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Old 2013-07-21, 4:01pm
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Unlike soda lime glass boro likes to be screaming hot, think yellow going on white (clear glass, color incandesses so much it's hard to tell how hot it is).
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Old 2013-07-31, 2:16pm
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Hint for making boro beads on mandrel ~ get the tip of the rod really hot before touching down, heat only the glass and not the mandrel. Mandrels tend to burn right thru ~ ask me how I know. Turn the mandrel slower than you do with soft glass ~ it needs time for the heat to sink in. You will get nice even dimpled beads.
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Old 2013-10-23, 6:13pm
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any tips for making basic simple murrine? contemporary lampworking has a little pic demo of an eye cane but im having trouble shaping and really understanding what it is I'm doing.. although i managed to make a simple bullseye millie cane the other day, i would love to be able to build something that isnt a bullseye haha. searched around on youtube and a lampwork forum but couldnt find much. any help is greatly appreciated!!!
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Old 2013-10-24, 12:09pm
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here you go i went to search function typed in making murrine cane. the first one was your question the second one I saw this link that has lot of tuts.

http://www.lampworketc.com/forums/sh...g+murrine+cane

the second link in #12 is this one that has great pictures on the whole process. but there are many more great links so if you read thru that thread and all the link in it you should know all you need about murrie.

http://www.lampworketc.com/forums/sh...ad.php?t=63699

good luck !!
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Old 2013-10-25, 6:06pm
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thank you!!!! this is great!
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Old 2013-11-21, 12:40pm
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Default Help Please -- Problems with stretch marks on boro

Hi -- I'm not sure if this is the right place to post this, but I'm a noobie on this site and am a self-taught boro pendants and beads artist for just over one year. I work a Carlisle Mini CC with oxy/propane. My daughter has been on a torch for about three years and just got a new Red Rocket to replace an old used Major-Minor. We both have multiple refurbished medical concentrators for our oxy. She works medium sized art/functional pieces and we are experiencing what appears to be stretch marks on the outside of her tube work and can't figure out what is causing it, or how to fix it. Suggestions/help please!?!

Also -- thanks everyone for the tutes... I'm working my way through them and can't wait to get on the torch tonight -- very inspiring!!

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Old 2013-11-21, 1:06pm
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my guess is devit, from not having the glass hot enough when you manipulate it.

how many oxycons do you have running the red rocket? those torches can hog some major oxygen. do you have a holding tank set up?
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Thank you... She's got 9 or maybe 10 (I can't remember), and we are trying to figure out how to get the actual psi of the oxi coming out of the main hose to her torch. But, the set-up "seems" to be pushing plenty of oxy. Have not heard of setting up a holding tank -- how does that work?
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I'm really enjoying reading this, have more pages to go, but it's time for some sleep!
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Thank you... She's got 9 or maybe 10 (I can't remember), and we are trying to figure out how to get the actual psi of the oxi coming out of the main hose to her torch. But, the set-up "seems" to be pushing plenty of oxy. Have not heard of setting up a holding tank -- how does that work?
A holding tank is just a compressed air cylinder. You feed the oxycons to it and then run you torch hose to that. After your run it for a bit it pushes all the air out of the tank and replaces it with o2, allowing your torch to run off that rather then the seive beds eliminates breathing from the machines and hives you more o2 to run for a bigger hotter flame until you deplete the tank. You don't stop working when the tank empties, just turn your oxy and flame down and let if refill while you continue to torch!
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Bump.... ran across this thread while looking for something else.

How did I never see it before??
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OK, it took me a while to find this, but now I hope I can do some of the tutorials. I don't have much labeled glass though, so I may have some sad results!

I spent time this afternoon melting the ends of some of my shorts to see for example if all the black ones were black (most are but some struck or turned shiny silver, etc.) and some of the reddish ones turned clear and nothing seemed to help to get them to strike back to a color... any color! I may stick with frit over clear for a bit, just to get moving.
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OK, it took me a while to find this, but now I hope I can do some of the tutorials. I don't have much labeled glass though, so I may have some sad results!

I spent time this afternoon melting the ends of some of my shorts to see for example if all the black ones were black (most are but some struck or turned shiny silver, etc.) and some of the reddish ones turned clear and nothing seemed to help to get them to strike back to a color... any color! I may stick with frit over clear for a bit, just to get moving.
Throw the red ones into the kiln for a cycle. They will turn back red. It's probably NS Ruby or Pomegranate. They go clear when you work them, but when they sit in the kiln they will strike back red. You can strike them in the torch but it's a pain.
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Thank you. I think there are at least two colors. One I can strike to a kind of pinkish color, the other one stayed clear no matter what I did.
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