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Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2018-11-10, 2:13pm
Replies: 7
Views: 305
Posted By losthelm
Check with the manufacturer it maybe possible to...

Check with the manufacturer it maybe possible to change to a digital controller.
Forum: Safety 2018-08-21, 7:31am
Replies: 4
Views: 579
Posted By losthelm
Wait your using just plain clear safety glasses...

Wait your using just plain clear safety glasses for torch work?


I suspect the big concern from your Dr is going to be exposure to high levels of light with sensitive eyes and focusing on a...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2018-05-10, 5:35am
Replies: 10
Views: 1,038
Posted By losthelm
Look for towel forceps and cut off the little...

Look for towel forceps and cut off the little clamp bit.
The poking end may need to be adjusted just a little so they meet.
Follow up with a tungsten pick or reamer.
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2018-04-27, 5:28pm
Replies: 11
Views: 1,062
Posted By losthelm
a smudge stick is a fairly easy way to see if its...

a smudge stick is a fairly easy way to see if its pulling the fumes away from you.
your local new age shop should have some, its just a bunch of dried sage bundled together so you maybe able to...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2018-04-24, 9:51pm
Replies: 7
Views: 612
Posted By losthelm
Have you tried a reverse image look up on google...

Have you tried a reverse image look up on google excluding pintrest?
Its under the advanced search options.
sometimes you can click though pintrest and find the original source but it takes a...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2018-03-31, 3:19pm
Replies: 7
Views: 784
Posted By losthelm
Troll is a little smaller than the Pandora so the...

Troll is a little smaller than the Pandora so the same tube should work.
If needed you can anneal the tube yourself using the sharpie trick and some pickle.
support the tube with mandrel and tap...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2018-03-22, 9:32am
Replies: 6
Views: 628
Posted By losthelm
I use my tumbler with a few marbles in the jar to...

I use my tumbler with a few marbles in the jar to mix bead release adding a little water and everything ends up well mixed in a few hours.

Some tap water can cause issues with the bead release...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2018-03-11, 2:20pm
Replies: 18
Views: 1,775
Posted By losthelm
Pricing on the 316 is a little higher in general....

Pricing on the 316 is a little higher in general. the smaller size at 1/16" and .045 it takes very little to bend or melt the mandrels. I tend to build on the .045 and just cut the mandrel before...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2018-02-18, 4:24pm
Replies: 17
Views: 1,029
Posted By losthelm
For the peanut gallery If there is an issue...

For the peanut gallery
If there is an issue with the torch your local welding supply or the manufacture maybe able to clean the metal pieces and replace the O rings and needle valves.
The flash...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2018-02-12, 4:54pm
Replies: 17
Views: 1,029
Posted By losthelm
it may be a loose fitting, a mix of 15 parts...

it may be a loose fitting, a mix of 15 parts water to 1 part dish soap may help find the leak.
Or you maybe able to hear what's hissing.
At the very least it will identify the part that needs...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2018-01-16, 6:31pm
Replies: 42
Views: 1,942
Posted By losthelm
I would have to look and see if I can find my...

I would have to look and see if I can find my notes.
The recipe I used was
High temp kiln wash
Graphite powder
diatonomus earth (this may have been baked in the kiln first)
and enough water
...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2018-01-06, 8:15am
Replies: 6
Views: 811
Posted By losthelm
Para wire says it will tarnish. You may need...

Para wire says it will tarnish.
You may need to try a different recipe.
I have had luck finding stuff through sculpt Nuevo
Novacan black does well on a number of surfaces but I'm not sure on the...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2018-01-04, 4:51pm
Replies: 6
Views: 811
Posted By losthelm
Check the cut ends, some craft wire has some sort...

Check the cut ends, some craft wire has some sort of clear coat that maybe getting in the way.
It may need to be in atmosphere instead of solution to tarnish.

It maybe an alloy issue c226 and...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2018-01-01, 11:38am
Replies: 16
Views: 903
Posted By losthelm
I wonder if a top coat of something like modpodge...

I wonder if a top coat of something like modpodge or hair spray would have a similar effect.
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2017-12-15, 4:53pm
Replies: 11
Views: 776
Posted By losthelm
What are you using it for?

What are you using it for?
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2017-12-09, 10:29pm
Replies: 6
Views: 574
Posted By losthelm
Devardi has stuff is made overseas and imports in...

Devardi has stuff is made overseas and imports in volume where labor is cheap with minimal quality control.
The glass itself has a lot more air bubbles, variation in size, and is prone to shock.
...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2017-12-09, 8:39am
Replies: 4
Views: 575
Posted By losthelm
They look like glue on bails. If that's the...

They look like glue on bails.
If that's the case
The beads maybe formed on a cabochon mandrel or off mandrel on boro punty.
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2017-11-13, 9:24am
Replies: 11
Views: 795
Posted By losthelm
Should be easy enough to check with a magnet, or...

Should be easy enough to check with a magnet, or taste.

Modpodge melts, polymer clay, or the colored hot glue may be compatable.
There where a few different designs and brands so there maybe...
Forum: Torch Questions 2017-10-30, 7:25am
Replies: 15
Views: 1,820
Posted By losthelm
I use a striker, though I'm tempted to switch to...

I use a striker, though I'm tempted to switch to piezo unit or one of the electrical igniters from my welding shop.

butane and zippo style lighters can do bad things if things go wrong.
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2017-09-08, 7:50pm
Replies: 4
Views: 500
Posted By losthelm
Depends on what your making. People tend to...

Depends on what your making.
People tend to use marbles for big things sculpture stuff

These garden spinners use around 14 gauge some go up to around 8...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2017-09-01, 5:41pm
Replies: 6
Views: 845
Posted By losthelm
Yes I have them on etsy, beadboxman may have the...

Yes I have them on etsy, beadboxman may have the smaller size.
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2017-08-31, 7:57pm
Replies: 6
Views: 845
Posted By losthelm
I stock the .045 size .035 is down right tiny...

I stock the .045 size
.035 is down right tiny and really flexable.
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2017-08-27, 9:35pm
Replies: 4
Views: 599
Posted By losthelm
I use e6000, I apply a glob on a piece of...

I use e6000, I apply a glob on a piece of cardboard and use a small metal tool to apply the glue.
It lets me reduce and avoid a lot of the excess glue and glue thread issues.
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2017-08-17, 4:04pm
Replies: 4
Views: 726
Posted By losthelm
It depends on what needs repair. With...

It depends on what needs repair.

With controllers its often the relay, thermocouple, or small part like a capacitor or resistor.

Relay and thermocoupler are easy to replace sply swaping parts....
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2017-07-07, 6:18pm
Replies: 6
Views: 2,200
Posted By losthelm
You may find an adapter to use the larger...

You may find an adapter to use the larger refillable 20# tanks helpful.
Locally the small 1# disposable run around $3 each where refilling the 20# tank is about $16.
The savings helps strech the...
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