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Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2019-04-27, 9:39pm
Replies: 8
Views: 2,332
Posted By khammil
I’d be interested in this product. I haven’t...

I’d be interested in this product. I haven’t heard an industry standard for measuring flame temperature, but torches advertise in terms of how quickly they can melt a certain size of boro rod or how...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2012-08-12, 10:35pm
Replies: 117
Views: 35,169
Posted By khammil
I just tried OP-509 for the first time and I am...

I just tried OP-509 for the first time and I am IN LURVE. (That's the white sparkly glass that looks like Mother of Pearl when reduced and encased).

Jed told me at The Gathering that Double Helix...
Forum: Website help and critique 2011-12-31, 9:15pm
Replies: 41
Views: 14,005
Posted By khammil
Dreamhost is a very professional and capable...

Dreamhost is a very professional and capable Webhost.

I've also had terrible experiences with Pappashop as a site user. Pappashop's support is unprofessional, condescending and uninterested in...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2011-08-31, 8:00pm
Replies: 39
Views: 5,990
Posted By khammil
I've had compatibility issues with Lauscha Soft...

I've had compatibility issues with Lauscha Soft Clear and silver foil/silver glass. Sometimes it's taken months for the beads to crack. It's extra heartbreaking when they're already made into...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2011-07-08, 7:16pm
Replies: 29
Views: 6,850
Posted By khammil
Yum! Are any frit sellers stocking R-733 in frit...

Yum! Are any frit sellers stocking R-733 in frit or powder?
Forum: Free Tutorials 2011-05-14, 12:43pm
Replies: 45
Views: 105,125
Posted By khammil
This is awesome. Would it work on brass too? Or...

This is awesome. Would it work on brass too? Or sterling? Suppose I should just try it but I want to know ahead of time if I'm going to be cleaning a pile of melted ick off my worktable :)
Forum: Customer Service Kiosk 2011-05-09, 9:19pm
Replies: 3
Views: 1,625
Posted By khammil
Thanks for the info! Some glasses really seem to...

Thanks for the info! Some glasses really seem to turn out different when they're handmade vs. machine pulled - like Opal Yellow and Copper Green. Perhaps Straw Yellow and Light Brown Transparent are...
Forum: Customer Service Kiosk 2011-05-08, 9:14pm
Replies: 3
Views: 1,625
Posted By khammil
Handmade Straw Yellow and Lt. Brown

I'm on a faux boro binge right now and looking to stock up on Effetre Straw Yellow and Transparent Light Brown. I've heard that handmade works much better than machine-pulled for the faux boro...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2011-05-07, 5:21pm
Replies: 21
Views: 3,801
Posted By khammil
Here's a link to That Frit Girl's iris blends:...

Here's a link to That Frit Girl's iris blends: http://www.thatfritgirl.com/category_155/Iron-Mountain-Faux-Boro-Blends.htm
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2011-05-07, 4:31pm
Replies: 21
Views: 3,801
Posted By khammil
That Frit Girl has a really cool series of faux...

That Frit Girl has a really cool series of faux boro Frits - iris gold, iris green, iris blue, etc. I think she throws a few additional things in with the iris frit, and it does magical things when...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2011-04-28, 8:01pm
Replies: 33
Views: 7,757
Posted By khammil
I missed Original Terra but I like TE-445. So far...

I missed Original Terra but I like TE-445. So far its colors are turning out somewhat muted while when encased.

I've tried making some identically-worked focals from TE-445 and Ekho. Ekho...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2011-04-28, 7:18pm
Replies: 359
Views: 69,609
Posted By khammil
I completely agree - Zephyr is lovely. Just a bit...

I completely agree - Zephyr is lovely. Just a bit stiffer than Aether but plenty buttery after it's melted. No green cast with silver leaf and reduction glasses and little haze either. The sample I...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2010-06-26, 12:15pm
Replies: 39
Views: 5,649
Posted By khammil
When did the switch from old to new EDP happen,...

