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Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2021-10-27, 4:54pm
Replies: 21
Views: 2,036
Posted By kansassky
Um, some advice…don’t wave your glass rod in and...

Um, some advice…don’t wave your glass rod in and out of the flame to warm it.

What you are doing is actually shocking it by doing that.
Waving causes hot, cold, hot, cold, hot, cold.

It’s...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2021-10-25, 1:34pm
Replies: 2
Views: 263
Posted By kansassky
Jo Ann, I have developed a specialty...

Jo Ann,

I have developed a specialty product for enhancing and protecting etched glass.
It is called “Bead Butter” and I sell it on etsy. ...
Forum: Torch Questions 2021-09-15, 7:33am
Replies: 10
Views: 873
Posted By kansassky
I too, keep my torch base covered in foil. It...

I too, keep my torch base covered in foil. It keeps the base pristine for resale.

Makes a huge difference in appearance when you are ready to sell.
Forum: Presses 2021-09-02, 5:03pm
Replies: 2
Views: 784
Posted By kansassky
I am looking for the large lentil masher. I...

I am looking for the large lentil masher.

I have written an email to Frank via etsy.
Forum: Torch Questions 2021-07-18, 8:08am
Replies: 40
Views: 14,209
Posted By kansassky
I sold my new Lynx within six weeks. I had the...

I sold my new Lynx within six weeks.
I had the same issue…the Lynx flame was too focused and narrow.

I bought a Bravo three years ago and couldn’t be happier with it.
It’s an amazing...
Forum: Auctions, self promotion, and related things 2021-03-01, 9:43am
Replies: 2
Views: 3,594
Posted By kansassky
Introducing—Bead Butter!

I have some REALLY good news to share!

After several weeks of experimenting and planning, I am introducing a new product.

This is my Bead Butter! (See photo)

It is a gentle and all...
Forum: Tutorials to purchase 2020-02-13, 3:35pm
Replies: 4
Views: 3,155
Posted By kansassky
Before purchase, can you please let us know if...

Before purchase, can you please let us know if this is a tutorial for 104, 96, or 90 COE?
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2019-09-30, 5:01pm
Replies: 8
Views: 2,849
Posted By kansassky
Yep. Goes on a cellphone. For phone charms.

Yep. Goes on a cellphone. For phone charms.
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2019-09-10, 7:19am
Replies: 4
Views: 2,002
Posted By kansassky
I totally agree with Phill. There are companies...

I totally agree with Phill.
There are companies who take apart oxycons and adjust them inside.
Don’t do that!

My local concentrator repair guru was aghast when he discovered this had been done...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2019-09-07, 7:15am
Replies: 24
Views: 8,095
Posted By kansassky
Sadly, this is typical for Scott. He has...

Sadly, this is typical for Scott.

He has promised dozens of times that things will be different.

They are not.
Forum: Studio 2019-07-28, 5:19pm
Replies: 12
Views: 6,298
Posted By kansassky
You could keep your propane tank outside and run...

You could keep your propane tank outside and run the hose through the window, too.
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2019-07-27, 3:04pm
Replies: 5
Views: 2,226
Posted By kansassky
Concentrator Gary, my local concentrator repair...

Concentrator Gary, my local concentrator repair guy, and highly-respected guru, says much depends upon whether the unit is brand new or refurbished. If your concentrator guts have been “adjusted” to...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2019-06-27, 5:52am
Replies: 3
Views: 2,019
Posted By kansassky
Airgas will only fill their own tanks. (Name...

Airgas will only fill their own tanks. (Name stamped)

Can’t speak for other companies.
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2019-05-20, 2:41pm
Replies: 6
Views: 1,714
Posted By kansassky
I have a copy I will sell. Send me a private...

I have a copy I will sell.

Send me a private message?
Forum: Studio 2019-01-09, 9:15am
Replies: 6
Views: 4,313
Posted By kansassky
You can easily calibrate your kiln. Take one...

You can easily calibrate your kiln.

Take one of those round oven thermometers.

Set your kiln to 400 degrees.
Put your oven thermometer inside.
Wait for the kiln to come up to temp.
Check the...
Forum: Torch Questions 2018-12-19, 8:04am
Replies: 17
Views: 5,782
Posted By kansassky
I HATED the Lynx I had. Flame was way too...

I HATED the Lynx I had.

Flame was way too focused.

I bought an Alpha for less than half the price of the Lynx.
I have been blissfully happy with the Alpha.
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2018-10-27, 7:20am
Replies: 16
Views: 3,498
Posted By kansassky
I would like to add the following... From a...

I would like to add the following...

From a practical standpoint, you can almost always sell any outgrown equipment.
You can learn more and move up to a new torch or new tools when you are ready....
Forum: Torch Questions 2018-10-20, 12:50pm
Replies: 17
Views: 5,782
Posted By kansassky
Please look seriously at the Bethlehem Alpha. It...

Please look seriously at the Bethlehem Alpha. It is a GEM of a torch!
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2018-09-26, 5:02pm
Replies: 5
Views: 1,858
Posted By kansassky
I have. The Mega Minor is slightly hotter. ...

I have.

The Mega Minor is slightly hotter. Not much.
I ditched the Mega and bought a Bethlehem Alpha.

Best decision I ever made.
The Alpha is amazing and on-par cost-wise with the Mega...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2018-09-01, 10:10am
Replies: 8
Views: 3,007
Posted By kansassky
Touch your melted gather (lightly) to the FRONT...

Touch your melted gather (lightly) to the FRONT of the mandrel while turning.

NOT to the top of the mandrel.
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2018-07-18, 6:45am
Replies: 7
Views: 2,358
Posted By kansassky
Effetre Sedona. First on the left in this...

Effetre Sedona.

First on the left in this photo.
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2018-07-16, 7:37am
Replies: 13
Views: 3,527
Posted By kansassky
Just checking. I still see many lampworkers...

Just checking.

I still see many lampworkers preparing to use a room temp cane by dipping the end in and out of the flame or waving it back and forth in the flame tip.

DON’T DO THIS!

By...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2018-07-05, 8:32am
Replies: 8
Views: 2,117
Posted By kansassky
It sounds more like a propane regulator issue, to...

It sounds more like a propane regulator issue, to me.

Check that your oxycon is set to the right pressure.

Turn on propane at the tank and see what the regulator reads.

Light propane at the...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2018-05-24, 7:09am
Replies: 34
Views: 11,241
Posted By kansassky
For the record, I did not “chide” you. If...

For the record, I did not “chide” you.

If you were simply asking about a certain technique, why didn’t you describe the technique or post a photo and leave Anouk’s name out of the post?

Or,...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2018-05-23, 6:18am
Replies: 34
Views: 11,241
Posted By kansassky
Maybe it would be better to contact Anouk...

Maybe it would be better to contact Anouk directly?

https://www.facebook.com/Anouk-Jasperse-Glass-Art-303713969640242/

Out of respect for her personal techniques, I would not give out that...
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