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Forum: Boro Room 2013-08-17, 6:45am
Replies: 11
Views: 2,451
Posted By lacey
Oh really?! Well that probably explains it -...

Oh really?! Well that probably explains it - I'll DEFINITELY stay away from the test tubes then. Thanks so much for letting me know about that!
Forum: Boro Room 2013-08-17, 5:22am
Replies: 11
Views: 2,451
Posted By lacey
Yeah, I wondered about the test tube too. A...

Yeah, I wondered about the test tube too. A friend of my husband's got like 600 test tubes at a flea market for $6. He said the box they came in said they were borosilicate. He gave a few to me to...
Forum: Boro Room 2013-08-17, 5:09am
Replies: 40
Views: 6,884
Posted By lacey
Wow, such beautiful stuff! Here's what I...

Wow, such beautiful stuff!

Here's what I have: 1-1/4" marble with a bit of dichroic mixed in. :)

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Forum: Boro Room 2013-08-16, 7:29am
Replies: 11
Views: 2,451
Posted By lacey
That's good to know about the stringer test and...

That's good to know about the stringer test and thanks for explaining why. The way you explained it makes sense: a stiffer color on top of a color that move more will cause the stiffer color to...
Forum: Boro Room 2013-08-15, 12:36pm
Replies: 11
Views: 2,451
Posted By lacey
Morgan, looks like this was what you were...

Morgan, looks like this was what you were referring to when you said that glass from different manufactures or batches may not interact well, right?
Forum: Boro Room 2013-08-15, 12:32pm
Replies: 11
Views: 2,451
Posted By lacey
Thanks for the replies! That helps a lot! I...

Thanks for the replies! That helps a lot!

I did some more searching in the forums and did some more thinking. I saw that some boro colors don't like each other. I have to admit, this monster...
Forum: Boro Room 2013-08-14, 7:47am
Replies: 11
Views: 2,451
Posted By lacey
Shifting COEs and garage temp

I'm a newbie. I make little monster sculptures because: 1) they make me happy, and 2) they're more forgiving (mistakes add character).

Anyway, I have so many questions, but for now I'll try to...
Forum: Boro Room 2013-08-13, 12:30pm
Replies: 4
Views: 1,540
Posted By lacey
Thanks for the replies! So it sounds like I...

Thanks for the replies! So it sounds like I probably had 2 things going against me - encasing and not knowing about the lower garage/anneal temp.

Sue - thanks so much for suggesting experimental...
Forum: Boro Room 2013-08-13, 8:33am
Replies: 4
Views: 1,540
Posted By lacey
Bluish Green Cracking - Is this considered encasing?

I made a cute little monster out of some momka glass that looked bluish silver to me until I took pictures of it (in the pictures it looks green). Unfortunately, I donít know the actual color. This...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2012-03-19, 1:04pm
Replies: 54
Views: 11,120
Posted By lacey
Hahaha - I don't know, does yours also like to...

Hahaha - I don't know, does yours also like to make what I call "unstable piles" all over the house? Piles of crap that will fall over if you look at it wrong? :lol:
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2012-03-19, 8:47am
Replies: 54
Views: 11,120
Posted By lacey
I sleep with the kiln on and I leave the house...

I sleep with the kiln on and I leave the house with the kiln on. In some ways, I think leaving the house is safer than sleeping with the kiln on. If you think about it, wouldn't you rather be OUT...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2012-03-05, 9:01am
Replies: 4
Views: 1,317
Posted By lacey
I agree with all - black sharpies burn off, white...

I agree with all - black sharpies burn off, white does not. Also, I've found that the silver sharpies don't burn off either.
Forum: Boro Room 2012-01-06, 7:38am
Replies: 37
Views: 3,802
Posted By lacey
Debbie - nice marbles! Looks like you know what...

Debbie - nice marbles! Looks like you know what you're doing to me! I think I made about 20 marbles before they started looking like marbles instead of footballs - hahaha!
Forum: Torch Questions 2012-01-05, 1:49pm
Replies: 7
Views: 1,995
Posted By lacey
I know this is an old post, but I just wanted to...

I know this is an old post, but I just wanted to say that I just recently purchased a 2-stage foot pedal from Hot Ass Tools for my Mirage and I love it!
Forum: Boro Room 2012-01-05, 1:43pm
Replies: 37
Views: 5,659
Posted By lacey
Thank you all for the great ideas. I ended up...

Thank you all for the great ideas. I ended up ordering a 3 section frit tray from Mountain Glass Arts. Here's a picture:

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I think it'll be a good investment - it looks to be perfectly...
Forum: Boro Room 2011-12-22, 2:11pm
Replies: 37
Views: 5,659
Posted By lacey
Thanks for the picture loco - that's actually...

Thanks for the picture loco - that's actually what I had in mind. Good idea setting it in a baking pan to catch any over spill. And good point about making sure it's cooled down. I can totally see...
Forum: Boro Room 2011-12-22, 1:58pm
Replies: 37
Views: 5,659
Posted By lacey
Sometimes it's nice not to have to worry about...

Sometimes it's nice not to have to worry about breaking anything other than the piece that I'm working on - LOL
Forum: Boro Room 2011-12-22, 1:53pm
Replies: 37
Views: 5,659
Posted By lacey
Thank you guys for all the great ideas! Now I...

Thank you guys for all the great ideas! Now I have an idea of what to be on the look-out for. I can see how the gravy boats would work perfectly.

Thanks for the tip on searching the forums. I...
Forum: Boro Room 2011-12-22, 8:47am
Replies: 37
Views: 5,659
Posted By lacey
Hahaha - yeah, awhile back I finally went and...

Hahaha - yeah, awhile back I finally went and bought a plastic funnel (like one that you use to pour oil into your car) and keep it in my shop. It makes things so much easier!
Forum: Boro Room 2011-12-22, 8:10am
Replies: 37
Views: 5,659
Posted By lacey
I like the dollar store idea! Thank you!

I like the dollar store idea! Thank you!
Forum: Boro Room 2011-12-22, 7:51am
Replies: 37
Views: 5,659
Posted By lacey
Oh! These look like they might work good for...

Oh! These look like they might work good for ornaments!
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Forum: Boro Room 2011-12-22, 7:48am
Replies: 37
Views: 5,659
Posted By lacey
Ah, good to know! Never thought about old brass...

Ah, good to know! Never thought about old brass trays - thanks for the tip!

So the glass jars, you have enough frit in there so that your piece is small in comparison to the size of the jar and...
Forum: Boro Room 2011-12-22, 7:38am
Replies: 37
Views: 5,659
Posted By lacey
Oh, guess I should add, I've found some on some...

Oh, guess I should add, I've found some on some glass blowing sites, but they're all out of stock.... :(
Forum: Boro Room 2011-12-22, 7:35am
Replies: 37
Views: 5,659
Posted By lacey
What do you use for a large frit tray?

Anyone out there know where I can purchase large frit trays? I'm wanting to make jars (actually more like tumblers) and Christmas ornaments.

I have a video where they talk about using those...
Forum: Boro Room 2011-12-19, 8:26am
Replies: 24
Views: 3,126
Posted By lacey
Larry, thanks for the book reference and the...

Larry, thanks for the book reference and the annealing info!
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