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Eric Covington
08-26-2011, 10:18 AM
ALL SOLD

ISSUE CLOSED

Chrome with 6 fin rubber seal

Please see full resolution photo at http://thecovingtons.com/Fore%20Sale/Stoppers/slides/2011-08-15_13-50-52.html

Qty 50 $100 +S&H
Qty 300 $500 +S&H

Pete VanderLaan
08-26-2011, 03:20 PM
So how do people feel about this? One post only. SPAM? We report, you decide....

Doug Sheridan
08-26-2011, 03:59 PM
I don't think the stoppers are of much good to anyone here, but I say leave it because those folks look so earnest and cute.

Eric Covington
08-26-2011, 04:05 PM
ALL SOLD or retained for personal use

I am only a hobbyist gaffer and I just bought the equipment of a retiring commercial studio.

I am trying to sell the things that I don't need. I thought that readers of this group would be interested. If you don't want me to participate I will just go away.

FYI I will be also trying to sell some 6.8KVA variacs, a slumping kiln, a 130 lb curcible, hand tools and other goodies that I come across in the "job lot"

Just tell me if you will let me play in your sand box:confused:

Eric

Eric Covington
08-26-2011, 04:17 PM
I found this image on the website of a gaffer who has been earning a living for 30 years doing this as well as "high art"

Ralph Laborde
08-26-2011, 04:46 PM
What exactly are these bottle stoppers used for???? Doesn't everyone just finish the bottle?

Pete VanderLaan
08-26-2011, 05:14 PM
I am only a hobbyist gaffer and I just bought the equipment of a retiring commercial studio.

I am trying to sell the things that I don't need. I thought that readers of this group would be interested. If you don't want me to participate I will just go away.

FYI I will be also trying to sell some 6.8KVA variacs, a slumping kiln, a 130 lb curcible, hand tools and other goodies that I come across in the "job lot"

Just tell me if you will let me play in your sand box:confused:

Eric
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For me, it's always a question of participation. When someone regularly puts in energy at the board, they can take energy out. When your only post is trying to sell something, for me, that's only taking energy out. I am relying on the regular members of the board to let me know their opinions. It's not personal at all. I would tend to agree with ralph that the stoppers don't look like something very usable here. The other stuff certainly might be. Right now it looks like you're hawking corks.

Barb Sanderson
08-26-2011, 06:50 PM
I vote yes because they're Canadians from my home province no less! :) If voting counts?

Barb

Eric Covington
08-26-2011, 09:06 PM
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For me, it's always a question of participation. When someone regularly puts in energy at the board, they can take energy out. When your only post is trying to sell something, for me, that's only taking energy out. I am relying on the regular members of the board to let me know their opinions. It's not personal at all. I would tend to agree with ralph that the stoppers don't look like something very usable here. The other stuff certainly might be. Right now it looks like you're hawking corks.

As Gandhi said "Each journey starts with a single step"

How can I participate if my first step is disallowed.

Maybe even more to the point If I don't sell the unnecessary parts of this studio I will never be able to deploy what I can use.

My needs are simple I only need 1 kiln, 1 annealer, 1 colour box, 1 glory hole, 1 furnace, 1 set of hand tools, 1 bench, 1 sand blaster... etc all the rest is just surplus and should go to a good home.

As to weather or not something is usable or not. Surely the community can decide for themselves and buy or not as their own interest dictates. I have had 6 expressions of interest already in these bases if that is any indication. In fact Colour Fusion http://www.colourfusion.com/ has agreed to help in the sale.

The karma is definitely toxic in this discussion thread and I do not wish to participate until there is some clarity.

I will refrain from posting any of the colour, millefiori, murine, torches and other tools until this is settled

Allan Gott
08-26-2011, 09:36 PM
There's no caveat in the section title......and not the first time stuff has been offered for sale with somebody's first post.

I say let 'er rip and good luck. What shop did you buy Eric??

Cecil McKenzie
08-26-2011, 09:56 PM
Gandhi said...Non-cooperation with evil is as much a duty as is cooperation with good. Lao-Tzu said The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step. I say let the selling begin. I sometimes feel out of place on this board because I am not selling anything.

Eric Covington
08-26-2011, 10:23 PM
Gandhi said...Non-cooperation with evil is as much a duty as is cooperation with good. Lao-Tzu said The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step. I say let the selling begin. I sometimes feel out of place on this board because I am not selling anything.

Thank you for your correction of my mis-quotation. I feel so foolish, my apologies to Laozi

Larry Cazes
08-27-2011, 12:32 AM
I'm not offended. Ill bite and can use some of these. PM sent, Eric.

Pete VanderLaan
08-27-2011, 05:36 AM
I'll leave it all alone and just wait for the Ginsu Knives.

Tom Fuhrman
08-27-2011, 09:40 AM
Pete: don't discount it, I've sold 800+ to members of this group for the same item. Sometimes you have to make what crap sells. It6's all about survival today. Another few years and art will be delisted from our language.

