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Forum: Torch Questions 2007-04-07, 8:37am
Replies: 6
Views: 1,655
Posted By lbjvg
Well - it took a month but I finally got it...

Well - it took a month but I finally got it hooked up. I did what Dale initially suggested, which was to remove the left hand B fitting from the regulator. I was reluctant to do this, but when the...
Forum: Torch Questions 2007-04-07, 8:25am
Replies: 6
Views: 1,335
Posted By lbjvg
I have a tool like Chayes is describing. It has...

I have a tool like Chayes is describing. It has a dozen or more thin wires with file-like surfaces that vary slightly in diameter from thin to less thin. There is a guage guide printed on the cover...
Forum: Torch Questions 2007-03-04, 12:46am
Replies: 6
Views: 1,655
Posted By lbjvg
Dale - Thanks for the ideas. I now not only have...

Dale - Thanks for the ideas. I now not only have a plan but several backup plans! Thanks again! - Jim
Forum: Torch Questions 2007-03-03, 10:10am
Replies: 6
Views: 1,655
Posted By lbjvg
Dale - This method does work exactly as you...

Dale - This method does work exactly as you described - that is how I damaged my original regulator - the fitting was in so darned tight that somehow the stress of getting it off messed it up.

...
Forum: Torch Questions 2007-03-02, 5:18pm
Replies: 6
Views: 1,655
Posted By lbjvg
Help! Attaching a new regulator

I bought a new regulator to attach to my bulk propane tank. I already have a line plumbed to my work area in my house. The problem is in attaching the regulator to the line. The issue is that the...
Forum: Torch Questions 2007-02-09, 10:11am
Replies: 17
Views: 2,514
Posted By lbjvg
Hopefully no one - That would be both unsafe and...

Hopefully no one - That would be both unsafe and illegal.[-X
Forum: Torch Questions 2007-02-07, 12:34pm
Replies: 17
Views: 2,514
Posted By lbjvg
You should be aware that there is a risk involved...

You should be aware that there is a risk involved using bulk propane with a hot head - and it is that the canister gas pressure is quite high - so if (god forbid) anything were to go wrong, there...
Forum: Torch Questions 2007-01-31, 1:04pm
Replies: 23
Views: 3,770
Posted By lbjvg
My first torch was a mini cc which I still have -...

My first torch was a mini cc which I still have - but I bought a HH a few months ago to work with dichroic glass and really like it. I was having a hard time burning out the color on dichroic glass...
Forum: Torch Questions 2007-01-30, 1:03pm
Replies: 33
Views: 5,338
Posted By lbjvg
I agree. I started with one 5 lpm concentrator...

I agree. I started with one 5 lpm concentrator and it just wasn't adequate. I now have two and it provides plenty of O2.
Forum: Free Tutorials 2007-01-04, 8:27am
Replies: 24
Views: 8,076
Posted By lbjvg
Thanks Evan! - Jim /Edit/ - Evan - I...

Thanks Evan!

- Jim

/Edit/ - Evan - I need some help with the basics. The tips you mentioned (part#332-795) do not require applying polishing compound to them - is that correct? Same for the...
Forum: Free Tutorials 2007-01-03, 10:11am
Replies: 24
Views: 8,076
Posted By lbjvg
Evan - thanks for putting those back online for...

Evan - thanks for putting those back online for free. I spent all afternoon watching them.

I have a question about polishing the sliver core beads. I have made several of my own and find that...
Forum: Free Tutorials 2006-10-13, 12:46pm
Replies: 50
Views: 16,213
Posted By lbjvg
I agree! There is certainly more than one...

I agree!

There is certainly more than one way to make a bead and if it comes out ok in the end then who cares if he is not fussy about every step.

Keep in mind that he is doing multiple things...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2006-08-02, 8:09am
Replies: 8
Views: 1,954
Posted By lbjvg
Perhaps there is too much back flow pressure from...

Perhaps there is too much back flow pressure from the other machine. The machines supposedly have built in back flow checks but perhaps it is not functional. You can purchase check valves that...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2006-08-02, 8:02am
Replies: 14
Views: 2,283
Posted By lbjvg
I use a small digital scale...

I use a small digital scale (http://www.americanweigh.com/index.php) and cut segments of rod of the same weight. I use a Uncle Al Rod Grabber http://arrowsprings.com/html/holding_tools.html or...
Forum: Free Tutorials 2006-07-21, 11:41am
Replies: 65
Views: 52,554
Posted By lbjvg
Thanks Moth - You always have the best-est tuts!

Thanks Moth - You always have the best-est tuts!
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2006-05-14, 9:44am
Replies: 7
Views: 1,508
Posted By lbjvg
Try talking to Marty at cdvkiln...

Try talking to Marty at cdvkiln (http://cdvkiln.com/)
Forum: Boro Room 2006-03-30, 4:08pm
Replies: 4
Views: 1,844
Posted By lbjvg
Thanks Chad and Robin! All I need is a second O2...

Thanks Chad and Robin! All I need is a second O2 concentrator. Awesome!
Forum: Boro Room 2006-03-30, 10:15am
Replies: 4
Views: 1,844
Posted By lbjvg
changing from soft glass to boro - advice requested

Hi - I'm considering doing work in boro to make large contemporary syle marbles. Up till now I've been working exclsively with Moretti type soft glass and have made a number of soft glass marbles...
Forum: Tutorials 2006-03-23, 8:35am
Replies: 20
Views: 7,985
Posted By lbjvg
:-\" Rollin rollin rollin...:-\" Great video....

:-\" Rollin rollin rollin...:-\" Great video. =D> I didn't even know those existed at Google. Looks like a lot to explore. - Jim
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2006-02-16, 6:12pm
Replies: 19
Views: 5,339
Posted By lbjvg
I agree with all the above and I have not settled...

I agree with all the above and I have not settled down to just one supplier - I'm still willing to experiment.

There are two suppliers I have used that haven't been mentioned yet. One is...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2006-02-15, 7:54pm
Replies: 8
Views: 1,551
Posted By lbjvg
Often a tag is stuck to the plastic packaging...

Often a tag is stuck to the plastic packaging that identifies the color - I just keep the packaging with the rods or keep the rods in the package. Otherwise I tag at least one rod with my own label.
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2006-02-14, 11:27am
Replies: 401
Views: 88,426
Posted By lbjvg
Thanks Jan from Maryland! - Jim

Thanks Jan from Maryland! - Jim
Forum: Shows and Festivals 2006-02-14, 10:16am
Replies: 3
Views: 1,633
Posted By lbjvg
I didn't like the Fort Washington Expo Center...

I didn't like the Fort Washington Expo Center much anyway. Credit card payment was a problem and the food court was too small. I would not mind a better venue.
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2006-02-12, 9:32pm
Replies: 401
Views: 88,426
Posted By lbjvg
Tink - Its funny - I've been thinking of gearing...

Tink - Its funny - I've been thinking of gearing up to do electroforming - just thinking about it and reading up - and here you are selling a kit for it! Great minds think alike ;) except you are a...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2006-01-29, 8:23pm
Replies: 8
Views: 1,677
Posted By lbjvg
I cut the rod into measured segments, so there is...

I cut the rod into measured segments, so there is no possibility of adding too much. The segments can be as short as 1 cm. Just hold them with tweezers, get the dangling down end hot and touch it...
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