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Forum: Safety 2017-03-12, 7:27am
Replies: 41
Views: 27,747
Posted By SteveR
Renewing the thread. Eye safety- ...

Renewing the thread.

Eye safety-

Didymium Glasses are the base for lampworking. Didymium Glasses cut sodium flair and allow the worker to see the glass. But when working colored boro or...
Forum: Boro Room 2017-02-04, 1:08pm
Replies: 8
Views: 6,517
Posted By SteveR
My Bravo takes a lot less fuel than my Champ--...

My Bravo takes a lot less fuel than my Champ-- and even less than my PMd2. Could air inject a Beth by feeding air into oxy hose with fitting. Bravo is designed to run well on oxycon--. I use...
Forum: Boro Room 2016-07-30, 5:41pm
Replies: 28
Views: 8,272
Posted By SteveR
Yes indeed---

Yes indeed---
Forum: Boro Room 2016-07-16, 11:57am
Replies: 4
Views: 3,678
Posted By SteveR
Thanks Cosmo--- They do look like thermo...

Thanks Cosmo--- They do look like thermo shock. Using graphite mold-- the same one I round the Marble-- so it is hot- but still it is a pretty massive piece of graphite. Also I use my Little...
Forum: Boro Room 2016-07-15, 9:47pm
Replies: 4
Views: 3,678
Posted By SteveR
Large Marbles break in Kiln

I have marbles- large ones 1-1/2 inch and 2 inch progressing along wonderfully, nicely removed punny marks, but in the first hour in the Kiln fall apart. As if super stressed or shocked as if...
Forum: Boro Room 2016-06-05, 6:52am
Replies: 9
Views: 4,702
Posted By SteveR
315910Thank you Laura I downloaded the...

315910Thank you Laura

I downloaded the tutorial--- it helped!
Forum: Boro Room 2016-05-24, 9:29pm
Replies: 9
Views: 4,702
Posted By SteveR
Thanks everyone!

Thanks everyone!
Forum: Boro Room 2016-05-22, 7:27am
Replies: 9
Views: 4,702
Posted By SteveR
Dragon Eyes tutorial or Advise wanted.

Lampworkers:

I have been making attempts at crafting Dragon's eyes. Imploded Iris--- but difficulty creating a dark ring around the iris. Anyone know if tubing is best for building an...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2015-12-21, 5:15pm
Replies: 7
Views: 2,322
Posted By SteveR
lost shipment-- tough luck

A medium sized Boro shipment from Sundance disappeared---- I opened an investigation with UPS--- no avail. I called Sundance-- they just said we ship and forget about it-- you are SOL. I will...
Forum: Boro Room 2015-11-27, 9:23am
Replies: 64
Views: 12,586
Posted By SteveR
OK Dave---- I like your first try at an...

OK Dave---- I like your first try at an Ornament--- I am going to try one myself soon. I figure I will lay some seasonal colors on some one inch tubing and flame it in-- then blow it out into as...
Forum: Boro Room 2015-11-17, 9:19am
Replies: 64
Views: 12,586
Posted By SteveR
Nice Cosmo--- I like that vortex a lot. others...

Nice Cosmo--- I like that vortex a lot. others great too!
Forum: Boro Room 2015-11-16, 7:07am
Replies: 64
Views: 12,586
Posted By SteveR
314657 Moving forward on technique---...

314657


Moving forward on technique--- after study of uTubes and pics on other sites.



Next i am going to try smaller dots for the stamens----and compress four times before placing pedal...
Forum: Boro Room 2015-11-03, 7:19am
Replies: 21
Views: 6,606
Posted By SteveR
Nice Jellys Fionah! I have done a few-- but...

Nice Jellys Fionah! I have done a few-- but not as well. I do an inner set of tenacles by stretching out a small implosion. Then a second layer of tenacles by placing stripes of color on the...
Forum: Boro Room 2015-10-29, 5:33am
Replies: 24
Views: 5,629
Posted By SteveR
Try pulling the beak from tubing instead of...

