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Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2021-11-24, 10:30pm
Replies: 3
Views: 245
Posted By Speedslug
Well, the mechanics in an oxycon are fairly...

Well, the mechanics in an oxycon are fairly straight forward.

It's basically an air compressor that feeds into 2 canisters, one at a time controlled by electrical mechanical relays that shifts the...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2021-11-24, 10:15pm
Replies: 10
Views: 359
Posted By Speedslug
I got some from some reseller that came from a...

I got some from some reseller that came from a monster glass chandelier.

But without a excellently controlled warming and cooling kiln it breaks without the slightest provocation when you try to...
Forum: Torch Questions 2021-11-24, 10:05pm
Replies: 8
Views: 332
Posted By Speedslug
Also tanked oxygen has a much, much higher purity...

Also tanked oxygen has a much, much higher purity (often 99.5%) than oxygen concentrators which can range from 89% to 96% at best.

And if you set the output on a concentrator to its highest output...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2021-11-18, 9:54am
Replies: 1,004
Views: 272,376
Posted By Speedslug
On mine the threaded fitting screws right on the...

On mine the threaded fitting screws right on the the connector on the hose.

On others, the pointed 'barbed tip' on the concentrator will fit inside the cut end of a welders hose and a screw band...
Forum: Safety 2021-11-13, 10:50pm
Replies: 4
Views: 1,734
Posted By Speedslug
I will admit that I bring my 20 pound tank into...

I will admit that I bring my 20 pound tank into the enclosed porch when I get around to torching glass. ( It's been some 3 or 4 years since the last time.)

And then I set it out side on the deck...
Forum: Safety 2021-10-30, 6:14pm
Replies: 2
Views: 330
Posted By Speedslug
As long as you are having a separate line run you...

As long as you are having a separate line run you might as well go to 20 amps.

It's not that much more expensive, involves all the same amount of work and if you later decide that you want to put...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2021-10-28, 5:29pm
Replies: 21
Views: 2,030
Posted By Speedslug
I began with a very old waffle maker to preheat...

I began with a very old waffle maker to preheat my Devardi when I first started.
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2021-10-24, 3:22pm
Replies: 12
Views: 315
Posted By Speedslug
My oxycon has a total of 3 filters; 1) A coarse...

My oxycon has a total of 3 filters;
1) A coarse one that keeps the dust bunnies and hair and larger what-not away from
2) the intake air filter.
The 3) output also has a super fine bio filter that...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2021-10-23, 6:56pm
Replies: 12
Views: 315
Posted By Speedslug
Aye, on my GTT Cricket I keep the natural gas...

Aye, on my GTT Cricket I keep the natural gas really low compared to the oxygen.
Like 25% of the oxygen.

Maybe you are lighting the fuel first and then bring up the oxygen to go for the flame...
Forum: Boro Room 2021-10-20, 9:26pm
Replies: 2
Views: 1,126
Posted By Speedslug
If you can look up the file details it should...

If you can look up the file details it should have a date it was last modified that can tell you when you downloaded it on to your machine.
That might help you find the email the original password...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2021-10-20, 10:27am
Replies: 14
Views: 347
Posted By Speedslug
In my experience, white has always "acted like a...

In my experience, white has always "acted like a softer glass" even though it is the same coe group.

I suggest a small core of the clear with a covering of the white then encase it in clear.
It...
Forum: Studio 2021-10-19, 12:22pm
Replies: 6
Views: 853
Posted By Speedslug
Aye and what doesn't actually pop the breaker...

Aye and what doesn't actually pop the breaker WILL heat up any weak points on the circuit.

We had a hand full of Xmas lights on the porch but the circuit out there was fed by the tail end of the...
Forum: Studio 2021-10-08, 9:00pm
Replies: 6
Views: 853
Posted By Speedslug
Aye, I second the 20 amp circuit if you can. ...

Aye, I second the 20 amp circuit if you can.

While you're at run a another one right next to that one if it isn't too much trouble.

Never heard of anyone having too many separately fused...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2021-10-05, 6:09pm
Replies: 28
Views: 1,136
Posted By Speedslug
Tungsten can get red hot and can be used to push...

Tungsten can get red hot and can be used to push a hole in molten glass to put on a chain or chord after it cools.

But be sure to leave enough glass around the hole and take the time after your...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2021-10-01, 10:28pm
Replies: 12
Views: 676
Posted By Speedslug
Any possibility that your finger print oils are...

Any possibility that your finger print oils are "protecting" the surface of the bead from the acid?

You might try wiping it with alcohol before putting the acid on it.
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2021-10-01, 3:39am
Replies: 28
Views: 1,136
Posted By Speedslug
Just make sure any tungsten you get from a...

Just make sure any tungsten you get from a welding shop does not have any thorium in it.

They use tungsten for tig welding with different additives because it changes the way the electric arc...
Forum: Studio 2021-09-22, 8:54pm
Replies: 3
Views: 661
Posted By Speedslug
Actually, I installed 2 x 4 between the frame of...

Actually, I installed 2 x 4 between the frame of my chair and the bottom of the seat.
I had to hunt up longer screws from the hardware store.

I also keep handy a half dozen fabric faced foam...
Forum: Boro Room 2021-09-08, 4:01am
Replies: 55
Views: 14,168
Posted By Speedslug
Replete with a "string of pearls" no less! ...

Replete with a "string of pearls" no less!


{The old salty sailor crawls back under his rock.}
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2021-08-23, 12:58pm
Replies: 6
Views: 641
Posted By Speedslug
Have you opened it up? They often have...

Have you opened it up?

They often have plastic tubing that can get brittle with age and can crack and break into chunks that will fall right off.

If that is the problem you can replace it...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2021-08-22, 2:46pm
Replies: 5
Views: 682
Posted By Speedslug
I keep a copy of this in my email drafts folder...

I keep a copy of this in my email drafts folder because I can't ever remember how I did it last time so I just copy and pasted it here;


This is the way I upload pictures and it does the resizing...
Forum: Free Tutorials 2021-07-31, 1:43pm
Replies: 296
Views: 242,619
Posted By Speedslug
I spent some twenty minutes going over that...

I spent some twenty minutes going over that initial post number one looking for evidence that he was laying soft glass over boro and I could not find anything other than the end statement about...
Forum: Free Tutorials 2021-07-31, 7:54am
Replies: 296
Views: 242,619
Posted By Speedslug
I think you are mistakenly assuming that the two...

I think you are mistakenly assuming that the two types of glass are mixed together in one bead.

I believe Rob Keyes mentioned the two types of glass because of their different melting...
Forum: Safety 2021-07-07, 12:47pm
Replies: 555
Views: 207,775
Posted By Speedslug
Propane Tank in Garage Fire...

2021 July house fire in Plainfield Michigan had a 100 pound propane tank in the garage. The tank would have been one of the 3 or 4 foot tall ones about twice as tall as a "bar-b-que tank".

Video...
Forum: Safety 2021-07-07, 12:43pm
Replies: 4
Views: 1,734
Posted By Speedslug
Propane Tank In Garage Fire Video...

2021 July house fire in Plainfield Michigan had a 100 pound propane tank in the garage. The tank would have been one of the 3 or 4 foot tall ones about twice as tall as a "bar-b-que tank".

Video...
Forum: Safety 2021-06-16, 8:07pm
Replies: 15
Views: 11,768
Posted By Speedslug
The need for a face mask (other than working with...

The need for a face mask (other than working with micro fine powders or fuming with precious metals) indicates, to me at least, that the ventilation is not pulling enough air from in front of you.
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