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Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2011-12-05, 3:45am
Replies: 9
Views: 1,212
Posted By polka dottie
I hate the powdery residue the baking soda leaves...

I hate the powdery residue the baking soda leaves so I soak them in sudsy water, plunging them in and out and then I put them (on their dental floss string) in yet another hot sudsy soak before...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2011-11-16, 4:02am
Replies: 24
Views: 3,525
Posted By polka dottie
Strangely enough, sometimes that discoloration...

Strangely enough, sometimes that discoloration can be wiped off with a soft cloth. It happens to turquoise and copper green mostly. I use a toilet bowl cleaner called "the works" that is good for...
Forum: Studio 2011-10-24, 12:19pm
Replies: 37
Views: 5,151
Posted By polka dottie
Our neighbors had a beautiful koi pond inside...

Our neighbors had a beautiful koi pond inside their home, in the entry way. It was a beautiful pond with a wall of water cascading into it. One day, they came home to find a raccoon sleeping on...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2011-07-27, 2:47am
Replies: 16
Views: 2,600
Posted By polka dottie
Regalia should be perfect with a Lynx. Check...

Regalia should be perfect with a Lynx. Check with KBinkster here on LE. She has done comparisons of concentrators and can give you all the information you need. I was told that my Regalia would...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2011-07-17, 9:14am
Replies: 31
Views: 4,898
Posted By polka dottie
Tweezers and a palate (spelling?) knife.

Tweezers and a palate (spelling?) knife.
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2011-07-02, 1:20pm
Replies: 106
Views: 16,784
Posted By polka dottie
Great. I look forward to hearing how the new mix...

Great. I look forward to hearing how the new mix works.
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2011-07-02, 4:10am
Replies: 34
Views: 5,135
Posted By polka dottie
Tim, I look forward to hearing about the latest...

Tim, I look forward to hearing about the latest results from the testers. Lisa and I have had the same experience with UBR. I dip my mandrels, tap them and make sure the release has dripped off the...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2011-07-02, 4:01am
Replies: 106
Views: 16,784
Posted By polka dottie
I really like your bead release but it is...

I really like your bead release but it is difficult for me to clean out of my bead holes. Any chance that "mix A" will not have this issue. Or is it just me that has this problem? I live in the...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2011-07-02, 3:58am
Replies: 13
Views: 1,580
Posted By polka dottie
Rowyn, DH has been unable to reproduce original...

Rowyn, DH has been unable to reproduce original terra so that is why there is terra 2 and terra 2.1 and yet another that some think is very much like the original and others do not.
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2011-07-01, 7:27am
Replies: 13
Views: 1,580
Posted By polka dottie
The rods below are all original terra and you can...

The rods below are all original terra and you can see how they vary.
http://i734.photobucket.com/albums/ww344/meltingpoint/items%20for%20sale/IMG_1509.jpg
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Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2011-07-01, 7:22am
Replies: 22
Views: 2,300
Posted By polka dottie
Thanks, Joan. It works really well.

Thanks, Joan. It works really well.
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2011-07-01, 2:58am
Replies: 22
Views: 2,300
Posted By polka dottie
Below is my set up. There is space between my...

Below is my set up. There is space between my ventilation and the wall but the actual ventilation apparatus insulates and catches all the heat produced by the torch. The entire area stays cool and...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2011-06-29, 4:41am
Replies: 14
Views: 1,766
Posted By polka dottie
I have used the new Universal Bead Release and...

I have used the new Universal Bead Release and found it wonderful to dip, and while it cracked when I heated it in the flame, it did not flake off the mandrel and working my bead was not hampered in...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2011-06-29, 4:41am
Replies: 106
Views: 16,784
Posted By polka dottie
I have used the new Universal Bead Release and...

I have used the new Universal Bead Release and found it wonderful to dip, and while it cracked when I heated it in the flame, it did not flake off the mandrel and working my bead was not hampered in...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2011-06-29, 4:40am
Replies: 34
Views: 5,135
Posted By polka dottie
I have used the new Universal Bead Release and...

I have used the new Universal Bead Release and found it wonderful to dip, and while it cracked when I heated it in the flame, it did not flake off the mandrel and working my bead was not hampered in...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2011-06-18, 3:51pm
Replies: 46
Views: 10,740
Posted By polka dottie
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bump
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2011-06-15, 4:31am
Replies: 46
Views: 10,740
Posted By polka dottie
If enough lampworkers post with photos and...

If enough lampworkers post with photos and recipes, that would be an excellent idea.
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2011-06-15, 3:20am
Replies: 46
Views: 10,740
Posted By polka dottie
No cook book was made. This thread IS the cook...

No cook book was made. This thread IS the cook book. We just need to keep it moving forward by posting our homemade frit experiments.
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2011-06-14, 6:34pm
Replies: 14
Views: 1,766
Posted By polka dottie
Hate the batch of fusion that I have. I am a...

Hate the batch of fusion that I have. I am a bucket o' mud lover but am going to try the new universal bead release next. I have tried sludge too but so far I am still mourning the loss of bucket o'...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2011-06-14, 6:32pm
Replies: 46
Views: 10,740
Posted By polka dottie
Pretty beads, Susan....

Pretty beads, Susan....
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2011-06-14, 8:55am
Replies: 46
Views: 10,740
Posted By polka dottie
http://i734.photobucket.com/albums/ww344/meltingpo...

http://i734.photobucket.com/albums/ww344/meltingpoint/single%20beads/IMG_1931.jpg

This is one of those frits that is a pinch of this and a pinch of that and by the end of pinching, you don't have...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2011-04-19, 12:36pm
Replies: 3
Views: 1,183
Posted By polka dottie
Bingo, found what I was looking for. ...Kath

Bingo, found what I was looking for. ...Kath
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2011-04-19, 11:19am
Replies: 3
Views: 1,183
Posted By polka dottie
Thanks Suzy Q for your help. I am looking for a...

Thanks Suzy Q for your help. I am looking for a specific model that was actually for sale in the garage not too long ago. I suppose I should see if the listing is still in the garage since they are...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2011-04-19, 10:59am
Replies: 3
Views: 1,183
Posted By polka dottie
Help Finding a Bead Display

I have seen the black wooden individual bead displays that have the little metal pegs for your beads. They have legs that you can fold back under the unit so it can be stored flat. Do any of you...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2011-04-01, 3:29am
Replies: 18
Views: 1,964
Posted By polka dottie
I changed bead release and had the exact same...

I changed bead release and had the exact same problem. The bead release was too thin and would loosen but would not come off the mandrel. I could slide it part way down the mandrel but not get it...
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