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Member Since 29 Oct 2011
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In Topic: How Many "hand Builders" Here?

Yesterday, 08:16 PM

I only hand build now but lately I have been keeping an eye out for an affordable wheel. Just got an extruder but haven't hung it yet. I look forward to experimenting with extruded forms.

In Topic: Cataloguing Glazes

Yesterday, 03:24 PM

I created my own Hypercard system (like HyperGlaze) years ago and used that.  Now I use a FileMaker system that I wrote. It is a relational data base of recipes, batches, materials, inventory, expenditures, sales.  I can search by recipe, dates, materials, and a myriad of other fields. I photograph my test tiles and imbed the pics in the recipe file.  If I want to know what recipes I have mixed in the past 2 years that use Wollastonite, I can.  My inventory info extracts data from the expenditure file and depletes amounts according to the recipe batches. There are low limits on materials so a "shopping list" is automatically created. 


The only tedious part is entering the expenditures; even though this is mostly via categories, the purchased materials must be entered one by one. 

In Topic: Tips & Tricks

11 September 2014 - 02:30 AM

I have one of those too! Very handy. I take the entire cabinet with me when I teach offsite.

In Topic: What Do You Cover Your Work Tables With?

02 September 2014 - 07:15 PM

Well, I must say that HD and the fabric store had the most unhelpful and unimaginable employees!!! UGH!

In HD I looked at Formica (possible at some other time), coated MDF, which I think you use with the linseed oil, Neil ($9 a sheet; color is the issue with me), sheet vinyl (a very possible for me @ $12.50 for a 3x7 sheet). The coated MDF is only available in their larger store so I will be up that way in a week.

I was disappointed at the vinyl options in the fabric store. It appeared all the marine vinyl was coated with poly, and the rest seemed too thin. I am not, though, satisfied that I saw every possible option. Those fabrics were costly anyhow.

In Topic: In The Studio Forum F. A. Q. Listing (Frequently Asked Questions)

02 September 2014 - 04:11 PM

WORKSPACE Surfaces / Coverings