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Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2014-05-15, 2:51pm
Replies: 22
Views: 4,836
Posted By flame n fuse
fluorescent light devit

[QUOTE=hyperT;4588977]But there is also a very curious thing that happens when glass is stored under fluorescent light, it has a tendency to break down the surface of the glass and it devitrifies...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2014-04-19, 3:29pm
Replies: 6
Views: 2,433
Posted By flame n fuse
if you are selling beads to the EU, you need to...

if you are selling beads to the EU, you need to be aware of recent new regulations regarding lead To view links or images in this forum your post count must be 1 or greater. You...
Forum: Sale Rack 2014-04-09, 4:02pm
Replies: 73
Views: 18,474
Posted By flame n fuse
this is a fascinating thread. Continuing along...

this is a fascinating thread. Continuing along the lines of 'why are there no good purples', also why are there few crimson or middle reds (or am I missing them) - there are quite a few orangey...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2014-03-26, 3:17pm
Replies: 16
Views: 8,053
Posted By flame n fuse
sodalime times is great, and excellent value for...

sodalime times is great, and excellent value for money
Forum: Safety 2014-02-18, 10:51am
Replies: 46
Views: 12,741
Posted By flame n fuse
There is much good advice above, but I was...

There is much good advice above, but I was wondering if you sit very close to the torch? the closer you are, the more likely you are to be inhaling fumes.
Forum: Studio 2014-02-16, 4:52am
Replies: 17
Views: 5,076
Posted By flame n fuse
It sounds good! I think one problem might be too...

It sounds good! I think one problem might be too much light - seeing the temperature of the glass can be quite important. Do you look at the Frit Happens Forum which is mostly European based - good...
Forum: Torch Questions 2013-12-04, 1:43am
Replies: 38
Views: 5,532
Posted By flame n fuse
Before you go this way and spend a lot of money,...

Before you go this way and spend a lot of money, you might consider working your way up torches - start either with a hothead, or with a torch which you can run with one refurbished 5litre medical...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2013-10-26, 3:41pm
Replies: 6
Views: 1,415
Posted By flame n fuse
what coe are you looking for?

what coe are you looking for?
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2013-10-12, 11:45am
Replies: 41
Views: 5,311
Posted By flame n fuse
the bead in the photo does look quite thin, that...

the bead in the photo does look quite thin, that could be the issue, as Jaci suggests
Forum: Classes, Retreats, Get togethers, Etc. 2013-10-06, 4:07am
Replies: 8
Views: 2,547
Posted By flame n fuse
and another one in the UK please!

and another one in the UK please!
Forum: Classes, Retreats, Get togethers, Etc. 2013-09-14, 2:16pm
Replies: 28
Views: 12,448
Posted By flame n fuse
any chance of a similar course in Europe??

any chance of a similar course in Europe??
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2013-09-05, 5:03am
Replies: 21
Views: 3,413
Posted By flame n fuse
I have something different - a 'creation station'...

I have something different - a 'creation station' and find that I hardly use the wrist parts, but that the elbow support it provides is really useful. I think it's useful to analyse whether you need...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2013-08-17, 2:15pm
Replies: 14
Views: 2,005
Posted By flame n fuse
I think that the Magdalena one is tapered, so you...

I think that the Magdalena one is tapered, so you are not limited to making a single fixed size (unlike perlenpresse). But I haven't used either of them.
Forum: Safety 2013-08-03, 6:41am
Replies: 12
Views: 3,096
Posted By flame n fuse
a search on the web suggests that some bus...

a search on the web suggests that some bus shelters are made with laminated glass, which has an internal layer of a polycarbonate. I would imagine that this could produce fumes if kilned.
Hope you...
Forum: Torch Questions 2013-08-03, 6:34am
Replies: 7
Views: 1,447
Posted By flame n fuse
I'd agree with Khan

I'd agree with Khan
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2013-08-03, 6:32am
Replies: 42
Views: 7,103
Posted By flame n fuse
dip a mandrel in abrasive and ream by hand...

dip a mandrel in abrasive and ream by hand (though rather tedious!). Putting them in a ultrasonicator will remove all the loose stuff, but won't get rid of the more fixed bead release.
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2013-07-29, 1:43pm
Replies: 13
Views: 2,888
Posted By flame n fuse
also, have you looked at the Double Helix website?

also, have you looked at the Double Helix website?
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2013-07-11, 3:47pm
Replies: 14
Views: 1,829
Posted By flame n fuse
their stiff black is really good for fine...

their stiff black is really good for fine stringer (104) and retains its blackness (rather than being purplish)
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2013-07-11, 1:12pm
Replies: 14
Views: 1,829
Posted By flame n fuse
purple rose is my favourite

purple rose is my favourite
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2013-07-08, 2:51pm
Replies: 23
Views: 3,177
Posted By flame n fuse
I find that some BE glass will etch, but a lot of...

I find that some BE glass will etch, but a lot of it won't, and it takes longer than 104 glass
Forum: Safety 2013-06-20, 2:47am
Replies: 13
Views: 8,886
Posted By flame n fuse
the recent thread on torching while pregnant has...

the recent thread on torching while pregnant has some useful links on health and safety, also relevant to people who aren't pregnant!
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2013-06-19, 3:25pm
Replies: 10
Views: 1,918
Posted By flame n fuse
thanks for this excellent link, a good and...

thanks for this excellent link, a good and informative read. It's worth pointing out that cooking in the kitchen on gas also produces oxides of nitrogen etc, for example see To view links or images...
Forum: Studio 2013-06-16, 2:04pm
Replies: 15
Views: 3,717
Posted By flame n fuse
I expect that the kiln suppliers have...

I expect that the kiln suppliers have instructions regarding the type of table top and distance from surfaces which are safe for this kiln- have you looked at these?
Forum: Safety 2013-06-06, 3:33pm
Replies: 13
Views: 8,886
Posted By flame n fuse
I thought that the p100 was good at filtering...

I thought that the p100 was good at filtering particulates, is it also good for gaseous emissions?
Forum: Safety 2013-06-05, 2:34pm
Replies: 13
Views: 8,886
Posted By flame n fuse
definitely not! assuming that you have adequate...

definitely not! assuming that you have adequate room ventilation, why would you wear one at all times?
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