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Forum: Studio 2022-01-06, 3:06am
Replies: 3
Views: 336
Posted By Speedslug
I think you can get buffing wheels for them so...

I think you can get buffing wheels for them so they're not limited to metal work alone.

But you would want to set up some serious housing and get a variety of wheel types and buffing compounds so...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2022-01-05, 10:58am
Replies: 13
Views: 362
Posted By Speedslug
The rubber membrane in an acetylene regulator...

The rubber membrane in an acetylene regulator will do a chemical reaction over time with propane I think.

I have read somewhere that acetylene welding hoses will gum up and spit crap into the tiny...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2021-12-21, 10:53pm
Replies: 22
Views: 652
Posted By Speedslug
I still have a problem with depth perception so I...

I still have a problem with depth perception so I copied the side mirror set up that Bear Foot Arts used in his videos about the Electric Mandrel Spinner.

Helped me a ton.

Here's one that shows...
Forum: Safety 2021-12-14, 7:31am
Replies: 11
Views: 3,953
Posted By Speedslug
The LE MoJo is some powerful stuff. :lol: ...

The LE MoJo is some powerful stuff. :lol:

Glad to hear you can feed your addiction without slowly killing yourself or any one else for that matter.

Now you get to learn how to take and up load...
Forum: Torch Questions 2021-12-09, 12:26pm
Replies: 3
Views: 405
Posted By Speedslug
Trouble is that all the brass in torch valves is...

Trouble is that all the brass in torch valves is really really soft and we can ruin a sealing surface all too easily by over-tightening without even knowing it.
Same with the threading on the valve...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2021-12-07, 9:27pm
Replies: 7
Views: 596
Posted By Speedslug
Another thing about hoses; Welding torch...

Another thing about hoses;

Welding torch hoses are made for working with acetylene not propane.
Long use of propane in this kind of hose can cause a chemical breakdown of the rubber inside the...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2021-11-24, 10:30pm
Replies: 3
Views: 571
Posted By Speedslug
Well, the mechanics in an oxycon are fairly...

Well, the mechanics in an oxycon are fairly straight forward.

It's basically an air compressor that feeds into 2 canisters, one at a time controlled by electrical mechanical relays that shifts the...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2021-11-24, 10:15pm
Replies: 13
Views: 1,074
Posted By Speedslug
I got some from some reseller that came from a...

I got some from some reseller that came from a monster glass chandelier.

But without a excellently controlled warming and cooling kiln it breaks without the slightest provocation when you try to...
Forum: Torch Questions 2021-11-24, 10:05pm
Replies: 8
Views: 700
Posted By Speedslug
Also tanked oxygen has a much, much higher purity...

Also tanked oxygen has a much, much higher purity (often 99.5%) than oxygen concentrators which can range from 89% to 96% at best.

And if you set the output on a concentrator to its highest output...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2021-11-18, 9:54am
Replies: 1,004
Views: 281,143
Posted By Speedslug
On mine the threaded fitting screws right on the...

On mine the threaded fitting screws right on the the connector on the hose.

On others, the pointed 'barbed tip' on the concentrator will fit inside the cut end of a welders hose and a screw band...
Forum: Safety 2021-11-13, 10:50pm
Replies: 4
Views: 1,889
Posted By Speedslug
I will admit that I bring my 20 pound tank into...

I will admit that I bring my 20 pound tank into the enclosed porch when I get around to torching glass. ( It's been some 3 or 4 years since the last time.)

And then I set it out side on the deck...
Forum: Safety 2021-10-30, 6:14pm
Replies: 2
Views: 420
Posted By Speedslug
As long as you are having a separate line run you...

As long as you are having a separate line run you might as well go to 20 amps.

It's not that much more expensive, involves all the same amount of work and if you later decide that you want to put...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2021-10-28, 5:29pm
Replies: 21
Views: 2,208
Posted By Speedslug
I began with a very old waffle maker to preheat...

I began with a very old waffle maker to preheat my Devardi when I first started.
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2021-10-24, 3:22pm
Replies: 12
Views: 461
Posted By Speedslug
My oxycon has a total of 3 filters; 1) A coarse...

My oxycon has a total of 3 filters;
1) A coarse one that keeps the dust bunnies and hair and larger what-not away from
2) the intake air filter.
The 3) output also has a super fine bio filter that...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2021-10-23, 6:56pm
Replies: 12
Views: 461
Posted By Speedslug
Aye, on my GTT Cricket I keep the natural gas...

Aye, on my GTT Cricket I keep the natural gas really low compared to the oxygen.
Like 25% of the oxygen.

Maybe you are lighting the fuel first and then bring up the oxygen to go for the flame...
Forum: Boro Room 2021-10-20, 9:26pm
Replies: 2
Views: 1,262
Posted By Speedslug
If you can look up the file details it should...

If you can look up the file details it should have a date it was last modified that can tell you when you downloaded it on to your machine.
That might help you find the email the original password...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2021-10-20, 10:27am
Replies: 14
Views: 543
Posted By Speedslug
In my experience, white has always "acted like a...

In my experience, white has always "acted like a softer glass" even though it is the same coe group.

I suggest a small core of the clear with a covering of the white then encase it in clear.
It...
Forum: Studio 2021-10-19, 12:22pm
Replies: 6
Views: 993
Posted By Speedslug
Aye and what doesn't actually pop the breaker...

Aye and what doesn't actually pop the breaker WILL heat up any weak points on the circuit.

We had a hand full of Xmas lights on the porch but the circuit out there was fed by the tail end of the...
Forum: Studio 2021-10-08, 9:00pm
Replies: 6
Views: 993
Posted By Speedslug
Aye, I second the 20 amp circuit if you can. ...

Aye, I second the 20 amp circuit if you can.

While you're at run a another one right next to that one if it isn't too much trouble.

Never heard of anyone having too many separately fused...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2021-10-05, 6:09pm
Replies: 28
Views: 1,336
Posted By Speedslug
Tungsten can get red hot and can be used to push...

Tungsten can get red hot and can be used to push a hole in molten glass to put on a chain or chord after it cools.

But be sure to leave enough glass around the hole and take the time after your...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2021-10-01, 10:28pm
Replies: 12
Views: 810
Posted By Speedslug
Any possibility that your finger print oils are...

Any possibility that your finger print oils are "protecting" the surface of the bead from the acid?

You might try wiping it with alcohol before putting the acid on it.
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2021-10-01, 3:39am
Replies: 28
Views: 1,336
Posted By Speedslug
Just make sure any tungsten you get from a...

Just make sure any tungsten you get from a welding shop does not have any thorium in it.

They use tungsten for tig welding with different additives because it changes the way the electric arc...
Forum: Studio 2021-09-22, 8:54pm
Replies: 3
Views: 832
Posted By Speedslug
Actually, I installed 2 x 4 between the frame of...

Actually, I installed 2 x 4 between the frame of my chair and the bottom of the seat.
I had to hunt up longer screws from the hardware store.

I also keep handy a half dozen fabric faced foam...
Forum: Boro Room 2021-09-08, 4:01am
Replies: 55
Views: 14,555
Posted By Speedslug
Replete with a "string of pearls" no less! ...

Replete with a "string of pearls" no less!


{The old salty sailor crawls back under his rock.}
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2021-08-23, 12:58pm
Replies: 6
Views: 683
Posted By Speedslug
Have you opened it up? They often have...

Have you opened it up?

They often have plastic tubing that can get brittle with age and can crack and break into chunks that will fall right off.

If that is the problem you can replace it...
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