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Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2006-03-30, 2:06am
Replies: 23
Views: 3,670
Posted By sailingzees
Yes Tink, she says she uses just a Water Pik. I...

Yes Tink, she says she uses just a Water Pik. I believe she uses Foster Fire bead release. She says she soaks the beads in warm water for a bit then uses the stream of water to remove the release....
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2006-03-29, 3:38am
Replies: 23
Views: 3,670
Posted By sailingzees
I expected I would get several different answers....

I expected I would get several different answers. The thing I didn't expect was to get so many that are pretty much the same. I use the dremel, flex shaft and diamond bead reamer method also. My...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2006-03-26, 1:34am
Replies: 23
Views: 3,670
Posted By sailingzees
Bead cleaning

O.K. I have what seems like a simple question but I am almost willing to bet I will get all sorts of answers and some that are very different.

How do you clean your beads?

I know I clean my...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2006-02-01, 2:23am
Replies: 61
Views: 12,800
Posted By sailingzees
Tink, This is an absolutely wonderful thread...

Tink,
This is an absolutely wonderful thread and for me one of the most exciting I have read. I started out learning to fuse and slump and as I learned I kept in the back of my mind I wanted more...
Forum: Studio 2006-01-23, 2:31am
Replies: 24
Views: 3,586
Posted By sailingzees
That is a great idea, I may be able to use...

That is a great idea, I may be able to use something like that in the future. What do you do for ventilation?
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2006-01-16, 9:52am
Replies: 13
Views: 2,415
Posted By sailingzees
If it is a bead you do not plan on saving and you...

If it is a bead you do not plan on saving and you really want to reclaim your mandrels I have a suggestion. It also helps if you have not annealed your bead yet. If your bead is not annealed yet it...
Forum: Site Announcements 2006-01-08, 9:43am
Replies: 21
Views: 13,968
Posted By sailingzees
Jason, I am curious, did you move all the LE...

Jason,

I am curious, did you move all the LE server already?If so, wow....that was seamless. Thank you for everything you do for us as system admin. You fascilitate an amazing exchange of ideas...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2006-01-07, 5:35pm
Replies: 28
Views: 3,575
Posted By sailingzees
I keep a couple of rags just for this purpose. I...

I keep a couple of rags just for this purpose. I wipe down every rod I am going to use just before I lay them out for the days work. Or if I change what I need and grab a rod from my assortment I...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2005-12-29, 6:17am
Replies: 7
Views: 1,547
Posted By sailingzees
As Debbierke said, try working a little cooler....

As Debbierke said, try working a little cooler. If you are trying to make a line, crease or something like that, heat your glass (NOT YOUR TOOL USED FOR MANIPULATION) move the glass out of the flame...
Forum: Torch Questions 2005-12-29, 5:41am
Replies: 11
Views: 3,042
Posted By sailingzees
I just "aquired" a wildcat torch. It had only...

I just "aquired" a wildcat torch. It had only been used a short time and the person I got it from got a Lynx and she loves it. She could not run the Wildcat effectively with 2 oxycons. I have only...
Forum: Shows and Festivals 2005-12-16, 2:56am
Replies: 1
Views: 2,072
Posted By sailingzees
Looking for shows

I am looking for shows and festivals that will feature lamwork items and other glass items. I am would be interested in anything from central California through Oregon and Washington.

Thanks
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2005-12-15, 3:16am
Replies: 9
Views: 2,213
Posted By sailingzees
If you are sure you are using a good annealing...

If you are sure you are using a good annealing schedule as far as ramping up, soaking and ramping down the temp and nothing seems to work, I might look at my kiln if I were you. You may have some...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2005-12-12, 1:20am
Replies: 8
Views: 2,356
Posted By sailingzees
I think I am going to try that. I didn't even...

I think I am going to try that. I didn't even think about annealing it prior to use but that sounds like a great idea. This rod seems to have MAJOR stress in it. It is odd because it will heat up...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2005-12-11, 6:27pm
Replies: 8
Views: 2,356
Posted By sailingzees
Is this normal?

Here is a close up photo of a cross section of the rod that shocked and "exploded" off. The rod has what appears to be 4 air spaces running down the length of the inside of the rod. I have pointed...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2005-12-11, 5:54pm
Replies: 8
Views: 2,356
Posted By sailingzees
moretti dark pink

I am relatively new at lampworking but I have managed to make a little bit of progress. I thought I had moved well past the stage where I was thermal shocking glass rod as I began to work them in the...
Forum: Tutorials 2005-12-07, 5:37pm
Replies: 16
Views: 6,136
Posted By sailingzees
wow! My goodness that is beautiful! Well I am...

wow! My goodness that is beautiful! Well I am sure mine will look more like a blob with apendages but I am going to try one on a bead. I was looking for a tutorial before I tried it though. I figured...
Forum: Tutorials 2005-12-07, 3:33am
Replies: 16
Views: 6,136
Posted By sailingzees
Octopus anyone?

I am looking for a good octopus tutorial. Whimsical is o.k. but I prefer something a little more representational. I would appreciate any help. Thanks
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2005-12-05, 2:57am
Replies: 3
Views: 2,012
Posted By sailingzees
HELP!!! I need to duplicate an accident

While trying to create a specific swirl pattern in a cylinder shaped bead I accidently created an effect I cannot duplicate. I used a morreti orange for my base bead, laying in moretti transparent...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2005-11-30, 8:43am
Replies: 11
Views: 3,211
Posted By sailingzees
Problem solved! Thank you all for your help. With...

Problem solved! Thank you all for your help. With the exception of buying a different torch and using MAPP gas (because I can't really afford either) I tried all the suggestions. Each one seemed to...
Forum: Safety 2005-11-29, 9:16am
Replies: 2
Views: 2,463
Posted By sailingzees
Another vent question

I am considering mounting a stove/range hood that is rated at 200 CFM exhaust flow directly over my work table and venting the exhaust outside. I have two questions about this:

#1 If I use the...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2005-11-25, 12:53pm
Replies: 11
Views: 3,211
Posted By sailingzees
Thank you for all the replies, thank you for...

Thank you for all the replies, thank you for sharing your hard earned and learned information. I will try MAPP gas, cleaning my glass, ensuring the air intake is fully open and make sure I work...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2005-11-25, 9:54am
Replies: 11
Views: 3,211
Posted By sailingzees
"dirty glass"

I am a brand new bead maker. I am using a Fireworks torch with propane gas. The problem I am having is that my clear glass keeps coming out discolored "yellowish" and it has black streaks in it. #-o...
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