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Forum: Studio 2018-08-10, 7:34pm
Replies: 8
Views: 202
Posted By Shaper
The only reason I keep my oxy tanks away from my...

The only reason I keep my oxy tanks away from my bench is I don't want to bump into them. If your going to keep your oxycon close be sure to keep the hose off the ground.
Same with the propane...
Forum: Safety 2018-08-09, 8:41pm
Replies: 6
Views: 88
Posted By Shaper
Most lampworking supply stores online have an...

Most lampworking supply stores online have an assortment. I like the "Mountain Glass Arts" web site for a lot of tools and materials.
And yes they are absolutely needed. Without them it is hard to...
Forum: Studio 2018-08-09, 8:36pm
Replies: 8
Views: 202
Posted By Shaper
Maybe so. If there is a welding supply store they...

Maybe so. If there is a welding supply store they will have them. Airgas, prax air etc. Amazon may have them, they are for 1/4 inch I/D hoses. I know that Mountain Glass and Sundance Glass have them...
Forum: Studio 2018-08-09, 3:47pm
Replies: 8
Views: 202
Posted By Shaper
in your last picture the brass fitting is a...

in your last picture the brass fitting is a female "B" fitting like you find on the end of your hose. If you go to welding supply store you can buy a "male to male coupler for B fittings" and screw...
Forum: Boro Room 2018-08-08, 9:26pm
Replies: 86
Views: 3,056
Posted By Shaper
Very nice pendys there. I'm amazed at how much...

Very nice pendys there. I'm amazed at how much you can pack into such a small space.
Forum: Auctions, self promotion, and related things 2018-08-08, 5:33pm
Replies: 9
Views: 1,555
Posted By Shaper
Can't find your shop, a link would be nice.

Can't find your shop, a link would be nice.
Forum: Boro Room 2018-08-07, 10:20am
Replies: 3
Views: 138
Posted By Shaper
I don't think a Lynx on nat gas will be efficient.

I don't think a Lynx on nat gas will be efficient.
Forum: Boro Room 2018-08-05, 12:58pm
Replies: 86
Views: 3,056
Posted By Shaper
I find trying to etch boro terribly tedious, sand...

I find trying to etch boro terribly tedious, sand blasting is my preferred method of etching boro.
Forum: Boro Room 2018-07-30, 1:00pm
Replies: 10
Views: 431
Posted By Shaper
Thanks for the info update. Very interesting...

Thanks for the info update. Very interesting stuff.
Looks like everything has been dipped to coat the glass, just wondered if the bismuth would adhere and stay on if it was just a small medallion...
Forum: Boro Room 2018-07-29, 11:11am
Replies: 10
Views: 431
Posted By Shaper
I don't know for sure but it seems like the...

I don't know for sure but it seems like the difference in melting points would cause an adhesion problem sandblasted or not. But if you try it let us know of the results.
Might be a COE problem...
Forum: Tutorials 2018-07-27, 7:02pm
Replies: 7
Views: 481
Posted By Shaper
This is a link to a video on Utube by Gianni Toso...

This is a link to a video on Utube by Gianni Toso on making a fairy.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FYEQncNl4W0
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2018-07-27, 6:58pm
Replies: 7
Views: 351
Posted By Shaper
This is a link that takes you to the "TMP" site....

This is a link that takes you to the "TMP" site. Lots of info there. Personally I think the "Oxygen Frog" setups are nice, expensive, but nice.
...
Forum: Safety 2018-07-25, 11:54am
Replies: 5
Views: 420
Posted By Shaper
I've seen and known folks that set up at fairs...

I've seen and known folks that set up at fairs all the time. As long as they get the OK from the people in charge and the people checking for safety, fire dept etc, then it's no problem.
The folks...
Forum: Boro Room 2018-07-04, 12:19pm
Replies: 13
Views: 691
Posted By Shaper
Thanks Tom. That gets me there. Strange that I...

Thanks Tom. That gets me there. Strange that I changed the link in the first post and it works but the second link posted doesn't work and they were the same.
Very strange.
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2018-07-04, 12:09pm
Replies: 6
Views: 497
Posted By Shaper
I would suggest you go to the TMP site; ...

I would suggest you go to the TMP site; http://www.talkglass.com/forum/forum.php
and read, read, read, and when you get some experience ask questions.
Starting out on clear is a good suggestion....
Forum: Boro Room 2018-06-29, 11:33am
Replies: 13
Views: 691
Posted By Shaper
Sorry about that. I removed that link and added a...

Sorry about that. I removed that link and added a new one. It will take you to a page about color and in the first post is a link to a PDF file called " MurrineColorChart-4.pdf "
Which has quite a...
Forum: Boro Room 2018-06-27, 4:23pm
Replies: 13
Views: 691
Posted By Shaper
I've found this chart I copied from the TMP site...

I've found this chart I copied from the TMP site useful for encasement/murrine work.
http://www.talkglass.com/forum/showthread.php?62548-The-complete-boro-color-guide&highlight=Murrine+Color+chart...
Forum: Torch Questions 2018-06-26, 4:32pm
Replies: 1
Views: 196
Posted By Shaper
I suggest you call he gas company and find out...

I suggest you call he gas company and find out what the gas pressure is going into your house. Most of the time the pressure is low enough that all you need is an on/off valve for your gas line at or...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2018-06-23, 5:03pm
Replies: 1
Views: 299
Posted By Shaper
You can try looking for a manual here. There is...

You can try looking for a manual here. There is one for a Devilbiss there, not sure of the model though. But maybe it will tell you what you need to know or whom you could call to find out.
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2018-06-23, 11:27am
Replies: 4
Views: 348
Posted By Shaper
That's no good, it could be a hazard/serious...

That's no good, it could be a hazard/serious problem. I had to take one of my 80lb propane tanks back to where I had it filled because of the valve sticking to where I couldn't open it, even with a...
Forum: Boro Room 2018-06-08, 5:01pm
Replies: 13
Views: 1,409
Posted By Shaper
Nice try there Dave. Looks like thermal shock...

Nice try there Dave. Looks like thermal shock there. I have the same problem sometimes. I get focused on a part of what I'm working on and forget to go back and keep the whole piece heated up, and...
Forum: Torch Questions 2018-06-04, 10:46am
Replies: 14
Views: 820
Posted By Shaper
BTW the link Speedslug put up is for the right...

BTW the link Speedslug put up is for the right kind of regulator. It is a single stage with two dials, one showing tank pressure and one for showing output pressure.
Forum: Torch Questions 2018-06-03, 11:17am
Replies: 14
Views: 820
Posted By Shaper
A single stage two dial regulator is what most...

A single stage two dial regulator is what most folks use. A two stage regulator will cost you an arm and a leg. The only time I would consider using a two stage regulator would be on a liquid oxy...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2018-05-10, 5:51pm
Replies: 10
Views: 830
Posted By Shaper
I think the "Jaws Donut Tool" is great for making...

I think the "Jaws Donut Tool" is great for making holes in any type of hot glass, $55.00 + shipping.
https://www.ustglass.com/shop/tools/jawsdonut-tool/
Mountain glass carries them also but are...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2018-04-18, 10:32am
Replies: 12
Views: 599
Posted By Shaper
I found " Contemporary Lampworking" Vol 1 and Vol...

I found " Contemporary Lampworking" Vol 1 and Vol 2 by Bandu Dunham to be great books.
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