Latest Glass Crafts

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Been doing stained glass now for 27 years, primarily for my own enjoyment. I've given up trying to convince people my panels and lamps were a whole different creature from the $89 lamps they see in...
12 years ago 5
Slag glass
I was reading through one of my new stained glass books and it mentions that an old church window in a picture and says it's made of slag glass. What's that? Thanks, Michael
12 years ago 7
Dead Suppliers
So I'm cleaning out my file cabinets in prep for leaving. I came across too many out of business suppliers to name. Seems like everyone was a wholesaler/distributor. From Peter Nervo to Bien...
12 years ago 1
credit machines
Those of you using portable credit machines, i have heard/seen good things about the new cellular(bklackberry- style) machines that use third party software but fear the learning curve. What is y'...
12 years ago 4
Have you noticed?
There is a long thread on about Canadians buying supplies, and how hard it is for them to do business with supply houses. I thought it was especially telling that NOBODY mentioned Brad...
12 years ago 4
custom specified refractive index
does anyone of you know of any company that manufactures (or already sells) glass tubings with a specific ref index (in my case 1.56)? thanks -Claudio
12 years ago 2
Stained Glass Books
I got another order of glass today. It was sitting in a big box on the front porch when I got home. Wahoo! What a pleasure to unwrap and look at all those beautiful sheets of glass. I also got a c...
12 years ago 23
In Contract!
I'm finally in contract to sell my building, with all the inventory, to a friendly competitor. In a million to 1 shot, he desperately needs to find a new place to work, with his deal to buy his ...
12 years ago 8
Charter & (pointer to) FAQs
CHARTER for REC.CRAFTS.GLASS PREAMBLE: The newsgroup was created primarily for the purpose of discussion related to working with glass. In order to improve the mechanism whereb...
12 years ago
Kokomo Glass factory
A long two hour drive from Bloomington up to Kokomo and I got to see the place for the first time. It's a dump. Exposed ceiling joists and writing and carving on the walls and broken glass on the fl...
12 years ago 3
clear glass desktop too dusty/dirty...any solutions?
I have a computer desk that has clear glass tops. When clean they are fine, but they show every speck of dust, and every handprint. Is there something that can be done to the glass, like sandblastin...
12 years ago 3
Tropico Decanter Pukeberg Goran Warff
Hi. I just purchased a piece of scandinavian art glass from the early 60s. Made in Pukeberg its created by Goran Warff and called Tropico. He made a female form and a male form. I purchased the female...
12 years ago 1
Custom Prices
For those of you out there that actually make some money from this silly craft, I want to know how all these price increases have afftected your square foot pricing for commission work? Lead was a...
12 years ago 13
Environmental Compliance
Has anyone here been investigated or busted for chemical and/or lead use and disposal? What about water contamination issues? Did you need to use a filter in your line?
12 years ago 5
Could you suggest an online retail source for a large variety of off- the-shelf bevels? I've got a couple places, Glass Crafters and Cathedral Stained Glass for example, that I've seen them, but I ge...
12 years ago 6