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Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2020-07-20, 4:18pm
Replies: 2
Views: 344
Posted By ESC
If you want to go with kiln wash, Alice's is very...

If you want to go with kiln wash, Alice's is very inexpensive and can double as bead release (the original purpose).
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2020-07-12, 11:52am
Replies: 12
Views: 2,243
Posted By ESC
There's not really any way to prevent the trails...

There's not really any way to prevent the trails on most opaque glass. On transparent, it's less of an issue. If you really don't want the trails, you'll have to encase your opaque with transparent...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2020-06-27, 2:28pm
Replies: 6
Views: 1,357
Posted By ESC
For sure Arrow Springs and Frantz sell them, and...

For sure Arrow Springs and Frantz sell them, and a host of other suppliers, depending on how quick you want them and what part of the country you're in. Google 'hot glass lentil masher' and you'll...
Forum: Studio 2020-06-03, 2:57pm
Replies: 46
Views: 8,047
Posted By ESC
Nice! I agree with Phill

Nice! I agree with Phill
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2020-04-05, 12:59pm
Replies: 3
Views: 556
Posted By ESC
Norma, I haven't used the Gold Emerald, but Taxco...

Norma, I haven't used the Gold Emerald, but Taxco is one of my favorites. Usually I'm using it with dark ivory, light ivory or opal yellow. No problems. I do know that it's one of those that you have...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2020-03-21, 4:29pm
Replies: 4
Views: 521
Posted By ESC
Absolutely! MAPP gas is simply propane with an...

Absolutely! MAPP gas is simply propane with an additive to make it burn hotter.
You might want to back off a bit so that some of the unburnt gas doesn't embed in the sugar as it caramelizes. It's...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2020-03-21, 4:25pm
Replies: 8
Views: 1,058
Posted By ESC
As far as what it's doing in the river in Wales,...

As far as what it's doing in the river in Wales, there are/were some famous coal mining areas in Wales. Possibly some of that was mined as far back as 1400 years ago too. (DH is part Welsh and it's...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2020-03-16, 11:56am
Replies: 25
Views: 898
Posted By ESC
I was even afraid of firing up my kiln for many...

I was even afraid of firing up my kiln for many months after I got it. It's absolutely normal and you should be more afraid if you weren't afraid of lighting the darn thing. It gets better and...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2020-02-20, 10:05pm
Replies: 8
Views: 1,058
Posted By ESC
This is fascinating!

This is fascinating!
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2020-02-06, 7:42pm
Replies: 2
Views: 529
Posted By ESC
Got access to a digital pyrometer? Place it where...

Got access to a digital pyrometer? Place it where the beads will actually sit and fire up the kiln to what you think is the right annealing temp.
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2020-02-06, 7:40pm
Replies: 8
Views: 536
Posted By ESC
Speedslug (Phill) stores it upside down to...

Speedslug (Phill) stores it upside down to prevent air infiltration.
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2020-01-11, 3:21pm
Replies: 7
Views: 890
Posted By ESC
I use one quite often, mostly with copper or...

I use one quite often, mostly with copper or stainless wire or with nails (used as palettes for cabachons). I think I got mine from Arrow Springs or Frantz a couple of decades ago. It has a collet...
Forum: Studio 2019-06-06, 4:01pm
Replies: 46
Views: 8,047
Posted By ESC
Sheri, it's looking great!

Sheri, it's looking great!
Forum: Studio 2019-04-20, 4:51pm
Replies: 80
Views: 21,404
Posted By ESC
Gotta find that heart emoji! :love:

Gotta find that heart emoji! :love:
Forum: Studio 2019-01-20, 7:26pm
Replies: 11
Views: 2,804
Posted By ESC
Thank you so much! I'm getting ready to have to...

Thank you so much! I'm getting ready to have to run this gauntlet myself, so I will be making good use of the info.
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2019-01-13, 4:30pm
Replies: 10
Views: 1,223
Posted By ESC
Eileen, can you PM me also? I generate a little...

Eileen, can you PM me also? I generate a little doing metal work, but not enough to make any difference.
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2018-12-23, 4:25pm
Replies: 8
Views: 1,380
Posted By ESC
Ok Mike, ya got me! I was like "what?!". Is this...

Ok Mike, ya got me! I was like "what?!". Is this a refrain of the old 'annealing by tappan' story?
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2018-12-22, 6:26pm
Replies: 6
Views: 1,209
Posted By ESC
304 is perfectly safe for food and is non...

304 is perfectly safe for food and is non magnetic. 430 is not generally used for food and is magnetic. Not very resistant to rust either.
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2018-12-15, 5:44pm
Replies: 7
Views: 1,286
Posted By ESC
Clever!

Clever!
Forum: Safety 2018-07-27, 4:30pm
Replies: 5
Views: 2,254
Posted By ESC
I have a plexi wind barrier I set up and three or...

I have a plexi wind barrier I set up and three or four pairs of the inexpensive didymiums for the crowd to pass around.
Forum: Auctions, self promotion, and related things 2018-05-19, 4:33pm
Replies: 9
Views: 2,138
Posted By ESC
Boy, when you know your customers! I was going to...

Boy, when you know your customers! I was going to read to the end of the thread and go to your Etsy on the birdhouse/bird earrings! Ha!
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2018-05-18, 5:03pm
Replies: 4
Views: 1,190
Posted By ESC
Lynda, I don't make them on elastic, but yes, I...

Lynda, I don't make them on elastic, but yes, I still make lampwork bracelets. And yes, they do sell.
Forum: Studio 2018-04-07, 12:40pm
Replies: 46
Views: 8,047
Posted By ESC
Ooh, very nice!

Ooh, very nice!
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2018-03-25, 2:07pm
Replies: 31
Views: 6,072
Posted By ESC
I don't have any glass I'm necessarily hanging...

I don't have any glass I'm necessarily hanging onto because it's valuable, but I do have glass that I had a lot of trouble working with (Precision) or that was cranky with other 104 (one batch of...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2018-03-25, 2:04pm
Replies: 7
Views: 1,379
Posted By ESC
I don't know a thing about 'T' or 'P' or any of...

I don't know a thing about 'T' or 'P' or any of those, but I think the answer to your question is yes, you want 1/4" silver tubing or about 5mm.
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