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Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2021-02-18, 5:21pm
Replies: 2
Views: 105
Posted By ESC
If it's still dry, it's ok.

If it's still dry, it's ok.
Forum: Studio 2021-02-14, 3:21pm
Replies: 15
Views: 4,640
Posted By ESC
Looks great!

Looks great!
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2021-02-08, 11:39am
Replies: 44
Views: 1,499
Posted By ESC
Welcome back to you, too! What a great idea for...

Welcome back to you, too! What a great idea for flexing those muscles again. Looks like it's all coming back pretty quickly.
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2021-02-08, 11:37am
Replies: 2
Views: 295
Posted By ESC
It's probably 96COE for glass blowers. I've got...

It's probably 96COE for glass blowers. I've got #0 to #2 sizes, and the #1 is the one that looks like beach sand. Useful in small amounts on the surface of 104COE beads.
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2021-02-06, 5:48pm
Replies: 44
Views: 1,499
Posted By ESC
And we like having you back again. :love:

And we like having you back again. :love:
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2021-02-04, 11:20am
Replies: 44
Views: 1,499
Posted By ESC
Those older beads are wonderful! And I'm with...

Those older beads are wonderful! And I'm with Kristin and Phill, take it slow (infuriatingly slow, to be exact), concentrate on the simplest techniques, build up those muscles and movements. You will...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2021-01-24, 3:23pm
Replies: 4
Views: 331
Posted By ESC
Or core it after using some silicone sealer under...

Or core it after using some silicone sealer under the bead cap.
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2021-01-24, 3:20pm
Replies: 7
Views: 506
Posted By ESC
Geraldine, I'm not an expert in Bullseye, but...

Geraldine, I'm not an expert in Bullseye, but from talking to those who are? It's stiffer, there are a lot more pinks and purples to choose from, and you anneal at the same temps as 104.
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2021-01-21, 3:24pm
Replies: 15
Views: 354
Posted By ESC
Yeah, depending on just exactly what colors they...

Yeah, depending on just exactly what colors they have (some is 412/#, some is $100/#) and how much of it they have.
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2021-01-20, 8:22am
Replies: 44
Views: 1,499
Posted By ESC
Confirmed Blue Sludge fan here, but I do a lot of...

Confirmed Blue Sludge fan here, but I do a lot of work that involves encasing and manipulating the glass. It's the only one that really holds for me. But, for simple beads, small beads, almost any...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2021-01-19, 3:58pm
Replies: 44
Views: 1,499
Posted By ESC
What they all said, and start small and let your...

What they all said, and start small and let your muscles build up to doing larger work. The muscle memory will come back pretty quickly.
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2021-01-19, 3:55pm
Replies: 5
Views: 543
Posted By ESC
Phill, I think I may modify my schedule to...

Phill, I think I may modify my schedule to resemble yours and see if I can get some more color out of some of the more persnickety DH rods.
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2021-01-16, 5:20pm
Replies: 7
Views: 728
Posted By ESC
I'm interested in seeing the results, too, ugly...

I'm interested in seeing the results, too, ugly or not.
Forum: Safety 2020-12-25, 11:49am
Replies: 2
Views: 836
Posted By ESC
https://mikeaurelius.wordpress.com/ventilation-pri...

https://mikeaurelius.wordpress.com/ventilation-primer/

I went back and found this primer that Mike cooked up many years ago. I printed it out at the time for my HVAC guy.
Forum: Safety 2020-12-25, 11:45am
Replies: 2
Views: 836
Posted By ESC
There are so many approaches to this and so many...

There are so many approaches to this and so many conditions with which to contend, that it's almost impossible to say "this is what you need to do". Check out Andrea Guarino-Slemmons setup. Check out...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2020-12-23, 5:17pm
Replies: 6
Views: 758
Posted By ESC
You want your disc at about 75-80 degree angle to...

You want your disc at about 75-80 degree angle to the flame with the frit/twistie/whatever facing the flame. Rotate slowly and back off the flame if it starts going wonky. The edges of the disc...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2020-12-21, 5:14pm
Replies: 3
Views: 615
Posted By ESC
You might be able to find steel swivel casters...

You might be able to find steel swivel casters for rolling chairs. One of mine just has large steel washers set at a ninety degree angle from each other. It works just fine.
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2020-12-20, 10:54am
Replies: 3
Views: 615
Posted By ESC
Probably okay for smallish work, but remember,...

Probably okay for smallish work, but remember, the bigger the work, the more heat generated. After applying glass to a gather of about 1 1/2", I can't work without a sleeve. What temp does poly, or...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2020-12-20, 10:50am
Replies: 7
Views: 728
Posted By ESC
I'm not sure the spoon would survive this idea....

I'm not sure the spoon would survive this idea. The work I've seen using silver of any kind in bead making usually works only if the metal is kept out of the direct flame during the application....
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2020-11-29, 5:04pm
Replies: 11
Views: 302
Posted By ESC
Ooogh, aaagh! Pretty!

Ooogh, aaagh! Pretty!
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2020-11-29, 5:01pm
Replies: 6
Views: 679
Posted By ESC
Hey! A propane torch with compressed or even room...

Hey! A propane torch with compressed or even room air is certainly doable, but it's going to take forever. Most bottle glass is lower COE than the typical 104 sodium glass used to make beads. Even...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2020-08-21, 6:25pm
Replies: 15
Views: 5,234
Posted By ESC
Hi Figaro. I've only ever used acid to etch, bit...

Hi Figaro. I've only ever used acid to etch, bit it would be pretty simply to use a Dremel and some 3M bristle brushes to shine up the silver again.
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2020-07-20, 4:18pm
Replies: 2
Views: 1,929
Posted By ESC
If you want to go with kiln wash, Alice's is very...

If you want to go with kiln wash, Alice's is very inexpensive and can double as bead release (the original purpose).
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2020-07-12, 11:52am
Replies: 15
Views: 5,234
Posted By ESC
There's not really any way to prevent the trails...

There's not really any way to prevent the trails on most opaque glass. On transparent, it's less of an issue. If you really don't want the trails, you'll have to encase your opaque with transparent...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2020-06-27, 2:28pm
Replies: 6
Views: 3,148
Posted By ESC
For sure Arrow Springs and Frantz sell them, and...

For sure Arrow Springs and Frantz sell them, and a host of other suppliers, depending on how quick you want them and what part of the country you're in. Google 'hot glass lentil masher' and you'll...
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