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Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2019-10-17, 3:16pm
Replies: 77
Views: 29,353
Posted By Speedslug
This is the way I upload pictures and it does the...

This is the way I upload pictures and it does the resizing for me;


Click the "Go Advanced" and then type in some words describing you picture.
(You will need more that two letters in order to...
Forum: Auctions, self promotion, and related things 2019-10-07, 4:36pm
Replies: 2
Views: 1,083
Posted By Speedslug
Anastasia all of your work is stunning ! ...

Anastasia all of your work is stunning !

Incredible skill !
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2019-10-07, 4:20am
Replies: 3
Views: 128
Posted By Speedslug
Maybe you should switch from plastic and PVC to a...

Maybe you should switch from plastic and PVC to a galvanized metal pail and metal conduit but with your kind of heat on a daily basis I would think about getting a copper line as a semi permanent...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2019-10-06, 9:29pm
Replies: 3
Views: 189
Posted By Speedslug
Did you try searching for "Bead Goodies" with the...

Did you try searching for "Bead Goodies" with the quotes?
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2019-10-05, 11:10am
Replies: 3
Views: 128
Posted By Speedslug
If it has changed color you probably ought to...

If it has changed color you probably ought to replace it.

We are talking about the gas that has been known to blow up houses and start fires and stuff after all.

You might want to get a 5...
Forum: Safety 2019-10-02, 3:30am
Replies: 2
Views: 446
Posted By Speedslug
Yup. That isn't enough CFMs. Multiply...

Yup.

That isn't enough CFMs.

Multiply that by at least two and three would be better ( 4 if you can swing it).

We have literally whole encyclopedias worth of conversations about ventilation...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2019-09-28, 9:02pm
Replies: 3
Views: 231
Posted By Speedslug
I got mine from a lampwork bead store that had a...

I got mine from a lampwork bead store that had a teaching studio that was closing the teaching area some half dozen years ago and had them in a Craigs List ad.

I sent them a check and they sent it...
Forum: Free Tutorials 2019-09-22, 6:48pm
Replies: 16
Views: 1,023
Posted By Speedslug
The flash light at the end showing the striations...

The flash light at the end showing the striations was a really smart touch.
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2019-09-17, 11:00pm
Replies: 7
Views: 340
Posted By Speedslug
You also might want to just kind of play with two...

You also might want to just kind of play with two glass rods in the flame to get used to how it melts and when it flows.

I began with a clear rod and one of the lighter colored rods and used the...
Forum: Studio 2019-09-13, 8:28am
Replies: 8
Views: 1,037
Posted By Speedslug
If the heat barrier has about a half inch air gap...

If the heat barrier has about a half inch air gap behind it you can often put the kiln much closer to the wall/ air gap / heat barrier.

Like 3 inches or something but you might want to search the...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2019-09-11, 8:01pm
Replies: 4
Views: 402
Posted By Speedslug
When I was replacing some internal tubing in one...

When I was replacing some internal tubing in one of my 5 lpm oxycons I found out that there is a 3rd filter inside just before the oxygen goes out to the front panel and then to the patient.

It is...
Forum: Studio 2019-09-11, 7:46pm
Replies: 8
Views: 1,037
Posted By Speedslug
I think the "small room" they are talking about...

I think the "small room" they are talking about is more like a closet or pantry.

You did not mention what kind of air movement you have and if it closes off if the vent fan is turned off.

These...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2019-09-07, 9:22pm
Replies: 4
Views: 402
Posted By Speedslug
The only modifications I know of is for the...

The only modifications I know of is for the connection at the out put fitting to get the hose to connect.

I have heard of others going into the innards and "making adjustments" but to my way of...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2019-09-05, 4:09am
Replies: 8
Views: 369
Posted By Speedslug
Oxycons typically put out about 94% at best. ...

Oxycons typically put out about 94% at best.

And if you turn them up to 5 out of 5 you can get as low 84% purity.

I suggest you turn you oxycon down to 4 and then ballence your propane against...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2019-08-26, 4:42pm
Replies: 3
Views: 373
Posted By Speedslug
I will add that transparent glass is often...

I will add that transparent glass is often stiffer than opaque glass of the same class of coe.

With the exception of Double Helix brand clears like Zepher. It is very clear but it melts like...
Forum: Torch Questions 2019-08-06, 4:49am
Replies: 6
Views: 482
Posted By Speedslug
Make sure your fuel regulator is designed for the...

Make sure your fuel regulator is designed for the type of fuel you are using.

Garage type acetylene regulators and hoses are made of material that will disintegrate and get gummy on the inside if...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2019-08-02, 3:16pm
Replies: 7
Views: 632
Posted By Speedslug
The blue is from copper "rusting" so acids will...

The blue is from copper "rusting" so acids will speed up the 'rusting' which is oxidizing the copper.

There are copper colored water pipes that have alloys added to keep them from rusting like...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2019-07-26, 4:01pm
Replies: 5
Views: 528
Posted By Speedslug
Larry, I am up for correction and instruction on...

Larry, I am up for correction and instruction on where i have got it wrong and someone sometime will be looking for this kind of information so it would be a help to post your knowledge here.

l am...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2019-07-26, 7:23am
Replies: 3
Views: 341
Posted By Speedslug
I am not familiar with enough torches to comment...

I am not familiar with enough torches to comment on 'faulty valves' from the factory but I have learned from others that the mating parts in torches, regulators and tank valves (oxygen and fuel) are...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2019-07-25, 8:05pm
Replies: 2
Views: 318
Posted By Speedslug
As long as you are not "ragging" on the torch...

As long as you are not "ragging" on the torch making 3 inch marbles or paperweights 36 inches from the back wall should do it.

Add in an up angle on the torch and you effectively have more than 48...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2019-07-22, 5:49pm
Replies: 11
Views: 511
Posted By Speedslug
I swear by Foster Fire Tough and Smooth myself...

I swear by Foster Fire Tough and Smooth myself but I have two or three brands on the shelf that I got before I got FF S&T.

We all figure out what works for us as individuals according to time,...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2019-07-22, 10:36am
Replies: 11
Views: 511
Posted By Speedslug
Oh and make sure if you add water that your water...

Oh and make sure if you add water that your water is either distilled or reverse osmosis.

Well water is going to have minerals in it that can change the bead release properties and water softener...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2019-07-21, 3:13pm
Replies: 5
Views: 528
Posted By Speedslug
I would guess 15 or 20 years or more with the way...

I would guess 15 or 20 years or more with the way we lampworkers use them.

I think the things are built like a tank because when they are in use in a medical situation they need to be reliable...
Forum: Studio 2019-07-05, 6:25pm
Replies: 10
Views: 1,574
Posted By Speedslug
Often, answering the questions "What's the worst...

Often, answering the questions "What's the worst that can happen?" and "Do I know enough about what I'm planning to do to know 'what the worst that can happen' is?" will hold you in good stead.
...
Forum: Studio 2019-06-30, 3:31pm
Replies: 10
Views: 1,574
Posted By Speedslug
I will add that infrared lamps can do wonders for...

I will add that infrared lamps can do wonders for your hands and face when working in a seriously cold garage.

You need to make sure your make up air inlet is at least 10 feet from the torch fume...
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