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Forum: Studio 2021-09-22, 8:54pm
Replies: 3
Views: 158
Posted By Speedslug
Actually, I installed 2 x 4 between the frame of...

Actually, I installed 2 x 4 between the frame of my chair and the bottom of the seat.
I had to hunt up longer screws from the hardware store.

I also keep handy a half dozen fabric faced foam...
Forum: Boro Room 2021-09-08, 4:01am
Replies: 55
Views: 12,938
Posted By Speedslug
Replete with a "string of pearls" no less! ...

Replete with a "string of pearls" no less!


{The old salty sailor crawls back under his rock.}
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2021-08-23, 12:58pm
Replies: 6
Views: 378
Posted By Speedslug
Have you opened it up? They often have...

Have you opened it up?

They often have plastic tubing that can get brittle with age and can crack and break into chunks that will fall right off.

If that is the problem you can replace it...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2021-08-22, 2:46pm
Replies: 5
Views: 343
Posted By Speedslug
I keep a copy of this in my email drafts folder...

I keep a copy of this in my email drafts folder because I can't ever remember how I did it last time so I just copy and pasted it here;


This is the way I upload pictures and it does the resizing...
Forum: Free Tutorials 2021-07-31, 1:43pm
Replies: 296
Views: 236,510
Posted By Speedslug
I spent some twenty minutes going over that...

I spent some twenty minutes going over that initial post number one looking for evidence that he was laying soft glass over boro and I could not find anything other than the end statement about...
Forum: Free Tutorials 2021-07-31, 7:54am
Replies: 296
Views: 236,510
Posted By Speedslug
I think you are mistakenly assuming that the two...

I think you are mistakenly assuming that the two types of glass are mixed together in one bead.

I believe Rob Keyes mentioned the two types of glass because of their different melting...
Forum: Safety 2021-07-07, 12:47pm
Replies: 555
Views: 198,641
Posted By Speedslug
Propane Tank in Garage Fire...

2021 July house fire in Plainfield Michigan had a 100 pound propane tank in the garage. The tank would have been one of the 3 or 4 foot tall ones about twice as tall as a "bar-b-que tank".

Video...
Forum: Safety 2021-07-07, 12:43pm
Replies: 2
Views: 1,452
Posted By Speedslug
Propane Tank In Garage Fire Video...

2021 July house fire in Plainfield Michigan had a 100 pound propane tank in the garage. The tank would have been one of the 3 or 4 foot tall ones about twice as tall as a "bar-b-que tank".

Video...
Forum: Safety 2021-06-16, 8:07pm
Replies: 15
Views: 11,270
Posted By Speedslug
The need for a face mask (other than working with...

The need for a face mask (other than working with micro fine powders or fuming with precious metals) indicates, to me at least, that the ventilation is not pulling enough air from in front of you.
...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2021-05-28, 12:44am
Replies: 7
Views: 1,141
Posted By Speedslug
Didymium eye protection. Ventilation. ...

Didymium eye protection.
Ventilation.


You CAN use a one pound camping tank of propane inside (meaning it's legal to have one in a house or apartment, IF your land lord doesn't freak out about...
Forum: Safety 2021-05-18, 6:47am
Replies: 4
Views: 1,170
Posted By Speedslug
And welcome to your addiction. I suggest...

And welcome to your addiction.

I suggest buying a little cheap glass to begin with.

You body, torch bench, posture, chair, lighting, cooling, heating and ventilation for your own comfort, where...
Forum: Safety 2021-05-17, 10:40pm
Replies: 4
Views: 1,170
Posted By Speedslug
My first thought is; Is there any possibility of...

My first thought is; Is there any possibility of getting the hood opening increased from 7 inches to 8 inches.
Lots of heating, ventilation and air conditioning companies can snip the hole size...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2021-05-16, 9:50pm
Replies: 11
Views: 1,258
Posted By Speedslug
They have decent canvas type cloth tool bags...

They have decent canvas type cloth tool bags these days for not a ton of money.

I keep a few with tools for dragging into the house for home repairs and another just for working on the car.
...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2021-04-27, 4:21pm
Replies: 11
Views: 1,741
Posted By Speedslug
Hugs to you Juniemoon. Hope you can find a...

Hugs to you Juniemoon.

Hope you can find a route through it all.

Maybe setting up a camera system and working from a video screen?

I'm just brain storming here but try everything until you...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2021-04-25, 8:15pm
Replies: 11
Views: 1,741
Posted By Speedslug
Ouch. I haven't heard of such issues but it...

Ouch.

I haven't heard of such issues but it must be torturous to have your muse be source of such pain.

My only thought is to get seriously dark shades, maybe even a welders hood and then light...
Forum: Studio 2021-04-14, 7:10pm
Replies: 8
Views: 9,345
Posted By Speedslug
You might want to make sure your work is not too...

You might want to make sure your work is not too close to the temp sensor.

That can give you all kinds of fun trying to get the temperature reading you are looking for.
Forum: Studio 2021-04-14, 6:56pm
Replies: 12
Views: 5,953
Posted By Speedslug
This really too simple of a question to answer. ...

This really too simple of a question to answer.

"It depends" is a big factor.

Where, what and jump to mind quickly.

Basement, balcony, apartment complex rented half of a duplex?

Propane...
Forum: Boro Room 2021-04-14, 9:39am
Replies: 2
Views: 819
Posted By Speedslug
All those parts are made from really soft brass...

All those parts are made from really soft brass and if you "gronk" too hard on them they will leak.

Yellow teflon tape might get you by once or twice but if the tape doesn't seal the joint past...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2021-04-13, 5:49pm
Replies: 3
Views: 885
Posted By Speedslug
I have been happy with my GTT Cricket on house...

I have been happy with my GTT Cricket on house hold natural gas and a 10lpm oxycon.
Forum: Safety 2021-04-09, 3:38am
Replies: 21
Views: 8,048
Posted By Speedslug
Welcome to the addiction.

Welcome to the addiction.
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2021-04-03, 11:18am
Replies: 1
Views: 831
Posted By Speedslug
You should be able to but it's going to be a race...

You should be able to but it's going to be a race against the homefil putting it in and the torch taking it out if your tank is "Y" connected to the torch.

Plus, homefil oxy is only going to be as...
Forum: Torch Questions 2021-03-20, 5:25pm
Replies: 4
Views: 1,210
Posted By Speedslug
Thanks for the update. Things like this...

Thanks for the update.

Things like this teach me a lot.
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2021-03-13, 4:56pm
Replies: 51
Views: 4,570
Posted By Speedslug
Two pair of really long forceps with a grove...

Two pair of really long forceps with a grove carved in the faces for just that reason.

I have gotten quite fond of the fur on my fingers. :lol:
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2021-03-12, 8:30pm
Replies: 51
Views: 4,570
Posted By Speedslug
Owie!!!! I have only managed to drop hot...

Owie!!!!

I have only managed to drop hot glass on the bench but I remember only too well the thumb in the flame thing.

I am still amazed that that burn didn't leave a scar.
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2021-03-02, 9:12pm
Replies: 11
Views: 1,401
Posted By Speedslug
I bought a bunch of it when I started so I would...

I bought a bunch of it when I started so I would have something to play with while answering the questions about whether my body would adjust to my sitting so very long and if I would tire of it...
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