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Forum: Boro Room 2008-10-31, 1:24pm
Replies: 4
Views: 1,727
Posted By Howie
Thanks for the responses and I know it would be...

Thanks for the responses and I know it would be best to pop it back in the kiln once I put it together but I already had the kiln up to temp and there is no way I'd get it through the bead door....
Forum: Boro Room 2008-10-29, 5:18pm
Replies: 4
Views: 1,727
Posted By Howie
Annealing question

Hi,

I have a quick question for you pros. :)

I covered a clear 16mil rod with Aurora and made a dolphin about 4-5 inches long and I have a 6mil(?) rod attached to the bottom of it. Last night I...
Forum: Customer Service Kiosk 2008-10-29, 3:56pm
Replies: 18
Views: 3,448
Posted By Howie
ABR delivery

So Thursday, October 23rd, I FINALLY got around to ordering the M-15 and ABR had the best deal I could find at the time so I call them Thursday afternoon and ask a few questions. I feel bad that I...
Forum: Torch Questions 2008-10-13, 5:11pm
Replies: 3
Views: 1,732
Posted By Howie
Thanks for the responses. I HATE paying for...

Thanks for the responses. I HATE paying for oxygen so I may be looking into doing this soon.

I can blame it on the price of the oxygen mafia that taxes me but in reality, I'm just that lazy and...
Forum: Torch Questions 2008-10-07, 4:26pm
Replies: 4
Views: 1,978
Posted By Howie
Yes they do!! I was poised to spring into action...

Yes they do!! I was poised to spring into action and buy a concentrator from Brent about a month or so ago but alas, by the time I finally got my unorganized self somewhat organized, he had moved...
Forum: Torch Questions 2008-10-07, 3:59pm
Replies: 3
Views: 1,732
Posted By Howie
Separating Redmax valves?

Hi,

Has anyone ever split the valves on the Redmax to be able to run say a concentrator on the Minor and the larger bottom torch off tanks? For that matter, I suppose someone could also then run a...
Forum: Boro Room 2008-10-06, 3:58pm
Replies: 41
Views: 5,279
Posted By Howie
I've been in "NO SPEND" mode lately but at...

I've been in "NO SPEND" mode lately but at $2.50/lb, I figured I had to at least give it a try. I've read about some people having issues with it so I'll have to keep it away from my NS color but...
Forum: Boro Room 2008-09-07, 2:26pm
Replies: 185
Views: 24,051
Posted By Howie
Everything here looks awesome!! I haven't had a...

Everything here looks awesome!! I haven't had a chance to light my torch in a while and yesterday I finally got around to making a few pendants. These are my first attempts at silver fuming and...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2008-07-21, 4:30pm
Replies: 69
Views: 13,656
Posted By Howie
=D> I can't say anything about enamels since...

=D>

I can't say anything about enamels since I've never used them but I can damn sure speak on the ventilation thing... I was introduced to flameworking in an environment where ventilation was not...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2008-07-21, 3:53pm
Replies: 10
Views: 9,479
Posted By Howie
Thanks cherie, I'm a Youtube junky myself...

Thanks cherie,

I'm a Youtube junky myself and I love coming across new glass videos over there! If there isn't already, and there very well may be, it'd be pretty cool to have a thread just for...
Forum: Torch Questions 2008-06-09, 8:00pm
Replies: 35
Views: 7,285
Posted By Howie
lightgiver. I'll give my newbie opinion and...

lightgiver.

I'll give my newbie opinion and please realize that it's just that. I defer to the more knowledgeable folks here...

I was going back and forth about what torch to replace my hothead...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2008-06-09, 12:57am
Replies: 4
Views: 2,211
Posted By Howie
I've thought about the HHO generators and glass...

I've thought about the HHO generators and glass before and I'm not sure if it'll ever catch on but it sure is interesting. For years, there have been a lot of people making a lot of claims about...
Forum: Boro Room 2008-06-08, 9:41am
Replies: 36
Views: 5,478
Posted By Howie
PM Sent, I think... I did try a couple boro...

