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From: Melody016/3/16 8:12 PM 
To: 7Jackie DelphiPlus Member Icon  (4 of 14) 
 71303.4 in reply to 71303.3 

Thanks Jackie, Sounds like a "plastic store" would be a fun store to browse in! I love browsing in hardware stores, find things I can re-purpose. My dad and I used to hit the hardware store on Saturday mornings, he was king of the re-purposers. Hope spring is headed your way sometime this year. Hugs,

Anita in AZ

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From: aramina5 DelphiPlus Member Icon6/4/16 3:31 AM 
To: Melody01  (5 of 14) 
 71303.5 in reply to 71303.2 

That's great! I love mine too...I think it was called a puffin rod or some such...from Puffinalia. Is she still in business? I use it constantly. Works a charm on smoothing cane slices!



From: Melody016/4/16 9:04 AM 
To: aramina5 DelphiPlus Member Icon  (6 of 14) 
 71303.6 in reply to 71303.5 

Hi Susan, That little rod is so useful I feel quite sorry for any clayer who doesn't have this cool little acrylic rod in their tool stash yet. Alas, I don't think Puffinalia has been in business for quite some time. Hope she's OK.

I plan to be writing a blog post on the acrylic rod as soon as PCE has it in stock. I was wondering if it would be OK if I used your quote, "I use it constantly. Works a charm on smoothing cane slices!", Susan  (if yes, could you proof your quote to make sure I got it right and see if you want to add anything?) Thanks!

Anita in AZ


From: aramina5 DelphiPlus Member Icon6/4/16 1:43 PM 
To: Melody01  (7 of 14) 
 71303.7 in reply to 71303.6 

Feel free to use it! (As it is is fine)

I looked for her site and found others by the name Puffinalia but i dont think it was her...definitely different content. I also hope shes ok.


From: Beth Kapustka (BethKapustka)6/5/16 12:33 AM 
To: Melody01  (8 of 14) 
 71303.8 in reply to 71303.1 

Tap Plastics (tapplastics dot com) have lots of different sizes and shapes of acrylic rods and flat pieces. If you live on the west coast you can visit in person and dig through the 'scrap bin' for flat pieces of clear plastic and also pieces of hollow and solid tubing in several shapes. They also will cut full size pieces to any length you desire. Additionally they have wonderful plastic boxes, jewelry molds - usually cheaper than I've seen any where else, resin, clamps, glues etc. The best part for me is that they are not a craft store so their pieces are hugely cheaper than craft stores or web sites.

My local store has cut and sent me items through the mail when I couldn't get to the store and again for very reasonable prices. If they aren't busy, they've also helped me check my design for an acrylic shadow box and then cut the pieces for it with their hyper accurate saws. I took the pieces home, glued them with some rather smelly adhesive. A day later I had a display that I used for years at doll shows to display small items do they could be seen from all angles without risking breakage, dirt accumulation or having the piece grow feet and walk away.

Best of luck!



From: 7Jackie DelphiPlus Member Icon6/5/16 1:38 AM 
To: Melody01  (9 of 14) 
 71303.9 in reply to 71303.4 

Spring has sprung here, finally. Well, except we're getting two days of thunderstorms but I think it will be rain if anything. It was actually HOT this week! In the 70s!!




From: Melody016/5/16 8:29 AM 
To: aramina5 DelphiPlus Member Icon  (10 of 14) 
 71303.10 in reply to 71303.7 
  • Edited June 5, 2016 8:40 am  by  Melody01

From: Melody016/5/16 8:39 AM 
To: Beth Kapustka (BethKapustka) unread  (11 of 14) 
 71303.11 in reply to 71303.8 

Hi Beth, Thanks for your info. Tap plastics sure sounds like it would be a fun place to visit and your acrylic shadow box sounds awesome! Wish I could visit one of their stores in person (they need an Arizona branch), but just looking at their catalogue stimulates the creative juices with possibilities. 

Anita in AZ



From: Melody016/5/16 8:44 AM 
To: 7Jackie DelphiPlus Member Icon  (12 of 14) 
 71303.12 in reply to 71303.9 

Jackie, So glad to read that your long awaited spring has finally come. Have to chuckle at your "hot" 70's. Our 108F "hot" is all a matter of perspective. <G> HUGS!

Anita in AZ



From: 7Jackie DelphiPlus Member Icon6/8/16 1:43 AM 
To: Melody01  (13 of 14) 
 71303.13 in reply to 71303.12 

Hi Anita! I know just what you mean, and I chuckled also, because I know how hot it's been where you are! You stay cool!!! That's just crazy stuff.




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