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Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2013-10-26, 5:58pm
Replies: 19
Views: 2,694
Posted By KariFL
I've always cut my own mandrels with bolt cutters...

I've always cut my own mandrels with bolt cutters and have never deburred any of them. Your bead release is going to be thicker than any little burr that is left.

Kari
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2013-09-22, 10:31am
Replies: 9
Views: 2,123
Posted By KariFL
There's an almost new one on ebay for $400. ...

There's an almost new one on ebay for $400.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/chili-pepper-kiln-/200964817589?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item2eca6fc2b5
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2012-11-28, 10:06pm
Replies: 8
Views: 2,603
Posted By KariFL
After I have put the murrini on the bead, I don't...

After I have put the murrini on the bead, I don't apply any direct heat. I make circles with the flame around the murrini to gently heat it. I then use a butter knife to press the murrini into the...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2012-06-30, 10:42am
Replies: 49
Views: 8,964
Posted By KariFL
I work late at night and I have windows open for...

I work late at night and I have windows open for cross ventilation. My lifesaver is the portable AC Unit that sits right by me. I've tried everything else and this is the only thing that works in...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2010-10-28, 6:11am
Replies: 16
Views: 4,645
Posted By KariFL
I like this one, but you have to use a bigger...

I like this one, but you have to use a bigger mandrel.

www.woodturnerscatalog.com/store/Projects___Lamp_Candle_Accessories___Apprentice_Light_Pull_Kit___light_pull?Args=

Kari
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2010-07-10, 4:40am
Replies: 43
Views: 7,324
Posted By KariFL
I use these from harbor freight. The dividers...

I use these from harbor freight. The dividers come out so the stringers fit. I have one for cool colors and one for warm colors and then different ones for different coes.
...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2010-05-27, 7:46am
Replies: 28
Views: 5,475
Posted By KariFL
www.u-pic.com is the same insurance company that...

www.u-pic.com is the same insurance company that Auctiva and Endicia use ( you can see them listed in their partner area). I ship out first class international through paypal and then go to u-pic...
Forum: Tutorials 2010-01-29, 10:07pm
Replies: 79
Views: 25,573
Posted By KariFL
I second contacting the writer at the newspaper. ...

I second contacting the writer at the newspaper. The charges he wrote about before were old. This might be of great interest to him and his paper.

Kari
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2010-01-15, 5:42am
Replies: 24
Views: 6,813
Posted By KariFL
I heat the glass a bit, not so hot that it...

I heat the glass a bit, not so hot that it sticks, but warm enough that it is just starting to move. Then I heat the pick to glowing and then pierce. It is a dance to know exactly how hot the two...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2008-12-29, 5:32pm
Replies: 78
Views: 20,371
Posted By KariFL
I found the same stuff Marcy. I think the...

I found the same stuff Marcy. I think the circular blades might work but on what piece of machinery? I can't find anything. Leah can you point us in the right direction?

Kari
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2008-05-10, 7:52pm
Replies: 13
Views: 2,288
Posted By KariFL
There are some colors of frit that are absolutely...

There are some colors of frit that are absolutely not compatible with 104 glass even in small amounts. Cracks always show up eventually. There is an transparent emerald green and a transparent...
Forum: Tutorials 2008-05-02, 4:44pm
Replies: 6
Views: 3,171
Posted By KariFL
Hiya Anna! You know I would have an opinion...

Hiya Anna!

You know I would have an opinion lol. I always thought it would be sooo cool to a make set using these:

www.woodcraft.com/family.aspx?familyid=4871

I hope you get time off for...
Forum: Free Tutorials 2008-03-16, 12:22pm
Replies: 232
Views: 94,379
Posted By KariFL
I saw a woman in the grocery store, taking the...

I saw a woman in the grocery store, taking the outer skins of the yellow onions and putting them in a bag and for the life of my I couldn't figure out what she was going to do with them... now I...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2008-01-01, 8:54am
Replies: 16
Views: 2,993
Posted By KariFL
I have had my kiln for three years and within the...

I have had my kiln for three years and within the past two months I have had to replace the heating element and then later the relay. This is what I learned: If the light on your controller is not...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2006-10-19, 3:11pm
Replies: 42
Views: 10,350
Posted By KariFL
I've had both a fire brick kiln 18 X 13 from...

I've had both a fire brick kiln 18 X 13 from Arrow Springs and the Chili Pepper. I guess my vote goes for the Chili Pepper.

My first kiln was the fire brick one and I loved it in that is was huge...
Forum: Torch Questions 2005-07-26, 3:32am
Replies: 6
Views: 3,545
Posted By KariFL
Being from hot humid Florida, when I was...

Being from hot humid Florida, when I was researching concentrators for purchase I remember reading that they work best at 75 degrees and they don't really like humidity. So I think you are right on...
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