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Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2018-09-15, 4:16am
Replies: 8
Views: 1,359
Posted By Al Miaco
I agree with Speedslug. Make a coil/disc...

I agree with Speedslug.

Make a coil/disc that you melt down to become your bead.

This method gives you great puckers. It also teaches heat control as you put on the glass and it is easier to...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2017-11-08, 5:07am
Replies: 11
Views: 1,272
Posted By Al Miaco
Ravenesque: All the glass (red and clear are 104)...

Ravenesque: All the glass (red and clear are 104) and the raku is 96 powder. So, a marble base of red 104, encased with super clear 104, thin layer of 96 raku powder, then clear 104 again.
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2017-11-07, 6:06am
Replies: 11
Views: 1,272
Posted By Al Miaco
Thanks for the reply Eileen. Seems I remember now...

Thanks for the reply Eileen. Seems I remember now reading about using a clear base, but for some reason I thought perhaps I was special. Or when mixing different manufacturers of 104. Anyways, I will...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2017-11-06, 8:34pm
Replies: 11
Views: 1,272
Posted By Al Miaco
raku should NOT look like this

My surprise when I opened the kiln. All my raku on red had not just cracked, they had presented themselves on the half-shell, so to speak.

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Any insight on what I did wrong would be great....
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2017-08-29, 4:49pm
Replies: 428
Views: 192,567
Posted By Al Miaco
i would have to second Sundance being rather...

i would have to second Sundance being rather poor. My experiences with them resulted in my not using them ever again. I had similar experiences when buying my kiln as Gravity Glass had.

I now...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2017-07-20, 4:05pm
Replies: 5
Views: 1,177
Posted By Al Miaco
Thanks for all the replies. artsyuno: Yes, I...

Thanks for all the replies.

artsyuno: Yes, I wondered if that was a thing. I tend to let the base bead loose any glow to stop the bead distorting/twisting and ruining my straight lines of my...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2017-07-18, 5:01pm
Replies: 444
Views: 85,134
Posted By Al Miaco
If you think your mouth is a great place to hold...

If you think your mouth is a great place to hold a stringer as you work between different rods, DO NOT put the hot end into your mouth. It will hurt. This I know.
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2017-07-18, 4:58pm
Replies: 5
Views: 1,177
Posted By Al Miaco
clear on clear scum line

I am doing wrap around stripes. When I add clear to the sides of the bead (to get the stripe to wrap) I get a white scum line.

I have pickled my clear (am using super clear).

I do my best to be...
Forum: Torch Questions 2017-06-27, 4:24pm
Replies: 9
Views: 2,230
Posted By Al Miaco
good information dusty. I will look into a...

good information dusty.

I will look into a pre-mix tip. Thanks again.
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2017-06-27, 4:21pm
Replies: 3
Views: 1,009
Posted By Al Miaco
Thanks for the help dusty. Sataki glass is...

Thanks for the help dusty.

Sataki glass is COE125 and at $50/kilo it negates the idea of saving money by ordering from a closer distributor.

I will keep searching. Thanks.
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2017-06-27, 5:06am
Replies: 3
Views: 1,009
Posted By Al Miaco
Any glass distributors in Asia?

Does anyone know?

My shipping costs are adding 25% extra to my bill to get my glass. $300 dollars of glass costs me $400 to get. I always put off ordering because of this.

I thought I saw...
Forum: Torch Questions 2017-06-22, 6:22pm
Replies: 9
Views: 2,230
Posted By Al Miaco
Yes, sometimes I wonder if my issues with the...

Yes, sometimes I wonder if my issues with the torch are the way I use it.

So I'm a beginner and I use COE104 only. Enough issues there for a thesis.

I also prefer less flame. I want to see and...
Forum: Torch Questions 2017-06-19, 10:10pm
Replies: 9
Views: 2,230
Posted By Al Miaco
notes from a somewhat gullible novice: Using...

notes from a somewhat gullible novice:

Using the settings prescribed by the manufacturer the torch is:

loud (not a quiet torch - it has quite a hiss)
hot (the control nobs get too hot...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2017-05-31, 12:00am
Replies: 6
Views: 1,588
Posted By Al Miaco
Thanks Bentley! Great info. Of course I want...

Thanks Bentley! Great info.

Of course I want to see pics. Pics are great!
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2017-05-30, 8:34pm
Replies: 6
Views: 1,588
Posted By Al Miaco
silicon carbide grit for etching

I have a rock tumbler that I use for polishing metal.

I know I can use silicon carbide grit to get an etched effect on my beads.

I don't know what grit is best to frost over my beads. Does...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2017-05-01, 8:03pm
Replies: 13
Views: 2,828
Posted By Al Miaco
All very interesting. So much to know. Out...

All very interesting. So much to know.

Out of 90 beads featured in Corina's color reactions booklet, 17 used EDP. Seems it would be a popular color but appears that it is not (readily) available.
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2017-04-22, 2:42am
Replies: 13
Views: 2,828
Posted By Al Miaco
Ahh, yes thanks. I seem to remember Corina...

Ahh, yes thanks. I seem to remember Corina talking about that in her book "Passing the Flame".
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2017-04-21, 5:25pm
Replies: 13
Views: 2,828
Posted By Al Miaco
What is EDP?

I just bought Corina's color reactions booklet. Seems a good buy for 5 bucks.

But there are a lot of references to a color that is called EDP.

Could not find reference to EDP on this site. Nor...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2017-04-16, 3:02am
Replies: 12
Views: 2,258
Posted By Al Miaco
Agreed! Using it heaps at the moment over bright...

Agreed! Using it heaps at the moment over bright yellow (416). nice for summer
Forum: Torch Questions 2017-03-16, 8:26pm
Replies: 4
Views: 1,489
Posted By Al Miaco
Oh dusty, thanks for the link. I had been there...

Oh dusty, thanks for the link. I had been there before when I was first beginning but had not gone back to review. Now I know I definitely work in the 'turned down low' range which may also result in...
Forum: Torch Questions 2017-03-16, 8:15pm
Replies: 4
Views: 1,489
Posted By Al Miaco
Thanks for the feedback guys/gals. good info...

Thanks for the feedback guys/gals.

good info dusty. I think I will go with your plan.

I know eventually I will want to upgrade my torch but I need to be patient and learn more about my flame...
Forum: Torch Questions 2017-03-15, 9:01pm
Replies: 4
Views: 1,489
Posted By Al Miaco
Tips on tips for my National 8M

At present I am using an SM7 tip. I feel like I want a smaller flame for small and fine work but am not sure which tip would be best.

Also, I am not very happy with the flame I am able to get with...
Forum: Torch Questions 2016-11-24, 5:19am
Replies: 9
Views: 3,517
Posted By Al Miaco
thanks snoopdog, good to know

thanks snoopdog, good to know
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2016-11-21, 8:22pm
Replies: 67
Views: 11,184
Posted By Al Miaco
For what it's worth, I love wearing a bracelet....

For what it's worth, I love wearing a bracelet. Last time I looked, I was not gay. Must check with wife.
No, wife says I am not gay.

Love the beads being posted. Really like that oily look. Also...
Forum: Torch Questions 2016-11-21, 7:59pm
Replies: 9
Views: 3,517
Posted By Al Miaco
Where I live I am paying about $10 for a large...

Where I live I am paying about $10 for a large tank of oxygen-that includes delivery.

Seems like there is a huge disparity for what you are paying for a tank of oxygen. As I remember though, from...
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