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Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2015-08-22, 5:48pm
Replies: 14
Views: 2,530
Posted By 2xMI
Angie, why don't you try it one time and see how...

Angie, why don't you try it one time and see how quickly your kiln loses heat? A fire brick kiln that's been at 940 for 4+ hours should retain the heat pretty well. It might not truly anneal your...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2015-08-20, 7:52am
Replies: 11
Views: 3,165
Posted By 2xMI
BarbaraD-- When you use a tool on glass, in this...

BarbaraD-- When you use a tool on glass, in this case a brass press, the tool will suck some of the heat out of the glass. You need to reheat the glass so it's evenly heated, giving extra attention...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2015-08-18, 3:24pm
Replies: 8
Views: 2,588
Posted By 2xMI
There are lots of instructions around to cut...

There are lots of instructions around to cut glass bottles using a scoring tool, heat, and cold. The only time I tried it I used a scoring tool on a wine bottle and tapped with a metal implement to...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2015-07-31, 8:34am
Replies: 10
Views: 1,727
Posted By 2xMI
Phil, Bullseye is considered a soft glass. The...

Phil, Bullseye is considered a soft glass. The greatest difference between BE and most other soft glasses is that BE makes a line of sheet and rods that is tested compatible for fusing, and also...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2015-07-31, 7:36am
Replies: 10
Views: 1,727
Posted By 2xMI
I've fused Bullseye rods with no problem, but I...

I've fused Bullseye rods with no problem, but I used a larger kiln and took it to a higher temperature. What you're describing is a "tack fuse", where the glass is fused enough to mostly hold its...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2015-07-29, 5:05pm
Replies: 26
Views: 2,816
Posted By 2xMI
That's precisely why I stayed out of my studio...

That's precisely why I stayed out of my studio today; way too hot! Good luck with the reducing issue.

Mimi
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2015-07-29, 4:28pm
Replies: 26
Views: 2,816
Posted By 2xMI
You do mean Fahrenheit, right?

You do mean Fahrenheit, right?
Forum: Safety 2015-07-26, 3:34pm
Replies: 15
Views: 3,892
Posted By 2xMI
Perfect, Shawnette!

Perfect, Shawnette!
Forum: Safety 2015-07-26, 3:16pm
Replies: 15
Views: 3,892
Posted By 2xMI
There is a wealth of information on this forum...

There is a wealth of information on this forum about ventilation, so if you haven't read up on it yet it'll keep you busy for quite a while! What you will need and how you configure it really...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2015-07-24, 8:33pm
Replies: 16
Views: 2,759
Posted By 2xMI
You could try doing a stringer test for...

You could try doing a stringer test for compatibility -- Arrow Springs has instructions. I doubt that bottle glass is compatible, though, and the COEs can vary wildly. But try it with some test...
Forum: Torch Questions 2015-07-24, 7:57am
Replies: 9
Views: 2,275
Posted By 2xMI
The thread Eileen pointed you to is an excellent...

The thread Eileen pointed you to is an excellent one. You can do a LOT on a hot head! Have you thought about getting a kiln yet, or do you have access to one where you can batch anneal your beads? ...
Forum: Torch Questions 2015-07-23, 7:39pm
Replies: 2
Views: 1,282
Posted By 2xMI
Tina, try posting this question in the "Tips and...

Tina, try posting this question in the "Tips and Techniques" section. I think you might get more people looking at your question and more answers there. Good luck!
Try doing a search for "copper...
Forum: Studio 2015-07-23, 6:57pm
Replies: 18
Views: 6,544
Posted By 2xMI
I agree! You're well on your way. Mimi

I agree! You're well on your way.

Mimi
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2015-07-10, 8:59am
Replies: 25
Views: 3,433
Posted By 2xMI
Then try backing away from the torch face and see...

Then try backing away from the torch face and see if that helps. It sounds like you are working with a new torch, even though it's supposed to be the same as the one you used before? Do you know if...
Forum: Torch Questions 2015-07-09, 3:12pm
Replies: 4
Views: 1,089
Posted By 2xMI
Brass. I still have it, and sometimes use it to...

Brass. I still have it, and sometimes use it to give demonstrations. I have one of the original Hot Heads, and a newer version. Not sure why they modified it. But they're both at least 10 years...
Forum: Torch Questions 2015-07-09, 2:05pm
Replies: 4
Views: 1,089
Posted By 2xMI
The only thing I've ever used with that was a Hot...

The only thing I've ever used with that was a Hot Head many years ago.

Mimi
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2015-07-09, 2:00pm
Replies: 25
Views: 3,433
Posted By 2xMI
Is that a hothead? I haven't used one for many...

Is that a hothead? I haven't used one for many years, but I do remember getting occasional dark streaks on my clear. For me, it was because I was working too close to the face of the torch. The...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2015-07-09, 1:08pm
Replies: 25
Views: 3,433
Posted By 2xMI
It sure looks like something is dirty and you're...

It sure looks like something is dirty and you're getting a carbon buildup on your glass. What kind of torch are you using, and when did you last clean it? And did you clean your glass, as well? ...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2015-07-01, 3:48pm
Replies: 22
Views: 4,430
Posted By 2xMI
I agree, they're beautifully done. Mimi

I agree, they're beautifully done.

Mimi
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2015-06-30, 7:57pm
Replies: 34
Views: 10,114
Posted By 2xMI
Ccaronn, if you do a search for threads on...

Ccaronn, if you do a search for threads on "what's the best clear?"' you'll probably find over a 100 separate threads and polls over the years. The only thing that's "clear" to me, is that there is...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2015-06-30, 6:48pm
Replies: 4
Views: 1,311
Posted By 2xMI
I haven't used this black, but I doubt that it's...

I haven't used this black, but I doubt that it's a striking color. Try reducing it and see if you get the silver that way. Good luck!

Mimi
Forum: Free Tutorials 2015-06-29, 7:12pm
Replies: 94
Views: 43,791
Posted By 2xMI
Thanks for the update, Sharon.

Thanks for the update, Sharon.
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2015-06-20, 6:39pm
Replies: 9
Views: 3,134
Posted By 2xMI
Ccaronn-- the instructions for use will differ...

Ccaronn-- the instructions for use will differ depending on how you intend to use it.

Mimi
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2015-06-20, 6:34am
Replies: 13
Views: 1,699
Posted By 2xMI
You might have some striking colors, as well. ...

You might have some striking colors, as well. Raku or multicolor looks different in their cold state from what they'll look like when "struck". A lot of silver glass can also be struck and will...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2015-06-20, 6:29am
Replies: 995
Views: 199,166
Posted By 2xMI
It sounds like you might have some "striking"...

It sounds like you might have some "striking" colors, colors that need to be heated/cooled/heated to get to their real color. Try doing a a search for "striking colors" or "striking glass" and...
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