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Forum: Boro Room 2017-12-07, 6:42am
Replies: 8
Views: 2,333
Posted By Dasi
I like Momka glass too! Momka, Northstar and GA...

I like Momka glass too! Momka, Northstar and GA are also great for color. There are smaller companies but the big 3 are my go to glass. All are made in the USA! ooops, forgot TAG! ...
Forum: Boro Room 2017-10-02, 5:51pm
Replies: 5
Views: 3,939
Posted By Dasi
Go for the 15 or 20! Don't even bother with the...

Go for the 15 or 20! Don't even bother with the 10! I use 2 20's and sometimes I even hook in my 15 too. I have the 3 chained together. The more O2 for boro the better!
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2017-08-26, 7:13am
Replies: 2
Views: 824
Posted By Dasi
https://altraservice.com/ They are located...

https://altraservice.com/

They are located in Ocala! I drove mine from JAX and then returned 10 days later for pick up
Forum: Torch Questions 2017-06-07, 9:12am
Replies: 10
Views: 3,205
Posted By Dasi
I own a Mini CC I use rarely when I do figures. ...

I own a Mini CC I use rarely when I do figures. The knobs get to hot while using the torch. Sometimes it burns a little turning off the torch. I love my Beth torches and my GTT torches! I think...
Forum: Torch Questions 2017-06-04, 5:44pm
Replies: 10
Views: 3,205
Posted By Dasi
For a first torch on a concentrator I vote Alpha...

For a first torch on a concentrator I vote Alpha by Bethlehem.
It works great with a little bit of O2 and is very durable. It has a good adjustable flame too.
Forum: Torch Questions 2017-05-26, 6:03am
Replies: 18
Views: 4,484
Posted By Dasi
I think people are quick to think they need a...

I think people are quick to think they need a bigger or better torch. Bigger torches need more oxygen.
Try starting with a good oxygen supply to the torch and see the difference that makes. If...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2017-05-26, 5:52am
Replies: 31
Views: 5,637
Posted By Dasi
It does look like a type of Kronos. To me it...

It does look like a type of Kronos. To me it does look like it has silver in it. just mix silver with blue and you get the same tones. I also expect if you reduce it the silver will rise and cause...
Forum: Torch Questions 2017-05-10, 5:52am
Replies: 18
Views: 4,484
Posted By Dasi
You just need more o2. Get concentrators with...

You just need more o2. Get concentrators with some power behind them. I use the Scorpion with only the center fire most of the time. With enough O2 that small center fire is fine. I run my torch...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2017-04-26, 5:35am
Replies: 13
Views: 2,557
Posted By Dasi
I hold short stringer with needle nose pliers. ...

I hold short stringer with needle nose pliers. Sometimes I am using a hand mixed stringer and I need every bit for a matching set. The pliers let you use all but the last 3/8" inch since the pliers...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2017-04-26, 5:29am
Replies: 9
Views: 1,700
Posted By Dasi
You are in the wrong area of the flame on a hot...

You are in the wrong area of the flame on a hot head. You need to be above the main blueish flame. not in the flame. Start a good 4-5 inches from the opening of the torch. It is actually hottest...
Forum: Torch Questions 2017-04-18, 11:53am
Replies: 14
Views: 3,919
Posted By Dasi
I would not run more than 1 torch on EX-20 even...

I would not run more than 1 torch on EX-20 even if they are minors. One EX-20 would be perfect for 1 minor and run it at max. I run my torch, a barracuda on 3 EX-20's chained together. I still...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2017-03-24, 9:45am
Replies: 25
Views: 3,850
Posted By Dasi
you mentioned it was taking you a looong time to...

you mentioned it was taking you a looong time to encase. Was this due to concentration or the glass melting slowly? I love Lauscha clear. I use it all the time to encase florals and I have never...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2017-03-20, 10:06am
Replies: 9
Views: 1,775
Posted By Dasi
As a press I think brass is more durable. ...

As a press I think brass is more durable. Graphite and brass work differently with glass. Glass slides over graphite without any pulling. Brass grips the glass. For presses this is not a problem...
Forum: Customer Service Kiosk 2017-02-21, 5:13am
Replies: 6
Views: 4,430
Posted By Dasi
I placed an order about 10 days ago by calling on...

I placed an order about 10 days ago by calling on the phone. I waited about 3 minutes, and placed my order. It arrived a week later. No problems!
They have always answered any questions I have...
Forum: Studio 2017-02-17, 4:41am
Replies: 12
Views: 4,623
Posted By Dasi
Rebecca, that kiln has kiln wash on the shelf...

Rebecca, that kiln has kiln wash on the shelf already. No need for more. You won't be using the shelf for beads. Get a mandrel rest for inside the kiln to put your finished beads on. ...
Forum: Torch Questions 2017-02-16, 11:15am
Replies: 5
Views: 2,337
Posted By Dasi
Another vote for the Bethlehem Alpha as a great...

Another vote for the Bethlehem Alpha as a great entry level torch with lots of power.
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2017-01-27, 7:28am
Replies: 16
Views: 3,317
Posted By Dasi
It is not an easy clear cut answer. The new...

It is not an easy clear cut answer. The new stuff is just not the same. About 5 years ago, and I could be wrong about the years, it came in different. The color was not the same and it properties...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2016-10-26, 9:30am
Replies: 7
Views: 2,030
Posted By Dasi
pink fish?

pink fish?
Forum: Free Tutorials 2016-09-27, 2:55pm
Replies: 46
Views: 26,370
Posted By Dasi
wow thanks... forgot about this tutorial.... I...

wow thanks... forgot about this tutorial.... I was laughing when I saw the pictures. I finally got back into those jeans and tried them on last week! to bad they are now out of fashion.
Forum: Boro Room 2016-09-14, 4:38am
Replies: 30
Views: 7,395
Posted By Dasi
More O2 will really help. I would choose an...

More O2 will really help. I would choose an Alpha over a cricket! I have worked on both, and the Alpha is a little larger a flame. Either way the best way to get better boro color is more O2!!!
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2016-09-14, 4:33am
Replies: 11
Views: 2,372
Posted By Dasi
As mentioned above, could be from China. I...

As mentioned above, could be from China. I politely say no to these requests since you never know what you are dealing with. The repair time takes more time than the piece is worth. Hope it works...
Forum: Boro Room 2016-07-17, 9:36am
Replies: 4
Views: 2,722
Posted By Dasi
Questionable DICHROIC Glass???? is the title?? ...

Questionable DICHROIC Glass???? is the title?? Are the breaks along the dichroic glass? It the marbles are breaking at the juncture of the dichroic and the boro then maybe someone sold you...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2016-07-11, 6:52am
Replies: 13
Views: 2,146
Posted By Dasi
Just a tip about Rubino. If your kiln runs hot...

Just a tip about Rubino. If your kiln runs hot and you put the beads in the kiln with Rubino on the outside of the bead, be careful. My Rubino is always still sticky. I love some batches of Rubino...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2016-07-07, 5:41am
Replies: 13
Views: 2,146
Posted By Dasi
I love the old Rubino. I got mine at...

I love the old Rubino. I got mine at Flametreeglass too! It was Mr. Beady back then. It was very dark and saturated. I have only 3 rods left of the old batches. It is my favorite. Perfect for...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2016-06-16, 5:20am
Replies: 13
Views: 2,264
Posted By Dasi
See if you have a Gem and Mineral society in your...

See if you have a Gem and Mineral society in your area. They usually give classes in metal work. This is our local society as an example.

http://www.jaxgemandmineral.org/class-descriptions.html
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