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Forum: Free Tutorials 2022-06-18, 12:55am
Replies: 17
Views: 2,577
Posted By phentron
319891 319892 319893 319894 I love this...

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I love this technique

Peter
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2022-06-17, 6:04pm
Replies: 9
Views: 1,655
Posted By phentron
Additional kiln information

The information about kilns (above) was based on my type of glass working (& annealing off mandril sculptures, etc).

When the kiln door is opened, the electricity must be turned off to the...
Forum: Free Tutorials 2022-05-19, 11:57pm
Replies: 17
Views: 2,577
Posted By phentron
Hi Robin I like using any aids or tools which...

Hi Robin
I like using any aids or tools which makes my lampworking easier. I'm starting to have hand-eye coordination & steadiness in my hands - I'm 70 this year.

I would like to see your...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2022-05-11, 7:30pm
Replies: 9
Views: 1,655
Posted By phentron
A simple way to Test Exhaust system

A smoke test is the best way to test the efficiency of your exhaust system. Ducting specialists use ‘canned smoke’, but cigarette smoke or even smouldering paper can be used. Sit at your bench, with...
Forum: Free Tutorials 2022-04-26, 6:56pm
Replies: 17
Views: 2,577
Posted By phentron
I got the idea for an umbrella (or parasol) from...

I got the idea for an umbrella (or parasol) from John Peters of Nighthawk Creations, I haven’t seen any other umbrellas like his – so I want to acknowledge him.

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This is a good...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2022-04-04, 3:15am
Replies: 9
Views: 1,655
Posted By phentron
Lead crystal & coloured glass

Much has been said about safety of using & lampworking lead crystal, but many of the metal oxides used to colour glass are just as poisonous as the lead. In solid glass, the lead & other heavy metals...
Forum: Free Tutorials 2022-03-31, 12:09am
Replies: 17
Views: 2,577
Posted By phentron
Made a hot air balloon, using same technique as...

Made a hot air balloon, using same technique as above, finished about 5 inches high. My first attempt was OK, but think I can do better, I now have orders for 8. Have just ordered some graphite to...
Forum: Torch Questions 2022-03-30, 5:46pm
Replies: 7
Views: 1,216
Posted By phentron
I assume you have studies methods of sealing...

I assume you have studies methods of sealing tungsten with glass?
What type of optical window are you using? Quartz to glass seal is a bigger technical problem. Consider obtaining a pre-mounted...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2022-03-26, 9:36pm
Replies: 92
Views: 54,673
Posted By phentron
Marble molds

I made my first marble mold using a cheap set of round bottom router bits, using a drill press but I found you must clamp the graphite block in a vice, etc to stop any movement (my first mold was not...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2022-03-24, 2:47pm
Replies: 9
Views: 1,655
Posted By phentron
2 more comments for this thread Some kilns...

2 more comments for this thread

Some kilns (probably make for pottery firing) have a vent – this should be closed for annealing. If this was mine, I would also pack the vent with some fibre...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2022-03-20, 7:13pm
Replies: 10
Views: 1,296
Posted By phentron
I'm in Australia, got my clip-ons locally - don't...

I'm in Australia, got my clip-ons locally - don't have a brand on them, try your local lampworking suppliers.

While you are at the first stage of learning, stay away from reactive color & thus...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2022-03-20, 3:27pm
Replies: 10
Views: 1,296
Posted By phentron
Hi ctual. i. Sore eyes are usually caused by...

Hi ctual.
i. Sore eyes are usually caused by UV, your 2" didymium filter is too small - not protecting both eyes from seeing the flame. I use a clip-on filter (on my specticals) designed for both...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2022-03-20, 2:55pm
Replies: 9
Views: 1,655
Posted By phentron
Thanks Kathy, 878F converts to 470C, my data...

Thanks Kathy,
878F converts to 470C, my data base (compiled many years ago) gives a range 493 - 520C, I am therefore in error & will correct my data base.

I don't have a reference where my figure...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2022-03-19, 11:25pm
Replies: 9
Views: 1,655
Posted By phentron
Kiln design Kiln design will affect annealing &...

Kiln design
Kiln design will affect annealing & thus your annealing schedule.
The larger the kiln, greater the potential for larger temp gradient within the kiln.
Placement of heating element(s),...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2022-03-19, 11:17pm
Replies: 9
Views: 1,655
Posted By phentron
Annealing, Glass Specs & Kilns

The aim of this thread is to explain the annealing process, by giving the scientific facts (as accurate as I can find) & simplifying them to what lampworkers need to know.
1. Glass specifications...
Forum: Free Tutorials 2022-03-13, 12:15am
Replies: 17
Views: 2,577
Posted By phentron
I've just made about 50, here they are in a bowl,...

I've just made about 50, here they are in a bowl, but need to get better lights.

Peter
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Forum: Free Tutorials 2022-03-10, 2:33pm
Replies: 17
Views: 2,577
Posted By phentron
Maria, had not thought of a bowl centre piece, I...

Maria, had not thought of a bowl centre piece, I will make some without the bail or stem.
Forum: Free Tutorials 2022-03-09, 11:27pm
Replies: 17
Views: 2,577
Posted By phentron
Glass loops, lace work or loop stitching

There are many names for this technique; spun glass, lace work, loop stitching, crocheting, glass loops or knitting (knitting or loop stitching usually refer to a wool knitted look)

I have tried...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2022-02-19, 3:15pm
Replies: 17
Views: 1,781
Posted By phentron
'standard' atmospheric pressure is 760 Torr, the...

'standard' atmospheric pressure is 760 Torr, the lower the Torr, the stronger the vacuum. 'total' vacuum would in theoretically be 0 Torr, a strong vacuum (I think) is below 100 Torr?700 Torr is a...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2022-02-19, 5:17am
Replies: 17
Views: 1,781
Posted By phentron
Hi KB3BYT, What type of vacuum do you plan...

Hi KB3BYT,

What type of vacuum do you plan on using?
If using a high vacuum (strong), drilling a mason jar (unless done by a scientific glass blower) would weaken the integrity of the jar &...
Forum: Torch Questions 2022-01-26, 7:56pm
Replies: 115
Views: 45,512
Posted By phentron
Herbie

I first used a Herbie in 1971. They were first made in the 1960’s?? & designed for scientific glass blowing, when you need to constantly change flame size (without oxy-gas ratio, thus flame temp is...
Forum: Free Tutorials 2022-01-24, 4:20pm
Replies: 56
Views: 54,701
Posted By phentron
Hi David, just found your tut, I have been making...

Hi David, just found your tut, I have been making roses using similar method to you with a few differences.
I made the petals on small punties & do not anneal them – they are thin enough not to...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2022-01-20, 2:24pm
Replies: 92
Views: 54,673
Posted By phentron
ESC, I use a standard bench grinder, you could...

ESC,
I use a standard bench grinder, you could use an angle grinder if that is all you have. No need to polish after grinding. To use it, hold the glass in one hand, mark where to score with your...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2022-01-19, 6:28pm
Replies: 92
Views: 54,673
Posted By phentron
I made my first glass working tool in the early...

I made my first glass working tool in the early 1970's - it was a flat file with its thin edge ground down to clean metal. The corner edge is used as a scoring knife. The file would only need...
Forum: Boro Room 2022-01-18, 4:33am
Replies: 11
Views: 8,468
Posted By phentron
I have re-heated & worked boro objects up to 12mm...

I have re-heated & worked boro objects up to 12mm (1/2") thick without first using a kiln. Start with a cold flame (low oxygen) and hold the object far out in the flame (past the visible flame) -...
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