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Forum: Boro Room 2012-12-29, 1:34pm
Replies: 8
Views: 2,322
Posted By Juln
It's right below boiling. That's where the glass...

It's right below boiling. That's where the glass gets unstruck and also fully unhazed.
Forum: Boro Room 2012-12-27, 10:56am
Replies: 11
Views: 2,950
Posted By Juln
Silver colors always look different in unworked...

Silver colors always look different in unworked rods between batches, so it's tough to say!
Forum: Boro Room 2012-12-27, 10:55am
Replies: 14
Views: 5,510
Posted By Juln
It's only going to strike if it's not reduced, or...

It's only going to strike if it's not reduced, or already reduco-struck to hazed. It's difficult with the highly saturated colors like DAP. I suggest using something less so, like Double Passion or...
Forum: Boro Room 2012-11-08, 8:38am
Replies: 4
Views: 3,453
Posted By Juln
Boro is about as hard as quartz, a little less....

Boro is about as hard as quartz, a little less. As far as stones go, this is hardish but not anything like agate or corundum.

Maybe, can you get a photo so we can see what you mean?
Forum: Boro Room 2012-11-08, 8:37am
Replies: 9
Views: 2,849
Posted By Juln
You have two colorants here: cobalt and silver. ...

You have two colorants here: cobalt and silver.

The cobalt must be oxidized so it will not turn gray.

The silver needs to be not oxidized as much as heated in order to not turn tan on the...
Forum: Boro Room 2012-11-08, 8:35am
Replies: 16
Views: 4,825
Posted By Juln
Probably http://fdglass.com stocks that.

Probably http://fdglass.com stocks that.
Forum: Boro Room 2012-10-29, 11:01am
Replies: 27
Views: 9,397
Posted By Juln
If you're going to score and snap tubing, be...

If you're going to score and snap tubing, be careful of all the glass dust it creates.

Most people I know are entirely cavalier about this hazard. I suggest avoiding scoring, when you can, and...
Forum: Boro Room 2012-10-29, 10:57am
Replies: 15
Views: 5,737
Posted By Juln
I agree with this 100%. There is no reason to...

I agree with this 100%. There is no reason to learn on substandard glass that explodes for no real reason.

I've had some people tell me they want to learn with a more challenging material so when...
Forum: Boro Room 2012-10-25, 6:15am
Replies: 15
Views: 5,737
Posted By Juln
There are a few different manufacturers of clear...

There are a few different manufacturers of clear boro over in China. To differentiate it, best to say which supplier you are purchasing it from over here (ABR, Glasscraft, etc...)
Forum: Boro Room 2012-10-16, 9:23pm
Replies: 4
Views: 1,602
Posted By Juln
It varies with every size of rod or tube, for...

It varies with every size of rod or tube, for some reason. Usually the price per lb. is $3-10 for Simax.

It's simple to see at a glance on FD's site: http://www.fdglass.com/products/details/31
Forum: Boro Room 2012-10-12, 11:26am
Replies: 17
Views: 5,634
Posted By Juln
What is it you want to do, exactly? Remove the...

What is it you want to do, exactly? Remove the bottom of an erlenmeyer flask?
Forum: Free Boro Tutorials 2012-10-12, 6:58am
Replies: 154
Views: 98,352
Posted By Juln
the reason you get better (different) colors with...

the reason you get better (different) colors with simax vs. other clears is, according to Abe from NS, the 'oxidation state' of the clear. Apparently color manufacturers choose their base clear with...
Forum: Boro Room 2012-10-11, 6:28pm
Replies: 113
Views: 16,366
Posted By Juln
uh oh, we better not tell you about quartz......

uh oh, we better not tell you about quartz... you'll be out on the street raising money for hydrogen in no time.
Forum: Boro Room 2012-10-11, 6:27pm
Replies: 17
Views: 5,929
Posted By Juln
For silver colors, the atmosphere of the flame is...

For silver colors, the atmosphere of the flame is not as important as the temperature to which you heat the glass. You need to heat it to near boiling to lose the 'haze', which is indeed reduction......
Forum: Boro Room 2012-10-11, 6:21pm
Replies: 12
Views: 3,371
Posted By Juln
Sure, it's the wiggly line pattern with spirals...

Sure, it's the wiggly line pattern with spirals that everyone has been using in almost every pipe as if there was nothing else one could do with glass, since about 2002 or so.
Forum: Boro Room 2012-05-04, 12:06pm
Replies: 41
Views: 10,375
Posted By Juln
Indeed, here's the NS one: ...

Indeed, here's the NS one:
http://northstarglass.com/tipstricks.asp
Forum: Boro Room 2012-03-05, 1:58pm
Replies: 28
Views: 7,985
Posted By Juln
I've seen that a good bit in Amazon Bronze,...

I've seen that a good bit in Amazon Bronze, Aurora and Red Exotic. Break the rod, and some little stringers of unmixed metal poke out because these colors are so heavily saturated.

And indeed,...
Forum: Boro Room 2012-01-06, 3:39pm
Replies: 14
Views: 3,311
Posted By Juln
Looks good! I know a few people who have done...

Looks good! I know a few people who have done this with Lynxes. With a Cheetah, and a Major, you have some serious firepower.

I agree that cross firing it would be an improvement.. if you can...
Forum: Boro Room 2012-01-04, 12:37pm
Replies: 18
Views: 4,394
Posted By Juln
Certain kilns aren't planned the best and have...

Certain kilns aren't planned the best and have heat gradients which can make it work. For instance, in my AIM 99 the front 4 inches are about 950 when the kiln is set to 1050. That's not the most...
Forum: Boro Room 2012-01-02, 5:11pm
Replies: 14
Views: 4,029
Posted By Juln
Yes, there are lots of choices - Simax comes in...

Yes, there are lots of choices - Simax comes in just about ever millimeter from 3 to 100, with each of those in various wall thicknesses.

The differences for simple blowing are

- how well the...
Forum: Boro Room 2012-01-01, 7:49pm
Replies: 25
Views: 7,155
Posted By Juln
Thanks bunyip, I fixed my post. Yes, the...

Thanks bunyip, I fixed my post. Yes, the vibratory tumbler is really loud which is silly because I bought it thinking the opposite was true (that rotary was loud).
Forum: Boro Room 2012-01-01, 2:36pm
Replies: 25
Views: 7,155
Posted By Juln
I bought a vibratory tumbler, and it's neat but...

I bought a vibratory tumbler, and it's neat but so loud I have to run it out in the shed. The thing sounds like a dryer buzzer going off... for 12 hours straight.

I wouldn't mind a nice, mellow...
Forum: Boro Room 2011-12-31, 1:48pm
Replies: 30
Views: 8,999
Posted By Juln
That's really nice PaPi. That technique of...

That's really nice PaPi. That technique of overlapping dots is called a 'dotbox'.
Forum: Boro Room 2011-12-31, 1:27pm
Replies: 25
Views: 7,155
Posted By Juln
Any sort of abrasive etching works great....

Any sort of abrasive etching works great. Diamonds, silicon carbide, aluminum oxide in a sandblaster, flat lap, stained glass grinder, dremel, whatever.

Acid, in general does not work. Some...
Forum: Boro Room 2011-12-31, 12:42am
Replies: 30
Views: 8,999
Posted By Juln
It's gold and silver fuming... always reliable...

It's gold and silver fuming... always reliable for some blinginess.
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