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Old 2017-12-22, 8:08pm
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Default How thin can I go on a hollow boro bead?

I want to make a very thin walled bead. I'm planning on using a mandrel to wrap the glass around it- like making a soft glass bead. Is there a lower limit to how thin the bead wall can be?
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Old 2017-12-24, 8:35am
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The glass walls still needs to be at least double the thickness of the mandrel but it may be easier with boro tubing and no mandrel at all.
ETA: You can make the walls much thinner without the mandrel sucking out heat and you won't need separator.

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Old 2018-01-01, 1:24pm
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Old 2018-01-05, 3:43pm
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Start with tubing and you won't need a mandrel at all.
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