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Old 02-09-2018, 04:07 PM
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Are there any "affordable" setups out there? Under $1000?

I'm paying $50/hr for a cold shop and that ain't gonna fly. Also, don't have $2500 to blow.
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Are there any "affordable" setups out there? Under $1000?

I'm paying $50/hr for a cold shop and that ain't gonna fly. Also, don't have $2500 to blow.
Are you paying another person with their own equipment and tooling to do it for you? If so, that's pretty reasonable. That's really criminal if not. Borrow the money if you have to and spend the $50/hr in the hot shop. Or at least buy your own pads and negotiate down to $30/day or something.
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Old 02-09-2018, 04:40 PM
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Max, if you can, you can come here and look at the tooling. It ain't rocket science but it isn't slop either. We'll give you a place to stay.
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Or at least buy your own pads and negotiate down to $30/day or something.
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Ha! That made me laugh Pete. I do have a grit wheel I need to get up and running. They really put the best finish on glass. No streaks and gouges, just a nice consistent surface.
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We have to keep our perspective about where we've been and how we got here and looking at what really moves the ball forward and makes the best possible glass. That's my interest. I'm not selling anything of this junk.
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Are you paying another person with their own equipment and tooling to do it for you? If so, that's pretty reasonable. That's really criminal if not. Borrow the money if you have to and spend the $50/hr in the hot shop. Or at least buy your own pads and negotiate down to $30/day or something.
Yep... that's $50/hr equipment only. It's at the shop where I used to work, so half the time they don't even charge me. Still.

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We have to keep our perspective about where we've been and how we got here and looking at what really moves the ball forward and makes the best possible glass. That's my interest. I'm not selling anything of this junk.
**I will definitely take you up on your offer, Pete. I'm planning on taking a class at Corning in July, so I'm thinking I'll visit then. Probably hit Charlie Correll and whomever else I can hit up in the NE**

Funny that the Hot Glass Information Exchange came up in the other thread. I am trying to grab a copy now for the schematics. Want to talk about criminal, the new wheels like you said are terrible and EXPENSIVE. At $800 to build something high quality, seems like there is a big hole in the market. I'll build and sell 'em all day long. And bring something better and more affordable to the people. At least, that's the dream
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