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Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2019-03-16, 7:44pm
Replies: 8
Views: 132
Posted By Speedslug
Did you check all the filters? There is a...

Did you check all the filters?

There is a foam sponge like thing typically on the out side, then a fine filter on the inside and often as well a bio filter just before the it goes out of the...
Forum: Studio 2019-02-22, 9:07pm
Replies: 11
Views: 756
Posted By Speedslug
Yonil I really appreciate the level of detail in...

Yonil I really appreciate the level of detail in your post.


It will help a lot of people figure out how they can do what you did without pulling out their hair while trying to get a handle on it...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2019-02-18, 6:23pm
Replies: 12
Views: 549
Posted By Speedslug
She sells a sample size too.

She sells a sample size too.
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2019-02-17, 4:13pm
Replies: 12
Views: 549
Posted By Speedslug
I am fond of Foster Fire Smooth and Tough.

I am fond of Foster Fire Smooth and Tough.
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2019-01-11, 7:00pm
Replies: 4
Views: 556
Posted By Speedslug
Perhaps they are too small to hold the heat they...

Perhaps they are too small to hold the heat they need between the torch and the kiln.

I tended to forget that the mandrel will suck the heat out of the center of the bead and unless I was...
Forum: Torch Questions 2019-01-09, 4:21pm
Replies: 11
Views: 452
Posted By Speedslug
My earlier comments were about using piped in...

My earlier comments were about using piped in fuel from the city in the continental US.

But you may well be better off using butane tanks.

I am not sure about butane but I know that propane is...
Forum: Studio 2019-01-09, 3:27pm
Replies: 6
Views: 434
Posted By Speedslug
Three other ideas come to my mind .... The...

Three other ideas come to my mind ....

The first is batch dependent from the manufacturer ... the size of the tumblers they use to mix the raw ingredients together can be pretty big particularly...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2019-01-04, 2:16am
Replies: 7
Views: 593
Posted By Speedslug
You can get tubing at the hardware store that...

You can get tubing at the hardware store that will work just fine in these machines.

Normally, when they are used for medical purposes, these things get over hauled every two years or so and...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2019-01-02, 3:46pm
Replies: 7
Views: 593
Posted By Speedslug
The safety training I taught in the Navy for 17...

The safety training I taught in the Navy for 17 years has my alarm bells ringing off the wall at the mention of air compressors and oxygen.

Some folks don't know that oil from a garage type air...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2018-12-29, 3:56pm
Replies: 7
Views: 593
Posted By Speedslug
There are filters inside the things. Often...

There are filters inside the things.

Often there are two on the intake and a bio filter on the output just before the hose connects to the front of them.

Sometimes the bio filter will clog up...
Forum: Torch Questions 2018-12-29, 3:20pm
Replies: 11
Views: 452
Posted By Speedslug
Edited To Add: The following is all in reference...

Edited To Add: The following is all in reference to US building codes and piped in city natural gas.


Please let us know what you learn from this.

There still a lot of places that refuse to...
Forum: Boro Room 2018-12-19, 8:28pm
Replies: 13
Views: 940
Posted By Speedslug
You could Y together an oxycon and a tank at the...

You could Y together an oxycon and a tank at the same out puts to make the tank last as long as possible - if the flame you get with this combination produces the flame you want.


One other...
Forum: Torch Questions 2018-12-19, 3:51pm
Replies: 4
Views: 393
Posted By Speedslug
Please keep in mind that didymium is not enough...

Please keep in mind that didymium is not enough of a filter for boro in the torch.

You need at lest welders shade 3 for small work done rarely and you will need at least shad 5 if you are going to...
Forum: Torch Questions 2018-12-17, 9:45pm
Replies: 4
Views: 393
Posted By Speedslug
I will also add the idea to turn on your oxycons...

I will also add the idea to turn on your oxycons and let them run into the open torch for a few minutes before shutting off the oxy flow and opening the fuel valve to light the torch.
It could be...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2018-12-07, 8:32pm
Replies: 10
Views: 856
Posted By Speedslug
You can spend time with a wet finger or a damp...

You can spend time with a wet finger or a damp cloth smoothing the surface of the bead release before melting the glass onto it.

You can probably also get polishing compounds and bits to buff the...
Forum: Torch Questions 2018-11-29, 8:26pm
Replies: 4
Views: 454
Posted By Speedslug
Any chance the threads are damaged? They...

Any chance the threads are damaged?

They make them with a kind of soft metal to ensure a good seal when they are connected but it makes them vulnerable to the slightest bump.

Do you still have...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2018-11-03, 6:37pm
Replies: 12
Views: 1,096
Posted By Speedslug
Thats news to me.

Thats news to me.
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2018-11-03, 2:02am
Replies: 12
Views: 1,096
Posted By Speedslug
Rudy, those things are designed to collect and...

Rudy, those things are designed to collect and filter predictable fumes from welding steel and iron and the welding rod flux coatings.

They are not designed to work the heavy / hazardous metals...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2018-10-28, 8:14am
Replies: 8
Views: 808
Posted By Speedslug
Also look out for loose, dirty or corroded wire...

Also look out for loose, dirty or corroded wire connections.

These things are electrical indicators after all and wires twisted together with bare fingers a decade back will slowly creep up in...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2018-10-24, 5:24pm
Replies: 8
Views: 808
Posted By Speedslug
I hope this doesn't seem to far off base but is...

I hope this doesn't seem to far off base but is there any possibility that the kiln is displaying celsius and you are looking for fahrenheit?

1000 C is equal to 1832 F after all and that would...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2018-10-10, 8:05pm
Replies: 10
Views: 784
Posted By Speedslug
Also if I get too excited I tend to pull the bead...

Also if I get too excited I tend to pull the bead in too close to the torch face where the fuel has not burned up yet and I get soot on the glass.

Took me a some months to break that habit ( and...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2018-10-08, 8:12pm
Replies: 56
Views: 14,240
Posted By Speedslug
Good Bump Jenfire. Thanks.

Good Bump Jenfire.

Thanks.
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2018-10-08, 2:11pm
Replies: 5
Views: 848
Posted By Speedslug
I would be afraid of losing some of them between...

I would be afraid of losing some of them between making them and getting them annealed.

The internal stresses that annealing removes are simply tremendous and I am such a worry wart that I would...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2018-10-03, 8:02pm
Replies: 6
Views: 777
Posted By Speedslug
Just an extra note about respirators; They will...

Just an extra note about respirators; They will keep stuff out of your lungs but they don't work any good at keeping glass colorants ( like cadmium, copper or other hazardous metals) off your hands,...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2018-10-02, 10:00am
Replies: 6
Views: 777
Posted By Speedslug
I also don't think the hot head gets quite hot...

I also don't think the hot head gets quite hot enough to boil off the metal (silver or gold) into the fume you need to deposit it on the target glass.

Also you really want to double and triple...
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