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Forum: Torch Questions 2020-08-02, 10:10am
Replies: 14
Views: 669
Posted By LarryC
There are a lot of excellent safety related...

There are a lot of excellent safety related resources online. If your interested in how professionals safely run Propane indoors please contact the glass artist community on facebook in the various...
Forum: Torch Questions 2020-07-31, 2:11pm
Replies: 14
Views: 669
Posted By LarryC
propane is too hazardous to use in a basement? ...

propane is too hazardous to use in a basement? Haha....Complete nonsense. Just understand the issues and do it responsibly. There are perfectly safe ways to do this and many many artists do. Im...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2020-07-04, 9:02am
Replies: 3
Views: 703
Posted By LarryC
Nice! Glad I could help. Now that you have a...

Nice! Glad I could help. Now that you have a good start on the mechanics try to blaze your own aesthetic path with it. Have fun with it!
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2020-06-30, 3:00pm
Replies: 3
Views: 703
Posted By LarryC
Step away from the posts and videos. The advice...

Step away from the posts and videos. The advice is generally worth what you paid for it. Who said you should be using a highly oxidizing flame? I have been fuming gold and silver for only 8 years...
Forum: Safety 2020-06-26, 12:11pm
Replies: 12
Views: 2,853
Posted By LarryC
Be careful using the Lynx on a concentrator. ...

Be careful using the Lynx on a concentrator. Always keep the blue oxy slighlty cracked open at least and realise that this torch was never intended for use with a concentrator so its always on the...
Forum: Tutorials 2020-06-25, 2:13pm
Replies: 5
Views: 1,208
Posted By LarryC
These are not fumed. They are done using...

These are not fumed. They are done using powdered metals that are applied to the glass. Some are very small particles and spheres as well.
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2020-06-16, 2:41pm
Replies: 6
Views: 645
Posted By LarryC
Go with the largest tank you can handle. I use...

Go with the largest tank you can handle. I use liquid myself which is much cheaper and considerably safer than compressed tanks but when I was using compressed I was using T sized. As you move up...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2020-05-28, 3:57pm
Replies: 16
Views: 1,000
Posted By LarryC
GTT LYNX for sure. More torch than most bead...

GTT LYNX for sure. More torch than most bead makers need but you will not outgrow it and they keep their value amazingly well.
Forum: Torch Questions 2020-05-22, 4:50pm
Replies: 11
Views: 1,206
Posted By LarryC
Always keep the blue outer oxy at least slightly...

Always keep the blue outer oxy at least slightly cracked open.
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2019-07-26, 2:11pm
Replies: 5
Views: 983
Posted By LarryC
Sorry this is just not true in multiple ways. ...

Sorry this is just not true in multiple ways. Ill PM you with more info.
Forum: Boro Room 2019-07-03, 4:43pm
Replies: 18
Views: 4,687
Posted By LarryC
Careful. Just because something is holding...

Careful. Just because something is holding together right now does not mean it isnt dangerously loaded with stress. Copper is the only metal that MIGHT work in significant quantities.
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2019-06-09, 9:40am
Replies: 20
Views: 1,477
Posted By LarryC
The myth of using vermiculite and crockpot or...

The myth of using vermiculite and crockpot or fiber blanket is fairly prevalent here. It is not something that is widely done in ANY other glass community though. You cant rely on it as a method. ...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2019-04-29, 4:09pm
Replies: 8
Views: 963
Posted By LarryC
This question would definitely be more...

This question would definitely be more appropriate and much more likely to be answered by those with pertinent background on the Glassies group on facebook. Also the ASGS would also be able to help.
Forum: Boro Room 2019-03-12, 3:44pm
Replies: 2
Views: 1,843
Posted By LarryC
I stay away from ANY colors that require...

I stay away from ANY colors that require annealing above 1100. Thats not an acceptable thing to me since I never make anything with just one color. Its a new requirement and it started showing up...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2019-03-05, 4:55pm
Replies: 13
Views: 1,465
Posted By LarryC
Maybe you would be better off figuring this out...

Maybe you would be better off figuring this out on your own versus asking others. You would learn a lot more that way and you would be developing a technique and style unique to you. This really is...
Forum: Boro Room 2019-01-14, 5:51pm
Replies: 3
Views: 2,193
Posted By LarryC
I just use whatever boro scrap rods are handy. ...

I just use whatever boro scrap rods are handy. Works great.
Forum: Boro Room 2018-10-05, 2:54pm
Replies: 130
Views: 23,428
Posted By LarryC
Thats the point of it. No drilling needed. Do a...

Thats the point of it. No drilling needed. Do a quick search on facebook. Its all over the jewelry world. Gold or silver wire is wrapped in a decorative way that creates bales or handles etc.
Forum: Boro Room 2018-10-04, 4:17pm
Replies: 130
Views: 23,428
Posted By LarryC
Wire Wrap?

Wire Wrap?
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2018-10-04, 4:15pm
Replies: 6
Views: 1,210
Posted By LarryC
Yes, you can fume gold and silver with a hot head...

Yes, you can fume gold and silver with a hot head if you experiment. Way too much unsubstantiated dogma and party line quality info here. Toxicity? Do some basic research concerning toxicity to...
Forum: Boro Room 2018-08-30, 4:11pm
Replies: 14
Views: 3,933
Posted By LarryC
Bottom line is GTTs are great torches but they do...

Bottom line is GTTs are great torches but they do require a good source of high pressure high purity oxygen to be at their best and medical concentrators alone just dont supply either. There is no...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2018-08-30, 4:09pm
Replies: 13
Views: 3,102
Posted By LarryC
It is not unusual for objects that have inherent...

It is not unusual for objects that have inherent compatibility issues to survive for many years. Time is NOT a good indication of compatibility
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2018-08-30, 4:07pm
Replies: 11
Views: 3,580
Posted By LarryC
A liquid dewer is the clear choice for cost,...

A liquid dewer is the clear choice for cost, efficiency, purity, etc. A high volume and purity oxygen generator system is just not a cheap endeavor. Additionally you will most likely still be...
Forum: Boro Room 2018-01-16, 4:54pm
Replies: 4
Views: 2,235
Posted By LarryC
Its just practice really. No great mysteries for...

Its just practice really. No great mysteries for consistency. You obviously know how now it just takes practice.
Forum: Boro Room 2018-01-05, 3:43pm
Replies: 6
Views: 3,616
Posted By LarryC
Start with tubing and you won't need a mandrel at...

Start with tubing and you won't need a mandrel at all.
Forum: Torch Questions 2018-01-05, 3:41pm
Replies: 16
Views: 2,759
Posted By LarryC
Wale apparatus sells them with lots of different...

Wale apparatus sells them with lots of different replacement tips.
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