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"I've downloaded the spreadsheets Norm and WOW!  I'm going to keep an uncorrupted cop…"

Kathy Ransom replied Feb 4, 2015 to Glaze Calculation Software - Pro's / Con's - Which Program

24 Mar 11, 2015
Reply by Gina Skillings

"I've been using open office for a few years as I'd rather spend my money on clay and…"

Kathy Ransom replied Jan 23, 2015 to Glaze Calculation Software - Pro's / Con's - Which Program

24 Mar 11, 2015
Reply by Gina Skillings

"Opened an account on box as that's where your link took me to Norm but when I search…"

Kathy Ransom replied Jan 21, 2015 to Glaze Calculation Software - Pro's / Con's - Which Program

24 Mar 11, 2015
Reply by Gina Skillings

"Your spreadsheet is terrific Norm.  I really like Insight and would like to use it t…"

Kathy Ransom replied Jan 19, 2015 to Glaze Calculation Software - Pro's / Con's - Which Program

24 Mar 11, 2015
Reply by Gina Skillings

"A crystalline glaze thread is a terrific idea as there seems to be a lot more intere…"

Kathy Ransom replied Jan 17, 2015 to Special Effects with Brush Application

16 Jan 26, 2016
Reply by George Lewter

"I really like your different glaze combos and use of carrying textures.  Are you usi…"

Kathy Ransom replied Jan 16, 2015 to Special Effects with Brush Application

16 Jan 26, 2016
Reply by George Lewter

"I've been thinking about the best place for a vent George and wonder if it would be…"

Kathy Ransom replied Jan 7, 2015 to Spraying glazes

56 Sep 11, 2016
Reply by Jim Wallace

"I stopped spraying glazes for a while because every time I move I lose my spray boot…"

Kathy Ransom replied Dec 31, 2014 to Spraying glazes

56 Sep 11, 2016
Reply by Jim Wallace

"I just use a fairly small shop compressor that I purchased on sale at Canadian Tire…"

Kathy Ransom replied May 28, 2014 to Spraying glazes

56 Sep 11, 2016
Reply by Jim Wallace

"I really like this one, it's a jpg and tried to get it into this comment as George d…"

Kathy Ransom replied Apr 22, 2014 to Getting serious about selling your work.

33 Jul 9, 2014
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