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Forum: Studio 2012-05-04, 5:46pm
Replies: 47
Views: 10,817
Posted By TomK
Hi Emma, I hope you don't leave, the people here...

Hi Emma, I hope you don't leave, the people here are really a great bunch. Yes, some of us are very blunt when we see what looks like a health issue, but those same people will also bend over...
Forum: Safety 2011-06-05, 5:20am
Replies: 14
Views: 4,061
Posted By TomK
In other words your torch is out of place or your...

In other words your torch is out of place or your fume hood is undersized. Both of which you should realize are a problem early on...

One good choice for hood material that is not supporting much...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2011-05-25, 3:10am
Replies: 23
Views: 3,997
Posted By TomK
You could also make a reamer from a straight...

You could also make a reamer from a straight mandrel. Take a sharp metal chisel, place it one inch or so from the end of the mandrel at around 30 deg from horizontal/flat and give it a tap with a...
Forum: Safety 2011-05-23, 4:19am
Replies: 18
Views: 5,345
Posted By TomK
:waving: So, how long did it take to get used to...

:waving: So, how long did it take to get used to standing while torching?

I just got my torch set up outside and had fun playing yesterday. Did not miss sitting at all... Most everything cracked,...
Forum: Studio 2011-05-19, 1:22am
Replies: 9
Views: 2,070
Posted By TomK
Hey Dale, Got a question, is there any need...

Hey Dale,

Got a question, is there any need for a dirt trap with propane like is used with NG? I'm thinking about the oil that is used in propane and it collecting in the black pipe, at shut offs...
Forum: Safety 2011-05-18, 3:32am
Replies: 554
Views: 144,872
Posted By TomK
Guess I would have to be classified as anal about...

Guess I would have to be classified as anal about safety, I'm not risking a major loss just to work/play with glass. I've had torch, tanks, Regulates, flashbacks (2 sets, one at each end), kiln & 60+...
Forum: Safety 2011-05-17, 3:47am
Replies: 4
Views: 2,180
Posted By TomK
Well, I can't find PG1 specific info, but PG2 at...

Well, I can't find PG1 specific info, but PG2 at 18 in has 1540 CFM and PG3 has 1600. I'm guessing GM20 is Gable mount 20in. So if you figure on at least 1300CFM you should be fine. You can build a...
Forum: Safety 2011-05-15, 3:44pm
Replies: 3
Views: 1,452
Posted By TomK
Well, if someone choose to follow your "this is...

Well, if someone choose to follow your "this is what I do" I can not say what the risk to you is regarding them suing you. I do know if you had a problem at your place and the insurance company...
Forum: Safety 2011-05-13, 6:41am
Replies: 3
Views: 1,452
Posted By TomK
Safty advice

Just a word of caution about giving advice under the safety thread or anywhere else for that matter. According to Business Law, if someone relies on that advice and gets hurt or has a loss. They can...
Forum: Safety 2011-05-12, 3:22am
Replies: 4
Views: 2,180
Posted By TomK
Pics? First reaction is if it was approved for...

Pics? First reaction is if it was approved for body work then it should work for glass. That said you should try to get some more info on the fan if you can. Make and model would help. As far as not...
Forum: Safety 2011-05-11, 4:27am
Replies: 14
Views: 2,686
Posted By TomK
Please do not take anything that someone posts as...

Please do not take anything that someone posts as yelling at you. Well, that is unless they type in all caps, then that is yelling :)

Inside or outside is ok for hanging the hoses to drain, just...
Forum: Safety 2011-05-09, 3:47am
Replies: 3
Views: 1,433
Posted By TomK
Hot air rises, so what you are trying to get rid...

Hot air rises, so what you are trying to get rid of is going up, not down. The gap around a fan on the floor means that contaminated air can make a u-turn and come right back in. In short, not a good...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2011-05-08, 6:35pm
Replies: 428
Views: 184,124
Posted By TomK
So far we have only used Sundance, they have been...

So far we have only used Sundance, they have been great to work with and even put up with us walking in for a 40+ pound glass order. Even made it back to the East Coast without breaking a single 40''...
Forum: Tutorials 2011-05-08, 6:03am
Replies: 75
Views: 59,628
Posted By TomK
As someone just starting out in lampworking,...

As someone just starting out in lampworking, buying a tut at full price and having it go on sale in days would piss me off. However if it went on sale a couple weeks later, then that's just bad...
Forum: Studio 2011-05-01, 6:16am
Replies: 37
Views: 5,034
Posted By TomK
Be aware that the reflected light from a...

Be aware that the reflected light from a dark/bold wall will add some tint to the procieved color of items in that room. It may not be much, but it will happen. Even a tree close to a window will add...
Forum: Safety 2011-04-30, 5:36am
Replies: 14
Views: 2,686
Posted By TomK
Welcome :waving: One thing you will find...

Welcome :waving:

One thing you will find here is people who care. Sometimes that makes for conflict when someone is very blunt, but remember they are being blunt because they care. Safety is a...
Forum: Safety 2011-04-19, 8:49am
Replies: 18
Views: 5,345
Posted By TomK
There are a number of things about this study...

There are a number of things about this study that are concerning:

1) 54% higher risk of having a heart attack.

2) weight gain

3) lower back pain.

Since the study was with 17,000 people...
Forum: Safety 2011-04-17, 12:10pm
Replies: 18
Views: 5,345
Posted By TomK
54% increase in the chance of a heart attack from sitting for most of the day...

I found this information on Yahoo last week. Since there are a number of people that sit while lampworking I thought I would put in this link:
...
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