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Forum: Boro Room 2019-11-03, 5:51pm
Replies: 3
Views: 1,721
Posted By menty666
If you happen to have a Little Torch, there's a...

If you happen to have a Little Torch, there's a third party, extra long tip you can buy for it for doing in-kiln repairs. Good for when you need to hit one tiny spot and that's it.
Forum: Boro Room 2019-11-03, 5:48pm
Replies: 3
Views: 1,651
Posted By menty666
Pretty good idea using the steel straws. I...

Pretty good idea using the steel straws. I wonder if you can just treat them like hotshop blowpipes and crack off the end.

If someone does decide to break off then quench them, make sure you...
Forum: Boro Room 2018-07-03, 7:32pm
Replies: 13
Views: 3,328
Posted By menty666
The forum software is still mangling the link. ...

The forum software is still mangling the link. Try this, it's to the same post, just with a shorter link that might survive:

To view links or images in this forum your post count must be 1 or...
Forum: Boro Room 2017-07-18, 5:52pm
Replies: 5
Views: 2,705
Posted By menty666
Yup, it's about managing heat base effectively. ...

Yup, it's about managing heat base effectively. The bigger limits are your patience and oxygen supply.
Forum: Boro Room 2017-03-05, 4:39pm
Replies: 2
Views: 2,380
Posted By menty666
This one's a pretty good watch. There are a...

This one's a pretty good watch. There are a couple of Emilio Santini that are useful too.

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Forum: Boro Room 2017-01-21, 11:49am
Replies: 7
Views: 3,400
Posted By menty666
Now I know why you never came out with the...

Now I know why you never came out with the satins.
Now I can bug you to use that extra space to come out with the satins ;-)
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2016-12-29, 5:50pm
Replies: 9
Views: 2,479
Posted By menty666
brick with a dishcloth folded on top.

brick with a dishcloth folded on top.
Forum: Boro Room 2016-11-21, 2:14pm
Replies: 3
Views: 2,772
Posted By menty666
Can't say that I do. Have an example?

Can't say that I do. Have an example?
Forum: Boro Room 2016-11-12, 6:14pm
Replies: 23
Views: 5,284
Posted By menty666
When tungsten gets hit with the flame, you run...

When tungsten gets hit with the flame, you run the risk of leaving a fume deposit on your glass, I've done it while using my tungsten poker to make holes.

Sometimes you can burn it off, but not...
Forum: Boro Room 2016-11-05, 6:54pm
Replies: 8
Views: 3,696
Posted By menty666
Whatever you want really. You could blow it out...

Whatever you want really. You could blow it out some, pull it down into a smaller, thinner, diameter. Use it in an encalmo piece. Blow it into a goblet. Sleeve it and make it to further, etc etc...
Forum: Boro Room 2016-11-05, 6:38pm
Replies: 8
Views: 3,696
Posted By menty666
You would prewarm it in the kiln, carefully...

You would prewarm it in the kiln, carefully remove it, add a blow tube, flamecut/neck a smaller piece, then make stuff with it. Careful, color tube can be shocky.
Forum: Boro Room 2016-07-12, 4:40pm
Replies: 28
Views: 6,907
Posted By menty666
Might be fun. They tried something similar in...

Might be fun. They tried something similar in one of the glass magazines and it got a bit dull after a while. I think it was because one jelly fish looked like another after so many.
Forum: Boro Room 2016-07-12, 4:39pm
Replies: 4
Views: 2,346
Posted By menty666
They're generally a nice bunch, and the mods are...

They're generally a nice bunch, and the mods are doing a great job keeping it fairly civil.
Forum: Boro Room 2016-07-12, 4:36pm
Replies: 7
Views: 3,975
Posted By menty666
Sometimes, even with the nicest clear, you need...

Sometimes, even with the nicest clear, you need to strip the outside of the rod.

I use Schott, but only because of good pricing (Salt City if you're interested). Plus, they have the larger...
Forum: Boro Room 2016-07-08, 9:14pm
Replies: 2
Views: 2,535
Posted By menty666
A second for Momka's Carmen Red; it's pretty...

A second for Momka's Carmen Red; it's pretty similar. Sort of like how Trautman Elvis Red is fairly similar (though not exactly the same) to NS Garnet.
Forum: Boro Room 2016-06-16, 6:25am
Replies: 5
Views: 2,428
Posted By menty666
People suck. I'm lucky my customers are...

People suck.

I'm lucky my customers are usually pretty chill.
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2016-06-12, 6:59am
Replies: 22
Views: 4,657
Posted By menty666
That literally made me laugh out loud

That literally made me laugh out loud
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2016-06-05, 10:45am
Replies: 8
Views: 2,894
Posted By menty666
You could do it with glass. Make a hollow form,...

You could do it with glass. Make a hollow form, close off all but a pinhole.

Anneal, fill with a syringe, dab of hxtal over the hole, bada boom, there ya go.
Forum: Boro Room 2016-05-15, 7:16am
Replies: 1
Views: 1,947
Posted By menty666
This is a slightly longer version from TalkGlass...

This is a slightly longer version from TalkGlass (To view links or images in this forum your post count must be 1 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.):
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2016-02-07, 11:35am
Replies: 15
Views: 2,759
Posted By menty666
Keep in mind, too, that the tubing is going to...

Keep in mind, too, that the tubing is going to conduct the heat well, so you'll want an alternate way to hold on to it.
Forum: Boro Room 2015-12-27, 11:53am
Replies: 10
Views: 3,304
Posted By menty666
You're just making glass stir rods. I think the...

You're just making glass stir rods. I think the lab ones are only around 5mm, so have at it.

Annealing is fine.
Forum: Boro Room 2015-12-23, 5:09pm
Replies: 5
Views: 2,366
Posted By menty666
Yep, typically 25x4 is what folks go with.

Yep, typically 25x4 is what folks go with.
Forum: Boro Room 2015-12-06, 12:44pm
Replies: 6
Views: 2,700
Posted By menty666
You won't know until you try. Folks tell me I...

You won't know until you try. Folks tell me I can't do something quite often and I make them angry when I show them I can.

At worst, you find out something doesn't work.
At best, you have a...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2015-11-26, 11:53am
Replies: 14
Views: 2,877
Posted By menty666
That's ok, I suck at making swans :)

That's ok, I suck at making swans :)
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2015-11-24, 8:41pm
Replies: 14
Views: 2,877
Posted By menty666
You can do the pin hole with a tungsten pick, but...

You can do the pin hole with a tungsten pick, but you run two risks:

1) Accidentally leaving ugly tungsten fume on your ornament (sometimes it can be burned off, but it's tough to do if you've...
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