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Forum: Boro Room 2012-12-04, 5:27pm
Replies: 11
Views: 2,419
Posted By wickedglass
I get your point, but I refer you once again to...

I get your point, but I refer you once again to my mentioning freezing the alcohol on dry ice. No vapor, no evaporation, no positive pressure from fumes, so a diff pump does work in this situation. I...
Forum: Boro Room 2012-12-03, 7:41am
Replies: 11
Views: 2,419
Posted By wickedglass
Glass pumps are the shizzle. I use a mechanical...

Glass pumps are the shizzle.
I use a mechanical pump, I don't have much space to keep a diffusion pump set up or want to use a water driven one, we recently broke a 10 year drought over here. The...
Forum: Boro Room 2012-12-02, 5:02pm
Replies: 11
Views: 2,419
Posted By wickedglass
Methylene Chloride is the liquid most commonly...

Methylene Chloride is the liquid most commonly used for these and you can use food colouring to colour it. Methylene Chloride, aka Dichloromethane, is paint stripper by another name. Dry ice will...
Forum: Boro Room 2012-11-24, 8:11pm
Replies: 7
Views: 1,726
Posted By wickedglass
the lusters I've used has pine oil as the...

the lusters I've used has pine oil as the suspension medium. And no, it doesn't smell great when it burns off, you'll need good ventilation, it does a great job irritatating your respiratory system....
Forum: Boro Room 2012-11-12, 7:05pm
Replies: 8
Views: 2,395
Posted By wickedglass
If you look closely, he's not actually spinning...

If you look closely, he's not actually spinning the foot at 100 miles an hour. The spiral lines give the illusion that he's spinning it a lot faster than he is.
I actually spin my feet (not foots)...
Forum: Boro Room 2012-11-05, 6:03am
Replies: 17
Views: 4,406
Posted By wickedglass
this is how you do it get the right size...

this is how you do it
get the right size tubing, like steak said,
set up a hotwire, which is a length of tungsten wire connected to a transformer (length varies with power of transformer) and...
Forum: Boro Room 2012-11-04, 4:44pm
Replies: 71
Views: 10,021
Posted By wickedglass
Yup, and before you know it, you'll be getting on...

Yup, and before you know it, you'll be getting on a plane :D

Baywinger, those flies are very cool. I've been stream and lake fishing a fair bit this year, but I'm still having too much fun with...
Forum: Boro Room 2012-10-11, 5:11pm
Replies: 80
Views: 12,935
Posted By wickedglass
I think you might have problems running a Kobuki...

I think you might have problems running a Kobuki on concentrators, too, even if you have three concs, but I could be wrong, they may output enough pressure. I have homefill systems, 2 concentrators...
Forum: Boro Room 2012-10-10, 4:46pm
Replies: 80
Views: 12,935
Posted By wickedglass
or I could be wrong, maybe the Kobuki is...

or I could be wrong, maybe the Kobuki is comparable to the 40mm herbie ... I have no idea how wide across the face the Kobuki is ... in that case, the 40mm herbies are even cheaper at around $2600
Forum: Boro Room 2012-10-10, 4:40pm
Replies: 80
Views: 12,935
Posted By wickedglass
you're looking at the 65mm herbie, which is a...

you're looking at the 65mm herbie, which is a massive torch and has 9 rings of jets. The comparable herbies (50mm) are around $2800 and have 7 rings of jets. As you can probably imagine, they will...
Forum: Boro Room 2012-10-09, 6:00am
Replies: 80
Views: 12,935
Posted By wickedglass
tbh, Bernie, if I had my choice of a Kobuki and a...

tbh, Bernie, if I had my choice of a Kobuki and a Zenit, I'd go the Zenit any day. Much more range in the flame, they're also rock solid unlike the GTTs, which you can almost dent with a paperclip,...
Forum: Boro Room 2012-10-08, 7:44am
Replies: 80
Views: 12,935
Posted By wickedglass
You're right, FOREVER is too long .... you...

