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Mark C.

Member Since 09 Jan 2012
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In Topic: Employing The Homeless

Yesterday, 07:11 PM

This is such a bad idea for so many reasons.

Common sense is the best one.

Mark


In Topic: Learning Reduction In My Conversion Kiln

13 September 2014 - 10:27 AM

Need to see the feet of stoneware pots to see whats happinging

great start.

Mark


In Topic: Can A Candle Produce Enough Heat To Fuse Lid To Body?

13 September 2014 - 12:40 AM

I was in the scented oil candle burner business in the 90's-we slip cast about a zillion of them-they where cone 10 porcelain.5 inches tall with a large cut out in front for the candle.

Cupped on top for theessential oil and had a candle (tealite) on bottom-we had a small 1/2 inch hole to vent heat near top.

Never melted any glaze -we tested them with all sorts of candles large small etc.

If you can melt a cone 10 glaze with a candle I would like to see that. 

maybe David Copperfield could do it with mirrors I know he can make pigs fly.

we wholesaled them to a large herb company still in business today-the liability for candle stuff in house is huge.

The place was Aura Cacia -you can find them in natural food stores

They also tested them-they found that low fired pots came apart with candle heat over time.

I boxed up many a pallet of lamps back then-I still have a few kicking around.

I cannot melt glaze with my acetylene torch

I'm open to new ideas as i like pushing the limits

I just need to see the rubber meet the road.

Mark


In Topic: Can A Candle Produce Enough Heat To Fuse Lid To Body?

12 September 2014 - 10:08 AM

yes

 

Mark


In Topic: Co-Op

12 September 2014 - 12:16 AM

I could not take the 2-3 days a month for small sales. If it's a great venue than maybe.

The meeting is good to keep on track.

For me all these co-ops are out at this stage in life. When I was younger and more hungrey they made some sense-now it does not.

I would tend to figure out your time vs income made then go from there.

My December time is my most valuable in terms of sales-since I do about all days in December myself.

I went thru this in detail with one of my Mentees also in Canada-she after a year bailed out never looked back.

If you have little to do in December this may work

I would also ask myself ow this will impact other areas in sales/work/production and life?

Mark