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Forum: Safety 2019-08-01, 5:37pm
Replies: 7
Views: 1,764
Posted By Bellagirl
I put my shop on back porch of mobile home. Ran...

I put my shop on back porch of mobile home. Ran ducting for ventilation thru floor and up my table. Propane on/off is outside in gutted hose reel holder and run thru wall. Since my space so small I...
Forum: Studio 2014-11-20, 10:10pm
Replies: 5
Views: 2,996
Posted By Bellagirl
Unhappy I am not any help Only time I had 2...

I am not any help

Only time I had 2 torches, they were side by side and faced wall. I had 2 concentrators so but put splitter on propane so we were able to use one propane tank.
The kiln sat...
Forum: Tutorials 2014-09-09, 11:16am
Replies: 9
Views: 7,793
Posted By Bellagirl
Tie Dye Beads?

Years ago there were lots tie dye beads & I cannot find instructions/tut.

I think a twistie (of certain colors) was laid next to an opal yellow stripe & the colors "unzipped"...into a tie dye...
Forum: Studio 2013-12-26, 11:59pm
Replies: 30
Views: 8,109
Posted By Bellagirl
I admit, I love the windows & view also. Great...

I admit, I love the windows & view also. Great natural lighting! Congrats!
Forum: Studio 2013-12-26, 11:57pm
Replies: 9
Views: 2,162
Posted By Bellagirl
Congrats!

Good job! Just got mine up after a long time away from torch also. Am so happy for you :-)

Jolene
Forum: Studio 2013-10-07, 4:05pm
Replies: 30
Views: 7,408
Posted By Bellagirl
Super nice space, great light and sq footage! ...

Super nice space, great light and sq footage!

Truckee is an awesome area, I used to live in Nevada City. You will be sitting over a warm torch looking at snowy trees :-)
Forum: Studio 2013-10-07, 3:58pm
Replies: 35
Views: 7,934
Posted By Bellagirl
Thanks crazydays! Looking back, I would...

Thanks crazydays!

Looking back, I would make a few changes. For example, some of the frit shelves are not lined up well with the PVC with lampwork rods in them, so have to "rangle" them out!
Forum: Studio 2013-10-03, 5:24pm
Replies: 35
Views: 7,934
Posted By Bellagirl
Hi Katherine, Don't prop kiln door open really,...

Hi Katherine,
Don't prop kiln door open really, just want it to stay up temporarily when adding a newly made bead at torch.

Helpful to not have to use both hands at same time (one holding mandel...
Forum: Studio 2013-10-02, 10:33pm
Replies: 20
Views: 6,426
Posted By Bellagirl
Smile Good job!

wow, beautiful setup & love your views and light.

Congrats!
Forum: Studio 2013-09-30, 12:00pm
Replies: 35
Views: 7,934
Posted By Bellagirl
Hi Lorraine, yes been watching your posts on your...

Hi Lorraine, yes been watching your posts on your studio progress... Going to be so awesome.

Cheryl, I tried same magnets as yours ....For some reason my door wouldn't/couldn't attatched? Probably...
Forum: Studio 2013-09-28, 10:39pm
Replies: 35
Views: 7,934
Posted By Bellagirl
Patti, steal any ideas u want! Lorraine, I...

Patti, steal any ideas u want!

Lorraine, I am the lamp worker who met u at Chico storage & gave u a concentrator :-)

Thanks both for being happy for me!
Forum: Studio 2013-09-28, 7:01pm
Replies: 35
Views: 7,934
Posted By Bellagirl
Thanks Katie & TJ, I took pictures before I lit...

