the piece in at a slight angle with one side going in first and slowly easing the rest of the piece in and then quickly removing it.  If you leave it in just a little too long, it actually burns off some of the wax.  I let those cool off and do them again.


 Would love to hear about tricks people have learned over the years on this technique.

In Topic: Hot Wax For Bottoms Of Pots?

15 January 2015 - 09:47 PM

I want to go back and reinforce my earlier post.  I use hot wax with paraffin based lamp oil in an electric skillet set on warm. This setting is around 150 degrees, so it is not really very hot.  `The paraffin lamp oil lowers the melting point and is what allows me to brush the wax on the entire circumference of a 20" platter spinning on a banding wheel in one or two passes.   You get a nice clean line and little to no clean up.