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Rich Samuel 04-12-2019 02:34 PM

Barb's in the process of moving to Canada while struggling to recover her court judgment. That's a pretty full plate.

Pete VanderLaan 04-12-2019 02:41 PM

I figured that collecting the judgement would be harder than getting it.

Tom Fuhrman 04-12-2019 07:01 PM

a lot of the women are like Mary Beth, they could care less about the chemistry and equipment. They just want to make glass and deal with design and presentation.
It appears a lot more of the men are following in this same direction as the women. " Let me squirt it out of the tube and make neat stuff" is their philosophy. No different than the people in IT, none of them want to make or design any of the equipment. It's a different world today than we knew just a few years ago.

Pete VanderLaan 04-13-2019 07:56 AM

My son is both an excellent machinist as well as a software architect. He does what he wants to. MaryBeth say she doesn't need to know chemistry. She has a chemist.

Shawn Everette 04-13-2019 08:10 AM

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Since we haven't had a ton of input from the better sex I think it's hard to draw conclusions, but is this going to get chalked up to lack of interest en masse? There does seem to be a contingent that interacts via proxy, guilty, but you would think there be more direct interaction.

Speaking of demographics, age? Holding a steady average, or is learning how to do things going the way of the dino?

Art Freas 04-15-2019 07:28 PM

"No different than the people in IT, none of them want to make or design any of the equipment. It's a different world today than we knew just a few years ago."

As an IT person, I would love to make my own equipment, I would love to make my own color, unfortunately the Washington Lottery has not cooperated with me. I do cast my own doors, I like doing it, I really want to have the time to learn to weld well, just haven't had the time. I have a design for a swinging yoke for my GH, just need the time.

Pringle Teetor 04-21-2019 12:06 PM

For those who donít realize it by my name but I am woman, hear me roar. Used to post a lot and learned so much from this board. Am still learning from this board but real life gets in the face of my free time these days.

Lawrence Duckworth 04-22-2019 09:04 AM

Traditionally like glassblowing has been a trade for men and many of the older ladies know that and know to be still. Sorta like be seen and not heard old school types.

Pete VanderLaan 04-22-2019 09:51 AM

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Originally Posted by Lawrence Duckworth (Post 143834)
y of the older ladies know that and know to be still.

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Ah,... so that's it?

Shawn Everette 04-22-2019 12:44 PM

He's not familiar with the ladies I know, that's for sure.

Pete VanderLaan 04-22-2019 01:00 PM

"Familiar", that's an interesting word.

Michael Ahlefeldt-Laurvig 04-22-2019 08:07 PM

Ive never run into a “ seen , not heard “woman -what planet are you on Lawrence?
Ha ha

Rosanna Gusler 04-23-2019 05:29 AM

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Originally Posted by Lawrence Duckworth (Post 143834)
Traditionally like glassblowing has been a trade for men and many of the older ladies know that and know to be still. Sorta like be seen and not heard old school types.

Now THAT is funny.

Eben Horton 04-23-2019 02:42 PM

Women and new people do not post here because It is impossible to register with a yahoo, hotmail or gmail email account. Am I wrong? That alone is a gigantic barrier

Shawn Everette 04-23-2019 03:13 PM

That was a barrier for me for me for a while, and not understanding the user name requirements, but that minimal high point of entry is probably an administrative lifesaver for Pete. Spammers gonna spam.

Eben Horton 04-23-2019 03:16 PM

If you have only one email account and it doesn't work here, you are shitoutaluck....

Pete VanderLaan 04-23-2019 03:35 PM

Eben, I can't tell you how many times I have had massive attempts to join using free email sites. Sometimes 30 an hour. Most have been spammers based on their IP's. I actually check out the applicants. I need to see a viable reason for wanting to be here. When I do, I register.

I doubt that using free servers is causing a vast number of women to not post here is a viable explanation for the differences. The fact is that there are a lot of women on the site. I can track everyone as to what they are looking at. They choose not to post in disproportionate numbers. I was curious as to why. Most of the answers were of course, from men, save Roseanna and I thought she would have something to say about it when I posed the question. True of Pringle as well.

Shawn is correct about the take both Katie and I have on this. I can register gmail. I just frequently don't. ..and our criterion for registering that seems so formidable is using your real name and have an association with glass. How hard is that?

Rosanna Gusler 04-23-2019 03:49 PM

I am so used to being the only or one of very few females in a group that it would never occur to me not to participate anywhere. Been a commercial fisherman, captain, charter mate for decades and still do marine finish work so....... I do however have ZERO tolerance for mansplaining and have never noticed that here. Pretty equal opportunity snark here.

Pete VanderLaan 04-23-2019 03:55 PM

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Originally Posted by Rosanna Gusler (Post 143859)
I am so used to being the only or one of very few females in a group that it would never occur to me not to participate anywhere. Been a commercial fisherman, captain, charter mate for decades and still do marine finish work so....... I do however have ZERO tolerance for mansplaining and have never noticed that here. Pretty equal opportunity snark here.

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Well now sweetie, if you can't spell, you can't spell. I'm sure one of the degreed members would show you how.

Eben Horton 04-23-2019 04:05 PM

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Originally Posted by Rosanna Gusler (Post 143859)
I am so used to being the only or one of very few females in a group that it would never occur to me not to participate anywhere. Been a commercial fisherman, captain, charter mate for decades and still do marine finish work so....... I do however have ZERO tolerance for mansplaining and have never noticed that here. Pretty equal opportunity snark here.

Im about to get down and dirty on my boat's cockpit combing that I just brought back to bare teak. 16 coats of epifanes wood finish is in my future... first 4 or 5 thinned to penetrate.

Pete VanderLaan 04-23-2019 05:59 PM

Women's work is it?

Rosanna Gusler 04-23-2019 07:18 PM

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Originally Posted by Pete VanderLaan (Post 143863)
Women's work is it?

Ok. Fine. Heh. That is a good varnish choice. I do 3 coats West epoxy with 207 hardener followed by 4 coats of awl spar followed by 3 coats of aw l bright on new wood.

Pete VanderLaan 04-23-2019 07:27 PM

Jeez, you want to play the bitch do you?

Michael Ahlefeldt-Laurvig 04-23-2019 09:06 PM

Eben, Rosanna, I have a 38’ dutch steel trawler, offshore license good for 100 meter ship, radar and radio license, and european canal license- Pete eludes to boats when he has sold enough pots, maybe we could start a sub web chat here, discussing getting seeds out of lacquers?
Applying all our Murphys Law in glass experience to boating?

Lawrence Duckworth 04-24-2019 07:43 AM

[quote=maybe we could start a sub web chat here, discussing getting seeds out of lacquers??[/QUOTE]

Sure...a boro section would be just silly


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