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Old 2012-10-08, 11:30am
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Default Uroboros 104 clear

Are there any suppliers of the new Uroboros 104 clear on the west coast.
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Old 2012-10-09, 4:23pm
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I found one "Artistry in Glass"in Ontario, Canada.

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Old 2012-10-09, 8:03pm
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Old 2012-10-09, 9:23pm
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Haven't heard of this - are they making 104 THIN in sheet?

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Old 2012-10-10, 12:22pm
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http://www.uroboros.com/products.php?section=1

Not sure if this the one,Barbara.

I was looking for the Noodles (COE 104 Clear)

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Old 2012-10-10, 3:06pm
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Howaco has the noodles ready to ship, I saw them on her website last night.
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Old 2012-11-21, 4:02pm
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Uroboros Clear 104 is now available on the West Coast from Frantz and from GlassCraft in Denver (so Eugene as well)! If you're looking for a great deal and can deal with a few bubbles, Uro 104 OddRods - a little more bubbly than our first quality rods - are available from Uroboros! www.uroboros.com - click on "Our Products" and "Specials". There's 104 sheet there too!

We're full steam ahead pulling, packing and shipping 104 Clear Rods to all of our distributors. Be sure to ask your supplier to get them in for you!
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Old 2012-11-21, 4:28pm
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I just bought both the noodles and the rods on the weekend from Artistry in Glass. I'm very lucky that they are within a 10 min drive for me so they are my regular supplier I will be trying them out tonight!
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Old 2012-11-26, 4:18pm
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Waiting for my clear to arrive. I automatically pickle clear but after reading about someone ruining their DH clear, I thought I'd better check. Anyone know of any problems pickling the Uroboros 104 clear? Thanks.

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Old 2012-11-27, 2:54am
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Glass doesn't like water, especially if it is scratched. From a chemical point of view, the silicon atoms in the glass have a great affinity for oxygen. A scratch in the glass breaks silicon-silicon bonds and the silicon will need to find something to attach itself to. The most easily available molecule is the water that is vaporized in the air, which attaches through their oxygen atoms. The glass thus becomes hydrated and that's what causes bubbles when you heat the glass, what you see is the adsorbed water vaporizing.
My point is that an aqueous solution for pickling glass rods will just make sure all scratches are hydrated and if the glass has lots of tiny scratches, it may bubble all the more.
I clean my rods with alcohol or vinegar but just my rubbing them.
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Old 2012-11-27, 1:54pm
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Wow, very scientific, thanks for the explanation! I have another question that you might be able to help with, Anne. Or anyone might be able to help, really.

I clean my rods with alcohol, and the first application/winding on of an encasing layer is just fine, but after I flame cut the tip of the rod and then try to add more glass from the flame-cut tip (or use that same rod to encase another bead later), there's a million tiny bubbles in that flame-cut tip. Every time I flame-cut the glass it gets these million tiny bubbles, so the only time I can apply clear without getting any bubbles is on a brand new rod. How do I prevent this, short of cutting all my clear into small, bite-size pieces?

A friend told me the best way to prevent scumming was to remove a small dollop of glass from the tip of every new rod, but the way I work my clear that would just give me more bubbles.

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Glass doesn't like water, especially if it is scratched. From a chemical point of view, the silicon atoms in the glass have a great affinity for oxygen. A scratch in the glass breaks silicon-silicon bonds and the silicon will need to find something to attach itself to. The most easily available molecule is the water that is vaporized in the air, which attaches through their oxygen atoms. The glass thus becomes hydrated and that's what causes bubbles when you heat the glass, what you see is the adsorbed water vaporizing.
My point is that an aqueous solution for pickling glass rods will just make sure all scratches are hydrated and if the glass has lots of tiny scratches, it may bubble all the more.
I clean my rods with alcohol or vinegar but just my rubbing them.
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Old 2012-11-27, 2:26pm
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Anne, thanks for the info-all new information for me. I knew I should have paid attention in chemistry!

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Wow, it's only $5 a quarter pound at Frantz!
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Old 2012-11-27, 3:12pm
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Aimee, that is the normal price. Unfortunately I am going to be out of it for probably one more week. My shipment was supposed to be here over a week ago but it was delayed.
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Old 2012-11-27, 3:48pm
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$5 is the normal price?! Man, I was thinking it was gonna be something like $20 a 1/4 pound, everyone has been talking it up so much. I'm really excited now!

Just gotta put "GLASS" on my Christmas list and maybe Santa will get some for me.

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Old 2012-12-01, 10:19am
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I'm very particular about my clear, and Uroboros is my new go-to. It's got minimal bubbles, the surface doesn't scum, it's amazingly optically pure, and it reacts with silver less than other clears I've tried..

Now if they'd only make it in larger sizes. Please email uroboros to request larger sizes.

http://www.uroboros.com/contact.php

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Old 2012-12-01, 4:18pm
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Just ordered 1 pound . Wanted more but wouldn't
accept it. Ten dollar shipping fee is high for 1 lbs.
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Old 2012-12-04, 6:30pm
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Just played with my new clear from Uroboros. So very pleased with the clarity of this glass. Best clear in this price range for me.

Yayyyy!!
No fizzy scuzzy bubbles!
I will definitely be ordering more.
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