When did the switch from old to new EDP happen, and is there an easy way to tell whether a batch is old or new by looking at it? I stocked up over several orders about 18 months ago and am wondering...
Forum: Boro Room 2010-04-23, 9:53pm
Replies: 19
Views: 3,630
Posted By khammil
My biggest challenge with making boro beads is...

My biggest challenge with making boro beads is remembering to give it enough heat to get it liquid enough so that gravity can take over. In addition to working close to the candles, turn your bead...
Forum: Customer Service Kiosk 2010-04-20, 9:01pm
Replies: 41
Views: 6,726
Posted By khammil
Wow - you rock! I'm so excited to try these...

Wow - you rock! I'm so excited to try these colors in frit.
Forum: Customer Service Kiosk 2010-04-17, 10:56am
Replies: 41
Views: 6,726
Posted By khammil
I've been looking around for Double Helix frit...

I've been looking around for Double Helix frit for a while, particularly in the latest colors (Ekho, Clio, Terra2). Double Helix doesn't seem to have produced those in frit yet. I don't know...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2010-04-14, 8:24pm
Replies: 2
Views: 1,368
Posted By khammil
In my experience, Z99 needs the final reheat to...

In my experience, Z99 needs the final reheat to remove devit even more than EDP does. Also, it really pops on top of Opal Yellow.
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2010-04-10, 1:15pm
Replies: 18
Views: 2,877
Posted By khammil
It turns colors like that when the reaction is...

It turns colors like that when the reaction is less strong for some reason. Patina progresses something like bronze-purple-blue-green to black.

You can make the reaction less strong by...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2010-04-09, 10:47pm
Replies: 48
Views: 14,159
Posted By khammil
Chihuly is trying to open a glass museum in...

Chihuly is trying to open a glass museum in Seattle. Unfortunately it's in the recently torn down Seattle Center Fun Garden space, and it's drawn the ire of the stuffy gallery art scene. It's sad...
Forum: The Dark Room 2010-04-09, 10:25pm
Replies: 30
Views: 11,605
Posted By khammil
Nice shot, meker! I agree, killerbeedz1,...

Nice shot, meker!

I agree, killerbeedz1, natural materials are so good for highlighting the beauty of glass.
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2010-04-06, 9:05pm
Replies: 16
Views: 5,076
Posted By khammil
You can add a layer of clear over the rubino...

You can add a layer of clear over the rubino before you pull the stringer. Then it can go on top of any color without reacting.

Transparent black makes a great encasement for goldstone too - it...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2010-03-30, 8:23pm
Replies: 7
Views: 1,566
Posted By khammil
I once etched a silver glass bead for a wee bit...

I once etched a silver glass bead for a wee bit too long and all of the silver finish came off. That led me to believe that silver reduction effects are vulnerable to physical wear and oxidation as...
Forum: Safety 2010-03-26, 6:03pm
Replies: 1
Views: 1,470
Posted By khammil
Code requirements for tanked oxy (Seattle, WA)

I want to upgrade from an oxycon to bottles soon, and I want to make sure my setup is safe and code-compliant. Right now the propane is stored outside in a sheltered enclosure and piped inside...
Forum: The Dark Room 2010-03-26, 5:50pm
Replies: 30
Views: 11,605
Posted By khammil
Thanks for all the cool perspectives! The...

Thanks for all the cool perspectives! The tutorial on making custom gradient backgrounds is really cool, Karolen. And the non-stick pan idea is genius, Kate.

Janet, it's really hard to beat the...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2010-03-26, 5:45pm
Replies: 80
Views: 20,128
Posted By khammil
Out of curiosity, does anybody have experience...

Out of curiosity, does anybody have experience with Amica homeowner's insurance and coverage for a lampworking studio? My agent gave it some cursory thought a couple of years ago and said I wouldn't...
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