Pete VanderLaan
08-27-2011, 09:53 AM
I don't simply want to use the classifieds to sell anything and everything. When I make a stopper, I make it from glass and I hand grind it to fit the neck perfectly. While you may have sold 800 widgets, more power to you but I would prefer that you sell items related to a glassworks here. I can see where this can be construed as an item for a glassworks, I just hate it. I need to be more liberal.

Cecil McKenzie
08-27-2011, 02:24 PM
The thing I have noticed lately although they may have been popular for a while are the oil and vinegar dispenser devices for ceramics and glass. the wine bottle stoppers have been around forever.

Tom Fuhrman
08-27-2011, 02:53 PM
I I just hate it. I need to be more liberal.

did you really write this? I think you need to delete it before it bites you. ha! Ha!
Amazing what things can be construed when taken out of context. Actually put a smile on my face today after reading your post today.
BTW: I haven't advertised mine in the classifieds, only when someone inquires, which I agree with you is probably the way it should be.

Larry Cazes
08-27-2011, 05:00 PM
When I make a stopper, I make it from glass and I hand grind it to fit the neck perfectly. While you may have sold 800 widgets, more power to you but I would prefer that you sell items related to a glassworks here. I can see where this can be construed as an item for a glassworks, I just hate it. I need to be more liberal.

How can you hand grind a stopper to fit in a wine bottle? The inner dimensions vary and lots are now screw caps which are different than ones that take corks. I must be missing something here. Since this is a component to be used to make glass decorated wine bottle stoppers I dont see how this is any different than selling color or dichro sheet, etc. Frankly, these are all about the glass that is put on top of it. Like pumpkins I guess? Marbles? Where do we draw the line between trinkets and art?

Pete VanderLaan
08-27-2011, 05:28 PM
Like pumpkins I guess? Marbles? Where do we draw the line between trinkets and art?
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Just like Justice Kennedy said about pornography. "I can't define it but I know it when I see it"

I'm just waiting for someone to hawk Snuggies.

Rich Samuel
08-27-2011, 06:47 PM
Pete, that was Justice Potter Stewart's remark. Sorry, as a former paralegal I couldn't let that slide. ;)

Pete VanderLaan
08-27-2011, 06:56 PM
Stewart and Bethlehem all in the same week. Aging I suppose goes hand in hand with being curmudgeonly.

Larry Cazes
08-27-2011, 08:36 PM
Stewart and Bethlehem all in the same week. Aging I suppose goes hand in hand with being curmudgeonly.

You musr be getting old, pete :) arent we all, though. Seems the days are starting to fly by quicker lately.

Gary Guydosh
08-31-2011, 11:09 AM
I think this is a good place for extra stuff like this. Was there not a post a few months ago on where to buy these things? As long as it is something in the glass field then I do not see a problem.

Eric Covington
08-31-2011, 11:34 AM
I guess I should have used the search tool first

Joe Pfeifer
08-31-2011, 07:54 PM
He's up to 9 posts now!

Pete VanderLaan
08-31-2011, 08:13 PM
I know. Thank you alert and concerned citizen!

David Hopman
09-01-2011, 01:10 PM
If I didn't already have a hundred of them I'd buy some.

So yeah, I think the post is appropriate.

Rosanna Gusler
09-01-2011, 01:27 PM
i have been looking to get some. i like buying stuff from a 'person'. thanks. rosanna

Eric Covington
09-01-2011, 01:34 PM
I am a person.

Just contact me via the messaging that is part of this board and I will contact you by direct e-mail or phone if you wish.

Eric

Eric Covington
09-01-2011, 01:36 PM
If I didn't already have a hundred of them I'd buy some.

So yeah, I think the post is appropriate.

Just let me know when you have used your stock. I probably will have some left then.

Eric Covington
12-31-2011, 10:19 PM
I bought David's shop in Merrickville, moved it to Alexandria (Ontario) and now we are setting up the studio as Glengarry Glass Blowing.

The studio is annexed to (married to) The Glass Blowing Place. This is a visual arts gallery/cafe-bistro run by the only high end restaurant in eastern Ontario.

Smiles all around

Eric Covington
01-24-2013, 11:26 PM
stoppers are
All sold

Eric Covington
01-24-2013, 11:30 PM
Stoppers are all sold

Eric Covington
01-30-2013, 06:13 PM
I setup the shop (was David Paterson's) in Alexandria Ontario

For more info please visit us:

Eric Covington
(613) 703-9110

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Etsy: http://www.etsy.com/shop/Murrine?ref=seller_info

Gallery: http://glassblowingplace.com

e-mail: eric@glassblowingplace.com
On-line Store:
http://glassblowingplace.com/shop (http://glassblowingplace.com/shop/index.php?app=ecom&ns=splash)