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Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2022-11-28, 2:48pm
Replies: 7
Views: 532
Posted By ESC
This is what I've been doing for icicles and...

This is what I've been doing for icicles and really, I don't know why I tortured myself trying to make a bail any other way.
Forum: Studio 2022-11-17, 2:18pm
Replies: 111
Views: 46,824
Posted By ESC
Sam, that green is going to be perfect in your...

Sam, that green is going to be perfect in your part of the world. It'll blend right in to the vegetation.
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2022-11-11, 8:58am
Replies: 7
Views: 532
Posted By ESC
That is exactly the technique and if you're...

That is exactly the technique and if you're getting residue, lightly sand your pick before putting it to glass.
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2022-11-08, 12:04pm
Replies: 7
Views: 532
Posted By ESC
I've never used the handy andy or the peters...

I've never used the handy andy or the peters tweezer either one. I just use my tungsten pick to bore the hole and then ream it out.
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2022-10-30, 2:25pm
Replies: 8
Views: 355
Posted By ESC
To unreduce to is either turn the propane way...

To unreduce to is either turn the propane way down or the oxygen way up; basically the opposite of a reducing flame. It simply burns off the reduction metal on the surface of the glass. Then you...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2022-10-30, 9:32am
Replies: 8
Views: 355
Posted By ESC
Hi Annieli123. I don't know how these are made,...

Hi Annieli123. I don't know how these are made, but if I were to try to replicate them, this is what I would do.

Make a base bead of your choice of transparent. Roll in silver foil pieces. Thinly...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2022-10-25, 3:29pm
Replies: 4
Views: 381
Posted By ESC
In the past I used a glass top buffet warmer, but...

In the past I used a glass top buffet warmer, but rcktscientist is right. If you can keep the parts warm in the kiln, they're going to be much less likely to shatter when reintroduced to the flame.
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2022-10-06, 4:13pm
Replies: 13
Views: 2,206
Posted By ESC
Karla, in your case the bead collar wouldn't be...

Karla, in your case the bead collar wouldn't be necessary right now. But if you ever intend to make and anneal at home, it's a heckuva lot nicer having the collar than opening the top of a kiln to...
Forum: Torch Questions 2022-09-25, 7:41am
Replies: 5
Views: 446
Posted By ESC
Sue, it should be possible to use your...

Sue, it should be possible to use your concentrator with your Minor. I've been doing it for a couple decades. With that said, when I do off site demos, I use a small tank of oxy (not sure the...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2022-08-25, 8:14pm
Replies: 5
Views: 352
Posted By ESC
Bottom of the garden pond.

Bottom of the garden pond.
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2022-08-20, 11:55am
Replies: 5
Views: 630
Posted By ESC
Almost any of the Double Helix reducing glasses...

Almost any of the Double Helix reducing glasses will do that, but my favorites are Aurae, Oxalis, Elektra,Thallo and Triton.
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2022-08-13, 9:27am
Replies: 5
Views: 630
Posted By ESC
Kathy, I just use a silver polish cloth and...

Kathy, I just use a silver polish cloth and gently rub the bead. Do NOT put in the pickle pot or silver polish dip. Any fumed silver or silver glass will immediately be stripped from the surface.
Forum: Studio 2022-08-09, 5:10pm
Replies: 111
Views: 46,824
Posted By ESC
Thanks for the input

Thanks for the input
Forum: Studio 2022-08-08, 12:56pm
Replies: 111
Views: 46,824
Posted By ESC
Sam, when you were designing the ventilation, did...

Sam, when you were designing the ventilation, did you get input from a HVAC person? I've talked to a young man who's interested in my small system, but wants to install electricity to the intake duct...
Forum: Studio 2022-08-06, 6:03pm
Replies: 111
Views: 46,824
Posted By ESC
Coming along very nicely

Coming along very nicely
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2022-07-09, 11:42am
Replies: 7
Views: 1,201
Posted By ESC
Ooh, wouldn't that be a score!?

Ooh, wouldn't that be a score!?
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2022-07-08, 8:08pm
Replies: 7
Views: 1,201
Posted By ESC
The only thing I could come up with was the stuff...

The only thing I could come up with was the stuff to do sgraffito on glass. Sorry I couldn't help.
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2022-06-29, 3:49pm
Replies: 51
Views: 29,488
Posted By ESC
Yes. I'm just guessing out gassing of the brass...

Yes. I'm just guessing out gassing of the brass when heated to glass melting temps.
Forum: Studio 2022-06-01, 12:23pm
Replies: 111
Views: 46,824
Posted By ESC
It'll happen Sam, but it won't happen without...

It'll happen Sam, but it won't happen without birthing pains. Keep up your spirits.
Forum: Studio 2022-05-10, 4:14pm
Replies: 111
Views: 46,824
Posted By ESC
Wonderful! So, are you going to be able to...

Wonderful! So, are you going to be able to salvage some of your infrastructure to use in the new space? I.e. hood, fan, duct work, torch table, etc.
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2022-03-27, 10:37am
Replies: 2
Views: 997
Posted By ESC
Steph, I think the primary concern is whether you...

Steph, I think the primary concern is whether you see any micro cracks in the hose when bent. That would give you a good indication of safety. I've read that they should be replaced every 10-12...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2022-03-19, 8:29pm
Replies: 4
Views: 1,338
Posted By ESC
Wow, those are incredible! I'm assuming...

Wow, those are incredible! I'm assuming poisonous or toxic from their bright colors.
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2022-03-19, 10:29am
Replies: 8
Views: 1,402
Posted By ESC
Cool!

Cool!
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2022-03-17, 4:51pm
Replies: 8
Views: 1,402
Posted By ESC
I don't know how long ago it was made, but best...

I don't know how long ago it was made, but best guess is R 108 fine frit under turquoise stringer.
Forum: Free Tutorials 2022-03-13, 2:43pm
Replies: 17
Views: 2,572
Posted By ESC
Peter, those are just about the coolest thing...

Peter, those are just about the coolest thing I've seen in a while!
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