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Forum: Studio 2021-02-21, 8:12pm
Replies: 22
Views: 724
Posted By Speedslug
Did you offer to pay for the work on updating the...

Did you offer to pay for the work on updating the electrical to do what you need?

Might swing any questions in your favor.
Forum: Safety 2021-02-20, 11:22pm
Replies: 4
Views: 132
Posted By Speedslug
Aye, one of our safety gurus said you need at...

Aye, one of our safety gurus said you need at least ten feet separation of the exhaust outside from where your make up air is drawing from.

Oh, and make sure you are not pulling fumes from the...
Forum: Studio 2021-02-20, 12:29am
Replies: 22
Views: 724
Posted By Speedslug
Aye, you really would not want to surprise a...

Aye, you really would not want to surprise a landlord with a lampworking setup.

They may understand that it isn't any more dangerous than cooking a turkey but then again they may not and...
Forum: Studio 2021-02-15, 9:57pm
Replies: 22
Views: 724
Posted By Speedslug
You might offer your land lord a deal and pay for...

You might offer your land lord a deal and pay for having the power panel replaced to something larger.

You wouldn't have to rewire the whole house, just replace the panel and add the one or two...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2021-02-11, 12:06am
Replies: 4
Views: 235
Posted By Speedslug
It shouldn't be all that much different. ...

It shouldn't be all that much different.

Humans have a pretty tight range of oxygen comfort zones and a hot head is going to tolerate a much greater range than us animals so anything you are...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2021-02-06, 11:44pm
Replies: 44
Views: 1,397
Posted By Speedslug
Those are glorious!

Those are glorious!
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2021-02-05, 6:51pm
Replies: 44
Views: 1,397
Posted By Speedslug
Aye, strokes can steal all kinds of unusual...

Aye, strokes can steal all kinds of unusual details out of our minds that we don't even notice are gone until we remember that we used to be able to do 'that'.

Could be math, the capital of France...
Forum: Studio 2021-02-04, 3:53pm
Replies: 22
Views: 724
Posted By Speedslug
l will add that concentrators purity falls off at...

l will add that concentrators purity falls off at maximum output so you only want to push a 10 lpm machine to 9.5 lpm at most.

And even at their best, concentrators only have 95% purity and tanked...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2021-02-04, 3:23pm
Replies: 5
Views: 255
Posted By Speedslug
And DH seconds are every bit as good as some...

And DH seconds are every bit as good as some companies firsts and much less expensive than DH firsts.
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2021-02-03, 10:00pm
Replies: 44
Views: 1,397
Posted By Speedslug
Aye. I suggest just playing with molten glass for...

Aye. I suggest just playing with molten glass for a few days.

It'll all come back but it sounds to me like you are pushing yourself.

Relax. Play. Rediscover.

Marvel at the way the glass...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2021-01-27, 7:47pm
Replies: 44
Views: 1,397
Posted By Speedslug
Just remember to play between attempts to...

Just remember to play between attempts to 'accomplish' something.

For now just enjoy having fun playing with 'colored lava".
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2021-01-21, 8:04pm
Replies: 15
Views: 323
Posted By Speedslug
Is that all Boro?

Is that all Boro?
Forum: Sale Rack 2021-01-21, 6:32pm
Replies: 490
Views: 129,592
Posted By Speedslug
Welcome Alise.

Welcome Alise.
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2021-01-17, 9:07am
Replies: 5
Views: 503
Posted By Speedslug
I garage my 104 at 920f until I am done for the...

I garage my 104 at 920f until I am done for the day then let it sit there for an hour before ramping down to something like 820f for a soak for another hour.

I have forgotten the rest of my...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2020-12-31, 2:05pm
Replies: 8
Views: 543
Posted By Speedslug
Have you looked in the Safety and Studio threads...

Have you looked in the Safety and Studio threads here?

There are tons of examples of how others set up their torch benches as well as long discussions on ventilation, flooring and temporary and...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2020-12-22, 4:42pm
Replies: 2
Views: 643
Posted By Speedslug
I have heard unsafe things about Fireworks...

I have heard unsafe things about Fireworks torches.

You might want to do a search here on Fireworks and see what turns up.
It's been about a decade I think since I read stuff about them.
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2020-12-16, 1:58pm
Replies: 5
Views: 600
Posted By Speedslug
I have a window at the back of my torch bench...

I have a window at the back of my torch bench that I open a crack in the winter time so that 90/95% of my "make air" comes in from there, mixes with the torch fumes and goes right back outside to...
Forum: Free Tutorials 2020-12-10, 3:51pm
Replies: 2
Views: 506
Posted By Speedslug
Love them !!!

Love them !!!
Forum: Calls for Entries, etc. 2020-12-09, 11:14pm
Replies: 2
Views: 1,528
Posted By Speedslug
Oh, don't forget dental tools. They only...

Oh, don't forget dental tools.

They only about a half dozen re-sharpenings before the dentist throws them out and if you ask them to save them for you they will gladly give you fistfuls.
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2020-11-30, 4:47pm
Replies: 8
Views: 1,062
Posted By Speedslug
I think Kay (listenup) still has a website with,...

I think Kay (listenup) still has a website with, seriously, tons of information about that kind of stuff.
http://www.listen-up.org/kitty/

I think the Bulseye website does too although that glass...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2020-11-30, 4:38pm
Replies: 6
Views: 655
Posted By Speedslug
Hey Gabi !!! How you doing Girl !!??

Hey Gabi !!!
How you doing Girl !!??
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2020-11-30, 4:28pm
Replies: 4
Views: 693
Posted By Speedslug
Welcome to the addiction! Ha ha ha ha :badgrin: ...

Welcome to the addiction! Ha ha ha ha :badgrin:

I used a hardware store welders torch for my first year or two playing an hour or two a month to begin with.

I even made my own kiln with a 1500...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2020-11-29, 5:40pm
Replies: 6
Views: 655
Posted By Speedslug
The way I look at it heat control is going to be...

The way I look at it heat control is going to be a very important issue with any torch work.

Glass doesn't like to have inconsistent temperature in things as thick as bottles nor as large as...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2020-11-12, 1:04pm
Replies: 22
Views: 2,563
Posted By Speedslug
Kay (Listenup I think) has a website that you...

Kay (Listenup I think) has a website that you might find helpful;

http://www.listen-up.org/kitty/
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2020-11-12, 12:48pm
Replies: 22
Views: 2,563
Posted By Speedslug
Double Helix glass often has 'seconds' for sale...

Double Helix glass often has 'seconds' for sale at much reduced prices but I have yet to hear anyone in ten years say that they can tell the difference from their top of the line more expensive...
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