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Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2018-10-10, 8:05pm
Replies: 10
Views: 277
Posted By Speedslug
Also if I get too excited I tend to pull the bead...

Also if I get too excited I tend to pull the bead in too close to the torch face where the fuel has not burned up yet and I get soot on the glass.

Took me a some months to break that habit ( and...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2018-10-08, 8:12pm
Replies: 56
Views: 12,493
Posted By Speedslug
Good Bump Jenfire. Thanks.

Good Bump Jenfire.

Thanks.
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2018-10-08, 2:11pm
Replies: 5
Views: 239
Posted By Speedslug
I would be afraid of losing some of them between...

I would be afraid of losing some of them between making them and getting them annealed.

The internal stresses that annealing removes are simply tremendous and I am such a worry wart that I would...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2018-10-03, 8:02pm
Replies: 6
Views: 231
Posted By Speedslug
Just an extra note about respirators; They will...

Just an extra note about respirators; They will keep stuff out of your lungs but they don't work any good at keeping glass colorants ( like cadmium, copper or other hazardous metals) off your hands,...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2018-10-02, 10:00am
Replies: 6
Views: 231
Posted By Speedslug
I also don't think the hot head gets quite hot...

I also don't think the hot head gets quite hot enough to boil off the metal (silver or gold) into the fume you need to deposit it on the target glass.

Also you really want to double and triple...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2018-09-24, 7:06am
Replies: 33
Views: 2,599
Posted By Speedslug
Your absence is felt Anouk. Thanks for...

Your absence is felt Anouk.

Thanks for checking in.
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2018-09-23, 6:19am
Replies: 15
Views: 428
Posted By Speedslug
I picked up one of those 8 inch round fluorescent...

I picked up one of those 8 inch round fluorescent lights with a magnifier on spring arms for $40 at the hardware store that I swing down to get a closer look when needed.

It lets me get a good...
Forum: Studio 2018-09-16, 10:47pm
Replies: 38
Views: 1,423
Posted By Speedslug
From what I remember moving the motor won't make...

From what I remember moving the motor won't make that much difference, the duct work "resistance" to flow is going to be similar whether it is sucking it in one side or pushing it out the other.
...
Forum: Free Tutorials 2018-09-14, 3:35pm
Replies: 72
Views: 35,094
Posted By Speedslug
There should be no problem with the splitter...

There should be no problem with the splitter inside the house.

That is unless you are raging both torches with monster flames.

Then you would get a pressure drop on one torch when you light up...
Forum: Studio 2018-09-12, 7:06pm
Replies: 38
Views: 1,423
Posted By Speedslug
You might want to replace the flex duct with...

You might want to replace the flex duct with smooth walled ducting. Either metal or PVC.

The turbulence that flex ducting has inside can reduce the CFMs down to half or even a third of what a...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2018-09-11, 8:19pm
Replies: 4
Views: 283
Posted By Speedslug
Like most things it would be attractive if that...

Like most things it would be attractive if that is what you are looking for.
If not then "OMG what happened to my stuff?!" would be the proper response from me too.

But that makes a lot of sense....
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2018-09-11, 6:34pm
Replies: 4
Views: 283
Posted By Speedslug
I wonder if you are using Aether clear from...

I wonder if you are using Aether clear from Double Helix.

If I remember rightly it has a reaction to silver fumes so folks had to use Zepher instead but I am really stretching my memory here so...
Forum: Studio 2018-09-10, 7:44am
Replies: 38
Views: 1,423
Posted By Speedslug
You might save yourself some hassle if yo can...

You might save yourself some hassle if yo can find ( and afford) a can or three of that Flex Seal that guy Phil is always selling on TV.
You can find it in the "As Seen On TV section at Walmart.
...
Forum: Studio 2018-09-10, 7:31am
Replies: 38
Views: 1,423
Posted By Speedslug
I used tin snips to fit one section of duct work...

I used tin snips to fit one section of duct work into the other and pop rivets to hold them together.
I then wrap it all in metal foil tape for duct work.
Be sure it is metal foil and not just...
Forum: Studio 2018-09-10, 7:18am
Replies: 3
Views: 298
Posted By Speedslug
I picked up a sheet of metal from the local...

I picked up a sheet of metal from the local heating and air conditioning place for $18 back in 2009 or so.

It was a 10 by 3 foot sheet.

I also picked up some 4 by 8 foot sheets for some work on...
Forum: Studio 2018-09-04, 5:03pm
Replies: 38
Views: 1,423
Posted By Speedslug
Transporting oxygen horizontally is legal as far...

Transporting oxygen horizontally is legal as far as I know.

However you want to make absolutely certain that the oxygen tank is not rolling around by wedging it or strapping (preferred) it in...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2018-09-04, 4:04pm
Replies: 8
Views: 505
Posted By Speedslug
I tend to work a flatter, coiled up, disk shape...

I tend to work a flatter, coiled up, disk shape and then sneak up on the best foot print with heat control melting it slowly down into shape.

For me, it's mostly a matter of patience, patience,...
Forum: Studio 2018-09-03, 6:10pm
Replies: 38
Views: 1,423
Posted By Speedslug
Aye, and some towns and cities have ordinances...

Aye, and some towns and cities have ordinances against large (K size I think they are called, about shoulder height) tanks in residential areas.

The city counsels come up with various reasons but...
Forum: Studio 2018-09-02, 6:18pm
Replies: 38
Views: 1,423
Posted By Speedslug
I will suggest that you get safety glasses as...

I will suggest that you get safety glasses as well for your cutting, hacking and such.

Just one metal fleck in you eyes will convince you of the cost benefit.

I used double ended turn buckles...
Forum: Studio 2018-09-01, 10:21pm
Replies: 38
Views: 1,423
Posted By Speedslug
Oh and get some chain to fasten you oxygen tank...

Oh and get some chain to fasten you oxygen tank to the wall or you could hunt up a welders cart to house it.

Remember those oxygen tanks are some seriously heavy SOBs and setting up an easy (and...
Forum: Studio 2018-09-01, 10:14pm
Replies: 38
Views: 1,423
Posted By Speedslug
I spent the last 10 years of my 17 years in the...

I spent the last 10 years of my 17 years in the Navy as the department safety guy so the first thing I looked for in your lists was an extinguisher.

The next was a smoke alarm.

Lighting would...
Forum: Safety 2018-08-26, 6:09pm
Replies: 6
Views: 774
Posted By Speedslug
Air will mix in with the fumes from the torch...

Air will mix in with the fumes from the torch really quickly and reduce the temperature so that won't be an issue at all.

I do have a problem with how much air that particular fan moves.

Most...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2018-08-18, 6:54pm
Replies: 13
Views: 880
Posted By Speedslug
I find that one or two rods from Double Helix can...

I find that one or two rods from Double Helix can trigger me because they are unexpectedly reactive.

I don't even make any beads out of them.
I just play with the silver glass in the flame and...
Forum: Safety 2018-08-15, 7:46pm
Replies: 6
Views: 774
Posted By Speedslug
I got the fan from my own house furnace when it...

I got the fan from my own house furnace when it got replaced and then I stumbled on to a 6 foot by 3 foot kitchen hood for free on Craig's List.

I mounted the fan on the hood and hung that from...
Forum: Safety 2018-08-10, 2:05pm
Replies: 4
Views: 444
Posted By Speedslug
Hi Heni. The need for sunglasses for six to...

Hi Heni.

The need for sunglasses for six to twelve months causes me a lot of concern.

I could understand six to twelve days but that many months seems way too long to me.

I have heard of...
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