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Forum: Boro Room 2016-04-10, 3:32am
Replies: 19
Views: 3,774
Posted By Dragonharper
There is a lot of silver in that glass, so not...

There is a lot of silver in that glass, so not only do you need to get it screaming hot you need plenty of oxygen too. Your flame should be hissing quite loudly. I agree with Larry, if you are on...
Forum: Boro Room 2015-11-28, 4:42am
Replies: 22
Views: 3,978
Posted By Dragonharper
There is a big difference between temperature and...

There is a big difference between temperature and heat. A BTU(the non metric measurement for heat) is the amount of energy that is required to raise one pound of water one degree Fahrenheit. ...
Forum: Torch Questions 2015-10-01, 3:10am
Replies: 16
Views: 3,603
Posted By Dragonharper
If by burnt you mean they are turning grey, they...

If by burnt you mean they are turning grey, they are reducing not burning. Your fuel mixture has too much fuel and not enough oxygen. Since you are on a hothead, it is probably defective.
Forum: Boro Room 2015-09-29, 4:34pm
Replies: 22
Views: 6,494
Posted By Dragonharper
Glass Lady, Loki's Lipstick is in the Amber...

Glass Lady, Loki's Lipstick is in the Amber Purple family so it needs to be either flame struck or struck in the kiln. I prefer to flame strike my AP's here is how I do it. Let it cool until the...
Forum: Boro Room 2015-04-22, 5:55pm
Replies: 10
Views: 2,158
Posted By Dragonharper
If still available Brent Grabbers Boro hearts I...

If still available Brent Grabbers Boro hearts I and II. Ron Bearers stuff is good too.
Forum: Boro Room 2015-04-11, 10:52am
Replies: 3
Views: 1,661
Posted By Dragonharper
Antique Scientific Apparatus

Part of my journey has been to study antique scientific apparatus, as a student of electronics I have the obvious fascination with electric discharge aparatus. However this question is not about...
Forum: Studio 2015-04-03, 3:06pm
Replies: 8
Views: 3,027
Posted By Dragonharper
I use 2 4"x8"x16" cement blocks as a backstop for...

I use 2 4"x8"x16" cement blocks as a backstop for my champion. I also have a 12"x12" morror tile so Ican see the back of my work. THe mirror and the blocks do not even get warm.
Forum: Studio 2015-03-22, 9:12am
Replies: 69
Views: 14,333
Posted By Dragonharper
We Boro peeps do that all the time. Boro clear...

We Boro peeps do that all the time. Boro clear is cheap, Boro color starts at $65/pound and goes up from there. (Not counting cheap Asian import boro.)
Forum: Boro Room 2015-03-19, 4:32pm
Replies: 21
Views: 5,002
Posted By Dragonharper
Marcel, absolutely stunning.

Marcel, absolutely stunning.
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2015-01-18, 1:07pm
Replies: 22
Views: 5,916
Posted By Dragonharper
To bad there is no tongue in cheek smiley, the...

To bad there is no tongue in cheek smiley, the psuedo science B.S. had me choking from the start. Not to belittle the art form, it is a beatiful creation and concept. That's why i'm into glass, I...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2015-01-18, 4:05am
Replies: 22
Views: 5,916
Posted By Dragonharper
I need to hire his marketing writer, if I had...

I need to hire his marketing writer, if I had copy like that my glass would fly out the door. :)
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2015-01-16, 4:14am
Replies: 22
Views: 5,916
Posted By Dragonharper
Boro in a furnace could get that effect too. In...

Boro in a furnace could get that effect too. In fact a furnace marble was my first thought.
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2015-01-16, 4:11am
Replies: 19
Views: 2,973
Posted By Dragonharper
Mostly it comes down to available colors. ...

Mostly it comes down to available colors. Moretti is fairly inexpensive, Double Helix, I think, is mostly silver glass so it's more expensive. I went to the darkside before I started playing with...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2015-01-01, 6:51am
Replies: 5
Views: 1,239
Posted By Dragonharper
First of all the quality of the dichro DOES...

First of all the quality of the dichro DOES matter, I've switched to CBS because it is designed for glass working. It is more expensive but it is worth it, at doesn't burn out near as easily. When...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2014-12-31, 5:20am
Replies: 35
Views: 3,544
Posted By Dragonharper
Stick with marbles for at least another month,...

Stick with marbles for at least another month, like I said I did marbles for an entire year before getting more adventurous. There is a lot to be learned form a simple ball of hot glass. Reading...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2014-12-29, 7:25am
Replies: 35
Views: 3,544
Posted By Dragonharper
I just reread the first post, and you state that...

I just reread the first post, and you state that you are using Effetre which is 104. When I started I worked exclusively in 104 and while I tried a bunch of different things at first I settled on...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2014-12-28, 5:27pm
Replies: 35
Views: 3,544
Posted By Dragonharper
Looks like my "guesser" is out of whack today. :)...

Looks like my "guesser" is out of whack today. :) A one inch marble will hold the required heat for a long time, 30 - 45 seconds at least, so while you need to work quickly there is no need to rush....
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2014-12-28, 3:37pm
Replies: 35
Views: 3,544
Posted By Dragonharper
Well done, what size is that looks to be about...

Well done, what size is that looks to be about the size of an american nickel? If so that explains some of your issues, the 3/4 inch diameter is a good size to keep a good heat base but yet be able...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2014-12-28, 5:07am
Replies: 35
Views: 3,544
Posted By Dragonharper
Nice looking marble, I still can't do implosions!...

Nice looking marble, I still can't do implosions! :) I polish the punty scar off while the marble sits in my marble mold. As long as the mold is hot from making the marble it should not be a...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2014-12-27, 9:15am
Replies: 35
Views: 3,544
Posted By Dragonharper
You still need to be mindfull of the heat. This...

You still need to be mindfull of the heat. This is one reason I went to the darkside, the other, as a marble maker, was for the clear.
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2014-12-27, 6:00am
Replies: 35
Views: 3,544
Posted By Dragonharper
It's thin enough that the temperature does not...

It's thin enough that the temperature does not cause serious stress.
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2014-12-24, 5:21am
Replies: 35
Views: 3,544
Posted By Dragonharper
A bushier flame is obtained by lowering your...

A bushier flame is obtained by lowering your pressure at the regulators, you will need to open the torch vales a bit more but the result will be a lower velocity flame. Yes, if your punties are...
Forum: Torch Questions 2014-12-23, 7:55am
Replies: 12
Views: 1,802
Posted By Dragonharper
That looks like a normal Beth flame to me, I ...

That looks like a normal Beth flame to me, I have both a bravo and a champion. My bravo looks like that with just the center going.
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2014-12-23, 3:53am
Replies: 35
Views: 3,544
Posted By Dragonharper
I find scuptures to be much more challenging than...

I find scuptures to be much more challenging than marbles. Go back and work on your marbles until you can get a consistantly round wrinkle free marble. There is more to learn making marbles than...
Forum: Boro Room 2014-12-10, 4:26am
Replies: 4
Views: 1,463
Posted By Dragonharper
Usually this comes from torch exhaust. When...

Usually this comes from torch exhaust. When closing the bottom of the tube, angle the tubing so that the flame cannot enter the bottom of the tube.

Remember from chemistry class, the products of...
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