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Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2022-04-07, 8:00pm
Replies: 7
Views: 656
Posted By Speedslug
Absolutely. Propane turns from liquid to a...

Absolutely.

Propane turns from liquid to a gas at room temperature at a pressure of 3000 psi so you will need something to reduce that down to a workable pressure.

Propane Bar B Que set ups...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2022-04-01, 7:55am
Replies: 5
Views: 491
Posted By Speedslug
My question is; Did you wash the manufacturing...

My question is; Did you wash the manufacturing oils and grease off the mandrels before you torched them the first time?

Ammonia, Dawn dish soap and Simply Green are good degreasers as is Break...
Forum: Free Tutorials 2022-03-11, 6:33am
Replies: 14
Views: 1,161
Posted By Speedslug
A dozen tiny battery powered fairy lights at the...

A dozen tiny battery powered fairy lights at the bottom of the bowl would add a flavor of what ever holiday is next.

I think they sell LED strings like that at the dollar stores.
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2022-03-08, 4:29pm
Replies: 7
Views: 797
Posted By Speedslug
Aye and hide the bank numbers to the grandkids...

Aye and hide the bank numbers to the grandkids college accounts.

The most addictive glass can get real spendy in a hurry.
Forum: Boro Room 2022-03-04, 3:12am
Replies: 5
Views: 730
Posted By Speedslug
Looks like silver fume implosion with trapped air...

Looks like silver fume implosion with trapped air bubbles to me.

The consistency of the bubble placement reminds me of a florists frog with such even spacing.

But I haven't ever fumed nor have...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2022-02-22, 9:49am
Replies: 10
Views: 833
Posted By Speedslug
My concern would be he internal hoses / tubing. ...

My concern would be he internal hoses / tubing.

They are replaceable with stuff from the hard ware store if you are the least bit handy.
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2022-02-20, 12:13pm
Replies: 17
Views: 826
Posted By Speedslug
The only way I can tell them apart is the...

The only way I can tell them apart is the intensity of glow when it's in the flame.

Boro gets a lot closer to white hot than the yellow I get from softer soda glass.

Oh and don't forget that...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2022-02-19, 6:15pm
Replies: 17
Views: 826
Posted By Speedslug
You may have more luck working with only boro...

You may have more luck working with only boro tubing.
Learning to blow out some tubing to a size workable for your experiment would eliminate having to find something to work with the mason jar...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2022-02-19, 1:42am
Replies: 17
Views: 826
Posted By Speedslug
I did a little looking at this some 10 years back...

I did a little looking at this some 10 years back and found a video that said the leads through the glass needed to be a particular kind of metal because the expansion of the glass when heated (COE =...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2022-02-13, 9:23pm
Replies: 11
Views: 852
Posted By Speedslug
That is what I was thinking too.

That is what I was thinking too.
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2022-02-02, 5:42pm
Replies: 208
Views: 41,900
Posted By Speedslug
I've really got to go along with your husband on...

I've really got to go along with your husband on that one Kathy.

For me, my best stuff comes when I relax and let my muscle memory take over.
But first I had to do that forty bead challenge thing...
Forum: Studio 2022-01-06, 3:06am
Replies: 3
Views: 965
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: 1,064
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: 1,526
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: 6,296
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: 758
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: 1,148
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: 953
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: 15
Views: 1,760
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: 1,178
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: 295,442
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: 2,302
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: 741
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: 2,598
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: 648
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...
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