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Forum: Free Tutorials 2019-05-27, 1:35pm
Replies: 38
Views: 4,814
Posted By smkyquartz
Thank you so much. I do have enamels, copper,...

Thank you so much. I do have enamels, copper, lots of Kevin Potter pancake dies...Now to get busy.

The second link did not work for me either, but the 1st one looks fabulous. Thanks again!
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2017-12-11, 8:53pm
Replies: 6
Views: 805
Posted By smkyquartz
My local welding shop was WAY WAY less than any...

My local welding shop was WAY WAY less than any of the online sites...for regulators, flashback arrestor etc...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2017-12-11, 8:51pm
Replies: 5
Views: 1,059
Posted By smkyquartz
C R Loo in Richmond CA

C R Loo in Richmond CA
Forum: Auctions, self promotion, and related things 2016-08-22, 10:40am
Replies: 7
Views: 1,377
Posted By smkyquartz
Bought a concentrator for my grandson and it...

Bought a concentrator for my grandson and it turned out to be a great transaction...I am considering buying a homefill if he puts one up again!
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2016-01-03, 6:03pm
Replies: 6
Views: 1,397
Posted By smkyquartz
Mega-minor of one M15 oxycon...works great. Have...

Mega-minor of one M15 oxycon...works great. Have even done some very small boro!
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2015-12-19, 10:52pm
Replies: 3
Views: 1,230
Posted By smkyquartz
Sort of like Crisco!!!

Sort of like Crisco!!!
Forum: Tutorials to purchase 2015-12-02, 8:07pm
Replies: 2
Views: 3,352
Posted By smkyquartz
Sorry for not checking on this...if you pm me, I...

Sorry for not checking on this...if you pm me, I can set it up to pay by Paypal and then email it to you! or, send me your email address to rsquartz@cccomm.net

I will honor the $20 price!
Forum: Tutorials to purchase 2015-11-15, 5:22pm
Replies: 2
Views: 3,352
Posted By smkyquartz
Metal Etching and Bead Cap Tutorial

Hi! I was just over on the thread in "Tip, Techniques... " and saw a thread on metal etching so I read through it and then clicked over to the website that someone suggested for a saline solution...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2015-11-15, 5:06pm
Replies: 21
Views: 2,754
Posted By smkyquartz
Good grief... I read that 'tutorial' on the salt...

Good grief... I read that 'tutorial' on the salt water etching and I am flabbergasted at the time, energy and fact that it uses electricity...YIKES I do use electricity for electroforming and that...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2015-08-31, 7:45pm
Replies: 46
Views: 5,156
Posted By smkyquartz
Some good ideas here. Anyone etched their beads...

Some good ideas here. Anyone etched their beads in a vibrating tumbler??? I have both the vibrating one is always on my work bench. Another question...what about the beads with silver wire on...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2015-06-18, 4:20pm
Replies: 2
Views: 1,366
Posted By smkyquartz
Silk Ribbon for Lampworked Beads

Hi! I am making some lampwork beaded jewelry for a friend that is allergic to metals...so thinking silk ribbons. My problems...there are many kinds of silk ribbons available. Does anyone have a...
Forum: Free Tutorials 2015-06-04, 5:27pm
Replies: 57
Views: 33,659
Posted By smkyquartz
I also cut my glass, but I have taken it one step...

I also cut my glass, but I have taken it one step further...if you are using a press, weigh a bead that fits in the press. (I have a good gram scale) Then weigh and cut your glass to the correct...
Forum: Boro Room 2015-05-19, 3:07pm
Replies: 11
Views: 2,280
Posted By smkyquartz
Big kaleidoscope lenses???????

Big kaleidoscope lenses???????
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2015-05-19, 2:58pm
Replies: 10
Views: 1,952
Posted By smkyquartz
I use 308L that I get at the local welding shop...

I use 308L that I get at the local welding shop in 36" lengths. Cut with husbands metal cut-off saw. Grind sharp edges.
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2015-05-19, 2:55pm
Replies: 8
Views: 1,499
Posted By smkyquartz
What kind of tumbling medium do you use to tumble...

What kind of tumbling medium do you use to tumble etch??
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2015-05-19, 2:52pm
Replies: 22
Views: 3,638
Posted By smkyquartz
Check out the Spartan torch from Devardi...got it...

Check out the Spartan torch from Devardi...got it for my grandson and he loves it. Can even do small boro. At less than $100 it is a deal. I also got him the hoses and regulator set and he has...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2015-04-19, 10:22am
Replies: 7
Views: 1,519
Posted By smkyquartz
Did you get it from me, Sol??? If so, I have it...

Did you get it from me, Sol??? If so, I have it listed as Plum Silver Light Effetre #271
Forum: Free Tutorials 2015-02-14, 4:35pm
Replies: 94
Views: 38,602
Posted By smkyquartz
the solution is reusable for quite some time. I...

the solution is reusable for quite some time. I have a large amount of solution and keep it in a 3 gal water jug. If you made a smaller amount a clean plastic milk carton will work. When you put it...
Forum: Free Tutorials 2015-02-05, 10:29pm
Replies: 94
Views: 38,602
Posted By smkyquartz
Okay! Found one answer on...

Okay! Found one answer on [url]www.preservearticles.com[url] here it is: "The presence of free electrons makes graphite a good conductor of electricity and it is used to make electrodes." That...
Forum: Free Tutorials 2015-02-05, 10:23pm
Replies: 94
Views: 38,602
Posted By smkyquartz
I think that if you have a really good coating of...

I think that if you have a really good coating of conductive paint one heavier wire on the stem (18 gauge) would be enough. Mind you, I have never worked with the graphite powder...so you are on...
Forum: Free Tutorials 2015-02-04, 9:13pm
Replies: 94
Views: 38,602
Posted By smkyquartz
Ha ha...no i meant that they are still soaking. I...

Ha ha...no i meant that they are still soaking. I never got around to finishing them. For some organic items, anything that is super porous, a soaking in lacquer and lacquer thinner solution will...
Forum: Free Tutorials 2015-02-04, 12:14pm
Replies: 94
Views: 38,602
Posted By smkyquartz
Use lacquer on organic items...the entire item...

Use lacquer on organic items...the entire item needs to be sealed and dried. Do this before the conductive paint. I have soaked small cones in a lacquer/thinner mix...problem is they are still...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2015-01-20, 10:11pm
Replies: 16
Views: 2,222
Posted By smkyquartz
I use Foster Fire and store it in the original...

I use Foster Fire and store it in the original jar, but upside down, in a small plastic container that I use to pour in the bead release because I 'dip' the middle of ths mandrel. I have a small...
Forum: Free Tutorials 2015-01-10, 8:54pm
Replies: 18
Views: 10,705
Posted By smkyquartz
Beautiful beads and great tut. Liked your blog...

Beautiful beads and great tut. Liked your blog and Facebook page too.
Forum: Free Tutorials 2015-01-10, 8:46pm
Replies: 94
Views: 38,602
Posted By smkyquartz
Yes to the brush. The copper conductive paint i...

Yes to the brush. The copper conductive paint i got from Caswell is silver in color...at least mine was. Works fine. Thin with distilled water if needed. If you can get a small bottle of brightner,...
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