Thanks Katie & TJ, I took pictures before I lit my torch cuz I knew it can't stay that neat!
The pegboard wall & zip tied on cut PVC pipes was an idea on LE years ago. Works perfect for super small...
Forum: Studio 2013-09-26, 8:13pm
Replies: 35
Views: 7,934
Posted By Bellagirl
Kiln magnets

Kathy! Thanks for recommending Harbor Freight disc magnets.... Just got them today.
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They hold door open perfectly.... Tried earth magnets & they were not as effective. Not sure why, but am...
Forum: Studio 2013-09-23, 1:37pm
Replies: 35
Views: 7,934
Posted By Bellagirl
Thanks Keoki :-) Yes, same basic design as...

Thanks Keoki :-)

Yes, same basic design as mine. I also used mostly from Andrea's recommendations

Hope my set up can catch shop spiders, I hate those things!
Forum: Studio 2013-09-23, 11:19am
Replies: 35
Views: 7,934
Posted By Bellagirl
Smile Hi Mary, thanks for liking my shop. It definitely...

Hi Mary, thanks for liking my shop. It definitely won't look this organized in a week!
I have tried a hood for ventilation & had poorer results. Was noisier, height affected draw & it cast a giant...
Forum: Studio 2013-09-23, 7:37am
Replies: 35
Views: 7,934
Posted By Bellagirl
Thanks Kathy. Sorry to be so lame, but do you use...

Thanks Kathy. Sorry to be so lame, but do you use just 1 magnet? Have a pic?
Forum: Studio 2013-09-22, 8:58pm
Replies: 35
Views: 7,934
Posted By Bellagirl
Thumbs up Thanks jeepinwelch! I am grateful. I hoped...

Thanks jeepinwelch! I am grateful.

I hoped it would encourage others who had limited space and/or money.
Forum: Studio 2013-09-22, 9:14am
Replies: 35
Views: 7,934
Posted By Bellagirl
Thanks for responses. Yes, can't wait to make a...

Thanks for responses. Yes, can't wait to make a bead next week! Been so long, I am conflicted on what to try first!

This work space will not look same after I work in it regularly, especially the...
Forum: Studio 2013-09-21, 8:12pm
Replies: 35
Views: 7,934
Posted By Bellagirl
Thanks for ideas ROC! Will give them a try.. ...

Thanks for ideas ROC! Will give them a try..

I loved it when the bead door just "stays up" when placed in that position...but over the years ...hinges won't do it!

I have always hated the wood...
Forum: Studio 2013-09-21, 8:00pm
Replies: 35
Views: 7,934
Posted By Bellagirl
Ha Rachael....LOL, u r right..I DO need more...

Ha Rachael....LOL, u r right..I DO need more frit!

My metal kiln handles get hot - so I put some wooden spools on the ends.

I need a creative idea to keep the bead doors open when I am placing...
Forum: Studio 2013-09-21, 7:44pm
Replies: 35
Views: 7,934
Posted By Bellagirl
more pics!

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My table is a 36in old door. My ventilation had to go thru floor so a hole was cut it the table. I got much vent info from this site and Andrea G. site. I especially love how quiet and...
Forum: Studio 2013-09-21, 7:19pm
Replies: 35
Views: 7,934
Posted By Bellagirl
My new shop

Thanks to many LE folks for their info & ideas over the years. I used many of them when I converted a 7x12 ft porch to a shop.

It was on the back of my vintage mobile home & required a roof (only...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2012-09-07, 8:37am
Replies: 17
Views: 1,932
Posted By Bellagirl
Yeah, I always say with reds you get anything...

Yeah, I always say with reds you get anything between a watered down Bloody Mary and a Blood Clot.
My new favorite is Maraschino over a white core.
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2011-12-27, 5:26pm
Replies: 8
Views: 1,383
Posted By Bellagirl
I purchased that recently at Arrow Springs & I am...

I purchased that recently at Arrow Springs & I am not sure how to use it either, hope someone jumps in!
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2011-12-26, 12:48pm
Replies: 41
Views: 3,805
Posted By Bellagirl
Thanks Aimee, will try samples of those blues...

Thanks Aimee, will try samples of those blues also. Read your blog and enjoyed...took me back to my early days with annealers!
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