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Old 2017-06-30, 6:05pm
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I just had to bring this up for easy access, because I want to read it again and laugh again!
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Old 2017-07-18, 2:15pm
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Good idea! These are hilarious!

My lesson learned the hard way:::if you decide, after putting a rod in the fire, that you like the other end better, don't take it out of the fire and grab the hot end.
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Old 2017-07-18, 5:01pm
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If you think your mouth is a great place to hold a stringer as you work between different rods, DO NOT put the hot end into your mouth. It will hurt. This I know.
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Old 2017-07-19, 10:46am
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ROFLMAO
You all make this newbie feel right at home!
Been playing in the flame for 6 months now.
Thanks for all your advice. Keep sharing.
I'm so inspired!

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Old 2017-07-19, 7:49pm
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My newest one is don't start heating your mandrel and then decide you want to give it a quick rub to smooth the dried release.
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Old 2017-07-20, 10:33pm
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Do not move a hot marble on a punty over your lap to get a closer look. Scars between your thighs are not pretty. Took 2 years for them to go away!
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Old 2017-07-21, 8:20am
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All of the marble injuries are sounding very familiar! I've learned 2 major lessons.

1. Don't try to catch a marble dropping off the punty. It ends your working session quickly.

2. Invest in, or make a sturdy apron of denim or heavier. Sacrifice one pair of jeans to save many.
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Old 2017-07-21, 10:44am
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Harbor Freight welding apron, $10. http://https://www.harborfreight.com...ron-45193.html
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Old 2017-11-08, 11:27am
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I torched for several hours this past weekend, and when I was done and turned off the oxycons, there was silence. Absolute silence. And by absolute, I meant I didn't hear the vent fan running. And that was because I forgot to turn it on. I usually open the door and walk directly over to the fan switch, but I got distracted and forgot to flip the switch. I torched without ventilation. I hope I never do that again!
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Old 2017-11-08, 11:28am
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I have been guilty of turning on the fan, but forgetting to open the window
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Old 2017-11-08, 2:56pm
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I will add to this one:

If you decide to move your kiln which is on a wheeled cart and your silver glass into an inside room due to a forecast of hurricane force winds and your workshop is nothing but windows, REMEMBER when you go to wheel the kiln back out to your workshop that there is a jar with a couple pounds of silver glass on top and it WILL spill onto your tile floor and it WILL break into multiple pieces!
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Old 2017-11-08, 6:11pm
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I'm crying with you. I hope you were still able to use most of it, even if you made it into frit!
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Old 2017-11-08, 7:46pm
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Yes I now have lots of shorts! But most of it was still usable.
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Old 2017-11-11, 3:57am
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I love the smell of burning standing mat in the morning!
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Old 2019-02-05, 3:46pm
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Time to give some of the newbies a chance to laugh at those of us who have already done at least some of the dumb stuff
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Old 2019-02-08, 1:01pm
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Hi, I'm new to the forum and have come back to lampwork now that I have retired and have more me-time so the newbie mistake that I have that has stuck to me is that using the touch outside in bright sunshine is very deceiving and that that flame is actually a lot longer than what it looks like. I still have some tight skin on my left hand from that little lesson.
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Old 2019-02-08, 4:11pm
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Ouch! And welcome back!
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Old 2019-02-08, 6:41pm
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Very familiar to me, as you continue with one hand dipping in a bowl of water, just not to loose that precious piece of glass .
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Old 2019-02-09, 2:33pm
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I accidently set one of my acrylic nails on fire, and it burned like a little torch. I'm getting rid of these silly nails!
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Old 2019-08-11, 1:15pm
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K6designs, this is the one, lol
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Old 2019-08-30, 3:49pm
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Love this thread!
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Old 2019-08-30, 4:21pm
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No matter how hot the weather is, donít do this:

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Old 2019-08-30, 4:53pm
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Old 2019-09-02, 7:53am
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Old 2019-10-05, 2:03pm
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I needed a giggle today Thank you! I have made all these and so many more! Thank you again!
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