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Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2007-02-05, 6:37am
Replies: 401
Views: 91,344
Posted By JanMD
There is some mention in all the stuff I've read...

There is some mention in all the stuff I've read on this subject that, if not cared for properly, the copper anodes develop a corroded oxidized "skin" that slows down the frate of deposition. You can...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2007-01-17, 3:11pm
Replies: 5
Views: 1,495
Posted By JanMD
There are quite a few book and video reviews...

There are quite a few book and video reviews here: http://sgb-midatlantic.org/book_reviews.html

Jan

PS --- And yes, Deanna and Brad's book is great. VERY informative.
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2007-01-13, 9:30am
Replies: 10
Views: 2,286
Posted By JanMD
I don't push the glass into the base bead at all....

I don't push the glass into the base bead at all. I just let the dot color rod (or stringer -- easier to control!) get a semi-molten gather on it and then just touch the gather to the base bead...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2006-12-29, 7:27am
Replies: 4
Views: 3,614
Posted By JanMD
My sincere advice is: Take a class or study a...

My sincere advice is: Take a class or study a book before you start. Believe me (and I know this by very painful experience!) it's WAAAAY too expensive a material for you to be wasting it by learning...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2006-12-28, 7:01am
Replies: 7
Views: 1,632
Posted By JanMD
MarieAnn -- Kervin's book is excellent, but can...

MarieAnn -- Kervin's book is excellent, but can be confusing at times. Nonetheless, you definitely ought to have it in your personal library. (A review of it is here:...
Forum: The Dark Room 2006-12-19, 7:24am
Replies: 23
Views: 5,026
Posted By JanMD
There is this reflection around the edges that is...

There is this reflection around the edges that is putting an emphasis on the surface at the expense of the depth. Could it be that that's the problem? You can see it especially on the vertical shot,...
Forum: The Dark Room 2006-12-18, 7:14am
Replies: 27
Views: 5,007
Posted By JanMD
Awww, heck. I promised to post photos of my...

Awww, heck. I promised to post photos of my set-up and then forgot. I am very sorry!!! I WILL do it this week.

I have a Bogen/Manfrotto 3021BPRO tripod (on Amazon.com here...
Forum: The Dark Room 2006-12-18, 6:56am
Replies: 11
Views: 3,013
Posted By JanMD
OUTSTANDING two choices: Photoshop AND the D80!...

OUTSTANDING two choices: Photoshop AND the D80! You are my kinna gal! You will enjoy the heck out of both of them! Bravo!!!

Jan
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2006-12-16, 6:06am
Replies: 14
Views: 3,185
Posted By JanMD
Sheltie -- You can also get some good ideas and...

Sheltie -- You can also get some good ideas and inspiration from this page: http://www.blackberrybeads.com/Frits.htm

I liked to layer the frits on top of something that will annoy the frit and...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2006-12-15, 6:43am
Replies: 15
Views: 2,854
Posted By JanMD
Here is an old article by Robert Mickelsen about...

Here is an old article by Robert Mickelsen about standing at the torch: http://www.mickelsenstudios.com/articles/STA_DEL.HTM

Jan
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2006-12-12, 6:58am
Replies: 7
Views: 2,085
Posted By JanMD
Well, yes, small beads will be harder to hold to...

Well, yes, small beads will be harder to hold to the disk without also faceting your fingernails. You might be able to dream up a system to hold them, like embedding them in a wad of Silly Putty or...
Forum: The Dark Room 2006-12-11, 6:06am
Replies: 5
Views: 1,833
Posted By JanMD
Good find, Tom!!! I like this one especially:...

Good find, Tom!!! I like this one especially: "How To Use Your Digital Camera (http://bermangraphics.com/digital-jury-resources/digital-cameras.htm)".
With info on stuff like:
-- Purchase a...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2006-12-09, 7:13am
Replies: 2
Views: 1,904
Posted By JanMD
"Trays"? Like these? ---->...

"Trays"? Like these? ----> http://www.fetpak.com/whstore/main.pl/slist?29

JanMD
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2006-12-09, 7:03am
Replies: 14
Views: 2,538
Posted By JanMD
I don't pour the etching solution in and out of...

I don't pour the etching solution in and out of its container. ('Fraid I'll splash it all over myself!) I have a thick monofilament fishing line, about two feet long, with a boro bead tied to the...
Forum: The Dark Room 2006-12-08, 9:34am
Replies: 9
Views: 2,693
Posted By JanMD
Goodness gracious, I barely know I'm talking...

Goodness gracious, I barely know I'm talking about myself, most of the time. So it's no wonder I confuse others. (chuckle)



I agree wholeheartedly! Just as that example pic illustrated. The...
Forum: The Dark Room 2006-12-08, 7:25am
Replies: 9
Views: 2,693
Posted By JanMD
Whew! Thanks. J

Whew! Thanks.

J
Forum: The Dark Room 2006-12-08, 7:23am
Replies: 9
Views: 2,693
Posted By JanMD
I actually think that example picture looks...

I actually think that example picture looks great! I posted it as just one small example of the concept of depth of field, since (to my eyes) the sharpness fall-off from front to rear is quite...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2006-12-07, 6:50am
Replies: 50
Views: 6,549
Posted By JanMD
Big gravy boat and big round shallow spoon. Found...

Big gravy boat and big round shallow spoon. Found the gravy boat in a junk shop -- I think it was at one point in it's long and honorable life silver plated.

Some stainless steel ones are here:...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2006-12-07, 6:41am
Replies: 5
Views: 1,554
Posted By JanMD
There are some useful book reviews here:...

There are some useful book reviews here: http://sgb-midatlantic.org/book_reviews.html

JanMD
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2006-12-07, 6:39am
Replies: 5
Views: 1,690
Posted By JanMD
You also might want to consider enlarging the...

You also might want to consider enlarging the mandrel slots in the presses.

JanMD
Forum: The Dark Room 2006-12-07, 6:37am
Replies: 9
Views: 2,693
Posted By JanMD
You can't see it in:...

You can't see it in: http://www.lampworketc.com/forums/showpost.php?p=884508&postcount=1 ?

Really? You can't see the difference in sharpness between the rearmost beads and the ones in the...
Forum: The Dark Room 2006-12-06, 7:19am
Replies: 9
Views: 2,693
Posted By JanMD
Depth of Field!

Here is a good pic to illustrate the concept of Depth of Field: http://www.lampworketc.com/forums/showpost.php?p=884508&postcount=1

Definitions of Depth of Field:
--...
Forum: The Dark Room 2006-12-06, 7:02am
Replies: 27
Views: 5,007
Posted By JanMD
I'll do it this weekend! With regard to the...

I'll do it this weekend!

With regard to the "investment category", who the heck knows what that is for anyone else? I will just list what has worked well for me and let you decide whether or not...
Forum: The Dark Room 2006-12-05, 5:54am
Replies: 27
Views: 5,007
Posted By JanMD
Yeah, you can use a tripod above a photo cube....

Yeah, you can use a tripod above a photo cube. But it's a thousand time easier if you invest in a sideways-arm tripod. (A tripod is a good investment if you're going to the trouble of setting up a...
Forum: The Dark Room 2006-12-04, 8:03am
Replies: 27
Views: 5,007
Posted By JanMD
Well, golly. I spent a bit of time just now...

Well, golly. I spent a bit of time just now looking for examples of what I meant and naturally couldn't find anything! (sigh) I was thinking of the necklace on a bust and the bracelet on a curved...
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