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Forum: Auctions, self promotion, and related things 2019-11-06, 2:45pm
Replies: 7
Views: 340
Posted By Shaper
Is it boro or soft glass?

Is it boro or soft glass?
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2019-09-04, 1:04pm
Replies: 8
Views: 463
Posted By Shaper
You set the oxy at 4.5 what? Purity level? I...

You set the oxy at 4.5 what? Purity level? I don't use an oxycon I use tanked oxygen. But I thought the only thing you could regulate on an oxycon is the Purity level. I thought output was set by the...
Forum: Torch Questions 2019-08-06, 10:11am
Replies: 6
Views: 543
Posted By Shaper
The only time I have ever used a 2 stage...

The only time I have ever used a 2 stage regulator is when using liquid oxygen, it is needed to keep the regulator from freezing up. A regulator with 2 dials, one for tank pressure and one for...
Forum: Studio 2019-06-30, 6:34pm
Replies: 10
Views: 1,688
Posted By Shaper
Boro glass is affected less by heat and cold than...

Boro glass is affected less by heat and cold than any of the soft glasses. That said, you can take the glass you plan on working with and put it on top of your kiln when you turn it on and it will...
Forum: Boro Room 2019-04-15, 11:29am
Replies: 18
Views: 2,702
Posted By Shaper
Standard Welding hose for acetylene when used...

Standard Welding hose for acetylene when used with propane will eventually disintegrate and leak, also can clog ports in your torch. You need to get a set of "T" Grade hoses for your torch.
The...
Forum: Boro Room 2019-03-25, 12:32pm
Replies: 2
Views: 985
Posted By Shaper
You could learn how to pull points. That save you...

You could learn how to pull points. That save you the money on 12mil tubing.
Forum: Safety 2019-03-25, 12:25pm
Replies: 5
Views: 1,144
Posted By Shaper
These fans are used by quite a few folks. I find...

These fans are used by quite a few folks. I find them to be very good and quite a bit quieter than some of those can fans.
...
Forum: Safety 2019-01-30, 11:43am
Replies: 5
Views: 1,094
Posted By Shaper
"Oxygen Clean" means that any part of a system...

"Oxygen Clean" means that any part of a system using pure or almost pure oxygen must have all of the parts cleaned of any petroleum products. Any metal parts that are not made specifically for use...
Forum: Boro Room 2018-12-23, 6:48pm
Replies: 13
Views: 2,896
Posted By Shaper
I didn't realize that a bobcat could use that...

I didn't realize that a bobcat could use that much oxygen in 6 hours. I'm thinking K tanks so maybe I'm wrong. I have used a K tank in 6 hours, or there about, when pulling vac stacks with a Mirage....
Forum: Studio 2018-10-09, 7:02pm
Replies: 11
Views: 12,917
Posted By Shaper
This is a link to a "Ventilation Primer" by Mike...

This is a link to a "Ventilation Primer" by Mike Aurelius;

https://mikeaurelius.wordpress.com/ventilation-primer/

It has all the info needed to ensure a safely ventilated work space. don't let...
Forum: Boro Room 2018-10-06, 1:17pm
Replies: 6
Views: 1,717
Posted By Shaper
You may have better luck with the forum in this...

You may have better luck with the forum in this link. It,s mainly boro folks..

http://www.talkglass.com/forum/forum.php
Forum: Studio 2018-09-13, 10:54am
Replies: 43
Views: 5,223
Posted By Shaper
You may want to reconsider mounting your fan to...

You may want to reconsider mounting your fan to the window board instead of the hood. The fan mounted to the metal hood you have will it act like a speaker and amplify the noise from the fan and will...
Forum: Free Tutorials 2018-09-11, 3:44pm
Replies: 72
Views: 39,959
Posted By Shaper
I brought mine inside and used a splitter like...

I brought mine inside and used a splitter like these to feed my main torch and a hand torch I use all the time also. They are very simple to use and straight forward to hook up.


Here is the web...
Forum: Studio 2018-09-08, 6:04pm
Replies: 43
Views: 5,223
Posted By Shaper
This is a good exhaust fan that some folks use. ...

This is a good exhaust fan that some folks use.

https://www.globalindustrial.com/p/hvac/exhaust-fans/exhaust-and-supply/12-exhaust-fan-shutter-mounted

The regulators you listed are fairly...
Forum: Boro Room 2018-08-27, 10:36am
Replies: 9
Views: 2,444
Posted By Shaper
The Bravo is a good torch and would probably do...

The Bravo is a good torch and would probably do everything you want your torch to do. That being said I prefer GTT torches over Bethlehem torches.
I owned a Bethlehem when I first started and liked...
Forum: Studio 2018-08-10, 7:34pm
Replies: 8
Views: 1,691
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: 7
Views: 2,598
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: 1,691
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: 1,691
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: 130
Views: 17,232
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: 3,173
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: 13
Views: 2,681
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: 130
Views: 17,232
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: 2,742
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: 2,742
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...
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