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Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2018-12-07, 8:32pm
Replies: 10
Views: 353
Posted By Speedslug
You can spend time with a wet finger or a damp...

You can spend time with a wet finger or a damp cloth smoothing the surface of the bead release before melting the glass onto it.

You can probably also get polishing compounds and bits to buff the...
Forum: Torch Questions 2018-11-29, 8:26pm
Replies: 4
Views: 167
Posted By Speedslug
Any chance the threads are damaged? They...

Any chance the threads are damaged?

They make them with a kind of soft metal to ensure a good seal when they are connected but it makes them vulnerable to the slightest bump.

Do you still have...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2018-11-03, 6:37pm
Replies: 3
Views: 392
Posted By Speedslug
Thats news to me.

Thats news to me.
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2018-11-03, 2:02am
Replies: 3
Views: 392
Posted By Speedslug
Rudy, those things are designed to collect and...

Rudy, those things are designed to collect and filter predictable fumes from welding steel and iron and the welding rod flux coatings.

They are not designed to work the heavy / hazardous metals...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2018-10-28, 8:14am
Replies: 8
Views: 502
Posted By Speedslug
Also look out for loose, dirty or corroded wire...

Also look out for loose, dirty or corroded wire connections.

These things are electrical indicators after all and wires twisted together with bare fingers a decade back will slowly creep up in...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2018-10-24, 5:24pm
Replies: 8
Views: 502
Posted By Speedslug
I hope this doesn't seem to far off base but is...

I hope this doesn't seem to far off base but is there any possibility that the kiln is displaying celsius and you are looking for fahrenheit?

1000 C is equal to 1832 F after all and that would...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2018-10-10, 8:05pm
Replies: 10
Views: 557
Posted By Speedslug
Also if I get too excited I tend to pull the bead...

Also if I get too excited I tend to pull the bead in too close to the torch face where the fuel has not burned up yet and I get soot on the glass.

Took me a some months to break that habit ( and...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2018-10-08, 8:12pm
Replies: 56
Views: 13,284
Posted By Speedslug
Good Bump Jenfire. Thanks.

Good Bump Jenfire.

Thanks.
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2018-10-08, 2:11pm
Replies: 5
Views: 527
Posted By Speedslug
I would be afraid of losing some of them between...

I would be afraid of losing some of them between making them and getting them annealed.

The internal stresses that annealing removes are simply tremendous and I am such a worry wart that I would...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2018-10-03, 8:02pm
Replies: 6
Views: 574
Posted By Speedslug
Just an extra note about respirators; They will...

Just an extra note about respirators; They will keep stuff out of your lungs but they don't work any good at keeping glass colorants ( like cadmium, copper or other hazardous metals) off your hands,...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2018-10-02, 10:00am
Replies: 6
Views: 574
Posted By Speedslug
I also don't think the hot head gets quite hot...

I also don't think the hot head gets quite hot enough to boil off the metal (silver or gold) into the fume you need to deposit it on the target glass.

Also you really want to double and triple...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2018-09-24, 7:06am
Replies: 34
Views: 3,583
Posted By Speedslug
Your absence is felt Anouk. Thanks for...

Your absence is felt Anouk.

Thanks for checking in.
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2018-09-23, 6:19am
Replies: 16
Views: 978
Posted By Speedslug
I picked up one of those 8 inch round fluorescent...

I picked up one of those 8 inch round fluorescent lights with a magnifier on spring arms for $40 at the hardware store that I swing down to get a closer look when needed.

It lets me get a good...
Forum: Studio 2018-09-16, 10:47pm
Replies: 38
Views: 2,454
Posted By Speedslug
From what I remember moving the motor won't make...

From what I remember moving the motor won't make that much difference, the duct work "resistance" to flow is going to be similar whether it is sucking it in one side or pushing it out the other.
...
Forum: Free Tutorials 2018-09-14, 3:35pm
Replies: 72
Views: 36,184
Posted By Speedslug
There should be no problem with the splitter...

There should be no problem with the splitter inside the house.

That is unless you are raging both torches with monster flames.

Then you would get a pressure drop on one torch when you light up...
Forum: Studio 2018-09-12, 7:06pm
Replies: 38
Views: 2,454
Posted By Speedslug
You might want to replace the flex duct with...

You might want to replace the flex duct with smooth walled ducting. Either metal or PVC.

The turbulence that flex ducting has inside can reduce the CFMs down to half or even a third of what a...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2018-09-11, 8:19pm
Replies: 4
Views: 405
Posted By Speedslug
Like most things it would be attractive if that...

Like most things it would be attractive if that is what you are looking for.
If not then "OMG what happened to my stuff?!" would be the proper response from me too.

But that makes a lot of sense....
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2018-09-11, 6:34pm
Replies: 4
Views: 405
Posted By Speedslug
I wonder if you are using Aether clear from...

I wonder if you are using Aether clear from Double Helix.

If I remember rightly it has a reaction to silver fumes so folks had to use Zepher instead but I am really stretching my memory here so...
Forum: Studio 2018-09-10, 7:44am
Replies: 38
Views: 2,454
Posted By Speedslug
You might save yourself some hassle if yo can...

You might save yourself some hassle if yo can find ( and afford) a can or three of that Flex Seal that guy Phil is always selling on TV.
You can find it in the "As Seen On TV section at Walmart.
...
Forum: Studio 2018-09-10, 7:31am
Replies: 38
Views: 2,454
Posted By Speedslug
I used tin snips to fit one section of duct work...

I used tin snips to fit one section of duct work into the other and pop rivets to hold them together.
I then wrap it all in metal foil tape for duct work.
Be sure it is metal foil and not just...
Forum: Studio 2018-09-10, 7:18am
Replies: 3
Views: 550
Posted By Speedslug
I picked up a sheet of metal from the local...

I picked up a sheet of metal from the local heating and air conditioning place for $18 back in 2009 or so.

It was a 10 by 3 foot sheet.

I also picked up some 4 by 8 foot sheets for some work on...
Forum: Studio 2018-09-04, 5:03pm
Replies: 38
Views: 2,454
Posted By Speedslug
Transporting oxygen horizontally is legal as far...

Transporting oxygen horizontally is legal as far as I know.

However you want to make absolutely certain that the oxygen tank is not rolling around by wedging it or strapping (preferred) it in...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2018-09-04, 4:04pm
Replies: 8
Views: 724
Posted By Speedslug
I tend to work a flatter, coiled up, disk shape...

I tend to work a flatter, coiled up, disk shape and then sneak up on the best foot print with heat control melting it slowly down into shape.

For me, it's mostly a matter of patience, patience,...
Forum: Studio 2018-09-03, 6:10pm
Replies: 38
Views: 2,454
Posted By Speedslug
Aye, and some towns and cities have ordinances...

Aye, and some towns and cities have ordinances against large (K size I think they are called, about shoulder height) tanks in residential areas.

The city counsels come up with various reasons but...
Forum: Studio 2018-09-02, 6:18pm
Replies: 38
Views: 2,454
Posted By Speedslug
I will suggest that you get safety glasses as...

I will suggest that you get safety glasses as well for your cutting, hacking and such.

Just one metal fleck in you eyes will convince you of the cost benefit.

I used double ended turn buckles...
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