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Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2016-04-26, 11:22am
Replies: 2
Views: 1,082
Posted By TortoiseAvenger
HELP! stability of annealing process question!

Hello y'all:

Im trying to make small glass chunks for jewelry. Basically extra extra large frit. Ive tried soft glass and boro, and I finally got a process down to give me the right sized pieces...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2016-04-06, 8:10am
Replies: 6
Views: 1,159
Posted By TortoiseAvenger
The class thing makes sense. Didn't think of...

The class thing makes sense. Didn't think of that. Awesome! Thanks :)
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2016-04-06, 7:53am
Replies: 6
Views: 1,159
Posted By TortoiseAvenger
OK to not have kiln on bench?

I've been doing a lot of boro work, where it doesn't matter as much, but am toying with the idea of doing some soft glass again. I share a kiln with a studio mate, and the kiln is probably three...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2016-04-04, 10:05am
Replies: 19
Views: 3,195
Posted By TortoiseAvenger
I didn't read your edit right away, and at first,...

I didn't read your edit right away, and at first, I wanted to respond "says who?" But given your edit, I completely agree. In my experience with soft glass it's too sensitive to thermal shock to "get...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2016-04-04, 9:53am
Replies: 19
Views: 3,195
Posted By TortoiseAvenger
Batch annealing simply makes more sense to me....

Batch annealing simply makes more sense to me. Having worked in soft glass, I understand the value of garaging, but when working with boro, it's so resistant to thermal shock I don't seem to lose any...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2016-04-04, 8:08am
Replies: 19
Views: 3,195
Posted By TortoiseAvenger
I sincerely appreciate everyones responses, but I...

I sincerely appreciate everyones responses, but I don't really understand them. I've actually had a glasshive before. They seem to have a near cult-like following. Myself, however... I didn't love...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2016-04-03, 10:38am
Replies: 19
Views: 3,195
Posted By TortoiseAvenger
HELP: What kiln for me?

Hello y'all:

I am getting back into glass... got me a nice torch and I'm beginning to add boro to my repertoire.

I share a studio with a metalsmith who has a small kiln I am able to use, but...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2012-12-14, 1:26pm
Replies: 6
Views: 1,177
Posted By TortoiseAvenger
Question Gripping miscellaneous items for lampwork

I'm interested in wrapping glass around items other than mandrels. Does anyone have any advice on how to do this?

Pliers come to mind, but I don't want to have to pinch the entire time--I'd be...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2012-12-10, 9:02pm
Replies: 32
Views: 8,957
Posted By TortoiseAvenger
Interesting mix of techniques. I've tried the...

Interesting mix of techniques. I've tried the water method... Works OK, but I'm too impatient to wait for the stuff to dry. I think I'm going to pay lowes a visit.
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2012-12-08, 11:31pm
Replies: 1
Views: 1,065
Posted By TortoiseAvenger
Question Metal clay and glass

I'd like to incorporate the two in jewelry. In what ways are people doing this? Obviously the sky is the limit, but I'm looking for ideas and inspiration. Would I use beads? "Marbles"? Is it easy to...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2012-12-08, 11:03am
Replies: 12
Views: 4,229
Posted By TortoiseAvenger
Fence rails? Hummmmm

Fence rails? Hummmmm
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2012-12-08, 11:02am
Replies: 3
Views: 2,386
Posted By TortoiseAvenger
It won't be going through a wall just a window...

It won't be going through a wall just a window...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2012-12-08, 9:19am
Replies: 12
Views: 4,229
Posted By TortoiseAvenger
Sweet! Could never build that though. :(

Sweet! Could never build that though. :(
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2012-12-08, 12:25am
Replies: 3
Views: 2,386
Posted By TortoiseAvenger
Question CALLING ALL EXPERTS: Help with my Propane/oxygen set up?

Through the help of the people on this forum and to a few different Retail outfits, I'm still getting mixed information about if it is safe to carry a propane hose 50 feet from the tank outside to...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2012-12-07, 3:00pm
Replies: 12
Views: 4,229
Posted By TortoiseAvenger
I like the idea of making displays... duh......

I like the idea of making displays... duh... didn't think of this. I'll need some displays in the future, so this seems like a good way to use the wood. I'll primarily be selling earrings and...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2012-12-07, 2:58pm
Replies: 32
Views: 8,957
Posted By TortoiseAvenger
How much do those parts end up costing? Does...

How much do those parts end up costing? Does lowe's cut the pipe for you?
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2012-12-07, 12:38pm
Replies: 12
Views: 4,229
Posted By TortoiseAvenger
Question Woodworking Projects for Beadmakers

Any ideas for woodworking projects? I have some nice ash that I'd like to use up, and I was wondering if anyone had any ideas about things I could make. I thought of a mandrel rack for drying... any...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2012-12-07, 12:11pm
Replies: 32
Views: 8,957
Posted By TortoiseAvenger
Question How do you make your frit?

I've heard of a few techniques, and I'm guessing many people don't make their own, but for those that do, how do you make it? Do you use the water technique? Do you flatten the end of the rod first?...
Forum: Boro Room 2012-12-06, 7:40pm
Replies: 17
Views: 5,039
Posted By TortoiseAvenger
Thanks caliglassguy! And thanks to everyone...

Thanks caliglassguy! And thanks to everyone else... Very helpful
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2012-12-06, 8:57am
Replies: 8
Views: 2,451
Posted By TortoiseAvenger
I was told that this was not a good idea, due to...

I was told that this was not a good idea, due to the pressure in the hose coming directly from the tank. (Since the pressure would be equal to the pressure in the tank, I.e. HIGH). Is there a special...
Forum: Boro Room 2012-12-05, 12:57pm
Replies: 17
Views: 5,039
Posted By TortoiseAvenger
I saw those, but was sad there weren't more...

I saw those, but was sad there weren't more pictures. (I understand that this would be a lot of work for whomever took it on!) I really liked the pdf I posed above...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2012-12-05, 12:51pm
Replies: 2
Views: 3,183
Posted By TortoiseAvenger
Question Best Silver supplier

I'm looking for a silver supplier that can supply me with wire, headpins, clasps, etc. I'll probably want to order in modest quantities at first (10-50 pieces/item).

Who do you guys use? Any...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2012-12-05, 12:43pm
Replies: 8
Views: 2,451
Posted By TortoiseAvenger
Hmm... I guess i'm confused as to how this will...

Hmm... I guess i'm confused as to how this will work with my studio being upstairs, and the propane being downstairs in the back yard. It sounds like a major pain in the can, unless I'm...
Forum: Boro Room 2012-12-05, 10:12am
Replies: 17
Views: 5,039
Posted By TortoiseAvenger
Thanks everyone for the help! Bunyip: I...

Thanks everyone for the help!

Bunyip: I checked out your list... very helpful!

I believe my local store (Delphi Glass) sells the Northstar rods at around $5/rod, depending on color. Is this a...
Forum: Boro Room 2012-12-04, 10:27pm
Replies: 17
Views: 5,039
Posted By TortoiseAvenger
Question Which boro manufacturer is best?

Any opinions? Are there some whose colors are best for certain applications? (I'm making beads) Are some brands notably cheaper/more expensive than others?

I live near a glass store that sells...
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