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Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2014-12-27, 3:48pm
Replies: 1
Views: 1,187
Posted By smcgypsea
Marver question,

I have an old torch-top marver, one of those designed with the riveted hose clamp. Well, as we all know, kinda poor design, as the rivet has loosened up, so the marver kinda swivels. Is there a fix...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2014-12-27, 3:46pm
Replies: 0
Views: 782
Posted By smcgypsea
Marver question

I have an old torch-top marver, one of those designed with the riveted hose clamp. Well, as we all know, kinda poor design, as the rivet has loosened up, so the marver kinda swivels. Is there a fix...
Forum: Boro Room 2014-02-15, 1:17pm
Replies: 10
Views: 1,767
Posted By smcgypsea
yes, the stress in the 'stringer' ends up being...

yes, the stress in the 'stringer' ends up being at the hot-cold transition area, usually beyond where the actual element (thorn, petal, etc) is welded. So when you anneal in the flame, you need to...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2012-10-04, 1:59pm
Replies: 6
Views: 1,358
Posted By smcgypsea
how long is...

How long is your typical torching session? I've heard some folks fill their kilns with 30+ beads, that must be a full day...

Mine is comparatively short, 3-5 hrs. My attention span and my tummy...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2012-10-04, 12:47pm
Replies: 645
Views: 335,025
Posted By smcgypsea
ok, so I uninstalled 1.3 that I had messed with,...

ok, so I uninstalled 1.3 that I had messed with, fresh installed 1.3 from the link on the first post. I added two colors using existing glass, told it that I have this glass, how many ounces, and how...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2012-06-22, 5:02am
Replies: 6
Views: 1,347
Posted By smcgypsea
turquoise-y glass

does anyone know whether Messy's Moana Ltd reduces and boils like Moretti's Dark Turquoise? Every time I have a turquoise inspiration, it turns to crap, I cant keep from boiling it or reducing it,...
Forum: Torch Questions 2012-05-13, 6:01am
Replies: 12
Views: 1,959
Posted By smcgypsea
thanks for all your replies! stacy

thanks for all your replies!
stacy
Forum: Torch Questions 2012-05-12, 10:21am
Replies: 12
Views: 1,959
Posted By smcgypsea
barbara- where do you take classes? stacy

barbara-
where do you take classes?
stacy
Forum: Torch Questions 2012-05-11, 3:40pm
Replies: 12
Views: 1,959
Posted By smcgypsea
Minor dissipator fin

Does anybody know if its possible to replace the dissipator fin thing on a Minor? Where can I get one? mine is melted, got misaligned, and it's interfering with the flame...
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thanks,
stacy
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2011-08-25, 11:13am
Replies: 8
Views: 1,496
Posted By smcgypsea
you may be able to get a pyrometer at your local...

you may be able to get a pyrometer at your local ceramics supply, i only paid like $80 for an analog unit.
Forum: Sale Rack 2011-05-18, 5:44am
Replies: 484
Views: 102,826
Posted By smcgypsea
i think i have to be brave and open my boro...

i think i have to be brave and open my boro samples. I just don't have any clear for punty or lens...
questions---
-My (104) implosions come out looking like petal-ly fireworks, not quite a flower...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2011-03-31, 10:50am
Replies: 20
Views: 5,722
Posted By smcgypsea
how do you know when the pickle solution isn't...

how do you know when the pickle solution isn't (when it has expired)?

what should be the ratio of ph down to water?

i tried phdown and distilled water on some clear that had been scumming, and...
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