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Forum: Boro Room 2018-06-25, 12:01pm
Replies: 130
Views: 23,256
Posted By alcyon
I nearly always make many beads (5-9 or so) in a...

I nearly always make many beads (5-9 or so) in a single mandrel. These are relatively simple, speedy beads. Just be careful not to hit them with flame after they are done, as they have begun to cool...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2015-07-28, 3:42pm
Replies: 18
Views: 3,442
Posted By alcyon
Boro beads

While we're talking about bead release, does anyone have an opinion on what product has the best grip while working with boro? I am making big hole beads, where lot of surface area is put under...
Forum: Sale Rack 2015-06-30, 1:48pm
Replies: 486
Views: 109,707
Posted By alcyon
That is so beautiful, Ron. Thanks for making...

That is so beautiful, Ron.
Thanks for making this a "continuing education" process for us.
Alcy
Forum: Boro Room 2014-03-23, 12:43pm
Replies: 36
Views: 4,740
Posted By alcyon
Gosh, when you do figure it out, I would love to...

Gosh, when you do figure it out, I would love to know how. They are very beautiful!
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2014-01-28, 11:14am
Replies: 30
Views: 3,800
Posted By alcyon
Left the gate open. Came back to find 8 goats in...

Left the gate open. Came back to find 8 goats in my shop, including the one standing on my bench. Broken glass and goat poop everywhere.
Forum: Boro Room 2013-12-27, 12:54pm
Replies: 22
Views: 3,750
Posted By alcyon
Yes, thats it, Thank you. I was stuck thinking it...

Yes, thats it, Thank you. I was stuck thinking it was solid (disc) implosion, not
bubble. Apologies.
Forum: Boro Room 2013-12-27, 10:10am
Replies: 22
Views: 3,750
Posted By alcyon
What is the lay up this particular "dot"...

What is the lay up this particular "dot" implosion? I understand implosion basics, but I can't understand how you've done these
.
Forum: Boro Room 2013-08-16, 9:20am
Replies: 11
Views: 2,501
Posted By alcyon
I use a little Thumbler tumbler. I started with...

I use a little Thumbler tumbler. I started with 220 grit and got a too-etched finish. Cloudy, and obscuring the color beneath. Now I am using 1000 grit silicon carbide (its not easy to find) and...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2013-03-01, 11:21am
Replies: 1,000
Views: 214,690
Posted By alcyon
Gracias, Kalera, I think using lip balm is a...

Gracias, Kalera, I think using lip balm is a little bit of genius. I must have a dozen kinds on hand.
As to Am Bronze, I just need to get out there and work with it more. It may be that I'm not...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2013-02-24, 9:35am
Replies: 1,000
Views: 214,690
Posted By alcyon
Tumbling question

Kalera,
I saw somewhere your mention of waxing beads after tumbling them. I am about to begin tumbling my glass, and I wonder what sort of wax you use? I have put a bit of mineral oil on my sand...
Forum: Free Tutorials 2013-02-04, 9:03am
Replies: 48
Views: 26,998
Posted By alcyon
Thank you for sharing this. Do you have any idea...

Thank you for sharing this. Do you have any idea about an annealing schedule?
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2012-03-13, 8:58am
Replies: 317
Views: 63,980
Posted By alcyon
I was very skeptical about a tool which had no...

I was very skeptical about a tool which had no description, and watched this message board for quite some time before I bit. I have used a Handy Andy, a tungsten pick, Peter's Tweezers and a...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2011-02-15, 4:32pm
Replies: 1,000
Views: 214,690
Posted By alcyon
Many thanks for your intellectual generosity. ...

Many thanks for your intellectual generosity. Your capability with the boro metalic colors is amazing. I wonder how you get the maximum color (rainbow almost) out of Amazon Bronze. Do you use...
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