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Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2021-02-21, 9:27pm
Replies: 6
Views: 206
Posted By Croft Eeusk
Brass frit, among other metals, is available from...

Brass frit, among other metals, is available from Devardi Glass.

https://www.devardiglass.com/Metalworking.htm

dj
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2021-01-19, 2:27pm
Replies: 44
Views: 1,379
Posted By Croft Eeusk
Welcome back to the addiction. Have fun! One...

Welcome back to the addiction. Have fun!

One thing you should know is that you're likely to have glass in your stashes that isn't made any longer - so some could be worth way more than when...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2020-12-04, 7:31am
Replies: 7
Views: 704
Posted By Croft Eeusk
:waving: Welcome to LE. Any brand of glass...

:waving: Welcome to LE.

Any brand of glass can be shocky and turn into frit-on-a-stick. As Kathy said, a little preheating helps. Sometimes. Some glass colors are just a PITA and will cause...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2020-11-29, 10:03pm
Replies: 8
Views: 1,061
Posted By Croft Eeusk
I used to have a graphic w/info., but can't find...

I used to have a graphic w/info., but can't find it offhand.

However, Google brought up a batch of things in answer to What makes glass different colors. Among them:
...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2020-11-18, 8:55pm
Replies: 22
Views: 2,556
Posted By Croft Eeusk
176538 Me waiting to see your experiments...

176538

Me waiting to see your experiments :lol:

dj
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2020-10-01, 4:10pm
Replies: 22
Views: 2,556
Posted By Croft Eeusk
Yup, Vetro is harder, but one source would be on...

Yup, Vetro is harder, but one source would be on shop websites that still have some to sell like ABR
https://www.abrimagery.com/store/index.php/vetrofond-rods-104coe-c-789_281

And these might...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2020-09-30, 9:09pm
Replies: 9
Views: 1,648
Posted By Croft Eeusk
I found it easier to learn what DH would do by...

I found it easier to learn what DH would do by using it as frit first, before trying to work it as a rod.

dj
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2020-09-30, 9:01pm
Replies: 10
Views: 2,104
Posted By Croft Eeusk
Count me in the 'only had one class' group - an...

Count me in the 'only had one class' group - an adult ed offering using Mapp gas and hot head torches; I believe it was 2 hours on two nights. The first night was mainly learning how glass reacted to...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2020-09-29, 9:43am
Replies: 18
Views: 2,051
Posted By Croft Eeusk
I think the global economic down trend means...

I think the global economic down trend means folks don't have those extra $ to spend on buying glass. That same economic trend also means lots of people don't have extra $ to buy things like lampwork...
Forum: Torch Questions 2020-09-24, 7:48am
Replies: 6
Views: 1,762
Posted By Croft Eeusk
:lol: Yup, spit works well - as long as you...

:lol: Yup, spit works well - as long as you haven't been eating anything lately.

It's one of the things art conservators use to clean sensitive items because it has natural enzymes that break...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2020-09-21, 11:00pm
Replies: 18
Views: 2,051
Posted By Croft Eeusk
Have you tried the FB destash groups to look for...

Have you tried the FB destash groups to look for some?


dj
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2020-09-04, 1:55pm
Replies: 4
Views: 1,482
Posted By Croft Eeusk
Possibilities to explore: ...

Possibilities to explore:

https://terminalcityglass.com/


https://artistryinglass.on.ca/

dj
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2020-08-20, 1:28am
Replies: 20
Views: 4,880
Posted By Croft Eeusk
"Glass rocks' - We used to call that 'Arkansas...

"Glass rocks' - We used to call that 'Arkansas Obsidian' :lol:

dj
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2020-07-05, 10:03am
Replies: 6
Views: 3,100
Posted By Croft Eeusk
You might also try ebay - I'm seeing a lot of...

You might also try ebay - I'm seeing a lot of lampwork tools listed right now.

dj
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2020-06-27, 2:52pm
Replies: 6
Views: 3,100
Posted By Croft Eeusk
Welcome to LE. As ESC said, google is your friend...

Welcome to LE. As ESC said, google is your friend in that search. You're likely to turn up more presses & graphite shaping tools however.

There are several threads on LE about tong vs press, etc.,...
Forum: Tutorials 2020-06-21, 9:21pm
Replies: 5
Views: 3,303
Posted By Croft Eeusk
This is a recent thread in Boro Room ...

This is a recent thread in Boro Room

http://www.lampworketc.com/forums/showthread.php?t=314189

dj
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2020-06-09, 12:38pm
Replies: 18
Views: 4,501
Posted By Croft Eeusk
Congrats! Getting closer. dj

Congrats! Getting closer.

dj
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2020-05-28, 11:09pm
Replies: 18
Views: 4,501
Posted By Croft Eeusk
It's so much easier to control bead annealing w/a...

It's so much easier to control bead annealing w/a digital controller.

I started out w/a kiln w/an analog controller for lampworking because it was cheaper. It was so much harder to get correct...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2020-05-23, 3:17pm
Replies: 18
Views: 4,501
Posted By Croft Eeusk
Definitely recommend Glass Hive! And second the...

Definitely recommend Glass Hive! And second the digital controller as well.

dj
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2020-04-19, 1:25pm
Replies: 10
Views: 2,101
Posted By Croft Eeusk
Banana goes well w/almost everything, but it's a...

Banana goes well w/almost everything, but it's a bit untidy combined w/glass :lol: :-\"

dj
Forum: The Dark Room 2020-04-18, 4:52pm
Replies: 2
Views: 9,774
Posted By Croft Eeusk
Cool Photo box

From American Science & Surplus catalog online, a photo box w/LED light strips. Sturdier than the one I've done - do-it-yourself from a cut out box & paper - for sure. And w/the built in lights, much...
Forum: Free Tutorials 2020-04-18, 8:02am
Replies: 22
Views: 7,594
Posted By Croft Eeusk
Bump!

Bump!
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2020-04-17, 2:20pm
Replies: 22
Views: 4,540
Posted By Croft Eeusk
Good luck to them - and everyone drooling while...

Good luck to them - and everyone drooling while waiting.

But I ordered something Feb. 11 and it still hasn't arrived. Must be a very slow boat.

dj
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2020-04-15, 8:02pm
Replies: 6
Views: 2,292
Posted By Croft Eeusk
A windshield now is laminated poly-vinyl butyral...

A windshield now is laminated poly-vinyl butyral & tempered glass. I'm not sure it would be safe to melt - depends on age etc. of vehicle. You might find info from a glass or auto recycling firm.
...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2020-04-03, 11:25am
Replies: 6
Views: 2,326
Posted By Croft Eeusk
There are several good threads - sandblasting or...

There are several good threads - sandblasting or etch resist. Here's two:

http://www.lampworketc.com/forums/showthread.php?t=98741
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