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Forum: Studio 2021-10-08, 9:00pm
Replies: 2
Views: 223
Posted By Speedslug
Aye, I second the 20 amp circuit if you can. ...

Aye, I second the 20 amp circuit if you can.

While you're at run a another one right next to that one if it isn't too much trouble.

Never heard of anyone having too many separately fused...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2021-10-05, 6:09pm
Replies: 28
Views: 856
Posted By Speedslug
Tungsten can get red hot and can be used to push...

Tungsten can get red hot and can be used to push a hole in molten glass to put on a chain or chord after it cools.

But be sure to leave enough glass around the hole and take the time after your...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2021-10-01, 10:28pm
Replies: 10
Views: 458
Posted By Speedslug
Any possibility that your finger print oils are...

Any possibility that your finger print oils are "protecting" the surface of the bead from the acid?

You might try wiping it with alcohol before putting the acid on it.
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2021-10-01, 3:39am
Replies: 28
Views: 856
Posted By Speedslug
Just make sure any tungsten you get from a...

Just make sure any tungsten you get from a welding shop does not have any thorium in it.

They use tungsten for tig welding with different additives because it changes the way the electric arc...
Forum: Studio 2021-09-22, 8:54pm
Replies: 3
Views: 509
Posted By Speedslug
Actually, I installed 2 x 4 between the frame of...

Actually, I installed 2 x 4 between the frame of my chair and the bottom of the seat.
I had to hunt up longer screws from the hardware store.

I also keep handy a half dozen fabric faced foam...
Forum: Boro Room 2021-09-08, 4:01am
Replies: 55
Views: 13,330
Posted By Speedslug
Replete with a "string of pearls" no less! ...

Replete with a "string of pearls" no less!


{The old salty sailor crawls back under his rock.}
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2021-08-23, 12:58pm
Replies: 6
Views: 494
Posted By Speedslug
Have you opened it up? They often have...

Have you opened it up?

They often have plastic tubing that can get brittle with age and can crack and break into chunks that will fall right off.

If that is the problem you can replace it...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2021-08-22, 2:46pm
Replies: 5
Views: 505
Posted By Speedslug
I keep a copy of this in my email drafts folder...

I keep a copy of this in my email drafts folder because I can't ever remember how I did it last time so I just copy and pasted it here;


This is the way I upload pictures and it does the resizing...
Forum: Free Tutorials 2021-07-31, 1:43pm
Replies: 296
Views: 238,440
Posted By Speedslug
I spent some twenty minutes going over that...

I spent some twenty minutes going over that initial post number one looking for evidence that he was laying soft glass over boro and I could not find anything other than the end statement about...
Forum: Free Tutorials 2021-07-31, 7:54am
Replies: 296
Views: 238,440
Posted By Speedslug
I think you are mistakenly assuming that the two...

I think you are mistakenly assuming that the two types of glass are mixed together in one bead.

I believe Rob Keyes mentioned the two types of glass because of their different melting...
Forum: Safety 2021-07-07, 12:47pm
Replies: 555
Views: 201,660
Posted By Speedslug
Propane Tank in Garage Fire...

2021 July house fire in Plainfield Michigan had a 100 pound propane tank in the garage. The tank would have been one of the 3 or 4 foot tall ones about twice as tall as a "bar-b-que tank".

Video...
Forum: Safety 2021-07-07, 12:43pm
Replies: 2
Views: 1,534
Posted By Speedslug
Propane Tank In Garage Fire Video...

2021 July house fire in Plainfield Michigan had a 100 pound propane tank in the garage. The tank would have been one of the 3 or 4 foot tall ones about twice as tall as a "bar-b-que tank".

Video...
Forum: Safety 2021-06-16, 8:07pm
Replies: 15
Views: 11,456
Posted By Speedslug
The need for a face mask (other than working with...

The need for a face mask (other than working with micro fine powders or fuming with precious metals) indicates, to me at least, that the ventilation is not pulling enough air from in front of you.
...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2021-05-28, 12:44am
Replies: 7
Views: 1,281
Posted By Speedslug
Didymium eye protection. Ventilation. ...

Didymium eye protection.
Ventilation.


You CAN use a one pound camping tank of propane inside (meaning it's legal to have one in a house or apartment, IF your land lord doesn't freak out about...
Forum: Safety 2021-05-18, 6:47am
Replies: 4
Views: 1,256
Posted By Speedslug
And welcome to your addiction. I suggest...

And welcome to your addiction.

I suggest buying a little cheap glass to begin with.

You body, torch bench, posture, chair, lighting, cooling, heating and ventilation for your own comfort, where...
Forum: Safety 2021-05-17, 10:40pm
Replies: 4
Views: 1,256
Posted By Speedslug
My first thought is; Is there any possibility of...

My first thought is; Is there any possibility of getting the hood opening increased from 7 inches to 8 inches.
Lots of heating, ventilation and air conditioning companies can snip the hole size...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2021-05-16, 9:50pm
Replies: 11
Views: 1,384
Posted By Speedslug
They have decent canvas type cloth tool bags...

They have decent canvas type cloth tool bags these days for not a ton of money.

I keep a few with tools for dragging into the house for home repairs and another just for working on the car.
...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2021-04-27, 4:21pm
Replies: 11
Views: 1,917
Posted By Speedslug
Hugs to you Juniemoon. Hope you can find a...

Hugs to you Juniemoon.

Hope you can find a route through it all.

Maybe setting up a camera system and working from a video screen?

I'm just brain storming here but try everything until you...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2021-04-25, 8:15pm
Replies: 11
Views: 1,917
Posted By Speedslug
Ouch. I haven't heard of such issues but it...

Ouch.

I haven't heard of such issues but it must be torturous to have your muse be source of such pain.

My only thought is to get seriously dark shades, maybe even a welders hood and then light...
Forum: Studio 2021-04-14, 7:10pm
Replies: 8
Views: 9,479
Posted By Speedslug
You might want to make sure your work is not too...

You might want to make sure your work is not too close to the temp sensor.

That can give you all kinds of fun trying to get the temperature reading you are looking for.
Forum: Studio 2021-04-14, 6:56pm
Replies: 12
Views: 6,105
Posted By Speedslug
This really too simple of a question to answer. ...

This really too simple of a question to answer.

"It depends" is a big factor.

Where, what and jump to mind quickly.

Basement, balcony, apartment complex rented half of a duplex?

Propane...
Forum: Boro Room 2021-04-14, 9:39am
Replies: 2
Views: 901
Posted By Speedslug
All those parts are made from really soft brass...

All those parts are made from really soft brass and if you "gronk" too hard on them they will leak.

Yellow teflon tape might get you by once or twice but if the tape doesn't seal the joint past...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2021-04-13, 5:49pm
Replies: 3
Views: 1,012
Posted By Speedslug
I have been happy with my GTT Cricket on house...

I have been happy with my GTT Cricket on house hold natural gas and a 10lpm oxycon.
Forum: Safety 2021-04-09, 3:38am
Replies: 21
Views: 8,208
Posted By Speedslug
Welcome to the addiction.

Welcome to the addiction.
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2021-04-03, 11:18am
Replies: 1
Views: 865
Posted By Speedslug
You should be able to but it's going to be a race...

You should be able to but it's going to be a race against the homefil putting it in and the torch taking it out if your tank is "Y" connected to the torch.

Plus, homefil oxy is only going to be as...
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