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Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2021-12-27, 11:11am
Replies: 22
Views: 675
Posted By 5betsy
Something you might want to try just as a...

Something you might want to try just as a reference for yourself.

I have a tendency to hurry, as if the bead us going to explode if it gets cool. It's not.

I finally just made a bead (with...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2021-11-24, 1:04pm
Replies: 3
Views: 577
Posted By 5betsy
Thanks for responding. It's a Respironics...

Thanks for responding.

It's a Respironics 20psi 10lpm. No model. The label is covered.
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2021-11-23, 6:29pm
Replies: 3
Views: 577
Posted By 5betsy
Oxygen concentrator went pop!

Last time I turned my concentrator off it went pop. Now it's blowing air, not oxygen.

Any suggestions?
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2021-11-02, 4:42pm
Replies: 3
Views: 568
Posted By 5betsy
Try Howaco Glass. She seems to have CIM browns...

Try Howaco Glass. She seems to have CIM browns available.
Forum: Tutorials 2021-08-25, 8:27am
Replies: 2
Views: 1,043
Posted By 5betsy
Thanks! I love YouTube. So many people making...

Thanks! I love YouTube. So many people making helpful videos. We go there for everything.
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2021-08-22, 12:34pm
Replies: 5
Views: 730
Posted By 5betsy
Thanks for the answers. And here is the...

Thanks for the answers.

And here is the result of striking!

Apparently the image is too big. And I can't figure out how to shrink it.
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2021-08-21, 3:57pm
Replies: 5
Views: 730
Posted By 5betsy
Zimmerman Yellow Orange

I know Zimmerman glass is long gone but I have a bunch or their Yellow Orange. Z-79C.

I made some simple rounds today and it came out with an Orange core and a yucky yellowish outer layer.

Does...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2020-01-07, 9:46pm
Replies: 4
Views: 2,152
Posted By 5betsy
I love this forum!!! Thanks Floorkasp.

I love this forum!!! Thanks Floorkasp.
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2020-01-07, 9:42pm
Replies: 4
Views: 1,508
Posted By 5betsy
Hmm. You are probably working too hot because you...

Hmm. You are probably working too hot because you are concerned about cracking while you're working.

Try this. Make a bead approximately the size of the heart part of your bead. Use a color you...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2020-01-07, 9:37pm
Replies: 12
Views: 2,348
Posted By 5betsy
I've also read about a lampworker here somewhere...

I've also read about a lampworker here somewhere who puts her press base on something that brings it to about eye level.

When I use my tools to make cubes I certainly bring it to eye level as well.
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2019-09-24, 3:21pm
Replies: 24
Views: 8,227
Posted By 5betsy
Let's hope not. I mean, how many stutterers...

Let's hope not.

I mean, how many stutterers act or sing?
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2019-09-23, 8:50am
Replies: 7
Views: 2,106
Posted By 5betsy
I get my mandrel bright red hot before I apply...

I get my mandrel bright red hot before I apply the molten glass.

The mandrel doesn't have to stay red hot but once it gets that hot, you can just keep it warm while your glass melts.
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2019-09-23, 8:46am
Replies: 7
Views: 3,157
Posted By 5betsy
I agree with Kathy about starting with one COE....

I agree with Kathy about starting with one COE. Once you understand how glass moves in the heat, what those heat stages look and feel like . . . Glass is glass is glass.

Famous words from my first...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2019-09-16, 2:08pm
Replies: 3
Views: 1,709
Posted By 5betsy
There have been a couple very thorough...

There have been a couple very thorough discussions of viscosity and Coe both here on LE and over on Wetcanvas. I find searching inside both sites frustrating so I use Google.

Try using search...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2019-08-24, 2:21pm
Replies: 8
Views: 2,106
Posted By 5betsy
Uroboros/System 96 rod and cane is gone from the...

Uroboros/System 96 rod and cane is gone from the U.S. I believe a Mexican company bought the formulae and are producing sheet glass and maybe frit by now.

I don't know of any plans to make cane...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2019-03-20, 12:25pm
Replies: 7
Views: 2,886
Posted By 5betsy
Time to dig out all that glass I'm not using. ...

Time to dig out all that glass I'm not using.

Makes me glad I bought out the dude at Big M in Tacoma when I finally realized Spectrum was out of business! Only thing I'm short on is clear.
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2019-02-01, 11:52am
Replies: 30
Views: 4,139
Posted By 5betsy
Liability

Sorry. Hard nose here.

As you gently break up with this person you might want to tell them that hy charging for torch time means they are a business and could easily be sued for this.

Ugly, I...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2018-09-26, 12:06pm
Replies: 5
Views: 1,885
Posted By 5betsy
Me too. Hope someone answers.

Me too. Hope someone answers.
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2018-08-18, 7:29am
Replies: 11
Views: 3,935
Posted By 5betsy
Thanks, Eileen. Many of my sticks end up as...

Thanks, Eileen.

Many of my sticks end up as permanent 'flowers' in indoor plant pots. People love them.
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2018-08-15, 5:49pm
Replies: 11
Views: 3,935
Posted By 5betsy
I make a bead on the mandrel and then decorate...

I make a bead on the mandrel and then decorate the mandrel with colored wire, big metal spacers, etc.
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2018-08-02, 10:10am
Replies: 30
Views: 8,890
Posted By 5betsy
Omg.

Omg.
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2018-07-26, 12:38pm
Replies: 13
Views: 3,239
Posted By 5betsy
Yup. Greens tend to spread and streak. ...

Yup. Greens tend to spread and streak.

Coloraddictions site is all about color testing, I'd look there for ideas.
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2018-06-07, 2:10pm
Replies: 10
Views: 2,037
Posted By 5betsy
What torch are you using? You may need to...

What torch are you using?

You may need to move your bead further from the torch head. Or add more oxygen.
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2018-06-05, 12:46pm
Replies: 10
Views: 2,193
Posted By 5betsy
Contact Philbaum at his studio. Or call...

Contact Philbaum at his studio.

Or call Sonora glass academy, they'll know. 520 884 7814
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2018-05-29, 12:01pm
Replies: 11
Views: 6,448
Posted By 5betsy
Call the warranty place. Fussing with it...

Call the warranty place.

Fussing with it yourself while it's still under warranty is not good
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