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Forum: Beads of Courage 2015-04-28, 5:34am
Replies: 6
Views: 2,961
Posted By patienthand
that dome shape screams a chest shield on an...

that dome shape screams a chest shield on an action figure. polymer would be awesome for that use. In my minds eye I see an action figure with his arms raised, and each hand could have a hole...
Forum: Beads of Courage 2014-10-10, 7:59am
Replies: 0
Views: 2,275
Posted By patienthand
BOC worday

Tomorrow is the BOC workday for the florida glassdragons.. cant wait to see what we get, and we have some fun demos lined up too.
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2014-05-03, 7:35pm
Replies: 33
Views: 7,470
Posted By patienthand
I have been so tempted... I have been making...

I have been so tempted... I have been making flowers and leaves on wires for over 20 years. I like brass wire because it polishes up easily. Depending on what I am making I use brass or copper and...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2014-03-19, 1:39pm
Replies: 52
Views: 89,062
Posted By patienthand
while I cant think of a particular thread off the...

while I cant think of a particular thread off the top of my head thats been most helpful, I will say I kept my eyes peeled on the garage sale are and got several torches inexpensively for my local...
Forum: Boro Room 2014-03-04, 7:42am
Replies: 10
Views: 3,109
Posted By patienthand
I am really old school... I learned on 25mm...

I am really old school... I learned on 25mm standard/thin wall. I still prefer it because I think the wall thickness is more even to start with and I get better bubbles. It may also be a factor of it...
Forum: Classes, Retreats, Get togethers, Etc. 2014-02-13, 6:53pm
Replies: 3
Views: 1,437
Posted By patienthand
woo hoo, cant wait for this one.. I love Wild at...

woo hoo, cant wait for this one.. I love Wild at heart.
Forum: Customer Service Kiosk 2013-07-06, 5:41am
Replies: 179
Views: 30,835
Posted By patienthand
I dont have a dog in this fight. I am trying to...

I dont have a dog in this fight. I am trying to be helpful, not bash.

perhaps, rather than have folks funds sit for long periods of time while you wait to make a large order... might it not be...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2013-06-19, 6:01am
Replies: 20
Views: 3,457
Posted By patienthand
I live in soggy central florida. As far as...

I live in soggy central florida. As far as operating the kiln, I dont see a problem. But,,, the humidity may eventually effect the electronics, and contacts etc. If it has a guillotine door the...
Forum: Boro Room 2013-06-03, 8:23am
Replies: 22
Views: 5,129
Posted By patienthand
I am really old school, so keep that in mind. But...

I am really old school, so keep that in mind. But my background is blown work. I just LOVE my ancient carlisle CC for doing that work. It could be because thats what I cut my teeth on 35 yars ago....
Forum: Calls for Entries, etc. 2013-05-28, 4:44pm
Replies: 53
Views: 32,584
Posted By patienthand
I just found this thread. We went to Cozumel as...

I just found this thread. We went to Cozumel as one of the stops on our cruise last month. I have several implosion turtles made, already in my stash.
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2013-05-25, 4:37am
Replies: 25
Views: 9,195
Posted By patienthand
I have used holding tanks with an forced air and...

I have used holding tanks with an forced air and propane set up. My solution was... go to home depot etc and get one of those tanks that you can fill with a compressor and carry around, to fill...
Forum: Classes, Retreats, Get togethers, Etc. 2013-04-26, 4:01am
Replies: 2
Views: 2,525
Posted By patienthand
I have been a TA for Sally multiple times., I can...

I have been a TA for Sally multiple times., I can honestly say she is one of the best teachers I have ever encountered. If you want to begin blown work, or are an advanced student, she will throw...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2013-04-26, 3:54am
Replies: 4
Views: 1,040
Posted By patienthand
well.... when I make snifter type goblet tops,...

well.... when I make snifter type goblet tops, which are sort of egg shaped I blow 2 bubbles, one to get the top shape, which is smaller than the bottom, and one for the bottom shape, I then heat the...
Forum: Boro Room 2013-04-26, 3:51am
Replies: 5
Views: 1,243
Posted By patienthand
largest tubing I have worked is 5 inches in...

largest tubing I have worked is 5 inches in diameter, in a lathe. I used to make glass ships for fun and then make the bottle around them on the lathe, used to freak folks out trying to figure out...
Forum: Free Boro Tutorials 2013-04-26, 3:47am
Replies: 323
Views: 89,584
Posted By patienthand
there are some good you tube demos,, search...

there are some good you tube demos,, search making glass jellyfish. I just figured these out this week. I did the stringer method. Make a large grape size ball of clear on an 8-12 mm rod and set...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2013-04-24, 4:18pm
Replies: 7
Views: 1,658
Posted By patienthand
I have used several coats of frit over black or...

I have used several coats of frit over black or blue etc, I have covered opaques with rod by coil potting over it. never used pure silver glass
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2013-04-24, 4:16pm
Replies: 25
Views: 5,949
Posted By patienthand
I like mine for laying down and shaping a large...

I like mine for laying down and shaping a large base bead quickly.. then I remove the mandrel and decorate it hand held. Great for working silver glasses, because you work the glass hot as snot, and...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2013-03-28, 3:02am
Replies: 14
Views: 3,301
Posted By patienthand
um whats a popper? and what do you do with it?

um whats a popper? and what do you do with it?
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2013-03-28, 2:57am
Replies: 32
Views: 3,244
Posted By patienthand
I have found the easiest way for me to cut and...

I have found the easiest way for me to cut and debur my mandrels is using the corner of my grinding wheel. I mark the 308 or 316 welding rods with a sharpie. Turn on my bench grinder and use the...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2013-03-19, 7:48am
Replies: 32
Views: 4,366
Posted By patienthand
I sand the crud off my tungsten.. or repoint it...

I sand the crud off my tungsten.. or repoint it on the side of my grinding wheel.. the big bench type
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2013-03-16, 7:15pm
Replies: 12
Views: 2,111
Posted By patienthand
to pick it up, and apply, use a damp folded up...

to pick it up, and apply, use a damp folded up paper towel. the leaf stays put till you roll hot glass on it, works like a champ.

you can also use punches etc.. just have paper on each side.. we...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2013-03-12, 5:54am
Replies: 11
Views: 1,506
Posted By patienthand
there is limited water available at penland.....

there is limited water available at penland.. this means that the students cant do laundry on campus, only the teachers and TAs. Pack enough for 2 weeks, or however long your class is if possible.
...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2013-03-12, 5:45am
Replies: 17
Views: 2,592
Posted By patienthand
I used a wet paper towel and scrubbed it up... ...

I used a wet paper towel and scrubbed it up...

speaking of wet paper towels... I wet, ring out well, and fold up a paper towel. I pick up my leaf with that, it doesnt fly away, and then pick up...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2013-03-05, 5:27am
Replies: 11
Views: 1,506
Posted By patienthand
no, I am sorry, I do not know. I lived in...

no, I am sorry, I do not know. I lived in asheville, or in winston salem, and always drove to penland myself. I dont know a thing about transport..... from the airport I would guess its a good 1 hour...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2013-03-05, 5:20am
Replies: 10
Views: 1,447
Posted By patienthand
an example in real life for me of COE not meaning...

an example in real life for me of COE not meaning compatible... I learned soft glass blown work from Jean Boutz using 90 coe tubing. All his colors came out of europe and were tested over a period of...
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