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Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2019-09-10, 7:19am
Replies: 4
Views: 242
Posted By kansassky
I totally agree with Phill. There are companies...

I totally agree with Phill.
There are companies who take apart oxycons and adjust them inside.
Don’t do that!

My local concentrator repair guru was aghast when he discovered this had been done...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2019-09-07, 7:15am
Replies: 18
Views: 3,315
Posted By kansassky
Sadly, this is typical for Scott. He has...

Sadly, this is typical for Scott.

He has promised dozens of times that things will be different.

They are not.
Forum: Studio 2019-07-28, 5:19pm
Replies: 10
Views: 1,310
Posted By kansassky
You could keep your propane tank outside and run...

You could keep your propane tank outside and run the hose through the window, too.
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2019-07-27, 3:04pm
Replies: 5
Views: 429
Posted By kansassky
Concentrator Gary, my local concentrator repair...

Concentrator Gary, my local concentrator repair guy, and highly-respected guru, says much depends upon whether the unit is brand new or refurbished. If your concentrator guts have been “adjusted” to...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2019-06-27, 5:52am
Replies: 3
Views: 515
Posted By kansassky
Airgas will only fill their own tanks. (Name...

Airgas will only fill their own tanks. (Name stamped)

Can’t speak for other companies.
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2019-05-20, 2:41pm
Replies: 6
Views: 517
Posted By kansassky
I have a copy I will sell. Send me a private...

I have a copy I will sell.

Send me a private message?
Forum: Studio 2019-01-09, 9:15am
Replies: 6
Views: 772
Posted By kansassky
You can easily calibrate your kiln. Take one...

You can easily calibrate your kiln.

Take one of those round oven thermometers.

Set your kiln to 400 degrees.
Put your oven thermometer inside.
Wait for the kiln to come up to temp.
Check the...
Forum: Torch Questions 2018-12-19, 8:04am
Replies: 17
Views: 1,474
Posted By kansassky
I HATED the Lynx I had. Flame was way too...

I HATED the Lynx I had.

Flame was way too focused.

I bought an Alpha for less than half the price of the Lynx.
I have been blissfully happy with the Alpha.
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2018-10-27, 7:20am
Replies: 16
Views: 1,334
Posted By kansassky
I would like to add the following... From a...

I would like to add the following...

From a practical standpoint, you can almost always sell any outgrown equipment.
You can learn more and move up to a new torch or new tools when you are ready....
Forum: Torch Questions 2018-10-20, 12:50pm
Replies: 17
Views: 1,474
Posted By kansassky
Please look seriously at the Bethlehem Alpha. It...

Please look seriously at the Bethlehem Alpha. It is a GEM of a torch!
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2018-09-26, 5:02pm
Replies: 5
Views: 619
Posted By kansassky
I have. The Mega Minor is slightly hotter. ...

I have.

The Mega Minor is slightly hotter. Not much.
I ditched the Mega and bought a Bethlehem Alpha.

Best decision I ever made.
The Alpha is amazing and on-par cost-wise with the Mega...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2018-09-01, 10:10am
Replies: 8
Views: 1,162
Posted By kansassky
Touch your melted gather (lightly) to the FRONT...

Touch your melted gather (lightly) to the FRONT of the mandrel while turning.

NOT to the top of the mandrel.
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2018-07-18, 6:45am
Replies: 7
Views: 919
Posted By kansassky
Effetre Sedona. First on the left in this...

Effetre Sedona.

First on the left in this photo.
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2018-07-16, 7:37am
Replies: 13
Views: 1,550
Posted By kansassky
Just checking. I still see many lampworkers...

Just checking.

I still see many lampworkers preparing to use a room temp cane by dipping the end in and out of the flame or waving it back and forth in the flame tip.

DON’T DO THIS!

By...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2018-07-05, 8:32am
Replies: 8
Views: 1,080
Posted By kansassky
It sounds more like a propane regulator issue, to...

It sounds more like a propane regulator issue, to me.

Check that your oxycon is set to the right pressure.

Turn on propane at the tank and see what the regulator reads.

Light propane at the...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2018-05-24, 7:09am
Replies: 34
Views: 5,412
Posted By kansassky
For the record, I did not “chide” you. If...

For the record, I did not “chide” you.

If you were simply asking about a certain technique, why didn’t you describe the technique or post a photo and leave Anouk’s name out of the post?

Or,...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2018-05-23, 6:18am
Replies: 34
Views: 5,412
Posted By kansassky
Maybe it would be better to contact Anouk...

Maybe it would be better to contact Anouk directly?

https://www.facebook.com/Anouk-Jasperse-Glass-Art-303713969640242/

Out of respect for her personal techniques, I would not give out that...
Forum: Torch Questions 2018-05-08, 1:20pm
Replies: 7
Views: 2,393
Posted By kansassky
A minor only has one ring. My minor ran...

A minor only has one ring.

My minor ran perfectly on a single 5 lpm oxycon.

It also ran perfectly on a single 10 lpm.

Do not connect oxycons of different sizes.
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2018-05-07, 8:46am
Replies: 11
Views: 1,604
Posted By kansassky
Czech Glass has several beautiful shampoo...

Czech Glass has several beautiful shampoo options.

Magpie Glass.
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2018-05-03, 7:27am
Replies: 14
Views: 2,092
Posted By kansassky
How much do you need? Is this for a special...

How much do you need? Is this for a special project?

Or, are you wanting suggestions for glass in production?
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2018-05-02, 7:33pm
Replies: 14
Views: 2,092
Posted By kansassky
I can suggest Effetre 420 POP, Coral Poppy and...

I can suggest Effetre 420 POP, Coral Poppy and Effetre 420 PP, Peach Persimmon.

I also think you might consider CIM Phoenix.
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2018-04-25, 6:11am
Replies: 14
Views: 2,092
Posted By kansassky
One thing I have noticed about the corals... ...

One thing I have noticed about the corals...

You can NOT trust the rod color to be an authentic portrayal of the REAL color once it is melted.

Be careful!

I have about 15 different versions...
Forum: The Dark Room 2018-04-23, 4:49pm
Replies: 5
Views: 2,627
Posted By kansassky
At Phil’s suggestion... I offer up this...

At Phil’s suggestion...

I offer up this alternate set of directions that I copied from an email I sent someone several months ago.

Easy Photo Upload Instructions for LE

Click the Go Advanced...
Forum: Tutorials 2018-04-12, 6:52am
Replies: 15
Views: 4,635
Posted By kansassky
Air duster spray sounds like a great idea! I...

Air duster spray sounds like a great idea!

I have tried using a hairdryer, but ultimately, I shove a toothpick in the hole to check for moisture.
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2018-03-25, 2:13pm
Replies: 7
Views: 1,084
Posted By kansassky
It’s easy. Get her bracelet. Measure the...

It’s easy.

Get her bracelet.
Measure the diameter of the cable with a caliper.

Go to the suppliers’ catalog, find, and order tubing with a slightly bigger ID.
ID stands for inner dimension.
...
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