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Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2018-07-16, 7:00am
Replies: 13
Views: 1,047
Posted By Floorkasp
I use a rod warmer. But not electric one, but a...

I use a rod warmer. But not electric one, but a rack to hold my rods and preheat them in the back of the flame. It really speeds things up.

I have used a Czech cast iron rod warmer. You can see...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2018-07-11, 3:31am
Replies: 6
Views: 495
Posted By Floorkasp
This may seem obvious, but.....in my opinion...

This may seem obvious, but.....in my opinion different types of glass work for different things. So my advice would be to not try to make the same things in boro as you do in 104. I think boro lends...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2018-03-27, 4:23am
Replies: 11
Views: 806
Posted By Floorkasp
You may want to look here as well:...

You may want to look here as well: http://geneabeads.blogspot.nl/2013/05/glass-palettes-color-comparisons-corals.html
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2018-03-27, 4:22am
Replies: 11
Views: 806
Posted By Floorkasp
There are a few different vetrofond coral colors...

There are a few different vetrofond coral colors that have the number 420. So vetrofond for sure. Maybe the 406 is a dealer's code?
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2018-03-21, 3:03pm
Replies: 4
Views: 474
Posted By Floorkasp
It is a series of sparkly things by Jet age...

It is a series of sparkly things by Jet age studio, by Renee Wiggins. She calls them Lumiere Lusters.
Forum: Safety 2017-08-17, 2:54am
Replies: 11
Views: 1,720
Posted By Floorkasp
There is always the difference between first aid...

There is always the difference between first aid and further treatment. First aid for burns is running water for a minimum of 10 minutes. Does not to be completely cold water, lukewarm is fine (and...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2017-08-03, 1:31pm
Replies: 21
Views: 1,693
Posted By Floorkasp
I started with a GTT cricket on a 5lpm...

I started with a GTT cricket on a 5lpm concentrator. I added a Smith mini torch with a T splitter on the same propane tank and the same concentrator. Works just fine. In my case, I attached the...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2017-05-29, 1:05am
Replies: 3
Views: 850
Posted By Floorkasp
Thanks, I will give those a try.

Thanks, I will give those a try.
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2017-05-28, 1:33am
Replies: 3
Views: 850
Posted By Floorkasp
Looking for a transparant non striking red

For a specific project, I am looking for a 104, transparant red. Because of the shapes I am making, I can not go back to strike the glass.

Any thoughts?
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2017-05-19, 1:35am
Replies: 9
Views: 1,229
Posted By Floorkasp
I never had any issues with cracking with my...

I never had any issues with cracking with my headpins, until I moved to a thicker gauge. Now, instead of in the bubbles, they go straight into the kiln, problem solved.
I use kanthal wire, and moved...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2016-12-17, 11:43am
Replies: 12
Views: 1,798
Posted By Floorkasp
Like some of the others, I think your bead is...

Like some of the others, I think your bead is probably cooling too much while you do the detail work. When I looked at some of the demonstrations from Corning glass, they gave me a nice sense of how...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2016-09-16, 8:18am
Replies: 11
Views: 1,507
Posted By Floorkasp
I am now going through a German book from 1931...

I am now going through a German book from 1931 about the silvering of beads.....
Anyway, Bethany and I are swapping info.

For those who like to know: it most likely is indeed silver ammonium...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2016-09-15, 10:57pm
Replies: 11
Views: 1,507
Posted By Floorkasp
Received the email, and will get back to Bethany...

Received the email, and will get back to Bethany soon.
The type of substance used depends on several factors. For 1920's, mercury is less likely. Could be silver ammonium nitrate.
Anyway, I'll...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2016-08-11, 11:24pm
Replies: 3
Views: 974
Posted By Floorkasp
They are made on a mandrel. Often with a black...

They are made on a mandrel. Often with a black base, on which the cane pieces are placed. Then heated and shaped. One of the things that surprised me, is that they use quite long cane pieces. For the...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2016-05-09, 8:21am
Replies: 7
Views: 1,737
Posted By Floorkasp
I just put my first pieve of glass sculpture up...

I just put my first pieve of glass sculpture up for auction in a Facebook group. And now I have 24 hours to be very nervous.
So my answer would be no. ;-)
Forum: Torch Questions 2016-04-26, 8:12am
Replies: 7
Views: 1,764
Posted By Floorkasp
I don't know about the 36k hours, but it seems...

I don't know about the 36k hours, but it seems like not a bad deal. Buy it, test it to it's limits, and if it does not work, take it back.
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2016-04-22, 12:08am
Replies: 4
Views: 1,367
Posted By Floorkasp
I do not know about this specific glass, but...

I do not know about this specific glass, but there are opaque and semi opaque uranium glasses that react to blacklight.
However, not all 'uranium glass' glows under blacklight. From what I know,...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2016-04-18, 1:02pm
Replies: 11
Views: 2,195
Posted By Floorkasp
The big German marble beads are something that I...

The big German marble beads are something that I have researched and some of it is published in my latest book 'Beads from Germany' which can be downloaded for free on my website www.beadmuseum.com....
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2016-04-05, 1:33pm
Replies: 19
Views: 2,072
Posted By Floorkasp
Some stuff to add just from personal experience....

Some stuff to add just from personal experience. I have batch annealed most of my beads, both boro and soft glass. When I make small beads, put them in annealing bubbles first, this works just fine....
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2016-03-09, 9:34pm
Replies: 11
Views: 2,309
Posted By Floorkasp
It's probably the same, but I get mine as...

It's probably the same, but I get mine as straight pins from the Czechs. The fact that they are straight and already cut makes quite the difference. I thought about bringing some with me to sell at...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2016-03-08, 6:36am
Replies: 11
Views: 2,309
Posted By Floorkasp
I make a lot of headpins, but mostly simple ones....

I make a lot of headpins, but mostly simple ones. I use Czech Kanthal wire which I can hold easily because it does not conduct heat. However, it's not easy to get hold of, and not everyone likes that...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2016-02-25, 8:00am
Replies: 18
Views: 2,328
Posted By Floorkasp
Sage, that is interesting! I have indeed been...

Sage, that is interesting! I have indeed been searching for a good white.
I will have a closer look at some. I have seen quite a few pictures of the Venetians making the millefiori beads at the...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2016-02-20, 8:45am
Replies: 18
Views: 2,328
Posted By Floorkasp
Beads from Venice at that time could be ordered...

Beads from Venice at that time could be ordered both shiny and matte. The beads going to Africa were often matte, while those for the European market were most often shiny. On some of the old...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2016-01-23, 12:10am
Replies: 25
Views: 4,851
Posted By Floorkasp
About that specific rod from Beadcollector: it is...

About that specific rod from Beadcollector: it is different than a regular (pressing) rod. It had a dark green (not uranium) core. The outside is uranium green. It is used for molded beads with a...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2016-01-21, 7:16am
Replies: 25
Views: 4,851
Posted By Floorkasp
Pressing glass is the same glass, but it is...

Pressing glass is the same glass, but it is molten into much thicker rods, about and inch thick and three feet wide. It is used for making molded glass beads, so more factory type work.

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