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Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2020-09-01, 3:19am
Replies: 5
Views: 223
Posted By KJohn
Phil is exactly right, as usual. I didn't think...

Phil is exactly right, as usual. I didn't think of that.

But honestly, glass is one of the least expensive things about this, since you don't use a lot per bead. I am full time, and I only buy...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2020-09-01, 3:16am
Replies: 10
Views: 567
Posted By KJohn
OH I've seen those! I love them. I believe the...

OH I've seen those! I love them. I believe the problem is that you are melting them in. I've only seen them as accents on top of a design, they stay a bit raised. Encasing with some clear would help...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2020-08-30, 7:48pm
Replies: 5
Views: 223
Posted By KJohn
Not worth the effort, as Phil said....except for...

Not worth the effort, as Phil said....except for the pricey colors, or ones you might use all the time that you can easily pick out. But seriously, the time you spend vs the $$ you save is not...
Forum: Torch Questions 2020-08-30, 4:01pm
Replies: 2
Views: 158
Posted By KJohn
Ouch! I've heard of gently heating and then...

Ouch! I've heard of gently heating and then dunking the port face into water, and then striking it a bit to help break it up. But you might have to send it in. Good luck
Forum: Sale Rack 2020-08-15, 3:52pm
Replies: 10
Views: 1,735
Posted By KJohn
how do we go to the bash?

how do we go to the bash?
Forum: Torch Questions 2020-08-06, 3:23pm
Replies: 14
Views: 640
Posted By KJohn
I've considered doing that, I would love to know...

I've considered doing that, I would love to know how it turns out with your torch, which one did you decide on?
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2020-08-01, 10:29am
Replies: 1
Views: 264
Posted By KJohn
Hi Sandybead, it could be anything from...

Hi Sandybead,
it could be anything from fuming, to metallic reduction of silver glasses, from Iris orange to Double helix Helios or Aurae. Some pics would help to know exactly, and if you are...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2020-07-30, 9:17pm
Replies: 4
Views: 368
Posted By KJohn
hmm you know, I believe I have some similar...

hmm you know, I believe I have some similar little bags, it occurs to me that I bought them in a bundle of 96 reduction glass, but I'm not sure about those numbers...doesn't look like Rbach, or...
Forum: Torch Questions 2020-07-27, 2:08pm
Replies: 21
Views: 796
Posted By KJohn
phil I have two M 20s that need to be repaired. I...

phil I have two M 20s that need to be repaired. I should pick your brain. I would LOVE to get at least one of these going again

Lloyd, I've tried other torches and I do like the mega minor for the...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2020-07-18, 7:22pm
Replies: 2
Views: 378
Posted By KJohn
Hi, it does not matter if they are touching. I...

Hi, it does not matter if they are touching. I used to pile mine up on top of a ceramic blanket just to make sure everything stayed put. depends on the room you have, you could also stack them on...
Forum: Safety 2020-07-15, 2:25pm
Replies: 17
Views: 1,215
Posted By KJohn
you should ask your gas company, there are limits...

you should ask your gas company, there are limits to what they will install for residential, also ask Bethlehem. Low pressure is supposed to work with a minor/Mega minor, but I would hesistate with...
Forum: Sale Rack 2020-07-12, 9:26pm
Replies: 10
Views: 1,735
Posted By KJohn
yay thanks Mike, can't wait to see the new stuff.

yay thanks Mike, can't wait to see the new stuff.
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2020-07-09, 6:47pm
Replies: 7
Views: 690
Posted By KJohn
also I would try Facebook. the group Lampwork...

also I would try Facebook. the group Lampwork beadmakers tips & techniques is a massive group from all over that gets a lot of eyes. Might be someone there, I personally have not seen any in some...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2020-07-08, 2:17pm
Replies: 1
Views: 452
Posted By KJohn
Hi there! Welcome. There are lots of threads...

Hi there!
Welcome. There are lots of threads here, in the safety thread usually but not always, about setting up the ventilation correctly. There are a lot of diferent examples...Also a FB page...
Forum: Studio 2020-06-13, 9:47pm
Replies: 5
Views: 2,245
Posted By KJohn
Hi Ed! I just had the same exact problem with...

Hi Ed!
I just had the same exact problem with my kiln. I just reset the temp a bit lower, but I know it's not exact. The temp for slumping the rods starts at about 1000F, if that helps...so far...
Forum: Sale Rack 2020-06-06, 2:40pm
Replies: 11
Views: 4,458
Posted By KJohn
I saw a message on their page that they are...

I saw a message on their page that they are taking preorders starting June 8, but only FIVE (5) new messy colors are listed. Looks like this batch of CIM glass was sadly small.
Forum: Studio 2020-06-04, 10:31am
Replies: 46
Views: 8,406
Posted By KJohn
I moved out to a more rural area and I found that...

I moved out to a more rural area and I found that I only had one option for cable, and several for satellite, but the satellite rates were horrible for streaming data. Waaaay too expensive for me,...
Forum: Studio 2020-06-03, 4:55pm
Replies: 46
Views: 8,406
Posted By KJohn
is there a bathroom? Or just a kitchen? I'm sure...

is there a bathroom? Or just a kitchen? I'm sure you are enjoying it
Forum: Tutorials 2020-06-03, 4:54pm
Replies: 12
Views: 8,980
Posted By KJohn
wonder if that will work with striped pink? I...

wonder if that will work with striped pink? I need to try it
Forum: Studio 2020-06-02, 3:47pm
Replies: 46
Views: 8,406
Posted By KJohn
yes more pics definitely. I love that little dog,...

yes more pics definitely. I love that little dog, awwwww
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2020-05-29, 9:54pm
Replies: 10
Views: 869
Posted By KJohn
have you checked the programming? Is there a...

have you checked the programming?
Is there a clicking noise from the relay?
Hope you can get it sorted out
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2020-05-10, 6:40pm
Replies: 13
Views: 838
Posted By KJohn
I haven't heard anything bad about the Sparta...

I haven't heard anything bad about the Sparta torch, sorry if that was confusing. I only meant their version of the hothead. I found it extremely frustrating until I bought an actual brand name...
Forum: Free Tutorials 2020-05-08, 3:02pm
Replies: 55
Views: 22,909
Posted By KJohn
I might try some again too, I haven't been happy...

I might try some again too, I haven't been happy with mine lately, all sorta gray and washed out. So I need to remember this technique again. I have been adding fine stirngers of intense black, or a...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2020-05-08, 12:48pm
Replies: 13
Views: 838
Posted By KJohn
ok I'm a little confused. Are you using tanked...

ok I'm a little confused. Are you using tanked Oxy? for a concentrator, you do not need a regulator....I'm not sure it would work with one.
Propane should be set at 5 max, I personally set mine at...
Forum: Tutorials to purchase 2020-04-05, 10:37pm
Replies: 3
Views: 881
Posted By KJohn
Such an interesting tutorial, thanks so much for...

Such an interesting tutorial, thanks so much for sharing. I may get a chance to try some tomorrow, excited :)
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