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Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2016-08-02, 5:45pm
Replies: 6
Views: 2,027
Posted By AmorphousDesigns
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Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2016-07-30, 11:48am
Replies: 29
Views: 2,678
Posted By AmorphousDesigns
love this color! 316227

love this color!

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Forum: Auctions, self promotion, and related things 2016-07-29, 8:09pm
Replies: 12
Views: 3,081
Posted By AmorphousDesigns
I received the soaps, thank you, they smell and...

I received the soaps, thank you, they smell and feel wonderful!
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2016-06-13, 6:27pm
Replies: 1
Views: 1,017
Posted By AmorphousDesigns
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Forum: Safety 2016-05-17, 12:01pm
Replies: 7
Views: 2,628
Posted By AmorphousDesigns
At some point you simply have to bite the bullet,...

At some point you simply have to bite the bullet, select the best fan you can based on your research to date (no one will just tell you what to get) and then perform a smoke test to see if you nailed...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2016-04-21, 10:43am
Replies: 6
Views: 1,459
Posted By AmorphousDesigns
Thanks for the info :)

Thanks for the info :)
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2016-04-19, 11:47am
Replies: 6
Views: 1,459
Posted By AmorphousDesigns
what did you place the glass on (kiln paper, kiln...

what did you place the glass on (kiln paper, kiln wash?)?
Forum: Studio 2016-04-12, 11:58am
Replies: 14
Views: 6,422
Posted By AmorphousDesigns
ready to melt! 315645

ready to melt!

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Forum: Studio 2016-03-31, 4:39pm
Replies: 14
Views: 6,422
Posted By AmorphousDesigns
Had a "tinner" friend do the install, he took the...

Had a "tinner" friend do the install, he took the whole "hopper" part of the window off, nailed the plywood straight into the metal frame and painted over the edges with some kind of putty like goop....
Forum: Studio 2016-03-30, 12:50pm
Replies: 14
Views: 6,422
Posted By AmorphousDesigns
I can't wait to start making ANYTHING! It's been...

I can't wait to start making ANYTHING! It's been a couple of years since we moved and no torch for me :(
Forum: Studio 2016-03-25, 10:35pm
Replies: 14
Views: 6,422
Posted By AmorphousDesigns
Great advice, thanks Phill!

Great advice, thanks Phill!
Forum: Studio 2016-03-25, 3:58pm
Replies: 14
Views: 6,422
Posted By AmorphousDesigns
Basement Studio Set-up

Finally getting my basement studio together

BEFORE
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AFTER CLEAN UP AND BENCH BUILD
I found a set of old kitchen base cabinets off Craigslist, topped with 4' x 8' sheet of plywood, then...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2016-01-27, 11:05am
Replies: 3
Views: 3,314
Posted By AmorphousDesigns
do you have the manual? I found this, it might...

do you have the manual? I found this, it might help.

https://www.omega.com/manuals/manualpdf/M2942.pdf
Forum: Boro Room 2015-12-17, 12:14pm
Replies: 10
Views: 2,042
Posted By AmorphousDesigns
I have worked boro on a Lynx connected to 2 M-15...

I have worked boro on a Lynx connected to 2 M-15 oxycons, easy peasy
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2015-12-14, 10:52am
Replies: 13
Views: 2,672
Posted By AmorphousDesigns
Contemporary Lampworking books by Bandhu provide...

Contemporary Lampworking books by Bandhu provide an excellent technical explanation of stress and annealing, formulas to calculate annealing cycles as well as some example cycles. These books are...
Forum: Safety 2015-11-30, 12:53pm
Replies: 8
Views: 3,211
Posted By AmorphousDesigns
they just burn a little then buzz around...

they just burn a little then buzz around annoyingly on the table, which is a hazard (for me) as I then have to stop and put them out of their misery
Forum: Boro Room 2015-11-14, 9:13am
Replies: 6
Views: 1,797
Posted By AmorphousDesigns
John Lindquist has written a series of articles...

John Lindquist has written a series of articles on his experiments in this exact subject, I think it was in Glassline, he has FB posts on this
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2015-10-25, 4:03pm
Replies: 10
Views: 1,674
Posted By AmorphousDesigns
sweet!! thanks for sharing

sweet!! thanks for sharing
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2015-08-28, 6:51pm
Replies: 46
Views: 4,109
Posted By AmorphousDesigns
Any grit will work, the higher the number, the...

Any grit will work, the higher the number, the finer the grit. The finer the grit, the smoother the finish.

I got the 120 grit Al. Oxide because that is what Harbor Freight had on hand at the...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2015-08-28, 9:10am
Replies: 46
Views: 4,109
Posted By AmorphousDesigns
here is what I do to get a nice, matte finish. ...

here is what I do to get a nice, matte finish.

Put into tumbling barrel:
water to just cover beads
about a tablespoon of 120grit aluminum oixde (any grade of grit is fine, the higher the number,...
Forum: Boro Room 2015-08-23, 9:55am
Replies: 43
Views: 7,313
Posted By AmorphousDesigns
first you must define "make money", because the...

first you must define "make money", because the materials are actually the least expensive component of making jewelry. Try to determine the time it takes you to do the following, multiply by the...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2015-08-05, 8:55am
Replies: 14
Views: 2,278
Posted By AmorphousDesigns
LOVE the shrink tube idea!! I used some heat...

LOVE the shrink tube idea!! I used some heat resistant tape, but it looks kind of low rent, the shrink tubing looks so much nicer!
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2015-08-04, 10:34am
Replies: 14
Views: 2,278
Posted By AmorphousDesigns
I made a custom shaping tool from brass rod...

I made a custom shaping tool from brass rod (purchased at Home Depot or a hobby store, can't remember). Used the dremel to make one end flat (like a screwdriver) and the other end pointed (like a...
Forum: Studio 2015-07-26, 7:37am
Replies: 18
Views: 5,606
Posted By AmorphousDesigns
I'm not sure about the push/pull of the fan, but...

I'm not sure about the push/pull of the fan, but having the fan farther away will be quieter at your workstation
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2015-07-15, 10:48am
Replies: 7
Views: 1,256
Posted By AmorphousDesigns
what annealing schedule(s) have you tried already...

what annealing schedule(s) have you tried already that resulted in stick deformation?

Yes, I think these should be annealed, especially considering that they may be used to stir both very cold...
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