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Old 2013-03-13, 2:47am
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i wish there was some sort of spit trap in the mouthpieces. condensation has f@cked me more then once....cracking my piece.
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Old 2013-03-13, 3:59am
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Shouldn't be too hard to rig one up. I'm thinking some sort of a jar with 2 hose fittings soldered to the lid. Should be able to get what you need at Lowes/Home Depot.
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Old 2013-03-13, 4:33am
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you guys are on to something one of the scientific glassblowing co. i worked for had just a system they had a white grandular substance and as it was used it turned a light purple from the bottom up and when it was all purple they changed it.

had to do with trying to keep inpurites out of the glass, should keep water out of the back side but not the side of the jar you are on. i had a time figured out to take my blow hose and sling it like a sling shot around and around. worked o.k. until i forgot. of course you looked kindof funny maybe a little like david vs. goliath.
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Old 2013-03-13, 3:00pm
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been doing some boro with my new GTT Scorpion

its a little wonky but I'm getting there slowly


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Old 2013-03-13, 6:09pm
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That is a nicely shaped glass Adam.
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Wow! Awesome work, all
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Old 2013-03-14, 2:34am
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you guys are on to something one of the scientific glassblowing co. i worked for had just a system they had a white grandular substance and as it was used it turned a light purple from the bottom up and when it was all purple they changed it.

had to do with trying to keep inpurites out of the glass, should keep water out of the back side but not the side of the jar you are on. i had a time figured out to take my blow hose and sling it like a sling shot around and around. worked o.k. until i forgot. of course you looked kindof funny maybe a little like david vs. goliath.
oh yea....must be some sort of dessicant.
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Old 2013-03-14, 8:24pm
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is it possible to rig something up using a "real tobacco pipe" filter?
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Old 2013-03-15, 2:36am
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good idea!
or i could just blow after a safety break...with cotton mouth.
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good idea!
or i could just blow after a safety break...with cotton mouth.
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Old 2013-03-16, 4:14am
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lol if only that worked.
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Old 2013-03-16, 7:38am
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Did somes glasses till i get a rig for the vases.
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Old 2013-03-16, 9:01am
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could you put a cloth over the mouth piece to collect the moisture or at least some of it before it gets into the tube? or fill with gauze or something? just a thought.
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Old 2013-03-17, 8:06am
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How about a candle wick?
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You are over thinking this, this could be done for less than $10 at Lowes/Home Depot.

http://www.google.com/search?q=water...8YdT3Vpp-9M%3A
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You would have to fill them with ice or something cold to condense the humidity in your breathe the problem isnt it being in the hose its when it gets into the tube that you have a problem.
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Old 2013-03-18, 3:15pm
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It's not condensation that gathers in your blowhose it is spit. Drape the blowhose over
your neck. It won't get to your work. No complicated filters, water condensers, or any
other extra crap to deal with. I've been doing this for over 20 years, never get water
in my glass.
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I made some heart pendants recently for my wife's birthday.

By the way, it's more than a year since my last post...
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Very nice hearts! I need to learn how to do compressions with boro.
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Old 2013-03-19, 8:12am
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She is going to love the hearts especially the second one.
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Roy, thank you for your comment!
deb, yes, she prefers the second one.
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Old 2013-03-20, 7:25am
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The first prototype for my mammoth skeleton style sherlock. Hard to see any detail since its clear.
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Old 2013-03-20, 8:34am
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That is awesome can't wait to see some color on it because your right its hard to see the detail. Your control of the blown form is really improving.
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JL your mammoth piece reminds me of a Stargate symbiote critter! I like!

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Old 2013-03-20, 1:13pm
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I could make that i bet.
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Im not amaking fun when i say this but it reminded me of something alittle dirty at first. Honestly though, a mammoth skeleton will be great for a sherlock. Dont forget to show it off once you figure out your color scheme.
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...took a break from marbles to try blowing some hollow seashells...
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..and a snail/mushroom, courtesy of a Suellen Fowler demo. It fell off the punty on the final move and I had to repair/rebuild the snail back on - my ultimate test of patience!
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Old 2013-03-21, 9:12pm
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Wow George those shells are beautiful.
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