Try pulling the beak from tubing instead of attaching using rod. That is make from the same one piece of tubing. This piece is probably got heat shocked before entering the kiln instead of...
Forum: Boro Room 2015-10-04, 6:09pm
Replies: 43
Views: 11,292
Posted By SteveR
Thanks untamedrose I looked at your...

Thanks
untamedrose

I looked at your sites-- and you have many nice designs, great work -esp your hearts.
Forum: Boro Room 2015-10-03, 4:54pm
Replies: 2
Views: 2,124
Posted By SteveR
Hellowar--- tubing for doing lampwork is found in...

Hellowar--- tubing for doing lampwork is found in a number of online stores. For example
http://www.sundanceglass.com/borosilicate-pyrex-tube-1.htm 500 ml is very large and would take a really...
Forum: Boro Room 2015-10-01, 8:51pm
Replies: 43
Views: 11,292
Posted By SteveR
Yes Mary K--- tanks are great. I used to be a...

Yes Mary K--- tanks are great. I used to be a welder and had tanks. I use 281 cubic foot O2 tanks- they are heavy-- but I have handled O2 tanks since I was a kid. I have a pick-up truck and the...
Forum: Studio 2015-09-24, 8:18pm
Replies: 25
Views: 12,446
Posted By SteveR
I just use concrete board- buy at Home Depot for...

I just use concrete board- buy at Home Depot for 11 dollars for a 3ft by 5 ft sheet that is 3/8 inch thick. I have two Work benches that are 32 inches by 48 inches plywood-- and a kiln bench that...
Forum: Boro Room 2015-09-24, 8:10pm
Replies: 43
Views: 11,292
Posted By SteveR
Humm -Mary K vs. Elektra--Well my compromise...

Humm -Mary K vs. Elektra--Well my compromise would be to sell 50 for $100.

But seriously-- the information in the comments you both have given consists of some good starting guidance-- and...
Forum: Boro Room 2015-09-22, 8:56pm
Replies: 15
Views: 5,858
Posted By SteveR
Yes-- up to about 1 inch in diameter. And small...

Yes-- up to about 1 inch in diameter. And small pendants. Slower than a Major torch-- but you can do it. Unless you anneal at 1050 degrees--- on ramping schedule-- about 1/3 will crack right a way...
Forum: Boro Room 2015-09-14, 6:17am
Replies: 43
Views: 11,292
Posted By SteveR
Got to say Mary K-- I have never seen glass work...

Got to say Mary K-- I have never seen glass work that amazingly beautiful ever-- glad that you post the pics of it and I enjoy your FB too.
Forum: Boro Room 2015-09-14, 6:15am
Replies: 43
Views: 11,292
Posted By SteveR
Thanks Kristin-- Yes something learned with each...

Thanks Kristin-- Yes something learned with each piece--even the ones that fail.
I give the good ones to friends-- and it makes them happy. So its all good.
Forum: Boro Room 2015-09-13, 8:05am
Replies: 43
Views: 11,292
Posted By SteveR
Thanks Mary K for your info and commentary. Its...

Thanks Mary K for your info and commentary. Its encouraging. I still work full time with retirement about four years down the road. A local friend who has made a living making Boro salt and...
Forum: Boro Room 2015-08-30, 7:23am
Replies: 43
Views: 11,292
Posted By SteveR
Thanks Tom--Marketing is a huge part making any...

Thanks Tom--Marketing is a huge part making any art related business work. The Idea is to find people who want the kind of things you create. I have found some people like glass jewelry and some...
Forum: Boro Room 2015-08-28, 7:00pm
Replies: 43
Views: 11,292
Posted By SteveR
Thanks Otter- I have a number of long term...

Thanks Otter- I have a number of long term friends who are professional artists-- who work hard long hours to make less than min wage. Currently I have a corporate job but will retire from that...
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