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Forum: Beads of Courage 2022-01-24, 4:07pm
Replies: 4
Views: 140
Posted By ESC
I've thought about it and will probably get a...

I've thought about it and will probably get a fair amount done, but nowhere near 1,000. Yours are pretty darn cute.
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2022-01-20, 9:18am
Replies: 83
Views: 45,954
Posted By ESC
Peter, are you just using a regular home workshop...

Peter, are you just using a regular home workshop grinder to do these modifications? Are you polishing the surface after grinding?
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2022-01-06, 11:11am
Replies: 13
Views: 416
Posted By ESC
You can actually store/use the oxy tank inside...

You can actually store/use the oxy tank inside your garage. The propane, of course, should always be outside. Go to your local hardware, farm/ranch or lumber yard store and look at 'black pipe'. It's...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2021-12-19, 9:26pm
Replies: 22
Views: 706
Posted By ESC
Oh my gosh, even your first ones look so much...

Oh my gosh, even your first ones look so much better than my first ones.
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2021-12-17, 8:33pm
Replies: 6
Views: 365
Posted By ESC
I tried it just to see and it was a terrible...

I tried it just to see and it was a terrible failure. Cracked apart in the kiln.
Forum: Free Tutorials 2021-12-14, 2:30pm
Replies: 2
Views: 300
Posted By ESC
Cute!

Cute!
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2021-11-27, 2:34pm
Replies: 11
Views: 988
Posted By ESC
If I understand what I've read correctly about...

If I understand what I've read correctly about the temp/garage timing, the lower the temp, the longer the soak. So, if you were soaking at annealing temp of 960 for an hour, you need to extend the...
Forum: Auctions, self promotion, and related things 2021-11-26, 12:18pm
Replies: 4
Views: 1,045
Posted By ESC
No, no! You really should post this in the...

No, no! You really should post this in the gallery. Not everyone comes to this page and people who are new to glass (or even 'old' to glass) should see what is possible.
Forum: Auctions, self promotion, and related things 2021-11-26, 10:45am
Replies: 4
Views: 1,045
Posted By ESC
Maria, those are wonderful! You should post them...

Maria, those are wonderful! You should post them in the gallery also. Such precise pulls!
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2021-11-23, 2:08pm
Replies: 1,004
Views: 282,320
Posted By ESC
I miss her, too. Was just thinking about her the...

I miss her, too. Was just thinking about her the other day.
Forum: Studio 2021-11-23, 2:07pm
Replies: 11
Views: 1,351
Posted By ESC
Yes, that is what you want.

Yes, that is what you want.
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2021-11-22, 5:04pm
Replies: 9
Views: 640
Posted By ESC
Sue, can you post a photo of your nipple on the...

Sue, can you post a photo of your nipple on the concentrator?
Forum: Studio 2021-11-17, 8:24am
Replies: 11
Views: 1,351
Posted By ESC
Mine is manufactured by Radnor, and is labeled...

Mine is manufactured by Radnor, and is labeled for regulator to hose. You can also buy them for 'hose-to-hose' or 'torch-to-hose'. The actual description on the package is

B-size, 9/16"-18 UNF...
Forum: Studio 2021-11-16, 3:00pm
Replies: 11
Views: 1,351
Posted By ESC
Sorry, I kept forgetting.

Sorry, I kept forgetting.
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2021-11-14, 2:20pm
Replies: 61
Views: 18,572
Posted By ESC
I actually started out melting bottle and sheet...

I actually started out melting bottle and sheet glass. I didn't actually buy any glass for the first year. I got a good understanding of how glass melts and moves without worrying about wasting...
Forum: Studio 2021-11-13, 9:15am
Replies: 11
Views: 1,351
Posted By ESC
Mine sits on the deck in a plastic milk crate to...

Mine sits on the deck in a plastic milk crate to keep it from tipping over. I have a quick disconnect/check valve attached to the regulator where I can simply disconnect and bring the hose back...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2021-10-28, 9:25am
Replies: 21
Views: 2,241
Posted By ESC
Can you find a cheap hotplate at the thrift...

Can you find a cheap hotplate at the thrift store? I used a glass topped one for several years to keep parts hot til applied to the bead. It also kept shocky rods (can you say anise white?!) warm...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2021-10-27, 10:57am
Replies: 2
Views: 350
Posted By ESC
The best way I've found to make a symmetrical...

The best way I've found to make a symmetrical bead is to use a thicker stringer (~2-3mm) to lay a footprint on the mandrel, and then go back in carefully with your regular rod to add more glass. Once...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2021-10-24, 2:45pm
Replies: 12
Views: 485
Posted By ESC
The number of hours is kind of irrelevant, up to...

The number of hours is kind of irrelevant, up to a point. Mine has well over 27,000 hours and still running strong. I don't know for sure how a dirty filter will affect purity, but it darn sure isn't...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2021-10-23, 1:23pm
Replies: 12
Views: 485
Posted By ESC
Sheri, I'm not using a Bobcat, but on the Minor,...

Sheri, I'm not using a Bobcat, but on the Minor, I have my propane set at 3 and the oxycon set at about 4.5-4.7. Try that and see if it helps.
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2021-10-15, 10:32am
Replies: 10
Views: 603
Posted By ESC
Akie, I don't own one, but I've used one a few...

Akie, I don't own one, but I've used one a few times. The cabinet on both models (sorry, I have no idea of the manufacturer) was about 24" x 12" x 12".
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2021-10-14, 2:37pm
Replies: 10
Views: 603
Posted By ESC
Akie, do you have a tool supply house similar to...

Akie, do you have a tool supply house similar to Harbor Freight or Northern Tool here in the U.S.? They have all kinds and levels of tools. Our Harbor Freight has a sandblaster for under $40 USD on...
Forum: Safety 2021-10-06, 1:58pm
Replies: 3
Views: 779
Posted By ESC
I have the same issue with some photos turning on...

I have the same issue with some photos turning on their sides. No worries.

That looks like a great vent set-up. The only thing I would be concerned about is the idea that the intake at the torch...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2021-09-27, 8:27pm
Replies: 5
Views: 476
Posted By ESC
A barrel is a pretty stable shape. I think I'd...

A barrel is a pretty stable shape. I think I'd try more insurance heat on the ends of the beads first.
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2021-09-26, 4:08pm
Replies: 28
Views: 1,341
Posted By ESC
Amal, this is the spoon marver I made. You can...

Amal, this is the spoon marver I made. You can just barely see the grooves I ground on the sides. This was before there were commercial marver for sale.
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