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Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2018-09-01, 10:10am
Replies: 8
Views: 357
Posted By kansassky
Touch your melted gather (lightly) to the FRONT...

Touch your melted gather (lightly) to the FRONT of the mandrel while turning.

NOT to the top of the mandrel.
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2018-07-18, 6:45am
Replies: 7
Views: 568
Posted By kansassky
Effetre Sedona. First on the left in this...

Effetre Sedona.

First on the left in this photo.
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2018-07-16, 7:37am
Replies: 13
Views: 1,165
Posted By kansassky
Just checking. I still see many lampworkers...

Just checking.

I still see many lampworkers preparing to use a room temp cane by dipping the end in and out of the flame or waving it back and forth in the flame tip.

DON’T DO THIS!

By...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2018-07-05, 8:32am
Replies: 8
Views: 684
Posted By kansassky
It sounds more like a propane regulator issue, to...

It sounds more like a propane regulator issue, to me.

Check that your oxycon is set to the right pressure.

Turn on propane at the tank and see what the regulator reads.

Light propane at the...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2018-05-24, 7:09am
Replies: 25
Views: 1,819
Posted By kansassky
For the record, I did not “chide” you. If...

For the record, I did not “chide” you.

If you were simply asking about a certain technique, why didn’t you describe the technique or post a photo and leave Anouk’s name out of the post?

Or,...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2018-05-23, 6:18am
Replies: 25
Views: 1,819
Posted By kansassky
Maybe it would be better to contact Anouk...

Maybe it would be better to contact Anouk directly?

https://www.facebook.com/Anouk-Jasperse-Glass-Art-303713969640242/

Out of respect for her personal techniques, I would not give out that...
Forum: Torch Questions 2018-05-08, 1:20pm
Replies: 7
Views: 1,460
Posted By kansassky
A minor only has one ring. My minor ran...

A minor only has one ring.

My minor ran perfectly on a single 5 lpm oxycon.

It also ran perfectly on a single 10 lpm.

Do not connect oxycons of different sizes.
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2018-05-07, 8:46am
Replies: 11
Views: 1,035
Posted By kansassky
Czech Glass has several beautiful shampoo...

Czech Glass has several beautiful shampoo options.

Magpie Glass.
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2018-05-03, 7:27am
Replies: 14
Views: 1,145
Posted By kansassky
How much do you need? Is this for a special...

How much do you need? Is this for a special project?

Or, are you wanting suggestions for glass in production?
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2018-05-02, 7:33pm
Replies: 14
Views: 1,145
Posted By kansassky
I can suggest Effetre 420 POP, Coral Poppy and...

I can suggest Effetre 420 POP, Coral Poppy and Effetre 420 PP, Peach Persimmon.

I also think you might consider CIM Phoenix.
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2018-04-25, 6:11am
Replies: 14
Views: 1,145
Posted By kansassky
One thing I have noticed about the corals... ...

One thing I have noticed about the corals...

You can NOT trust the rod color to be an authentic portrayal of the REAL color once it is melted.

Be careful!

I have about 15 different versions...
Forum: The Dark Room 2018-04-23, 4:49pm
Replies: 4
Views: 1,126
Posted By kansassky
At Phil’s suggestion... I offer up this...

At Phil’s suggestion...

I offer up this alternate set of directions that I copied from an email I sent someone several months ago.

Easy Photo Upload Instructions for LE

Click the Go Advanced...
Forum: Tutorials 2018-04-12, 6:52am
Replies: 15
Views: 2,765
Posted By kansassky
Air duster spray sounds like a great idea! I...

Air duster spray sounds like a great idea!

I have tried using a hairdryer, but ultimately, I shove a toothpick in the hole to check for moisture.
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2018-03-25, 2:13pm
Replies: 7
Views: 633
Posted By kansassky
It’s easy. Get her bracelet. Measure the...

It’s easy.

Get her bracelet.
Measure the diameter of the cable with a caliper.

Go to the suppliers’ catalog, find, and order tubing with a slightly bigger ID.
ID stands for inner dimension.
...
Forum: Tutorials 2018-03-17, 7:46am
Replies: 15
Views: 2,765
Posted By kansassky
Another tip. Be sure the bead hole is...

Another tip.

Be sure the bead hole is COMPLETELY DRY!!!!!

It can be tough to get every bit of moisture out of a half-drilled hole.
Forum: Boro Room 2018-03-09, 9:28am
Replies: 6
Views: 1,537
Posted By kansassky
Wait. Double the thickness of the mandrel? ...

Wait.
Double the thickness of the mandrel?
Maybe that applies for a regular boro bead wrapped on a mandrel.

However, I think that is way too thick for a hollow, BLOWN boro bead.
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2018-02-26, 1:50pm
Replies: 2
Views: 505
Posted By kansassky
Battuto is accomplished with cold working...wheel...

Battuto is accomplished with cold working...wheel engraving to be exact.

Look on YouTube for videos.
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2018-02-23, 10:31am
Replies: 11
Views: 1,462
Posted By kansassky
I used a section of pool noodle. Perfect.

I used a section of pool noodle.

Perfect.
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2018-02-08, 2:13pm
Replies: 38
Views: 2,107
Posted By kansassky
Does any part of the number show?

Does any part of the number show?
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2018-02-06, 4:02pm
Replies: 10
Views: 977
Posted By kansassky
Wear a mask. This sounds dangerous!

Wear a mask. This sounds dangerous!
Forum: Torch Questions 2018-01-08, 8:02am
Replies: 16
Views: 1,174
Posted By kansassky
Hmmmm. After years of explaining I don’t make...

Hmmmm. After years of explaining I don’t make lamps, I describe myself as a “flameworker.”
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2017-12-15, 8:53am
Replies: 11
Views: 687
Posted By kansassky
I love the BLUEBIRD XL. Love. Love. Love. ...

I love the BLUEBIRD XL.

Love. Love. Love.

Gets hot enough for fusing, too.

Very versatile and roomy.
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2017-12-11, 10:48am
Replies: 3
Views: 472
Posted By kansassky
There is a transparent ink blue and an opaque. ...

There is a transparent ink blue and an opaque.

Which one are you seeking?

It might be a good idea to add the color number ID to your post?
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2017-12-09, 8:01am
Replies: 4
Views: 452
Posted By kansassky
Looking for specific bead components...

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I am searching for a specific type of bead component.

It is a pendant drop with a bail and a bead post (as seen in the photos).

I believe the glass bead is “made” on a screw-nut and...
Forum: Safety 2017-11-15, 8:40am
Replies: 2
Views: 777
Posted By kansassky
Tip: UV protection for exterior propane hose...

The guys at Airgas told me the red fuel hose on the exterior of the studio will more affected by UV light than weather and temperature changes.

I use a pool noodle to cover and protect my hose.
...
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