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Forum: Safety 2022-08-17, 9:11am
Replies: 12
Views: 4,129
Posted By speedingpullet
Me too. I ran a Mega Minor, a Cricket - and then...

Me too. I ran a Mega Minor, a Cricket - and then a Lynx on a 5 lpm oxycon.
Forum: Studio 2022-07-23, 10:08am
Replies: 111
Views: 47,202
Posted By speedingpullet
Congrats Sam, looking good! :-)

Congrats Sam, looking good! :-)
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2022-01-18, 11:01am
Replies: 6
Views: 1,320
Posted By speedingpullet
I'll second everyones advice, and say its not...

I'll second everyones advice, and say its not possible to mix 104 and 90 - they're too far apart expansion-wise and everything you make with them together will be incompatible and will crack.
...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2020-06-08, 8:00am
Replies: 32
Views: 12,977
Posted By speedingpullet
A lot of glass for glassblowing is super...

A lot of glass for glassblowing is super saturated. I don''t normally use it for fusing or lampwork because I don't work in 96COE for anything other than blowing.


IIRC Northstar do a...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2020-05-27, 8:06am
Replies: 16
Views: 6,325
Posted By speedingpullet
I'm a fan of the GTT torches. I started with a...

I'm a fan of the GTT torches. I started with a Cricket, moved up to a Scorpion and have just rigged up my new Sidewinder, seeing as I'm stuck at home all the time at the moment. I used to work soft...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2019-04-10, 3:09pm
Replies: 7
Views: 1,961
Posted By speedingpullet
I've used both, but if you're just starting out a...

I've used both, but if you're just starting out a Hothead with mapp is a very good beginning torch.
I ended up using one for about 2 years before upgrading to a GTT Cricket. Its hard to do things...
Forum: Free Tutorials 2019-02-05, 8:47am
Replies: 4
Views: 4,024
Posted By speedingpullet
Thanks so much, those color combinations are...

Thanks so much, those color combinations are lovely!

Its been a while since I attempted florals, but now I'm motivated to try again.
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2018-12-30, 11:45am
Replies: 15
Views: 4,028
Posted By speedingpullet
Not only do I rotate both ways, I also hold the...

Not only do I rotate both ways, I also hold the mandrel in either hand too. Just another advantage to being left-handed :-)

Seriously, though, at the beginning its key to find out what works for...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2018-11-13, 2:59pm
Replies: 7
Views: 2,701
Posted By speedingpullet
There are plenty of people who can make use of a...

There are plenty of people who can make use of a ceramic kiln, so I'd be tempted to sell or swap it for a small glass kiln with a bead door and a digital programmer.


I have a Skutt GM10F, like...
Forum: Auctions, self promotion, and related things 2018-10-31, 3:53pm
Replies: 5
Views: 3,573
Posted By speedingpullet
So nice I've ordered one!

So nice I've ordered one!
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2018-10-28, 6:53am
Replies: 16
Views: 4,059
Posted By speedingpullet
Hi, and welcome! I'll echo everyone else in...

Hi, and welcome!

I'll echo everyone else in saying that taking a basic beadmaking class is probably your best initial money outlay. You'll have a chance to see a basic beadmaking setup, and you'll...
Forum: Torch Questions 2018-10-23, 6:45am
Replies: 17
Views: 6,253
Posted By speedingpullet
Yeah, the only successful way I've ever got the...

Yeah, the only successful way I've ever got the hoses off was to cut them. You do lose a little hose in the process, but its better than spending hours trying to get the clamps off by hand.
...
Forum: The Dark Room 2018-09-18, 2:57pm
Replies: 10
Views: 23,642
Posted By speedingpullet
I'm an Adobe gal, so Photoshop, Illustrator,...

I'm an Adobe gal, so Photoshop, Illustrator, After Effects, etc..

IIRC you can get Photoshop Elements for less than $100. Its a toned-down Photoshop, but great for photo manipulation.
Forum: Boro Room 2018-09-14, 8:51am
Replies: 9
Views: 5,580
Posted By speedingpullet
I'm a fan of GTT touches too. I live in an...

