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Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2020-04-01, 8:26pm
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Views: 199,567
Posted By KJohn
agree!

agree!
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2020-03-24, 1:19am
Replies: 7
Views: 247
Posted By KJohn
actually thinking that they might sell more...

actually thinking that they might sell more quickly, so perhaps mark them as useful for hobbies, only?
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2020-03-10, 4:13pm
Replies: 3
Views: 145
Posted By KJohn
I had an alpha but went to a mega minor after...

I had an alpha but went to a mega minor after problems with the gas valve. I much preferred the alpha, sorry to say. But the Mega isn't horrible either. I like that it runs on lower pressure.
Forum: Studio 2020-02-19, 2:32pm
Replies: 9
Views: 941
Posted By KJohn
A side door near your work station is terrific,...

A side door near your work station is terrific, vents to outside, you can use one for your system, just take the cover off. Windows would be awesome, but in any case, they have daylight lights that...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2020-01-01, 9:13pm
Replies: 12
Views: 564
Posted By KJohn
I'm right handed but I find the right side of the...

I'm right handed but I find the right side of the torch is easier for me. It seems easier for my right hand to reach the press, if it's already on the right, than to reach across the back of the...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2019-11-08, 8:40pm
Replies: 5
Views: 1,118
Posted By KJohn
and less competition also means less competitive...

and less competition also means less competitive pricing. Is Effetre ever going to melt new colors? CIM is worth it so far, I hope the prices don't get much higher....
Forum: Studio 2019-06-29, 5:23pm
Replies: 10
Views: 2,259
Posted By KJohn
I'm certainly no expert, but a couple of things....

I'm certainly no expert, but a couple of things. First, you would have to worry about your propane tank and other equipment at 20F! The glass can always be pre-warmed in the kiln, but do expect a lot...
Forum: Studio 2019-06-06, 7:01pm
Replies: 36
Views: 6,774
Posted By KJohn
Looking wonderful, would love to see the inside....

Looking wonderful, would love to see the inside. Are you using it yet?
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2019-04-15, 10:57pm
Replies: 4
Views: 841
Posted By KJohn
Oh good, I've always meant to try her frits, just...

Oh good, I've always meant to try her frits, just never got around to it. I have friends who swear by her stuff. I wonder if she does samplers?
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2019-03-22, 8:06pm
Replies: 5
Views: 629
Posted By KJohn
You could also request something custom on...

You could also request something custom on Murrini & More, A FB group for murrine and glass related bits and pieces.
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2019-03-07, 5:06pm
Replies: 12
Views: 1,158
Posted By KJohn
Welcome back! I use Alices with....currently...

Welcome back!
I use Alices with....currently blue sludge. Alice's is great for everything, good price and smells good :)
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2019-03-05, 1:59pm
Replies: 13
Views: 1,282
Posted By KJohn
monsterslayer usually has the best price for fine...

monsterslayer usually has the best price for fine silver wire.
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2019-02-17, 8:04pm
Replies: 7
Views: 936
Posted By KJohn
More expensive supplies to make the glass, less...

More expensive supplies to make the glass, less competition....they can charge a better price for their glass and still have sales. And yeah, I think tariffs might be in effect, now
Forum: Sale Rack 2019-01-27, 10:02pm
Replies: 3
Views: 1,345
Posted By KJohn
That's fast, Mike. Thanks!

That's fast, Mike. Thanks!
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2019-01-26, 10:43am
Replies: 8
Views: 896
Posted By KJohn
I used to use 006 for super clear, not terrible...

I used to use 006 for super clear, not terrible most of the time. I always wash my glass anyway. But lately with all the encased beads I'm making, I find clarity to be so important that I hate taking...
Forum: Sale Rack 2019-01-23, 12:33am
Replies: 3
Views: 1,345
Posted By KJohn
ooh new colors from Effetre? And....where are the...

ooh new colors from Effetre? And....where are the pics, ya tease?
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2019-01-10, 6:56pm
Replies: 4
Views: 911
Posted By KJohn
breaking in half is thermal, so sorry! that...

breaking in half is thermal, so sorry! that sounds very disappointing. Make sure that they have all over heat before putting into kiln, and they are not too near the door. More info would be great....
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2018-12-30, 10:26pm
Replies: 10
Views: 1,223
Posted By KJohn
yay, glad to see you Pia, are you melting again?

yay, glad to see you Pia, are you melting again?
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2018-12-12, 9:52am
Replies: 7
Views: 1,156
Posted By KJohn
Frantz had a pale ivory a while back, if that is...

Frantz had a pale ivory a while back, if that is what you are thinking of? I recall that, haven't seen anymore for ages.

There is an ivoryish, pale...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2018-11-19, 8:09pm
Replies: 8
Views: 1,222
Posted By KJohn
It will relieve the stress but not any cracks...

It will relieve the stress but not any cracks that have formed from that stress. So the sooner, the better :)
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2018-10-15, 3:34am
Replies: 34
Views: 6,108
Posted By KJohn
so, that last bead for example, it relies on the...

so, that last bead for example, it relies on the core color for the color, and then has a clear twisty with one color such as white or ivory, wrapped around it, and then encased?
Thanks Elke,...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2018-10-11, 11:56pm
Replies: 34
Views: 6,108
Posted By KJohn
where does the white or ivory come in if we are...

where does the white or ivory come in if we are only using 4 stripes, is it 2 silver glass and 2 white?
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2018-10-10, 11:44am
Replies: 10
Views: 1,136
Posted By KJohn
What kind of torch are you using. It actually...

What kind of torch are you using. It actually sounds like you may be burning or sooting it. In which case, you will get the dark & grey with any type of glass. It needs to be away from the torch...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2018-10-09, 8:14pm
Replies: 10
Views: 1,136
Posted By KJohn
I don't know about Devardi 90, but a lot of 96 is...

I don't know about Devardi 90, but a lot of 96 is quite dark and needs to be mixed with clear or used over a lighter base. I assume yu are talking about transparents?
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2018-10-07, 11:30pm
Replies: 7
Views: 1,384
Posted By KJohn
Slytherin is sort of a dark olive green, very...

Slytherin is sort of a dark olive green, very dark. Substitutes would be lighter but could include dark greens on the yellow side. So CIM Eel is similar, I think a little lighter....Eff Kiwi...
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