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    Ah this place used to be so great

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    If you're busy all the time with orders backing up and still behind on your bills and child support and all that, it likely indicates that there's a problem with your pricing breakdown.

    "But my dear man, reality is only a Rorschach ink-blot, you know."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mute View Post
    it's on the slow boat, like I said, nomad imports glass.
    I'm starting to believe that!!! No joke, along with his oil vape cartridges. It all starts to make sense.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oneiros View Post
    If you're busy all the time with orders backing up and still behind on your bills and child support and all that, it likely indicates that there's a problem.....
    You could have stopped the sentence right there
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    You just don't get it
    get heady

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    Quote Originally Posted by Snow Diesel View Post
    I'm starting to believe that!!! No joke, along with his oil vape cartridges. It all starts to make sense.
    I personally donít really vape. Iím even rationing my flowers because I am saving up.
    Fixing the car myself so this thread will be closed.




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    Quote Originally Posted by Oneiros View Post
    If you're busy all the time with orders backing up and still behind on your bills and child support and all that, it likely indicates that there's a problem with your pricing breakdown.

    How much can you get for 27 cents worth of material?
    And $5.73 profit on 10-15 minutes?




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    Just consolidated my debt to only $250 a month today. So that should help.
    I was paying $550 month credit card payment.
    My disability is covering it now.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Nomad View Post
    How much can you get for 27 cents worth of material?
    And $5.73 profit on 10-15 minutes?
    It'd be a lot less if you paid taxes and child support
    Quote Originally Posted by Nomad View Post
    You just don't get it
    get heady

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    I pay child support on it.




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    My ex wife estimated my job to make between $300-$500 week 20 years ago. So Iím fortunate things are good now. But I am paying as much as I can afford.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Nomad View Post
    How much can you get for 27 cents worth of material?
    And $5.73 profit on 10-15 minutes?
    Look, man, I don't have 20+ years of experience like you. I literally just hit the three year mark from signing the lease to start building my first studio, and prior to that had maybe 100hrs on the torch, so I just wanna be clear that I don't know what I'm talking about at all.

    I don't really worry about making $5.73 every 10-15 minutes. That seems really stressful, and rather low as far as a target working rate for a glassblower. But that's just my perspective as a noob.

    Below is some of the prodo work I'm currently making. I'm not competing with gas station imports. I'm pretty happy with what I'm getting for my work at (what I hope to be) an early point in my glass career, although there's always room for improvement. That said, I'm not a seasoned veteran who's behind on orders/bills/materials owed to other glassblowers, so I really can't hold a candle to your experience and insight. This is just what's working for me at this moment in time








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    Too bad no one is listening just accusing me of bullshit.
    You donít use color at all?!



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    Quote Originally Posted by Misfitman View Post
    Ah this place used to be so great

    I'm new here and have no idea what I'm doing, but I reported a pron post many hours ago and it's still there ??

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    I basically took every penny I could from my parents and made money off it blowing glass. When my siblings went to Europe and more expensive college.
    Go figure?
    I capitalized on my wealth and used it to start a business which production sells.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Nomad View Post
    Too bad no one is listening just accusing me of bullshit.
    You donít use color at all?!



    Still awesome........show me you can do better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dicktater View Post
    I'm new here and have no idea what I'm doing, but I reported a pron post many hours ago and it's still there ??
    Seems like the mods/admin aren't really around...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nomad View Post
    I basically took every penny I could from my parents and made money off it
    Can't believe you just posted that!

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    Spoons are presently less stress in my opinion because they are shortest in time. Bubblers take longer and more hand strength.



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    Iím having a visitor for lunch. She will be here soon. Then Iím back to glassblowing.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Dicktater View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Nomad View Post
    Too bad no one is listening just accusing me of bullshit.
    You donít use color at all?!


    Still awesome........show me you can do better.




    Thanks Senor Tater

    I don't use color in my prodo lines, it's not worth the time/cost to me. I'll do lip/foot wraps if a shop asks on the front end and is willing to pay, but for a no-name "artist" like me, it's a hell of a lot easier for me to sell all-clear pieces at my price points than the markup I'd need to add for the time/material cost of color.

    Here's some recent molecularly-inspired color work (and a second attempt at a retti-tumbler from a messed up vac-stack from ages ago...good practice tubing, but way too many bubbles), but it's not prodo:










    Personally, I couldn't care less whether a design is a 30 minute build or 2-hr build. At the end of the day, the pieces pay about the same when they're worked through an hourly labor breakdown of costs. When you're paid similarly for four 30 minute pieces as you are for a 2-hr piece, it means you can offer shops a selection of pieces at a variety of price points, which has advantages, imo.
    "But my dear man, reality is only a Rorschach ink-blot, you know."

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