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Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2014-10-06, 12:29am
Replies: 15
Views: 1,802
Posted By wendbill
What Felicia said. That way you'll get to...

What Felicia said.

That way you'll get to play with a few different colours, and learn how the different colours react under the flame. You'll also probably be surprised that the colours you...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2014-01-14, 2:27am
Replies: 32
Views: 4,862
Posted By wendbill
Agree. Wasn't visible to the naked eye but...

Agree. Wasn't visible to the naked eye but definitely when viewed through a macro camera lense.
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2014-01-14, 2:25am
Replies: 22
Views: 3,114
Posted By wendbill
Yeah, or Intense black. I've noticed some of my...

Yeah, or Intense black. I've noticed some of my more recent purchases of intense black aren't as good as some earlier ones. of course since I never date anything (nor did I ever separate out my...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2014-01-06, 12:18am
Replies: 6
Views: 1,454
Posted By wendbill
I only ever got colour out of the light DSP by...

I only ever got colour out of the light DSP by using shards.
Forum: Free Tutorials 2013-11-17, 11:54pm
Replies: 15
Views: 3,823
Posted By wendbill
That was interesting!

That was interesting!
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2013-11-02, 12:09am
Replies: 12
Views: 4,615
Posted By wendbill
Crap, now there's something else I want which I...

Crap, now there's something else I want which I would probably never use.

Mind you,the price will probably hold me back.
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2013-10-18, 3:19pm
Replies: 14
Views: 2,288
Posted By wendbill
Maybe I didn't word that as well as I could have....

Maybe I didn't word that as well as I could have. Being a career has nothing to do with skill development. You're right.

I definitely do actually work on my skills. My biggest bug bear at the...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2013-10-16, 1:48pm
Replies: 13
Views: 2,466
Posted By wendbill
Pinks and copper green. I think most greens...

Pinks and copper green. I think most greens react.

I think the same goes for pinks and blues. People often throw in opal yellow as well.
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2013-10-16, 2:12am
Replies: 14
Views: 2,288
Posted By wendbill
Larry, are you suggesting the mfrs are listing a...

Larry, are you suggesting the mfrs are listing a bit of hope over true application?

I know for instance that while my concentrator copes fine with my minor burner, the times i have used a minor...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2013-10-16, 2:02am
Replies: 41
Views: 4,950
Posted By wendbill
That makes sense. I wonder if some bead...

That makes sense.

I wonder if some bead releases hold temperature better than others. And therefore one may be more forgiving than others on that score.

Different bead releases seem to require...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2013-10-16, 1:58am
Replies: 24
Views: 4,426
Posted By wendbill
I read the comment and concluded they must be...

I read the comment and concluded they must be trolling.

Doesn't matter what you do. Everyone gets bored at times.
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2013-10-15, 2:54am
Replies: 41
Views: 4,950
Posted By wendbill
With pressed beads you do need to flip them and...

With pressed beads you do need to flip them and heat both sides.

I personally gave up on a kalera press because I kept failing to press evenly, and consistently had lots/ most crack down the...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2013-10-13, 11:12pm
Replies: 14
Views: 2,288
Posted By wendbill
I have a vague idea that small boro is considered...

I have a vague idea that small boro is considered up to about an inch, but I think I'm guessing.

It may be worthwhile checking the torch section to see what info is available.

I'm using a minor...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2013-10-13, 9:11pm
Replies: 14
Views: 2,288
Posted By wendbill
This site might give you bit of an idea about...

This site might give you bit of an idea about capabilities of some torches on the market. You'll see that the blurbs refer to how how much oxygen is supplied from various sources as well.
...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2013-10-13, 3:10pm
Replies: 24
Views: 4,426
Posted By wendbill
Good point. It can also be worth finding a...

Good point. It can also be worth finding a inspirational picture or fabric and using that to spark the imagination.

The "You pick" exchanges in the patio are good from that point of view.
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2013-10-13, 3:01am
Replies: 41
Views: 4,950
Posted By wendbill
There's a rule of thumb which used to be quoted,...

There's a rule of thumb which used to be quoted, and of course I can't quite remember it...

Something about the thickness of the glass on either side of the mandrel needs to be at least as thick...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2013-10-13, 2:55am
Replies: 24
Views: 4,426
Posted By wendbill
I last about two hours max at a time. Usually...

I last about two hours max at a time. Usually more like 90 minutes tops per session. I don't think I've ever lasted more than 3 hours.

I have long ago concluded that my attention span lasts a...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2013-10-09, 5:42pm
Replies: 41
Views: 4,950
Posted By wendbill
Is it a problem with pressed beads or all of...

Is it a problem with pressed beads or all of them?

Are you heating both sides of the bead before you put it in the kiln?
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2013-10-09, 3:42am
Replies: 27
Views: 4,643
Posted By wendbill
There is no perfect anything.... Unless you have...

There is no perfect anything.... Unless you have a specific outfit in mind no one else will know if you have the perfect shade or not.
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2013-10-09, 1:55am
Replies: 27
Views: 4,643
Posted By wendbill
so I keep checking in to see how progress is...

so I keep checking in to see how progress is going 8)
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2013-09-24, 3:22am
Replies: 14
Views: 1,999
Posted By wendbill
And this... It's Zen - provided an individual...

And this... It's Zen - provided an individual bead doesn't take more than about 20 minutes... :roll: My attention span is short. That and you can try so many different things. What is it, jack of...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2013-09-24, 2:53am
Replies: 14
Views: 1,999
Posted By wendbill
this

this
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2013-08-21, 5:02am
Replies: 11
Views: 2,252
Posted By wendbill
I saw your pics, then checked out your etsy, and...

I saw your pics, then checked out your etsy, and you were cleaned out of the beads. Seems everyone has good taste!

I keep trying to remind myself I have plenty of glass to work with, plus it may...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2013-06-13, 4:10am
Replies: 52
Views: 8,561
Posted By wendbill
What's in cobolt blue? I have either Vetro or...

What's in cobolt blue? I have either Vetro or Effetre (probably both at this point) and I have never been able to use it without it cracking. I have only ever tried to use it with Vetro or Effetre.
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2013-03-20, 12:56am
Replies: 35
Views: 4,712
Posted By wendbill
Use a neutral flame. It doesn't tend to be a...

Use a neutral flame. It doesn't tend to be a problem.
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