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Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2021-12-19, 9:15pm
Replies: 21
Views: 586
Posted By vetropod
Those lines are where the colorants and...

Those lines are where the colorants and opacifiers of the glass have become more dense, some of them are possibly from soot getting into the glass as you work. Don't worry about lack of technique in...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2021-10-24, 7:15am
Replies: 12
Views: 453
Posted By vetropod
As others state, the fuel should be about 1/3 the...

As others state, the fuel should be about 1/3 the pressure of the oxygen.

5-7psi fuel is the ideal for bobcat or lynx, but that's when you're running 30psi of oxygen, so you have to adjust down ...
Forum: Torch Questions 2021-09-15, 2:53pm
Replies: 11
Views: 1,067
Posted By vetropod
I think if you're ever in danger of catching the...

I think if you're ever in danger of catching the sticker on fire you've got bigger problems. I've had my torch for maybe 16 years, the base doesn't look bad at all (except the silicon feet have been...
Forum: Torch Questions 2021-09-14, 3:35pm
Replies: 11
Views: 1,067
Posted By vetropod
Just out of curiosity, why is the torch base...

Just out of curiosity, why is the torch base covered in tin foil? Trying to keep the bad vibes out, or what?
Forum: Boro Room 2021-09-06, 11:27am
Replies: 6
Views: 1,099
Posted By vetropod
Yes, Facebook is the best way to get a hold of...

Yes, Facebook is the best way to get a hold of him, although he's a busy guy - just not so much with glass anymore.
Forum: Presses 2021-09-02, 11:27am
Replies: 2
Views: 1,001
Posted By vetropod
They moved a couple years ago, I don't know if...

They moved a couple years ago, I don't know if they're still making tools. Here is their Facebook page:
https://www.facebook.com/gracefulcustoms And Grace' personal Facebook page:...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2021-08-03, 12:27pm
Replies: 4
Views: 761
Posted By vetropod
Thanks, I just submitted a join request for the...

Thanks, I just submitted a join request for the group. Maybe I'll just hit her up though :idea:
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2021-08-03, 12:26pm
Replies: 4
Views: 761
Posted By vetropod
Yeah, their color archives is super unhelpful -...

Yeah, their color archives is super unhelpful - just one photo of a bead made with the color. What I really need to see is how the rods look BEFORE they're melted :lol:
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2021-08-03, 9:00am
Replies: 4
Views: 761
Posted By vetropod
Double Helix and reactive glass question

Hi everyone,

I bought a bunch of glass from someone who quit lampworking, unfortunately any of it that is labeled has lost the ink to ravages of time. I've sorted through the opaques and most of...
Forum: Auctions, self promotion, and related things 2021-06-23, 2:09pm
Replies: 6
Views: 4,366
Posted By vetropod
That's a huge bead!

That's a huge bead!
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2021-05-28, 11:21am
Replies: 7
Views: 1,499
Posted By vetropod
I recommend taking a class if you can find one in...

I recommend taking a class if you can find one in your area, much better way to have the whole setup provided and get a general understanding. And a lot of places rent time for very reasonable rate...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2021-05-16, 11:59am
Replies: 11
Views: 1,654
Posted By vetropod
I have a Pelican case for my torch, hardly use it...

I have a Pelican case for my torch, hardly use it these days (:rolleyes:) but I've taken my torch all over the USA in it for demos and teaching. When I first got my torch, I worked in a public-access...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2019-12-30, 8:59am
Replies: 3
Views: 1,409
Posted By vetropod
http://lampworketc.com/forums/showthread.php?t=312...

http://lampworketc.com/forums/showthread.php?t=312093
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2019-09-06, 8:40am
Replies: 3
Views: 2,012
Posted By vetropod
Thanks for the input! I like the $5 figure, labor...

Thanks for the input! I like the $5 figure, labor is def what I'm thinking about... AND that I'm not necessarily in the market to buy glass (lord knows I have enough already :lol:), just helping out...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2019-09-05, 8:30am
Replies: 3
Views: 2,012
Posted By vetropod
Question QUESTION used glass price

Hi!

Could folks help me out with a fair price for buying a lot of used 104coe glass?

I don't know how many pounds it is yet, but I was thinking of offering a per-pound price, like $6/pound. Is...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2017-12-09, 6:54am
Replies: 16
Views: 6,016
Posted By vetropod
Words of wisdom right there. =D>

Words of wisdom right there. =D>
Forum: Classes, Retreats, Get togethers, Etc. 2017-06-08, 11:19am
Replies: 1
Views: 2,453
Posted By vetropod
Yay, thanks for posting about this class Lisa!...

Yay, thanks for posting about this class Lisa! I'm looking forward to it \\:D/

Here are some photos to help people get inspired - we'll be doing the easy versions of pieces like these :grin:
...
Forum: Auctions, self promotion, and related things 2016-11-17, 8:42am
Replies: 7
Views: 3,342
Posted By vetropod
legit hoarder status...

legit hoarder status...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2016-08-28, 10:26am
Replies: 4
Views: 2,098
Posted By vetropod
LOL420 sounds like it could be a good batch :lol:

LOL420 sounds like it could be a good batch :lol:
Forum: Calls for Entries, etc. 2016-04-13, 10:27am
Replies: 6
Views: 9,046
Posted By vetropod
Heather, if it's holding you back, I'd ignore...

Heather, if it's holding you back, I'd ignore that part about "established artist or have just completed your MFA"!!! I think they're a bit desperate at this point (hence the reason I was asked to...
Forum: Calls for Entries, etc. 2016-04-12, 2:34pm
Replies: 6
Views: 9,046
Posted By vetropod
Lightbulb Flameworking employment opportunity!

http://www.snowfarm.org/employment.html

Want to get paid (including room and board!) to teach flameworking to high school students for the last two weeks of July?

Snow Farm is looking for 1...
Forum: Customer Service Kiosk 2014-11-19, 3:15pm
Replies: 6
Views: 3,115
Posted By vetropod
Khaleesi, check out the New England Chapter ISGB,...

Khaleesi, check out the New England Chapter ISGB, I HIGHLY recommend joining - meetings aren't as regular as they used to be, but the events are worth going to and it's a GREAT group of people. $20...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2014-10-17, 4:48pm
Replies: 52
Views: 14,046
Posted By vetropod
Patience, grasshopper.

Patience, grasshopper.
Forum: Customer Service Kiosk 2014-10-16, 10:38am
Replies: 6
Views: 3,115
Posted By vetropod
Duane, What size pieces are you looking for?...

Duane,

What size pieces are you looking for?

I have green aventurine broken up into smallish (1/4-1 inch) pieces, kind of ragged but workable (I use a gentle flame at first.) Lots of sparkle...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2014-08-28, 12:10pm
Replies: 12
Views: 4,433
Posted By vetropod
I second Phillips Safety!

I second Phillips Safety!
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