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Forum: Boro Room 2016-03-06, 2:12am
Replies: 4
Views: 2,134
Posted By Otter's Flame
If the glass in rod form is all Northstar, it...

If the glass in rod form is all Northstar, it looks like the middle rods are Serendipity. They look like odds, it sells for around $52 dollars a pound as odds and around $74 for firsts. It is around...
Forum: Boro Room 2015-11-17, 12:14am
Replies: 9
Views: 2,792
Posted By Otter's Flame
Larry, rugular Silver Creek usually looks like...

Larry, rugular Silver Creek usually looks like Tan Silver Creek now. Sometimes you can get more transparent S.C. But generally it looks very similar to Tan S.C. They are not the same though. I use a...
Forum: Boro Room 2015-11-16, 4:51am
Replies: 9
Views: 2,792
Posted By Otter's Flame
MaryK, I only have about 1/2 pound left,...

MaryK,
I only have about 1/2 pound left, sorry. I have several pounds of new Silver Creek. I do sometimes find almost clear Silver Creek as I hand pick mine. I agree it does have more of a haze...
Forum: Boro Room 2015-11-12, 3:05am
Replies: 9
Views: 2,792
Posted By Otter's Flame
MaryK, I will look in my studio tomorrow to see...

MaryK, I will look in my studio tomorrow to see if I have enough to actually part with. Silver Creek is one of my top 3 go to colors and I still have some from a long time ago. Every now and then you...
Forum: Boro Room 2015-10-30, 4:19pm
Replies: 24
Views: 4,123
Posted By Otter's Flame
Good job!

Good job!
Forum: Boro Room 2015-10-30, 12:58am
Replies: 24
Views: 4,123
Posted By Otter's Flame
The way I make bird skulls varies. I sometimes...

The way I make bird skulls varies. I sometimes make a solid beak and sometimes use tubing. Sometimes I make them close to a replica skull other times I make them more stylized. I will attach two...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2015-10-17, 2:54am
Replies: 17
Views: 3,091
Posted By Otter's Flame
Gabi, ramping your kiln up to temperature does...

Gabi, ramping your kiln up to temperature does not really have anything to do with the annealing of your glass, so as you have already been told, there is no need to anneal them again provided your...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2015-10-15, 11:50pm
Replies: 2
Views: 1,296
Posted By Otter's Flame
I have done 50 mil tubing on a Mini CC, using...

I have done 50 mil tubing on a Mini CC, using tanked O2. Was it fun? It was a challenge so it was fun. Do I want to make a career out of it? No.

I have worked 30 mil solid rod on a Mini CC with...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2015-10-15, 11:41pm
Replies: 8
Views: 1,353
Posted By Otter's Flame
Please do not take this the wrong way but the...

Please do not take this the wrong way but the fact that your concern about ventilation centered on your kiln shows you really need much more information before you start actually melting glass. I...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2015-09-13, 2:12pm
Replies: 11
Views: 2,461
Posted By Otter's Flame
Gabiloraine, About the sharp edges. I was not...

Gabiloraine,
About the sharp edges. I was not "on your case" you showed a photograph and you were very vague about what issue you needed assistance with. I was actually trying to be helpful....
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2015-09-13, 12:36am
Replies: 11
Views: 2,461
Posted By Otter's Flame
Or the sharp bead ends? If so, when you lay your...

Or the sharp bead ends? If so, when you lay your initial glass footprint down make sure it is smoother and there is enough glass for the bead you are making. Also, take time to heat the glass and...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2015-09-08, 11:13pm
Replies: 22
Views: 3,767
Posted By Otter's Flame
If you cannot find larger diameter rods, take two...

If you cannot find larger diameter rods, take two of yor thickest rods, attach them end to end in the flame and gently put pressure on the rods in toward the center as you keep spinning the rods....
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2015-09-08, 11:05pm
Replies: 2
Views: 877
Posted By Otter's Flame
The kiln is the very least of your worries. The...

