J.D. Maplesden shares his journey from his humble beginnings as a glass artist to where he is now. From Vagabon to Vagabong...
Episode 126 "Best of featuring Bob Harley Dawg...Yes ..thats his real name..
hiw is the heck are you? Hope you enjoy this best of.. Bob is a wealth of knowledge and shares why integrity and leading by example are imperative in today's world of business . Here's the link to The Arribas Borthers where I am employed at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida.
This is a killer show where Bob and I dive in deep talking business, glass, and passion. If you are not able to handle rejection, criticism, and temporary defeat then you should go find a job instead of pursuing the life of a glass artist.
Bob helps moderate the Torch Talk group on Facebook as well as helps coordinate live glassblowing in a virtual studio call The Living Tree. If you've never seen flame work or lampwork its also known as, check this link as watch artists from all over the world creating work in their studios.
find Bob on instagram at Dawghouseglass or his youtube channel
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any questions or comments or just want to reach out hit me up in email
Engineering room airflow may present a real challenge when balancing an HVAC system. Most calculations only use the heat loss or gain of a room to decide on required airflow and often don’t take into consideration required room ventilation needs. Let’s take a look at how an air change calculation may simplify this step in your air balancing.
What is an Air Change?
An air change is how many times the air enters and exits a room from the HVAC system in one hour. Or, how many times a room would fill up with the air from the supply registers in sixty minutes.
You can then compare the number of room air changes to the Required Air Changes Table below. If it’s in the range, you can proceed to design or balance the airflow and have an additional assurance that you’re doing the right thing. If it’s way out of range, you’d better take another look.
The Air Changes Formula
To calculate room air changes, measure the supply airflow into a room, multiply the CFM times 60 minutes per hour. Then divide by the volume of the room in cubic feet:
In plain English, we’re changing CFM into Cubic Feet per Hour (CFH). Then we calculate the volume of the room by multiplying the room height times the width times the length. Then we simply divide the CFH by the volume of the room.
Here’s an example of how a full formula works:
Now, compare 7.5 air changes per hour to the required air changes for that type of room on the Air Changes per Hour Table below. If it’s a lunch or break room that requires 7-8 air changes per hour, you’re right on target. If it’s a bar that needs 15-20 air changes per hour, it’s time to reconsider.
Room CFM Formula
Let’s look at this engineering formula differently. For example, what if the airflow is unknown and you need to calculate the required CFM for a room? Here is a four-step process on how to calculate the room CFM:
Step One – Use the above Air Changes per Hour Table to identify the required air changes needed for the use of the room. Let’s say it’s a conference room requiring 10 air changes per hour.
Step Two - Calculate the volume of the room (L’xW’xH’).
Step Three - Multiply the volume of the room by the required room air changes.
Step Four Divide the answer by 60 minutes per Hour to find the required room CFM:
Here’s an example of how to work the formula:
When designing or balancing a system requiring additional airflow for ventilation purposes, remember this room will normally demand constant fan operation when occupied. This may present a problem for other rooms on the same zone, so take that into consideration.
Many of these rooms may require a significant amount of outdoor air. The BTU content of this air has to be included in the heat gain or heat loss of the building when determining the size of the heating and cooling equipment.
Practice these calculations several times in the shop or office. Then do the calculations in the field several times over the next week to check airflow in rooms with uncommon ventilation requirements. Study the Air Changes per Hour Table to become familiar with the rooms that need more ventilation than the heating or cooling load requires.
Episode 40: systemizing the customer experience
In this episode I cover the basics on what it takes to have a complete systemized customer experience. A system that I am beginning to implement into my business which is helping me manage time better and free up more of it for focus in other areas of life. Here's a basic breakdown of this system
Customer experience checklist
Take order from customer immediately write down their information and create a folder. Document how the conversation was made thru what platform whether text , email , DM's, etc.
Take payment whether a deposit or in full, create an invoice send your customer a copy and keep one for yourself
Make item if needed ,if needed to be made give customer an estimated time of completion and shipping. A good rule of thumb is if the item has to be made and is a custom give them a month turn around during this time. Make sure your customer is kept up-to-date on the process especially if it takes at least two weeks to get started after payment is taken
Through the process of creating the item take pictures and share them with your customer to involve them in the experience.... they will love it!!
Once item is complete or is already in stock make sure you pack it well include any marketing you may have whether it's stickers , business cards, flyers etc. it also is a nice thank you
Whether using post office ,UPS , or FedEx once it is ready to ship make sure you send the customer the tracking information. You could have automated emails sent to you from the shipping companies to let you know of the status of shipping sometimes this can be kind of inconvenient because it bogs down your emails but it could also be something that your customer would like. When you know that the item is getting shipped on a specific day , or will arrive, contact your customer to let them know that they will be receiving the item that day
Once you verify that the customer has received your item follow up and make sure that the item is OK, if it is what they asked for and then ask them if they can share a video and or picture on their social media feed
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episode Host J.Michael chats with O.G. Druw Downs and disucsses the last 20 years of the pipe industry and his journey through it
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Fun video of Lino and Pino gaffing for Chihuly
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Episode 35- Host J.Michael has a candid conversation with creator of Naturalux ™ light filters Kevin Kerschner. This is also the debut of the new segment Glass Knowledge with Shane Penn.
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This episode is an introspective overview of episodes 30 &31
in this installmenthost J.Michael begins to discuss the first three chapters of the audiobook The E-Myth Revisited by Michael Gerber..the discussion takes the concepts of the first three chapters and puts them in perspective of the glass blower.
also insight into areas of concern as a glass artist including uv rays and damaging heat and the remedies to help resolve these concerns.
finally tip f the week- broken graphite reamer tips....
This week follow the journey as myself and 3-other artists join our energy and passion as we embark on this new studio journey. I'll be sharing our conversations as we brain storm ideas for how we want the studio setup. Bench setup, ventilation, lightning, etc. this episode is an introduction into the journey. I give key advice on why Partnerships rarely work and how you can still go into business with a fellow partner/ friend without being business partners. Also I get into the importance of having a 60-90 day emergency fund and why you could be screwed without it.... This is an introduction...
Much love and let me know what you think about this style show....
In this episode Host J. Michael introduces the W.G.R. Audio Book of the Month. This month we will be listening to and discussing, The E-Myth Revisited by Michael Gerber. This book dispells the myth of wat everyone "thinks" and entrepreneur is or sould be. In the firs week will be be listening tomthe first 3-chapters we dive into the areas of the three sepreate and distinct personalities within a successfuly run business. "The Technician, The Enterpreneur, and The Manager." Next week we will e discussing in fll length this first secion of the book.
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This Weeks W.G.R. Studio Tip of the Week: Pre-striking transparent color rods
The idea behind this studio hack is to avoid using color for punties..Nothng worse then finding out the next day that a stick of NS Yellow was used as a punty instead of clear. tune in to find out this simple hack.
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in this episode Judeh and I discuss the spects iif being a professional artist. Judeh gives his perspecttive as a shop owner on what he looks for in an artist from the moment you walk in his store to the point of sale.
In part 1 of this interview Chip And I discuss his beginnings as an Fine Art curator and installer for major art museums and and his introduction into electro forming. His Brother Mer and other glass artists influences and much more.
In this episode Chris and I unpack his influences in in glass and explore his humble beginnings. We also discuss current trends in the glass world and we share our excitement about the glass movement in general
this interview segment cuts off abruptly due to my dumbass deleting the entire interview which I was able to at least use what I had saved Part 3- is a complete redo of the end of our chat. The fun side of learning as you go!!!!
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