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Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2020-11-30, 4:47pm
Replies: 5
Views: 156
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: 116
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: 3
Views: 105
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: 116
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: 1,210
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: 1,210
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...
Forum: Free Boro Tutorials 2020-11-02, 12:11pm
Replies: 4
Views: 358
Posted By Speedslug
Aye subscriptions are good but the notices you...

Aye subscriptions are good but the notices you put up here will help those of us that already have hundreds of subscriptions in YT already.

Links here help those specifically interested in glass...
Forum: Tutorials to purchase 2020-10-31, 5:56pm
Replies: 105
Views: 35,627
Posted By Speedslug
If you click on Rons R4GlassStudio name you will...

If you click on Rons R4GlassStudio name you will get a menu with a choice to send him a PM (private message through the LE software) or email him directly to ask for his tutorial on implosions.
Forum: Boro Room 2020-10-31, 5:44pm
Replies: 1
Views: 229
Posted By Speedslug
I don't use Boro but any knowledge shared is very...

I don't use Boro but any knowledge shared is very worthwhile.

The you tube videos you put up are going to help someone else 5 years from now and it will be because you explained things different...
Forum: Safety 2020-10-30, 11:26am
Replies: 98
Views: 50,620
Posted By Speedslug
A kiln is just like most other house hold...

A kiln is just like most other house hold appliances.

Once I am happy that it does what it is supposed to and I have run it through a few cycles with predictable results then I have no problem...
Forum: Studio 2020-10-29, 1:53pm
Replies: 6
Views: 2,082
Posted By Speedslug
Aye, hot glass going into he kiln won't wait for...

Aye, hot glass going into he kiln won't wait for the time it takes the kiln to come up to temperature.

It doesn't take all that long to get up to temp in an empty kiln but hot glass out of the...
Forum: Torch Questions 2020-10-29, 10:31am
Replies: 18
Views: 1,963
Posted By Speedslug
No sure what to tell you about the popping. ...

No sure what to tell you about the popping.

The hot torch head is because the gas is not coming out fast enough to push the flame away from the metal.

Give the fuel more flow so that the torch...
Forum: Safety 2020-10-14, 4:30pm
Replies: 25
Views: 12,993
Posted By Speedslug
This is a copy of what I replied to your other...

This is a copy of what I replied to your other post of the same question;

I have had no trouble at all using my yellow and green hose these last 12 years or more.

Propane and natural gas are...
Forum: Safety 2020-10-14, 4:27pm
Replies: 19
Views: 2,298
Posted By Speedslug
I have had no trouble at all using my yellow and...

I have had no trouble at all using my yellow and green hose these last 12 years or more.

Propane and natural gas are distilled from the same oil well gases so hoses made for one are OK for the...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2020-10-13, 10:15pm
Replies: 18
Views: 3,796
Posted By Speedslug
I have found no trouble doing that my self. My...

I have found no trouble doing that my self. My hose is yellow / green though so you should check with a welding supply store or the manufacturer just to be on the safe side.

I plumbed natural gas...
Forum: Torch Questions 2020-10-12, 11:14am
Replies: 4
Views: 299
Posted By Speedslug
I guess you are going to have to throw the dice...

I guess you are going to have to throw the dice and give them a thorough going over looking for anything that gives you concern.

Since I use only house hold natural gas which runs at a pressure of...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2020-10-02, 6:44am
Replies: 9
Views: 727
Posted By Speedslug
I will add that Double Helix 'seconds' are...

I will add that Double Helix 'seconds' are impossible for me to distinguish from the best they have to offer and even if you could see a flaw in them they are so much less expensive that getting a...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2020-10-02, 3:10am
Replies: 10
Views: 939
Posted By Speedslug
I want to add that the only things I really took...

I want to add that the only things I really took away from my first and only in person class was:
1) You need to fight the urge to bring the bead up close to the hot head torch or else you get...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2020-10-01, 4:10am
Replies: 10
Views: 939
Posted By Speedslug
:lol: " Call It George " !!!! :lol: I fell...

:lol: " Call It George " !!!! :lol:

I fell in love with that cartoon at a very early age and hearing some one repeat that line just makes me smile in my very heart. :koolaid:

ETA: I am thinking...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2020-09-30, 2:06pm
Replies: 10
Views: 939
Posted By Speedslug
My only class was my first introduction...

My only class was my first introduction consisting of a hot head torch with a half dozen others and may be two dozen glass rods to chose from and five predipped mandrels and plumbers wool for cooling...
Forum: Torch Questions 2020-09-23, 3:44pm
Replies: 6
Views: 860
Posted By Speedslug
I assume you have wetted the brass with tiniest...

I assume you have wetted the brass with tiniest amount of a soap solution.
The stuff used for looking for leaks is perfect.
It's like 3 drops of dish soap to a cup or two of water.

Failing that...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2020-09-18, 5:22am
Replies: 6
Views: 1,291
Posted By Speedslug
That's really quite stunning. Nice work.

That's really quite stunning.

Nice work.
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2020-09-16, 3:17am
Replies: 2
Views: 496
Posted By Speedslug
Sounds to me like it is either the element or the...

Sounds to me like it is either the element or the power source for it, which I think is going to be a Silicone Controlled Rectifier (SCR).

If you have done continuity testing of the element and it...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2020-09-10, 4:26pm
Replies: 4
Views: 691
Posted By Speedslug
I figured something like that was the case. ...

I figured something like that was the case.

If you were experienced enough to have a plasma cutter then the question didn't make sense to me (of very little experience with cutting anything other...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2020-09-10, 4:00am
Replies: 4
Views: 691
Posted By Speedslug
It's a curious mix to my limited experience. ...

It's a curious mix to my limited experience.

But Argon is inert if I remember rightly so I guess it would be okay to use up the contents of that tank that way.

Seems kind of a waste of it to me...
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