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Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2017-11-07, 7:27pm
Replies: 6
Views: 1,713
Posted By dwgrant
There is no such thing as a "best clear" as every...

There is no such thing as a "best clear" as every application will have different desirable properties. I haven't tried the new Effetre super clear but I have just ordered some.

I think the hype...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2017-05-03, 10:51am
Replies: 4
Views: 1,616
Posted By dwgrant
To view links or images in this forum your post...

To view links or images in this forum your post count must be 1 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

As per previous post, Vin Pin by Weaver industries. Sold by ArtCo and others.

Darrell
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2017-03-08, 8:59pm
Replies: 10
Views: 2,610
Posted By dwgrant
Maybe I am misunderstanding what you wrote, are...

Maybe I am misunderstanding what you wrote, are you squashing the "end" of the gather or the whole gather?

The whole gather should be squished to a flat lollipop about 3 mm thick, then heated up...
Forum: Studio 2016-09-11, 7:39am
Replies: 2
Views: 3,730
Posted By dwgrant
Welcome back. Do share what you've been up to. I...

Welcome back. Do share what you've been up to. I agree that I don't think there have been any major change in kilns or the companies making them. What do you have now and what don't you like about...
Forum: Auctions, self promotion, and related things 2016-07-13, 4:08pm
Replies: 2
Views: 1,652
Posted By dwgrant
That looks adorable, I hope they work out well. ...

That looks adorable, I hope they work out well.

Darrell
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2016-06-21, 8:40pm
Replies: 23
Views: 6,690
Posted By dwgrant
Another option could be a small white base bead...

Another option could be a small white base bead to reflect the light, then encase with a colored transparent and then clear. Finally etch it.

Darrell
Forum: Torch Questions 2016-04-25, 6:36pm
Replies: 7
Views: 2,388
Posted By dwgrant
I was very happy with my minor and a 5 litre...

I was very happy with my minor and a 5 litre oxygen concentrator for several years, then I got a second 5 litre concentrator to add to it and I was even happier.

To really answer your question,...
Forum: Torch Questions 2016-03-05, 10:39am
Replies: 6
Views: 1,938
Posted By dwgrant
I was happy with a minor and one 5 litre...

I was happy with a minor and one 5 litre concentrator, but then I got a second concentrator and I was even happier, just sayin.

Darrell
Forum: Auctions, self promotion, and related things 2016-02-14, 9:31pm
Replies: 6
Views: 2,079
Posted By dwgrant
I love a sale, thanks Deb. Looking forward...

I love a sale, thanks Deb.

Looking forward to see what you do next.

Darrell
Forum: Sale Rack 2016-02-11, 7:13pm
Replies: 2
Views: 1,144
Posted By dwgrant
What a good idea. Darrell

What a good idea.

Darrell
Forum: Classes, Retreats, Get togethers, Etc. 2016-01-10, 9:33pm
Replies: 5
Views: 1,826
Posted By dwgrant
Oh well, I had to ask as you had those places in...

Oh well, I had to ask as you had those places in your first post. I hope everything about the trip goes well.

Darrell
Forum: Classes, Retreats, Get togethers, Etc. 2016-01-09, 5:23pm
Replies: 5
Views: 1,826
Posted By dwgrant
Do you have details on any presentations in...

Do you have details on any presentations in Toronto or Niagara Falls? (I live between the two places).

Darrell
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2015-12-23, 10:16am
Replies: 6
Views: 1,753
Posted By dwgrant
It seems like too little, but depends on whether...

It seems like too little, but depends on whether you would like to get rid of it all.

Although you bought some of it on sale, don't forget the time involved in getting it in the first place,...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2015-12-07, 6:55pm
Replies: 20
Views: 4,129
Posted By dwgrant
Thanks for posting the link to the video. In your...

Thanks for posting the link to the video. In your first post you said you start with the "fine diamond" wheel but she calls it the flex diamond. So now it makes more sense as the flex diamond is...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2015-12-07, 1:33pm
Replies: 20
Views: 4,129
Posted By dwgrant
I don't use this tool but have done quite a bit...

I don't use this tool but have done quite a bit of cold working in the past. The photo looks like pits which need to be smoothed out before polishing.

Cooljools website has PDF's, I don't see any...
Forum: Auctions, self promotion, and related things 2015-12-01, 8:54pm
Replies: 3
Views: 1,951
Posted By dwgrant
Thanks Stephanie, I love a sale. I've been eyeing...

Thanks Stephanie, I love a sale. I've been eyeing the quilling tutorial for a long time. With 50% off I bought both. Looking forward to trying them out.

Darrell
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2015-11-01, 9:38am
Replies: 27
Views: 5,485
Posted By dwgrant
She does teach this technique in her classes, and...

She does teach this technique in her classes, and I have never seen anyone teach something similar.

Darrell
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2015-09-25, 7:00pm
Replies: 3
Views: 1,258
Posted By dwgrant
Precision "Black Jettum". I found it very...

Precision "Black Jettum".

I found it very stiff as a base bead, and it is actually a bright blue when pulled thin enough. I used an encased stringer to make a wigwag and it looks like I used a...
Forum: Beads of Courage 2015-09-20, 10:37am
Replies: 6
Views: 5,445
Posted By dwgrant
Any pics from the day? Darrell

Any pics from the day?

Darrell
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2015-09-19, 5:14pm
Replies: 18
Views: 2,919
Posted By dwgrant
There is a glass school in Montreal called Espace...

There is a glass school in Montreal called Espace Verre. According to their website they do offer weekend courses in lampworking and they may know of resources closer to you. Also the instruction...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2015-09-19, 4:33pm
Replies: 18
Views: 2,919
Posted By dwgrant
If you are looking for some basic information...

If you are looking for some basic information about setting up a lampwork studio, what equipment is involved, etc., I suggest the following link. There are 8 posts in that blog. No videos, but it is...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2015-09-13, 7:06am
Replies: 11
Views: 2,742
Posted By dwgrant
My take on bead release cracking: 1.Bead...

My take on bead release cracking:

1.Bead release is supposed to stay on when hot, and release when cold (otherwise you wouldn't get your beads off the mandrel). So letting the mandrel get too cold...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2015-03-31, 8:36pm
Replies: 7
Views: 1,420
Posted By dwgrant
An online definition of rondel: Jewelry. a flat...

An online definition of rondel: Jewelry. a flat bead, often of rock crystal or onyx, used in a necklace as a spacer between contrasting stones.

My take is that all donut beads would be rondels,...
Forum: Classes, Retreats, Get togethers, Etc. 2015-01-28, 8:00pm
Replies: 5
Views: 2,667
Posted By dwgrant
What are the dates in July? Darrell

What are the dates in July?

Darrell
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2014-12-06, 7:27pm
Replies: 7
Views: 1,220
Posted By dwgrant
How about one of these products? To view...

How about one of these products?

To view links or images in this forum your post count must be 1 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Darrell
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