Thursday, June 30, 2005

New Web Cam for Studio

I have a new webcam for the Blue Sage Studios. You can watch us blow glass at your leisure. It is most excellent. Check out the webcam at my Yahoo Messenger under the user name andyboatman. I am not sure how it works but you will need Yahoo! Messenger. I will try to get a feed to the website soon but for now this is what is working.
Keep it centered.

Wednesday, June 29, 2005

LOOK@OKC | Powered by

LOOK@OKC | Powered by I do not know if the page will take you to the right location but there is a great photo of our booth at the Paseo Festival. The photo is from a really cool angle. The Look@OKC Site is pretty cool too.

Monday, June 27, 2005

Summer Blowing

We are trying to get a summer schedule up and going. It seems to work well starting around 7:00 am and working until around 11 or so and then working again around 8:00 p.m. until around 11 at night. This way we avoid the heat of the day and folks can join us for blowing glass throughout the day. Afternoon's are reserved for naptime.

Tuesday, June 21, 2005

Here is a great photo of the glass and a bubble.  Posted by Hello

All is Well

Everything is up and running. Brent has installed five new fans in the roof. They pull out a lot of heat. It is really amazing.
The studio is running well. My brother came to town and brought some new (used) equipment. We now have a great granny hanger for the pipes to hang from when working alone along with a new yoke/heat shield combonation. Gotta come check it out.
My folks were in an accident last week and that has made things a little crazy. Mom is at Intgris Jim Thorpe Rehabilitation Center. She has a couple of fractures in her pelvis but is on the mend. Room 361 I think. Dad is doing alright. but their car is toast.
Call. Drop by. I think evening blowing is going to be the thing as well as early mornings. The heat of the day is a bit hot even with the new fans.
Keep it centered.

Thursday, June 09, 2005

Update on the Studio

Greetings faithful readers. This is for Chris and I thought I would post it up for all to see instead of just an email.
We are in the process of ordering a new Mercury Relay. I burnt our old one up. We discovered we are pulling about 65 Amps in the furnace. It is designed to pull 45. Why then 65 you may ask. Well, I have only ever been running two coils in the furnace. It is designed for three. With three it pulls 45 with two it pulls 65 Amps.
We rewired the furnace from the breaker box with a new number 2 service entrance wire. It should take the load. We put on a new 70 Amp breaker. We put in a new number 2 wire coming into the furnace itself, plugging into the Mercury Relay. The relay was rated for 60 Amps. It burnt up.
Last night.
We switched out a relay from the annealher so we can blow today. Hopefully I can get a new relay overnighted one rated for 80 Amps.
I guess that is about all I know for now.
We did get to blow glass yesterday. It was great.
We will be showing our glass this weekend at the Acousticadia Festival on Arcadia Lake in Edmond. 15th Street Spring Creek Entrance.
Stay in touch.
Give me a ring 405-473-0754
This has been Andy Boatman at Blue Sage Studios.
Always an adventure.