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Forum: Tutorials 2017-07-22, 3:14am
Replies: 68
Views: 12,165
Posted By pswrd
Yes, mob justice especially in the shadows is...

Yes, mob justice especially in the shadows is troubling and it is just as dangerous in a faceless discussion forum. Lives have been ruined down this path.

There are two separate issues here: one...
Forum: Tutorials 2017-07-21, 10:50pm
Replies: 68
Views: 12,165
Posted By pswrd
This is a public forum, anyone can read this and...

This is a public forum, anyone can read this and all members can post here.

The "good intention" of not wanting to "out" anyone has turned this into a whispering kangeroo court, with those in the...
Forum: Tutorials 2017-07-11, 6:17am
Replies: 68
Views: 12,165
Posted By pswrd
Theft of tangible things is black and white...

Theft of tangible things is black and white almost all of the time. Plagiarism and theft of IP is the opposite but it inflicts the same degrees of harm. Most of the time, it is so grey and difficult...
Forum: Tutorials 2017-07-10, 11:59pm
Replies: 68
Views: 12,165
Posted By pswrd
It is sad that the tone of this thread is so...

It is sad that the tone of this thread is so hostile especially to newcomers to this forum, and especially so because the tutorial section is probably one of the main areas visitors to this site...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2017-07-05, 7:18am
Replies: 3
Views: 986
Posted By pswrd
How to make pointy leaf or petal by implosion

Been playing around with implosion for the first time. All the shapes turned out with rounded tips and cylindrical. If I wanted to make a flat sheet-like body with a pointy tip say like a holly leaf...
Forum: Tutorials 2017-06-30, 2:54am
Replies: 68
Views: 12,165
Posted By pswrd
I hope this is a helpful post and not seen as a...

I hope this is a helpful post and not seen as a newbie stepping into other people's business.

As a general approach and not just specific to lampworking tutorials let alone the specific events in...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2017-06-29, 8:03am
Replies: 1
Views: 618
Posted By pswrd
Is 925 scrap silver good for fuming

Found a few pieces of 925 scraps. Is this too impure for glass fuming?
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2017-06-29, 12:52am
Replies: 7
Views: 1,054
Posted By pswrd
Resources for learning more about colour chemistry and COE

Is there anything out there that has in depth information about the chemistry of coloured/colouring glass? Just hoping to understand that more to get a better appreciation of the properties and...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2017-06-28, 8:36am
Replies: 8
Views: 1,001
Posted By pswrd
How to revive dehydrated blue coat release

I left a jar of opened blue coat in a drawer for several months and it partially dried up. My attempt to revive it by dripping filtered tap water into it and stirring it seemed to have altered its...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2017-06-19, 11:22am
Replies: 11
Views: 1,193
Posted By pswrd
Trick to have release in the middle of mandrel without coating all the way to the end

Is there a trick to just have bead release coating the middle of a mandrel without having to dip most of the mandrel and then wiping off the end? So far, I have not come up with a clever mess free...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2017-06-17, 5:16am
Replies: 13
Views: 1,018
Posted By pswrd
How and where to use clear frits?

What is the best way to use crystal clear frits? On what sort of glass are they most likely to show up and be accentuated?
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2017-06-08, 8:33am
Replies: 5
Views: 1,377
Posted By pswrd
Blow pipe for hollow bead, use bead release or not?

I am hoping to try making hollow beads using the Venetian method (David Penso) with a hollow blow pipe rather than the puffy mandrel method.

Should I put bead release on the end of the blow pipe,...
Forum: Torch Questions 2017-06-06, 8:12am
Replies: 9
Views: 1,200
Posted By pswrd
Why the National 8M not popular?

On paper/screen, it looks like a very versatile and capable torch, yet there is hardly any review and very little hint of anyone using one.

Is there a particular set of reasons for this?

The...
Forum: Torch Questions 2017-06-04, 12:12pm
Replies: 10
Views: 1,833
Posted By pswrd
First torch, Bobcat or Carlisle Mini CC

I have been stalling on the purchase thinking that I should improve my skills on the HH. Then I had a lesson using a proper torch and realised that without a proper torch I am actually slowing...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2017-06-04, 12:09pm
Replies: 0
Views: 705
Posted By pswrd
First torch: Bobcat or Carlisle Mini CC

wrong section, sorry. Would like to delete it
Forum: Torch Questions 2016-06-20, 2:10pm
Replies: 23
Views: 5,272
Posted By pswrd
Hothead struggles and curious about Japanese B10 or KR3/B12 torches

I am new here and new to lampworking.

Finally started lampworking using a hothead. The size of the "sweet spot" is very small and the air to LPG ratio seems far too high to keep the flame...
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