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Forum: Auctions, self promotion, and related things 2018-01-11, 4:46pm
Replies: 1
Views: 131
Posted By Speedslug
You will probably want to move or copy this over...

You will probably want to move or copy this over to the garage sale thread Tim.

Here is the webpage;

http://www.lampworketc.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=18
Forum: Free Tutorials 2018-01-06, 9:39am
Replies: 787
Views: 316,532
Posted By Speedslug
If I remember correctly you can overcook raku and...

If I remember correctly you can overcook raku and there is no getting it back once that has happened.

My only successes were playing with small beads and small quantities of raku frit trying to...
Forum: Torch Questions 2018-01-05, 3:09pm
Replies: 15
Views: 341
Posted By Speedslug
I have always thought of myself as a 'lampworker'.

I have always thought of myself as a 'lampworker'.
Forum: Safety 2017-12-15, 2:55pm
Replies: 5
Views: 542
Posted By Speedslug
They were sold under various brand names as well...

They were sold under various brand names as well so be sure to look over the model name/number list just to make sure you don't have one that will fail to work for you when you absolutely need it to.
Forum: Safety 2017-12-14, 4:05pm
Replies: 5
Views: 542
Posted By Speedslug
Someone had a question about extinguishers having...

Someone had a question about extinguishers having an age limit or shelf life so here is a copy of my reply to that;

I think I saw on one of the websites while I was following the rabbit hole that...
Forum: Safety 2017-12-14, 1:29pm
Replies: 5
Views: 542
Posted By Speedslug
Extinguisher Recall 2017

I originally posted this in the Potty but I think maybe it needs to hang around a little longer that two days before being "flushed".

Seems there are a bunch of fire extinguishes that are being...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2017-12-13, 10:04pm
Replies: 6
Views: 246
Posted By Speedslug
And the government used untested and perhaps...

And the government used untested and perhaps unscientific methods to test for the presence of contaminants to point the finger at them for pollution that may have come from a number of other...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2017-12-13, 3:07pm
Replies: 11
Views: 339
Posted By Speedslug
Except for the controller of the kiln I built...

Except for the controller of the kiln I built myself back 2007 or something I can not think of any kilns that have been troublesome at all.
My controller was one of those that the manual was...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2017-12-10, 1:31pm
Replies: 6
Views: 240
Posted By Speedslug
I have to add that I have never heard of any...

I have to add that I have never heard of any problems with Devardi tools, torches or presses.
Just the glass.

It is made in India and human labor their is cheaper than water so what we would...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2017-12-10, 3:36am
Replies: 6
Views: 240
Posted By Speedslug
If you search the forum about Devardi you will...

If you search the forum about Devardi you will find a lot of discussion about it.

Some good, some bad.

I find that Devardi is quite a bit stiffer than other soft glass and it can get even...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2017-12-06, 10:23pm
Replies: 6
Views: 332
Posted By Speedslug
Oh and file, grind or otherwise round the cut...

Oh and file, grind or otherwise round the cut ends.


Nipping them to length leaves a wonderfully wicked corner that just wants to reach right out and slash the side of your thumb right down to...
Forum: Safety 2017-12-04, 3:15am
Replies: 1
Views: 427
Posted By Speedslug
Mostly they are not needed for home hookups. ...

Mostly they are not needed for home hookups.

The pressures in home natural gas lines is close to 2 to 3 psi at best and quite likely closer to one half pound psi.

There aren't many torches that...
Forum: Safety 2017-12-04, 3:08am
Replies: 3
Views: 402
Posted By Speedslug
I will only add that manufacturers of bath fans...

I will only add that manufacturers of bath fans and kitchen fans often greatly over state the capacity of their equipment to move air.

A 500 cfm bath fan often only moves 90 cfm in the real world...
Forum: Safety 2017-12-03, 10:18am
Replies: 3
Views: 402
Posted By Speedslug
I don't see that you are missing anything. ...

I don't see that you are missing anything.

In my humble opinion you might be right at the -"just enough"- edge so keep a close eye on any symptoms of eye irritation, stuffiness or over tiredness....
Forum: Torch Questions 2017-11-25, 4:59am
Replies: 2
Views: 184
Posted By Speedslug
I also suggest looking for used oxygen...

I also suggest looking for used oxygen concentraters on Craigs List or any of the others.

Often someone that used one for medical needs will pass over the bridge and their family wind up with one...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2017-11-21, 1:53pm
Replies: 16
Views: 1,171
Posted By Speedslug
It is not from spinning the pendant very fast...

It is not from spinning the pendant very fast while imploding.


I have never done anything like that but the videos I have watched make me think this was imploded then twisted with a huge...
Forum: Safety 2017-11-16, 1:27am
Replies: 2
Views: 259
Posted By Speedslug
You can sculpt the corners of the noodle at bends...

You can sculpt the corners of the noodle at bends to make it wrap around 90 degree turns and such.

Just carve off a little at a time where it bunches up until it fits the way you want.
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2017-11-15, 7:30pm
Replies: 9
Views: 334
Posted By Speedslug
You can also run the black hose through over...

You can also run the black hose through over sized PVC piping to keep the Sun off it as well.
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2017-11-15, 3:29am
Replies: 9
Views: 334
Posted By Speedslug
You would be surprised at the tiny size of some...

You would be surprised at the tiny size of some of the spiders that live outside and would think that tiny hose opening would make a wonderful home.

As for turning over a propane tank I don't have...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2017-11-04, 5:00pm
Replies: 6
Views: 317
Posted By Speedslug
Aye, regulators should be 'overhauled' by a a...

Aye, regulators should be 'overhauled' by a a tech once every ten years or so even if you don't use them very often.

There are springs and seals and teeny tiny passages that determine how they...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2017-11-02, 4:28pm
Replies: 5
Views: 507
Posted By Speedslug
Wow. For money like that you could probably...

Wow.

For money like that you could probably shop Craigs Lists here in the USA and pay to have them shipped to you.

They are pretty rugged machines and should not have any problems while on the...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2017-10-26, 6:36pm
Replies: 11
Views: 557
Posted By Speedslug
My thought on frit size is close to pepper corns...

My thought on frit size is close to pepper corns or there abouts.

I have little to no experience with what you are doing but back in the day when I was sluething Bulseyes' website for information...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2017-10-22, 6:40pm
Replies: 11
Views: 502
Posted By Speedslug
In my opinion just play with it in what ever way...

In my opinion just play with it in what ever way your body wants to.

You will figure out what you are more comfortable with and the glass really doesn't care one way or the other.

Oh and in...
Forum: Studio 2017-10-17, 5:52am
Replies: 18
Views: 6,856
Posted By Speedslug
Once you remove the granite from the coffee table...

Once you remove the granite from the coffee table you can always turn it over and use the bottom as a work surface to preserve the top nice and shiny.

It's also possible to get the surface...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2017-10-17, 5:21am
Replies: 4
Views: 429
Posted By Speedslug
It will be a major lesson in heat control to keep...

It will be a major lesson in heat control to keep the core warm enough without losing the ability to add detail while still being cool enough to keep the detail you add.

Lots and lots of insurance...
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