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Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2021-10-27, 10:57am
Replies: 2
Views: 67
Posted By ESC
The best way I've found to make a symmetrical...

The best way I've found to make a symmetrical bead is to use a thicker stringer (~2-3mm) to lay a footprint on the mandrel, and then go back in carefully with your regular rod to add more glass. Once...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2021-10-24, 2:45pm
Replies: 12
Views: 177
Posted By ESC
The number of hours is kind of irrelevant, up to...

The number of hours is kind of irrelevant, up to a point. Mine has well over 27,000 hours and still running strong. I don't know for sure how a dirty filter will affect purity, but it darn sure isn't...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2021-10-23, 1:23pm
Replies: 12
Views: 177
Posted By ESC
Sheri, I'm not using a Bobcat, but on the Minor,...

Sheri, I'm not using a Bobcat, but on the Minor, I have my propane set at 3 and the oxycon set at about 4.5-4.7. Try that and see if it helps.
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2021-10-15, 10:32am
Replies: 10
Views: 332
Posted By ESC
Akie, I don't own one, but I've used one a few...

Akie, I don't own one, but I've used one a few times. The cabinet on both models (sorry, I have no idea of the manufacturer) was about 24" x 12" x 12".
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2021-10-14, 2:37pm
Replies: 10
Views: 332
Posted By ESC
Akie, do you have a tool supply house similar to...

Akie, do you have a tool supply house similar to Harbor Freight or Northern Tool here in the U.S.? They have all kinds and levels of tools. Our Harbor Freight has a sandblaster for under $40 USD on...
Forum: Safety 2021-10-06, 1:58pm
Replies: 3
Views: 469
Posted By ESC
I have the same issue with some photos turning on...

I have the same issue with some photos turning on their sides. No worries.

That looks like a great vent set-up. The only thing I would be concerned about is the idea that the intake at the torch...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2021-09-27, 8:27pm
Replies: 5
Views: 310
Posted By ESC
A barrel is a pretty stable shape. I think I'd...

A barrel is a pretty stable shape. I think I'd try more insurance heat on the ends of the beads first.
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2021-09-26, 4:08pm
Replies: 28
Views: 975
Posted By ESC
Amal, this is the spoon marver I made. You can...

Amal, this is the spoon marver I made. You can just barely see the grooves I ground on the sides. This was before there were commercial marver for sale.
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2021-09-24, 2:10pm
Replies: 28
Views: 975
Posted By ESC
Amal, the weirdest tool I ever used was an egg...

Amal, the weirdest tool I ever used was an egg slicer. It basically gave the bead grooves that were rippled from the serrated edges of the blades.

The best tool I ever used that wasn't a...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2021-08-29, 11:10am
Replies: 25
Views: 6,158
Posted By ESC
I would think setting up a rack in front of your...

I would think setting up a rack in front of your kiln and sticking the rods in there partway would be much more space efficient. I really don't have room for a portecana (?) on my bench.
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2021-08-22, 8:19am
Replies: 5
Views: 569
Posted By ESC
I've never played with Z yellow-orange, but I...

I've never played with Z yellow-orange, but I will say that if you're not getting the color you want at the hemisphere of the bead, it's because you worked it too long or too hot. Get the whole thing...
Forum: Tutorials 2021-08-11, 11:43am
Replies: 6
Views: 3,865
Posted By ESC
I haven't applied it to boro, but yes, on 104, if...

I haven't applied it to boro, but yes, on 104, if the piece is worn constantly the leaf will start to wear. It's more suited to pieces for occasional wear.
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2021-08-11, 11:41am
Replies: 9
Views: 902
Posted By ESC
Rebecca, I'm also using a Minor and set my...

Rebecca, I'm also using a Minor and set my concentrator to 4.5-4.7L, at 90-95%. It works great!
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2021-08-10, 12:04pm
Replies: 9
Views: 902
Posted By ESC
I know nothing about banggood, but the stats on...

I know nothing about banggood, but the stats on the concentrator look good.
Forum: Torch Questions 2021-07-16, 2:51pm
Replies: 3
Views: 716
Posted By ESC
When I'm running my Smith Little Torch off my...

When I'm running my Smith Little Torch off my propane and concentrator, I set the propane at 3 and the oxy at 4.5-4.75. If you're not used to lighting the Smith, back your propane way back at the...
Forum: Auctions, self promotion, and related things 2021-06-30, 3:45pm
Replies: 6
Views: 3,510
Posted By ESC
Nicely done

Nicely done
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2021-05-16, 11:41am
Replies: 11
Views: 1,444
Posted By ESC
When I do public demos at the gallery, graphite...

When I do public demos at the gallery, graphite tools and torch get wrapped in old cotton bandanas and then bubble wrap. Glass rods get taped together with painter's tape (doesn't leave a residue)...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2021-05-11, 8:46am
Replies: 47
Views: 8,599
Posted By ESC
That is correct. Also, Vetrofond doesn't web, so...

That is correct. Also, Vetrofond doesn't web, so it's nice to use in applications where you want the black to stay where it is.
Forum: Tutorials 2021-05-04, 1:23pm
Replies: 72
Views: 45,624
Posted By ESC
If you can find a copy of Drew Fritts marble...

If you can find a copy of Drew Fritts marble book, Torchworked Marbles, I consider it the bible of marble making. I think it's out of print, but I'm sure there's copies floating around.
Forum: Boro Room 2021-04-29, 2:28pm
Replies: 6
Views: 2,640
Posted By ESC
I would think so. I'll be following to see how...

I would think so. I'll be following to see how you succeed. You might have a market!
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2021-04-29, 2:26pm
Replies: 11
Views: 1,973
Posted By ESC
Juniemoon, that sounds more than just a bit...

Juniemoon, that sounds more than just a bit frightening. I know you and your family are already trying everything you possibly can to figure this out. For your sake, and the sake of your art, I hope...
Forum: Boro Room 2021-04-28, 12:48pm
Replies: 6
Views: 2,640
Posted By ESC
I think that would be totally doable. Have you...

I think that would be totally doable. Have you ever hot pierced tubing or drilled holes in tubing? I'd think that would be the tricky part.
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2021-04-04, 8:57am
Replies: 7
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Views: 1,384
Posted By ESC
Also copper green, gold pink, dark turquoise

Also copper green, gold pink, dark turquoise
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2021-03-26, 3:03pm
Replies: 4
Views: 1,067
Posted By ESC
Yeah, I don't think you want to do that. What I...

Yeah, I don't think you want to do that. What I have done is hook up a hot head to a bulk tank of propane with an adapter and a hose.
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2021-03-17, 1:03pm
Replies: 3
Views: 943
Posted By ESC
Hi Rudy. I have pieces in two different...

Hi Rudy. I have pieces in two different galleries/studios. They are both responsible for paying me my cut if a piece is stolen or misplaced within the gallery. It's written in the agreement/contract...
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