I'm a fan of GTT touches too.
I live in an extreme fire zone and am not allowed to have tanked oxygen on my property. So I run my Scorpion 4-stud on oxygen concentrators and BBQ propane canisters,...
Forum: Boro Room 2018-06-07, 8:09am
Replies: 13
Views: 6,915
Posted By speedingpullet
I'd love to join you! I just need to get my...

I'd love to join you! I just need to get my behind motivated to take some photos of my stuff ;-)
I'm working on a personal challenge of making 100 Boro hearts over the next few weeks, trying to...
Forum: Boro Room 2018-05-28, 8:31am
Replies: 17
Views: 8,509
Posted By speedingpullet
I have a Scorpion running on a 10ml oxygen for...

I have a Scorpion running on a 10ml oxygen for the outer and a 5ml one for the inner ring.

I don't do much 104 glass anymore, but find the inner alone is enough to make reasonable sized beads....
Forum: Torch Questions 2018-05-08, 8:38am
Replies: 7
Views: 4,748
Posted By speedingpullet
Yes, you can run them simultaneously! I...

Yes, you can run them simultaneously!

I have a 5 and a 10 myself - I use the 5 for the inner ring and the 10 for the outer.

I'm running a GTT Scorpion, using mainly boro, btw.
Forum: Boro Room 2018-05-08, 8:08am
Replies: 13
Views: 6,915
Posted By speedingpullet
LOL, it is a little like that, isn't it? If...

LOL, it is a little like that, isn't it?

If it makes you feel any better, I have absolutely no interest in making pipes or bongs either. Beads, marbles, etc are more my speed, too.

And...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2018-03-08, 8:28am
Replies: 18
Views: 6,307
Posted By speedingpullet
Some of the thinner rods can easily melt if you...

Some of the thinner rods can easily melt if you use a boro torch, even with a fairly small torch. So I normally use my thin rods for 104 work and save the more sturdy rods for boro.

Though I like...
Forum: Boro Room 2018-03-01, 8:42am
Replies: 19
Poll: Loops/ Bails
Views: 14,110
Posted By speedingpullet
I've never been good at 'hand-made' loops - no...

I've never been good at 'hand-made' loops - no matter how hard I try they tend to end up being misshapen or crooked.
So, seeing as I have a gazillion mandrels - of varying thicknesses - from bead...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2017-08-15, 8:08am
Replies: 18
Views: 4,533
Posted By speedingpullet
Any glass with copper as a component has a chance...

Any glass with copper as a component has a chance of reacting with the glass around it.

I've found that turquoises, greens and ivories work the best, but I'm sure there are other combinations...
Forum: Studio 2015-11-02, 7:34am
Replies: 7
Views: 5,629
Posted By speedingpullet
I'm with Speedslug on this. I have a Roomba...

I'm with Speedslug on this.

I have a Roomba for the house, and while it normally gets 90% of everything on the floor, the 10% that it leaves could very well contain those almost microscopic glass...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2015-10-05, 7:53am
Replies: 6
Views: 2,672
Posted By speedingpullet
Bullseye is normally 90, so definitely won't play...

Bullseye is normally 90, so definitely won't play nicely with 104.
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2015-10-02, 10:23am
Replies: 5
Views: 2,801
Posted By speedingpullet
If you're willing to do it, there's no reason...

If you're willing to do it, there's no reason why you can't use the 90 scrap to make beads with. You can pull stringers with the 90 and for thicker 'rods' you can use the sheet glass cut into thin...
Forum: Torch Questions 2015-10-01, 8:22am
Replies: 17
Views: 8,866
Posted By speedingpullet
Not necessarily. Lots of us started lampwork...

Not necessarily. Lots of us started lampwork using a Hot Head - I know I did!

You'll find it harder to strike/reduce/oxidise beads, due to the fixed mixture ratio in a MAPP canister, but as for...
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