PM Sent, I think...

I did try a couple boro beads and was pondering how much more heat the boro takes to get a round bead when I noticed the end of the mandrel succumbing to gravity. I need bigger...
Forum: Boro Room 2008-06-06, 8:50pm
Replies: 36
Views: 5,478
Posted By Howie
Yeah, he's got some good videos and really helps...

Yeah, he's got some good videos and really helps a lot. Thanks for the offer with the beads. I've not done many beads but after seeing some of the cool beads that can be done with boro, I'm going to...
Forum: Boro Room 2008-06-06, 4:53pm
Replies: 36
Views: 5,478
Posted By Howie
Hey Rob, Thats me alright. The fingers are...

Hey Rob,

Thats me alright. The fingers are doing wonderfully. That was a one time learning experience for sure! It's a blast learning something new and the glass really lends itself to creativity....
Forum: Boro Room 2008-06-06, 4:44pm
Replies: 5
Views: 1,871
Posted By Howie
Very cool. I appreciate the answers. :)

Very cool. I appreciate the answers. :)
Forum: Boro Room 2008-06-05, 3:24pm
Replies: 28
Views: 5,206
Posted By Howie
Lots of good information here. I appreciate...

Lots of good information here. I appreciate everyones willingness to share and help the new people like me. :)
Forum: Boro Room 2008-06-02, 7:32pm
Replies: 28
Views: 5,206
Posted By Howie
What do you mean by keeping the top glass hot?...

What do you mean by keeping the top glass hot? I'm very new to this but when I do any implosion, which I'd assume the flowers would be, I try to keep the heat right on the "tread" of the maria. I...
Forum: Boro Room 2008-06-02, 4:45pm
Replies: 7
Views: 2,038
Posted By Howie
To be honest, I've not made a bead yet with the...

To be honest, I've not made a bead yet with the boro but it's something I have been intending to do. I've seen some pretty awesome beads done with boro but being so new to it, I've just been doing...
Forum: Boro Room 2008-06-02, 4:18pm
Replies: 36
Views: 5,478
Posted By Howie
Chayes, I placed my first every boro order and I...

Chayes, I placed my first every boro order and I got a bunch of the Schott boro artistic and I'm very happy with it. It's without a doubt, the very finest clear boro I've ever used. :) Seriously, I'm...
Forum: Boro Room 2008-05-29, 5:31pm
Replies: 7
Views: 2,038
Posted By Howie
NS028 Blue Exotic

Hi,

I bought 1/4 pound of a few different colors and thought I had tried the Blue Exotic but just realized I had been using Aurora. The Aurora is very nice and I figured I'd give the Blue Exotic a...
Forum: Boro Room 2008-05-29, 5:24pm
Replies: 5
Views: 1,871
Posted By Howie
Thanks Jamn! I'm fairly certain I have it...

Thanks Jamn!

I'm fairly certain I have it figured out but I've heard mention of damaging a torch through improper flame setting and I'd like to avoid as many newbie mistakes as possible.
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2008-05-25, 12:01pm
Replies: 42
Views: 5,564
Posted By Howie
Being a newbie, I'm currently reinventing the...

Being a newbie, I'm currently reinventing the wheel that is, what NOT to do. ;)

Lets see...Carpet in your torch area? Not such a good idea. Hot pendants and marbles rolling around on the carpet...
Forum: Boro Room 2008-05-24, 9:27am
Replies: 5
Views: 1,871
Posted By Howie
New to boro

I just recently got my new torch set up and running and spent a few hours yesterday playing with the boro. Getting the amber purple to show me the nice purples that I've seen everyone else get is...
Forum: Torch Questions 2008-05-23, 6:36am
Replies: 5
Views: 2,000
Posted By Howie
Thanks for the suggestions. I'll try turning the...

Thanks for the suggestions. I'll try turning the oxygen on a little quicker. It doesn't blow the flame out, just a pop and everything seems normal.

I've got probably an 8 inch propane flame, maybe...
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