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Old 2011-01-16, 1:47am
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Default Raking, feathering and pulling...

I know it as raking, but I have heard so many different names for it. But what I know for sure is, that I suck in it! Every time I try to rake, I just end up pulling too much of a glass to totally mess up the shape of the bead.
How do you do it without ending up with this loop looking end to the raking and having the ditch in the middle of you bead?
I use tungsten rake, but have heard peeps using also glass to do it, how thick of a stringer it needs to be, and how do you heat the bead to do this... pretty hot in the to-be-raked area?
I think I need to have a raking bootcamp, and even though our yard seems to need one, Im not talking about that raking!
Thanks for your help!
Pia
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