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Old 2006-10-19, 6:11pm
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Old 2006-10-19, 6:35pm
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You can also get them at welding supply houses but you have to grind your own points in them and then stick them into a handle.
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Old 2006-10-19, 7:20pm
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Just a note on buying tungsten from a welding supply house. Make sure to get the "pure tungsten" and not a thoriated variety. Thoriated has additives which are not good for the human body when you grind it and inhale the dust.
Pure tungsten electrodes are color coded by a green paint on the end, these are the kind you want.
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Old 2006-10-19, 10:08pm
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Old 2006-10-19, 10:11pm
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You can also get them at welding supply houses but you have to grind your own points in them and then stick them into a handle.
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Or you can sharpen them with Chemsharp. I love the stuff. Makes me feel like a Mad Scientist... Bwahahahahaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!
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Old 2006-10-20, 4:26am
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Thank you, Corri, for returning this to a technical thread - off to look for chemsharp.
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Thank you, Corri. Honest debate is once thing, but from a newbie's perspective this got ugly very fast.
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Old 2006-10-20, 9:23am
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For anyone that wants to know........... all I do with my off mandrel beads is heat up the tungsten poker till it is glowing red, have the bead warm, not too hot........ keep the bead below the flame and keep the tungsten in the flame glowing and then I just push and twist the poker through the bead!

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Old 2006-10-20, 1:23pm
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*snork* "Who IS it?" Good one, man..... Heheheheheh
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Old 2006-10-21, 1:23pm
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Or you can sharpen them with Chemsharp. I love the stuff. Makes me feel like a Mad Scientist... Bwahahahahaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!

Chemsharp? 'splain please!
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Old 2006-10-21, 1:31pm
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Chem-sharp is a powder. Heat your tungsten rod until it's cherry red, then dip 1/4" of it into the powder repeatedly until you have the kind of point you want.
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Old 2006-10-21, 2:52pm
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Chem-sharp is a powder. Heat your tungsten rod until it's cherry red, then dip 1/4" of it into the powder repeatedly until you have the kind of point you want.
Isn't it pretty toxic, though? I had always heard it was.
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Old 2006-10-23, 8:14am
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It looks a lot more toxic than it is. LOL! The process is SO COOL! Anyway, for anyone who is interested, here's the MSDS on Chem-Sharp. Normal ventilation, water cleanup... Use good judgement, of course, but it's not that bad.
http://www.dynaflux.com/msds/600b.xls.pdf
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Mr Smiley and others, thanks for the elucidating and comprehensive response re. tungsten, I'll stop being so precious with it now.
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Old 2006-10-28, 1:23pm
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Hahaha, that's exactly why I laughed when I asked Who's Dave.

Aaahhhh, good old Cheech & Chong.
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Old 2006-10-30, 9:52am
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Hey man.. it's me!! Dave!!! Open the door!!!
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