You're right, FOREVER is too long .... you neeeeeeeeeeeed a mirage ...
Forum: Boro Room 2012-10-06, 6:59pm
Replies: 80
Views: 12,935
Posted By wickedglass
actually, you may want to consider a homefill,...

actually, you may want to consider a homefill, they're great and save a lot of $
Forum: Boro Room 2012-10-06, 6:59pm
Replies: 80
Views: 12,935
Posted By wickedglass
hehe, such illusions, I have a Mirage on tanked...

hehe, such illusions, I have a Mirage on tanked and marbles take me way over an hour to make :D
Forum: Boro Room 2012-09-29, 4:56am
Replies: 10
Views: 1,770
Posted By wickedglass
I should add that while it's ok to do that with...

I should add that while it's ok to do that with beads, pendants and other such items, be more careful with larger sculptural work and monitor it, boro will bend at that temperature.
Forum: Boro Room 2012-09-29, 4:46am
Replies: 10
Views: 1,770
Posted By wickedglass
Considering that boro annealing temp is at 565 C...

Considering that boro annealing temp is at 565 C or 1050 F it most likely means that he's keeping the kiln there while he works and at the end of the day he ramps it up to 620 C or 1150 F to...
Forum: Boro Room 2012-09-26, 6:20pm
Replies: 14
Views: 2,125
Posted By wickedglass
not sure how they set the machines up for the...

not sure how they set the machines up for the mechanised process, but for handmade ones in the hotshop the colour is laid on in a bladed arrangement (2 to 5 blades, but commonly 3 or 4 at most),...
Forum: Boro Room 2012-09-26, 2:15am
Replies: 14
Views: 2,125
Posted By wickedglass
no worries, I should probably clarify a couple of...

no worries, I should probably clarify a couple of quick details, I was in a hurry this morning.

make the disc as thin as possible
draw the lines from the edge of the disc to the center, but not...
Forum: Boro Room 2012-09-25, 8:56pm
Replies: 14
Views: 2,125
Posted By wickedglass
an easy way to do them is to implode a pattern...

an easy way to do them is to implode a pattern like this ...
Forum: Boro Room 2012-09-25, 8:06pm
Replies: 14
Views: 2,125
Posted By wickedglass
This is the style of marble that's sometimes...

This is the style of marble that's sometimes referred to as a cat's tail

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_2JdnqvbsXAI/SeUDOwW3UaI/AAAAAAAAAkc/hx3fHy0ky2s/s400/20060211182945_marbles.jpg
...
Forum: Boro Room 2012-09-20, 5:42pm
Replies: 27
Views: 7,429
Posted By wickedglass
you can try Schott directly, or Helm, but you'll...

you can try Schott directly, or Helm, but you'll have to buy a case full. If you're just after a few tubes, Affordable Inspiration in Tassie can help you out. Or you could try one of the scientific...
Forum: Boro Room 2012-09-20, 5:04pm
Replies: 27
Views: 7,429
Posted By wickedglass
Ah, 20 to 30 od ... the 20 you should be able to...

Ah, 20 to 30 od ... the 20 you should be able to pull apart, for 30 i can recommend a shock and score approach. This means you score about 1.5cm line into the glass (some people think scoring all the...
Forum: Boro Room 2012-09-20, 3:51am
Replies: 27
Views: 7,429
Posted By wickedglass
what diameter tubing are you talking about? ...

what diameter tubing are you talking about?
Also, by burnishing I'm assuming you mean melting the edges of the cut end over ... this is called flame polishing.

If it's small diameter tubing,...
Forum: Boro Room 2012-09-12, 9:30am
Replies: 93
Views: 13,701
Posted By wickedglass
Thank you! I have to say that I seem to work well...

Thank you! I have to say that I seem to work well under pressure, I tend to be grumpy for the duration, but my concentration levels increase exponentially (don't interrupt me! lol). These pieces,...
Forum: Boro Room 2012-09-09, 7:38am
Replies: 93
Views: 13,701
Posted By wickedglass
Some recent work for a current exhibition. The...

Some recent work for a current exhibition. The first two are (obviously :D ) mail collabs with Marcel, I tried to match bottles and stoppers with his magnificent Spirit Bears. The bear with the black...
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