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Forum: Studio 2013-05-31, 10:08am
Replies: 27
Views: 5,129
Posted By fyrsmith
The neat thing about this truck is that after I'm...

The neat thing about this truck is that after I'm finished using it to move, I can turn it into a mobile studio. It is actually only a little smaller than my current studio!
Forum: Studio 2013-05-30, 5:07pm
Replies: 27
Views: 5,129
Posted By fyrsmith
I bought this huge old U-Haul truck with a 20...

I bought this huge old U-Haul truck with a 20 foot box plus a cabover. The plan is to get as much of my studio into it as I can, then put it on the ferry Kennicott to Bellingham on July 14th. We will...
Forum: Studio 2013-05-02, 4:16pm
Replies: 27
Views: 5,129
Posted By fyrsmith
This is my current studio, which has everything...

This is my current studio, which has everything crammed into a space about 12 X 20 feet. All this gets to expand into the new space.

Jewelry studio:

286272 Glass benches: 286273


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Forum: Studio 2013-04-26, 6:07pm
Replies: 27
Views: 5,129
Posted By fyrsmith
No, unfortunately the building with the red roof...

No, unfortunately the building with the red roof is on the lot next door. Wish I had the money to buy it.
Forum: Studio 2013-04-25, 10:55am
Replies: 27
Views: 5,129
Posted By fyrsmith
Believe it or not, I did buy the place for the...

Believe it or not, I did buy the place for the studio space. MaryJane had never seen the inside of the house, except for real estate pictures until after the purchase. How many people can get away...
Forum: Boro Room 2013-04-25, 10:28am
Replies: 11
Views: 2,226
Posted By fyrsmith
Very nice work hyperT. Love the pink flowers. ...

Very nice work hyperT. Love the pink flowers. But do your research about "silver poisoning" killing people, that is inaccurate info.
Forum: Studio 2013-04-24, 9:44am
Replies: 27
Views: 5,129
Posted By fyrsmith
This is the inside of the studio. The two parts...

This is the inside of the studio. The two parts add up to about 800 square feet, which is enough for my jewelry studio, a glass bench for me, a glass bench for my daughter Zora and a larger bench...
Forum: Studio 2013-04-23, 5:58pm
Replies: 27
Views: 5,129
Posted By fyrsmith
Big Changes!

I will be retiring from my job here in Kodiak in July. I had been trying to buy a place in Homer AK for years, but couldn't make it work. So we decided to move to Oregon. After a summer's search...
Forum: Boro Room 2012-03-22, 12:24pm
Replies: 83
Views: 18,285
Posted By fyrsmith
I break them up for frit, but the larger broken...

I break them up for frit, but the larger broken pieces (if they are not too sharp) I toss out on the local beach for "beach glass" collectors to find.
Forum: Boro Room 2011-11-20, 10:02pm
Replies: 11
Views: 4,374
Posted By fyrsmith
ya. But your original question had to do with the...

ya. But your original question had to do with the safety of a fumed object. You do want to have good ventilation when doing the actual fuming.
Forum: Boro Room 2011-11-20, 4:37pm
Replies: 139
Views: 12,780
Posted By fyrsmith
Thanks for the compliment Fired Desires. Yes,...

Thanks for the compliment Fired Desires. Yes, please post some of your current work. I would like to see what you are doing. I _will_ come back and comment on it.
Forum: Boro Room 2011-11-20, 4:28pm
Replies: 11
Views: 4,374
Posted By fyrsmith
To add to the above, your fuming is only a few...

To add to the above, your fuming is only a few molecules thick, so even if you got all of it off into your food, the actual amount of (non-toxic) material would be tiny.
Forum: Boro Room 2011-11-16, 6:14pm
Replies: 9
Views: 1,694
Posted By fyrsmith
You need a calibrated pyrometer, so you can check...

You need a calibrated pyrometer, so you can check the temp in various locations in the kiln. One interesting test is to get a stick of something like double amber purple that came from the maker...
Forum: Boro Room 2011-11-15, 12:33am
Replies: 139
Views: 12,780
Posted By fyrsmith
These are my new ornament design for this year: ...

These are my new ornament design for this year:

253385

The are about 6" long.
Forum: Boro Room 2011-11-01, 6:09pm
Replies: 18
Views: 2,204
Posted By fyrsmith
I use a drill for mixing to avoid carpal tunnel...

I use a drill for mixing to avoid carpal tunnel problems. Much easier on my wrists. I use a Makita that has a short head, one of those types that you can get between joists to drill holes, the...
Forum: Boro Room 2011-09-30, 10:58pm
Replies: 63
Views: 8,640
Posted By fyrsmith
For people with "burning through the mandrel"...

For people with "burning through the mandrel" problems. Try working with a neutral to slightly reducing flame, if your colors will work that way. When you have an oxidizing flame, you essentially...
Forum: Boro Room 2011-09-30, 10:45pm
Replies: 21
Views: 7,757
Posted By fyrsmith
The best thing I have found for spinning tops in...

The best thing I have found for spinning tops in is a large, shallow wooden bowl. Easy and save to practice in.
Forum: Boro Room 2011-09-06, 5:52pm
Replies: 26
Views: 3,595
Posted By fyrsmith
15 mm med wall. Big enough to get some volume,...

15 mm med wall. Big enough to get some volume, small enough to use without pulling into points.
Forum: Boro Room 2011-09-06, 5:47pm
Replies: 10
Views: 1,658
Posted By fyrsmith
Momka's Brown Glitter makes nice irises also.

Momka's Brown Glitter makes nice irises also.
Forum: Boro Room 2011-09-06, 5:35pm
Replies: 38
Views: 5,387
Posted By fyrsmith
They spin even longer on a graphite pad! Is that...

They spin even longer on a graphite pad! Is that cheating? A way to practice spinning without throwing your top off the table is to spin it in a large wooden bowl.
Forum: Boro Room 2011-05-18, 11:31am
Replies: 15
Views: 2,524
Posted By fyrsmith
What Fishman said, especially about the thick...

What Fishman said, especially about the thick part blowing out after the thinner parts freeze. Blow a little to form the bubble then blow harder to thin out the end. Timing is everything! Amir's...
Forum: Free Boro Tutorials 2011-05-18, 11:25am
Replies: 46
Views: 13,920
Posted By fyrsmith
Thanks for the tutorial Otter! Tried it last...

Thanks for the tutorial Otter! Tried it last night and it worked great. With both wings attached to the same punty its easy to get them to look alike. I'll try to post pics of my first wings with...
Forum: Boro Room 2011-05-17, 12:10am
Replies: 7
Views: 1,146
Posted By fyrsmith
I use those colors precisely because they have...

I use those colors precisely because they have seeds. A line of bubbles in a transparent piece can be a nice design element.
Forum: Boro Room 2011-04-25, 12:23pm
Replies: 68
Views: 9,244
Posted By fyrsmith
Firestorm pendant vessel

I was doing photos to put up on Etsy the other night and when I came to this one I said, "Nope, this one is going into the personal collection." These colors are what was under some pretty drab...
Forum: Boro Room 2011-04-19, 3:16pm
Replies: 11
Views: 1,722
Posted By fyrsmith
When I make ornaments off the end of a tube,...

When I make ornaments off the end of a tube, everything _has_ to stay centered. Same is true only more so when making spinning tops. Since I also have a problem with hand stability, I made this...
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