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Old 2012-04-29, 4:40pm
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I'm waiting to take delivery of some PVC pipe to better store my glass, now that it's outgrown my present system.

So, I need extra room on my table for that, which means I've had to reconfigure the shed, which means I've had to turn everything around the other way to accommodate more floor things near the power source. The crockpot is now off the table, and the kiln (under the black tarp) is in a better position to open more safely (it was against the opposite end, with the door opening to the wall).
Everything in here is improvised, so it's been a challenge to get things the way I'm happy with.
It's a plain, rusted-up, unlined garden shed on a concrete pad (thank goodness!), with little light, but plenty of fresh air.
I found an old lazy susan that I'd had kicking around for a while, so I've used that to put all the tools on, so the new rod storage will fit on both sides of the torch when I get them cut and braced. I can then use the existing glass storage for 'special' glasses, to easily keep it all separate. As it is now, it's a PITA to find the colours I'm looking for amongst everything else crowding it.

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oops! Sorry about the big pics of the 'before'. Not sure what happened there.
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Old 2012-04-29, 7:25pm
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What a fun & inspiring space you have now! Love it!
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Old 2012-04-29, 7:29pm
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Thanks, Eileen Working will be even more fun when I can just grab my glass without having to hunt for it first
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Old 2012-04-29, 8:05pm
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How fun is that! Did you use spray paint?
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Old 2012-04-29, 8:07pm
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Yep A very, very forgiving medium. Not to mention quick!
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Old 2012-05-01, 11:52am
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Nice paint job! Very soothing and inspiring.
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Old 2012-05-02, 6:48pm
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love the murals!!
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Thank you
Moving my new glass pipes in today Yay!
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Old 2012-05-02, 11:18pm
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That's betterer
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Old 2012-05-03, 2:17pm
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I love it!!!
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Old 2012-05-08, 3:43pm
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Thank you both
It works just fine. So nice having the crockie off the table. I haven't fired up the kiln yet since changing it all around, but I hope the pyrometer sits better on its little surface than it did on a 1-litre paint can It is stored much better now it has its own corner, too.
I'm just looking around a bit more for the glass, only because it's all moved around
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Old 2012-06-23, 4:56pm
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After #3



I scored a desk & chair for $20 at a garage sale, which worked out really well to keep the oxycon off the floor and away from the concrete dust.
With the kiln clicking away behind me, and the oxycon breathing in front of me, it's almost like being in the womb - it's all working beautifully and I feel like I'm being looked after - if that makes any sense at all..
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That looks cool! Nice workspace.
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Oh, having been inspired by you to get one of those frogs, I got around to using it for the first time yesterday
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How did it work for you? I have made a few lopsided bubble marbles.
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Old 2012-06-23, 8:03pm
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I made a lopsided round, but very pink bead
Worked fine - I just had to wait a couple of seconds for the second side of the bead to come away from the points - I realised it's still quite warm from the first touch.
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I stuck one and had to quench it, the other one did great. It is definitely a learning process.
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Old 2012-06-23, 8:05pm
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Yep. It certainly is that! But what fun.
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How fun. I think you need to come visit my studio.

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Old 2012-06-24, 1:10pm
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Are you kidding??? I'd love that!

I've been in one other beadmaker's workspace, ever, and that was recently. Was fantastic. I think one of these days I'd like to do a studio crawl

A neighbour who does china painting and goes to classes wants to bring her teacher and other participants around to mine - only because she's seen what I do with china paints on glass. She hasn't seen my palace/ladycave yet, so I hope she's not got any expectations
But it would be good to show non-beaders how it's done - especially people who fire stuff repeatedly to get a piece finished, like china painters do.
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