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In Topic: Chip Card Readers. How Do You Like Yours So Far?

22 September 2016 - 09:42 AM

I thought I'd share these emails I've received from Square recently.


The first one is from about 2 weeks ago. They are acknowledging that chip card processing has been problematic for everyone. And they are promoting contactless payments as the alternative. And they lowered the price on their contactless reader. I don't think contactless payments are that widespread yet, even in my big city area. But I suppose it doesn't hurt for us artists to suggest that people try it. 


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And this one I got today. Now they are offering a FREE contactless reader for a limited time. I don't think this offer is available to everyone, just people who got this email. Existing customers only? Existing customers who purchased the unreliable plug-in chip reader? When I navigate to the Square website, I cannot find any mention of this deal. I hope this email went to all existing customers. Yes, I snapped up this offer right away. 


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In Topic: Causes For Cracks

20 September 2016 - 10:17 AM

Before trimming, take a needle tool and measure the thickness of your bowl before trimming it. Measure it right in the center of the bottom, and in the area where you plan to establish a foot ring. Just knowing this in advance gives you a much better chance of getting even thickness when trimming. Don't worry, the act of trimming will seal up the needle holes. I have been throwing for 20+ years, and am now a full time professional, and I still do this when trimming large bowls.

In Topic: Are You Looking For A Geil Gas Kiln?

19 September 2016 - 12:21 PM

Hi Mark, this post is just fine. Anyone who would like to respond, pls do so via PM. Thanks.

In Topic: Chip Card Readers. How Do You Like Yours So Far?

16 September 2016 - 02:47 PM

Thanks for the report Elaine.


Just curious, when did you buy your chip reader? Is it the one that plugs into the headphone jack, or the bluetooth wireless one? If yours is newer than mine, I wonder if it has been improved. (If I left mine unplugged overnight, no way it would work the next day.)

In Topic: Mason Stains - Greys?

16 September 2016 - 01:56 PM

Or, instead of changing your base recipe, cut back on the black mason stain and add a teensy trace of copper.