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Forum: Free Tutorials 2021-09-07, 11:07pm
Replies: 2
Views: 872
Posted By flaming_fools
video link does not work - says it is private

video link does not work - says it is private
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2016-09-22, 7:25pm
Replies: 38
Views: 12,455
Posted By flaming_fools
If you use stringer to twist/twirl, experiment....

If you use stringer to twist/twirl, experiment. It is different to use a thin stringer, than a fatter one. I also many times like to take a thin clear stringer, heat the tip, and make a small mariah...
Forum: Auctions, self promotion, and related things 2016-02-03, 1:10pm
Replies: 0
Views: 1,882
Posted By flaming_fools
a bit of this, a bit of that - new items up for auction

New items up for auction on our eBay page this week---

BALBRIGGAN
http://flamingfools.com/feb16/balbriggan01.jpg

SGT. PEPPER
http://flamingfools.com/feb16/sgtpepper01.jpg

PAISLEY PARK...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2015-12-23, 8:42pm
Replies: 182
Views: 46,683
Posted By flaming_fools
more info???? older names, ids?

more info???? older names, ids?
Forum: Boro Room 2015-11-18, 8:17pm
Replies: 15
Views: 5,224
Posted By flaming_fools
have used this for years, but it is now no longer...

have used this for years, but it is now no longer made as far as i can tell. just ordered some foster fire to see how it is.
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2015-09-11, 6:05pm
Replies: 81
Views: 18,016
Posted By flaming_fools
So what do you all think of the prices in the...

So what do you all think of the prices in the various FB groups? I see lots of stunning work going for what I feel are bargain basement prices.
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2015-08-20, 6:05pm
Replies: 21
Views: 5,642
Posted By flaming_fools
http://beeswaxrubberstamps.com/lampworkbeads.htm ...

http://beeswaxrubberstamps.com/lampworkbeads.htm

The above link will take you to Amy's tutorial for this type of bead - storming technique
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2015-08-19, 11:02pm
Replies: 14
Views: 3,240
Posted By flaming_fools
I think this is the flat envelop rate. Think...

I think this is the flat envelop rate. Think letter or flat 8 x 11 manilla envelop.
Bubble mailers are package rates.
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2015-04-20, 1:15pm
Replies: 14
Views: 2,624
Posted By flaming_fools
Check out these tweezers - many angles from this...

Check out these tweezers - many angles from this seller, so check out his range of tweezers - love them - love the padding on the tools - great for picking up murrain and thin stringers- bought a few...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2015-01-04, 7:23pm
Replies: 12
Views: 2,250
Posted By flaming_fools
We work/garage at 975 (your 1000 should be OK)- ...

We work/garage at 975 (your 1000 should be OK)- After last bead the day is done, and a short soak, usually about 20 minutes or so, we drop down to 940 and soak 1 hour. Then down to about 800 and...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2014-12-03, 12:53am
Replies: 15
Views: 3,148
Posted By flaming_fools
Quick answer - I sit on my butt. We both...

Quick answer - I sit on my butt.

We both user adjustable task type chairs, both on rollers. No arms, they would get in the way, IMHO. You need at time to get your bead into the flame from all...
Forum: Torch Questions 2014-10-15, 7:35pm
Replies: 16
Views: 3,816
Posted By flaming_fools
Yep - this - we got pus at a local welding supply...

Yep - this - we got pus at a local welding supply place.
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2014-09-16, 6:36pm
Replies: 8
Views: 2,415
Posted By flaming_fools
HotHeads and propane are not a good mix. Too...

HotHeads and propane are not a good mix. Too much of the propane is not consumed by the flame, and hence the scum on beads. The temperature of flame when using propane on a hot head is not high...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2014-08-14, 5:29pm
Replies: 9
Views: 2,733
Posted By flaming_fools
Shorts holder

We highly recommend this tool offered by a fellow LE member for working with shorts and pulling stringer. It is so well designed (and excellently priced). Its round insulated handle makes working...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2014-07-06, 11:00pm
Replies: 26
Views: 5,701
Posted By flaming_fools
Definitely looks like effetre blue, which can be...

Definitely looks like effetre blue, which can be called dark turquoise or sky blue - depends on where you buy it.

Kugler is making Bahia Blue in 104 - which is equivalent to the ASK color.

The...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2014-06-03, 5:48pm
Replies: 4
Views: 2,590
Posted By flaming_fools
at the bottom of your propane tank? how old are...

at the bottom of your propane tank? how old are your hoses? other things to consider
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2014-05-31, 6:40pm
Replies: 3
Views: 6,908
Posted By flaming_fools
Hope they still have someat CR Loo - go there...

Hope they still have someat CR Loo - go there about 2x a year as they are only about 20 miles away. I have never noticed it there.
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2014-05-25, 6:43pm
Replies: 20
Views: 5,710
Posted By flaming_fools
we have a rod of calypso that looks like that

we have a rod of calypso that looks like that
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2014-05-07, 2:11pm
Replies: 8
Views: 4,654
Posted By flaming_fools
Encasing reduced DH TRITON

The beads below were both made with Double Helix Triton, same session, same techniques, but what a difference.

Both started with a core of effetre clear. This was then encased thickly with Triton...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2014-04-25, 11:10am
Replies: 18
Views: 5,404
Posted By flaming_fools
I think I would probably try the microwave to...

I think I would probably try the microwave to heat and drive off some of the water...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2014-04-22, 6:49pm
Replies: 144
Views: 36,920
Posted By flaming_fools
Any glass can be used. But.... I advise NOT to...

Any glass can be used. But.... I advise NOT to use mirrors. You are not going to get any mirrored beads, lol. Mirrors just have a coating on the back side of the glass which will burn off. And...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2014-03-29, 5:54pm
Replies: 10
Views: 2,898
Posted By flaming_fools
we have two of the arrow springs, and love them....

we have two of the arrow springs, and love them. extremely stable. easy also to maneuver under the arms if you need to work on the ends of the beads (holding mandrel vertical) - when you order, they...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2014-03-09, 7:36pm
Replies: 4
Views: 4,977
Posted By flaming_fools
they do have a muffler on the bottom. mine broke...

they do have a muffler on the bottom. mine broke off and the connection cracked during shipping to me. they sent a replacement connection and got the muffler back on.
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2014-03-06, 1:40pm
Replies: 15
Views: 4,058
Posted By flaming_fools
And you can reduce glass with the hothead. I had...

And you can reduce glass with the hothead. I had a foil collar on mine that I could raise to cover the air inlet holes to get a reducing flame. And it was nothing but a wad of crumpled foil. Just...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2014-03-06, 1:36pm
Replies: 8
Views: 2,052
Posted By flaming_fools
I would be afraid of it frothing the release too...

I would be afraid of it frothing the release too much, introducing tiny air bubbles which will come back to haunt you while making a bead. Even just stirring mine with a thick mandrel does this, and...
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