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Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2021-10-21, 7:23pm
Replies: 3
Views: 575
Posted By BKScott
I had the SLT april 12 issue.....again, big...

I had the SLT april 12 issue.....again, big thanks. Off to practice, practice, practice!!! B
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2021-10-21, 5:54pm
Replies: 3
Views: 575
Posted By BKScott
Smile THANKS

AWESOME Info..... I "AM" using bottle glass, so I'm good there! I have made them on regular mandrels, but I guess I just need to pull stringers and work cooler. I'll check out the reference...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2021-10-21, 10:52am
Replies: 3
Views: 575
Posted By BKScott
Hollow Beads

I'm familiar with making hollow beads on a puffy mandrel. I want to practice making consistent 'small' hollow beads for earrings. Looking for tutorials and/or help. Any guidance would be...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2016-01-27, 8:16pm
Replies: 5
Views: 2,942
Posted By BKScott
Kurt Merker Lathe

I'm interested to find if anyone is engraving their beads? I've taken a class with Pavel and Martin and just completed a class with Max Erlacher (famous engraver of Steuben Glass). I would love...
Forum: Studio 2015-02-24, 5:24am
Replies: 9
Views: 5,712
Posted By BKScott
Hey cherie....... So how did the mini shuttle...

Hey cherie....... So how did the mini shuttle bus conversion come out? Did you post pictures of the inside? This is 7 years from your first post, so I'm hopeful you're enjoying crusin' in it...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2010-12-21, 9:24am
Replies: 8
Views: 3,372
Posted By BKScott
Thanks for all the great responses.....I found...

Thanks for all the great responses.....I found lots of things at the www.ballchain.com web site!!! And yes, what I was looking for!
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2010-12-20, 9:30pm
Replies: 8
Views: 3,372
Posted By BKScott
Thanks for the great replys. I've done lots of...

Thanks for the great replys. I've done lots of research and looking in hardware and craft stores. Everyone has the ballchain, but none have that 'thingy" that I can wire the drop into. So I'll...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2010-12-20, 6:16am
Replies: 8
Views: 3,372
Posted By BKScott
Question Fan Pull Chain WITH Loop???

I've been searching far and wide for fan pull chain WITH the extra metal loop on the bottom to attach my glass ornament. I can find plain chain or with the ball attachment thingy (That's technical,...
Forum: Safety 2010-10-16, 5:23am
Replies: 5
Views: 1,899
Posted By BKScott
Thanks for the info. I'm hopeful that it's just...

Thanks for the info. I'm hopeful that it's just a self-closing fire door style. I imagine expensive, but hoping not a big deal. I have a local code inspector who is a 'stickler' for details and...
Forum: Safety 2010-10-15, 10:50am
Replies: 5
Views: 1,899
Posted By BKScott
Question Fire Doors?

Fire Doors anyone? I live in upstate NY and am beginning to find that it might be a regulation that I have firedoors on my studio because of the 'open flame'!? anything else I'm going to have to...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2010-10-14, 5:31am
Replies: 22
Views: 4,629
Posted By BKScott
I was posting about this challenge a month ago...

I was posting about this challenge a month ago and finally found a solution that I truly feel is the best for me!! I like to have beads with matt finish to the background and the foreground left...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2010-10-13, 4:00pm
Replies: 4
Views: 1,488
Posted By BKScott
I first began in an unheated garage and the...

I first began in an unheated garage and the ambient temp. got down to 40's , with me sitting on a heating pad...LOL! Anyway......my experience was that if I put them into the kiln glowing on a...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2010-08-16, 4:45am
Replies: 17
Views: 6,096
Posted By BKScott
Great help everyone!!! Thanks so much!!

Great help everyone!!! Thanks so much!!
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2010-08-14, 10:32am
Replies: 17
Views: 6,096
Posted By BKScott
Not sure where you're going with this? Tumbling...

Not sure where you're going with this? Tumbling for the matte finish is about different gradations of material it's tumbled in several different times. Not with the etch-all. ..(I think)....
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2010-08-14, 6:10am
Replies: 45
Views: 7,128
Posted By BKScott
I like Lausche (sp?) clear the best. I have...

I like Lausche (sp?) clear the best. I have found it superior to anything else for not boiling if I'm working too hot, and for the 'crud' that can be in some of the cheaper brands. After 5 years of...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2010-08-13, 5:09pm
Replies: 17
Views: 6,096
Posted By BKScott
Question Matte Finish/ Acid etch?

I'd like to get that beautiful 'matte' finish to my beads with as little trouble as possible. I've heard of tumbling, but don't want to do that. I know about wet sanding, don't want that. I know...
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