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Old 2012-08-31, 12:51am
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Should this have read cracked from my last batch? Angelique

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Here's some of my last work. Made some bad color choices, three pieces checked from my last batch.

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Old 2012-08-31, 2:07pm
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I had cracks form along specific colors. I've heard that referred to as checking. I could be wrong. Either way, the count is four. Another one bit the dust last night. Two days out of the kiln.
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Old 2012-09-01, 9:55am
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Usually by checking, I mean 'planar cracking or crazing along a plane or interface between glass surfaces', (it almost looks like extreme sparkle) rather than one or two small incompatibility cracks....which also suck.
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Old 2012-09-01, 2:57pm
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Thanks for the clarification on checking. I love learning new terms! Angelique
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Old 2012-09-03, 4:09am
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lol....confusing!
is there a glossary of lampwork/hotglass terms/lingo anywhere?
i know this is an older thread, but i've found the glossary i was looking for, in case anyone else is interested:
http://www.snodgrass.net/Snodgrass.knowledge.html
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Old 2012-09-03, 7:26am
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Thank you for the glossary
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Old 2012-09-03, 7:34am
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twas nothing.
fwiw i've been looking for one of those for a long time....like since i started this endeavor.
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Old 2012-09-03, 5:27pm
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Cool! Thanks! Angelique

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i know this is an older thread, but i've found the glossary i was looking for, in case anyone else is interested:
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Old 2012-09-03, 5:51pm
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Some peices that i made since the studio has been up not much but im still suprised i can even do them lol dont judge lol
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Old 2012-09-03, 7:53pm
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While I have not made many glass pipes it would be fun to learn all the tech....I came across this on you tube its a squid pipe and this dude can work the glass http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zz8Zo...0&feature=plcp
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Old 2012-09-04, 5:08am
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so James, your new to this?
i think you've got something good going on. must be a natural.
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Old 2012-09-04, 7:58am
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Im not new been at for about a year now off and on some of my other work is on this thread too
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Old 2012-09-04, 8:39am
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ah. even still, nice work. my pipes still kinda suck, although the freaks still buy them!
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Old 2012-09-04, 11:24am
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They cant be that bad
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Old 2012-09-04, 2:36pm
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these are the good ones too.




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Old 2012-09-04, 2:40pm
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What size of tubing are you using? Also what kind of torch?
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Old 2012-09-04, 3:00pm
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i've got a case of 1" heavy wall and a few tubes of 32x4mm. on a midrange/premix.
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Old 2012-09-04, 3:05pm
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my biggest issue is the mouthpieces...i can never get them even, always lopsided a bit.
my next purchase is diamond shears, i got to use a friends pair and i just ended up necking the mouthpiece down and then snapping it off with Dshears. so far that has proven the most reliable for me. just need more money!

btw, do you know if the $35 pair of shears that mtn glass sells is worth it? mostly i've found that if i buy cheap i buy twice.
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Old 2012-09-04, 3:09pm
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Looks like your mouthpeice is your problem mainly. Their not that bad though ive done worse lol. Try blowing out the mouth piece before you start the rest of the shaping. You just need to keep trying just be loose when you make them.
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Old 2012-09-04, 3:17pm
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oh i'm loose alright
diamond shears......the glass gods need to send me a pair of diamond shears. or i can just buy a pair.
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Old 2012-09-04, 3:40pm
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Those are for cheaters lol. I tear my mouth pieces it can be tricky but i always feel good when they turn out well lol practice practice its always better to take the hard road you learn to do more with less and you get this since of pride for your work cause you did it with less then the other guy did it with. Also i work on a midrange/minor i have to say i use that minor for everything. I just use the midrange for large vessels and making tubing mainly alittle to much umph for me sometimes lol
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i've got the premix, not the minor on top. a bit different in that the "regular" minor burner is the same as the nortel surface mix minor?

or is yours the premix topfire?
i bought it with a premix for fuming...so much easier/better results with a premix i've found.

sure, diamond shears may be "cheating" but really what the hell is cheating? whatever works, works, whatever you've got to do, ya gotta do. once i snip and crack off with the shears and flame polish you really can't tell the difference.
i still try to tear open every 3rd piece but i almost always fudge it, then the piece needs to be saved, which sucks. this is my income right now
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Old 2012-09-04, 4:13pm
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Good point and ya i have the minor top fire it is hard to fume with but it works lol. Its also really good about now sucking down the oxy lol
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Old 2012-09-04, 4:32pm
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Good point and ya i have the minor top fire it is hard to fume with but it works lol. Its also really good about now sucking down the oxy lol
Nortel never claimed to sip oxy.
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funny thing, Nortel calls the midrange their "most oxygen efficient" torch. i believe i read that right on Nortel's website.

the mega minor i had seemed pretty damn inefficient on oxy. the midrange isn't all the great either...crank it up and it sucks it down good. the premix is very conservative though. when my holding tank goes dry (when i'm not on tanked) and i'm using the midrange, i'll switch over to the premix (assuming i'm on boro) and it'll build back up. works great that way.

although i'm supposed to be getting the new "mini-15" (15psi, 6lpm) to go with the ex15's. hopefully with that added on i won't bog it down.
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Old 2012-09-04, 5:01pm
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I've got a Nortel Red Rocket and a Bravo. The center fire is similar to the minor, the outer fire is huge. The design is good but it is not state of the art. I'm not saying that the Nortel torches are bad or sub par, just that they are oxy hogs. Starting out on tanks I watched my high pressure gauge like a hawk. Now I don't worry, my time is worth more than the oxy I use, and I have more than one tank now.
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my next torch is def going to be a gtt...but that's a ways away yet.
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Old 2012-09-04, 5:36pm
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I agree about getting a gtt at least the nortels dont take it down like carisles do lol
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agreed. i worked on a cc a few weeks ago...now that was an oxy hog!
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Old 2012-09-05, 4:47am
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Before i got the mid i was using a cutting torch talk about worthless
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