The kiln is the very least of your worries. The exhaust from your torch and the byproduct of high heat and the elements that make up your glass that are far more toxic. Work outdoors if the barn does...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2015-09-06, 10:58pm
Replies: 5
Views: 2,459
Posted By Otter's Flame
I use both as well. Each material has benefits...

I use both as well. Each material has benefits and drawbacks. I use beeswax on my brass reamers to reduce the grabbing.

Otter
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2015-09-04, 6:09pm
Replies: 13
Views: 2,708
Posted By Otter's Flame
I have not worked with soft glass for a long...

I have not worked with soft glass for a long time. I love boro and specifically, boro striking colors. While using soft glass striking colors Inlearned you could get a variety of results from one...
Forum: Boro Room 2015-08-28, 5:13pm
Replies: 43
Views: 8,780
Posted By Otter's Flame
Most floral implosion pendants sell between $20...

Most floral implosion pendants sell between $20 to $35 dollars as an average price. Some sell for less and others for considerably more. It is possible to "make money" at it. However making money at...
Forum: Boro Room 2015-08-10, 1:33am
Replies: 5
Views: 1,866
Posted By Otter's Flame
As Baggedchevys said, there is some serious off...

As Baggedchevys said, there is some serious off gassing that happens. I generally do the same as BaggedChevys when I am making memorial mibs or pendants. The only thing that may be possibley...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2015-07-22, 4:48pm
Replies: 16
Views: 3,512
Posted By Otter's Flame
I think I may have some old Dali Otter

I think I may have some old Dali

Otter
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2015-07-21, 3:44am
Replies: 16
Views: 3,512
Posted By Otter's Flame
Jenny, I am glad TAG is going to produce 104...

Jenny, I am glad TAG is going to produce 104 again. If you may remember, we met over a rod of TAG 104 ;) I sincerely believe that the TAG striking and reducing 104 was the best "special" 104 I used...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2015-07-21, 3:38am
Replies: 16
Views: 3,159
Posted By Otter's Flame
All of these are great suggestions. A few things...

All of these are great suggestions. A few things I remember about blowing hollow forms in 104 glass. As has already been mentioned, cool pot your glass melt it in all the way, keep your gather...
Forum: Boro Room 2015-07-19, 10:17am
Replies: 15
Views: 4,044
Posted By Otter's Flame
Istandalone, Tom already said it but I want to...

Istandalone, Tom already said it but I want to reiterate what he said since I am such a proponent of crash cooling. Crash cooling is only a step in the process. After I get to this point in the...
Forum: Boro Room 2015-07-18, 11:39pm
Replies: 15
Views: 4,044
Posted By Otter's Flame
I have on occasion water dunked a white hot...

I have on occasion water dunked a white hot pendant but usually I hold itt in the airflow of my exhause intake or I have a fan set up to crash cool the piece.


Otter
Forum: Boro Room 2015-07-18, 11:37pm
Replies: 19
Poll: Loops/ Bails
Views: 7,330
Posted By Otter's Flame
I rarely do a bail this way but if I do, I make...

I rarely do a bail this way but if I do, I make it rather wide. I am not sure if it helps keep the pendant from rolling butbmine don't roll.


Otter
Forum: Boro Room 2015-07-18, 12:08pm
Replies: 15
Views: 4,044
Posted By Otter's Flame
Yes the issue of crash cooling is sometimes...

Yes the issue of crash cooling is sometimes neglected. Unless it is some color that will only kiln strike, most all AP family colors and other striking colors should be heated VERY hot, crashed...
Forum: Boro Room 2015-07-17, 5:55pm
Replies: 15
Views: 4,044
Posted By Otter's Flame
In a follow up to my earlier post and information...

In a follow up to my earlier post and information in Jenny's post. I am using a pretty good size torch and liquid O2 so I can heat it super hot and I have all the O2 I could possibly need. This is a...
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