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Forum: Boro Room 2018-07-03, 7:32pm
Replies: 13
Views: 2,329
Posted By menty666
The forum software is still mangling the link. ...

The forum software is still mangling the link. Try this, it's to the same post, just with a shorter link that might survive:

To view links or images in this forum your post count must be 1 or...
Forum: Boro Room 2017-07-18, 5:52pm
Replies: 5
Views: 2,413
Posted By menty666
Yup, it's about managing heat base effectively. ...

Yup, it's about managing heat base effectively. The bigger limits are your patience and oxygen supply.
Forum: Boro Room 2017-03-05, 4:39pm
Replies: 2
Views: 2,180
Posted By menty666
This one's a pretty good watch. There are a...

This one's a pretty good watch. There are a couple of Emilio Santini that are useful too.

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Forum: Boro Room 2017-01-21, 11:49am
Replies: 7
Views: 3,097
Posted By menty666
Now I know why you never came out with the...

Now I know why you never came out with the satins.
Now I can bug you to use that extra space to come out with the satins ;-)
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2016-12-29, 5:50pm
Replies: 9
Views: 2,313
Posted By menty666
brick with a dishcloth folded on top.

brick with a dishcloth folded on top.
Forum: Boro Room 2016-11-21, 2:14pm
Replies: 3
Views: 2,566
Posted By menty666
Can't say that I do. Have an example?

Can't say that I do. Have an example?
Forum: Boro Room 2016-11-12, 6:14pm
Replies: 23
Views: 4,678
Posted By menty666
When tungsten gets hit with the flame, you run...

When tungsten gets hit with the flame, you run the risk of leaving a fume deposit on your glass, I've done it while using my tungsten poker to make holes.

Sometimes you can burn it off, but not...
Forum: Boro Room 2016-11-05, 6:54pm
Replies: 8
Views: 3,443
Posted By menty666
Whatever you want really. You could blow it out...

Whatever you want really. You could blow it out some, pull it down into a smaller, thinner, diameter. Use it in an encalmo piece. Blow it into a goblet. Sleeve it and make it to further, etc etc...
Forum: Boro Room 2016-11-05, 6:38pm
Replies: 8
Views: 3,443
Posted By menty666
You would prewarm it in the kiln, carefully...

You would prewarm it in the kiln, carefully remove it, add a blow tube, flamecut/neck a smaller piece, then make stuff with it. Careful, color tube can be shocky.
Forum: Boro Room 2016-07-12, 4:40pm
Replies: 28
Views: 6,357
Posted By menty666
Might be fun. They tried something similar in...

Might be fun. They tried something similar in one of the glass magazines and it got a bit dull after a while. I think it was because one jelly fish looked like another after so many.
Forum: Boro Room 2016-07-12, 4:39pm
Replies: 4
Views: 2,146
Posted By menty666
They're generally a nice bunch, and the mods are...

They're generally a nice bunch, and the mods are doing a great job keeping it fairly civil.
Forum: Boro Room 2016-07-12, 4:36pm
Replies: 7
Views: 3,590
Posted By menty666
Sometimes, even with the nicest clear, you need...

Sometimes, even with the nicest clear, you need to strip the outside of the rod.

I use Schott, but only because of good pricing (Salt City if you're interested). Plus, they have the larger...
Forum: Boro Room 2016-07-08, 9:14pm
Replies: 2
Views: 2,303
Posted By menty666
A second for Momka's Carmen Red; it's pretty...

A second for Momka's Carmen Red; it's pretty similar. Sort of like how Trautman Elvis Red is fairly similar (though not exactly the same) to NS Garnet.
Forum: Boro Room 2016-06-16, 6:25am
Replies: 5
Views: 2,178
Posted By menty666
People suck. I'm lucky my customers are...

People suck.

I'm lucky my customers are usually pretty chill.
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2016-06-12, 6:59am
Replies: 22
Views: 4,393
Posted By menty666
That literally made me laugh out loud

That literally made me laugh out loud
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2016-06-05, 10:45am
Replies: 8
Views: 2,735
Posted By menty666
You could do it with glass. Make a hollow form,...

You could do it with glass. Make a hollow form, close off all but a pinhole.

Anneal, fill with a syringe, dab of hxtal over the hole, bada boom, there ya go.
Forum: Boro Room 2016-05-15, 7:16am
Replies: 1
Views: 1,755
Posted By menty666
This is a slightly longer version from TalkGlass...

This is a slightly longer version from TalkGlass (To view links or images in this forum your post count must be 1 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.):
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2016-02-07, 11:35am
Replies: 15
Views: 2,559
Posted By menty666
Keep in mind, too, that the tubing is going to...

Keep in mind, too, that the tubing is going to conduct the heat well, so you'll want an alternate way to hold on to it.
Forum: Boro Room 2015-12-27, 11:53am
Replies: 10
Views: 3,061
Posted By menty666
You're just making glass stir rods. I think the...

You're just making glass stir rods. I think the lab ones are only around 5mm, so have at it.

Annealing is fine.
Forum: Boro Room 2015-12-23, 5:09pm
Replies: 5
Views: 2,104
Posted By menty666
Yep, typically 25x4 is what folks go with.

Yep, typically 25x4 is what folks go with.
Forum: Boro Room 2015-12-06, 12:44pm
Replies: 6
Views: 2,451
Posted By menty666
You won't know until you try. Folks tell me I...

You won't know until you try. Folks tell me I can't do something quite often and I make them angry when I show them I can.

At worst, you find out something doesn't work.
At best, you have a...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2015-11-26, 11:53am
Replies: 14
Views: 2,642
Posted By menty666
That's ok, I suck at making swans :)

That's ok, I suck at making swans :)
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2015-11-24, 8:41pm
Replies: 14
Views: 2,642
Posted By menty666
You can do the pin hole with a tungsten pick, but...

You can do the pin hole with a tungsten pick, but you run two risks:

1) Accidentally leaving ugly tungsten fume on your ornament (sometimes it can be burned off, but it's tough to do if you've...
Forum: Boro Room 2015-10-30, 5:30pm
Replies: 24
Views: 4,200
Posted By menty666
I bought mine to use with my single 5 lpm...

I bought mine to use with my single 5 lpm machine, though I really prefer it tanked. I'm not patient :)



I'm a little skeptical about hitting 3" on a Cricket too, but it would be theoretically...
Forum: Boro Room 2015-10-04, 2:42pm
Replies: 2
Views: 1,694
Posted By menty666
500 ml is only half a liter not that large. ...

500 ml is only half a liter not that large. 5-6" of 50mm tubing would likely condense down and blow out to a close enough size.

How to figure out the exact right amount, however, that's a...
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