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Old 2015-02-25, 9:19pm
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Does anyone use the Crowley marver with the mini cc torch. If so I'd appreciate your comments.

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Old 2015-02-26, 8:11am
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I had one when I was using the mini, when I sold it the marver went with it. I loved it. It's a nice thin marver (something I've been trying to find for the Cuda and failing), so it's not bulky sitting on top. I used it for everything from warming murrini to frit and enamels.
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Old 2015-02-26, 12:30pm
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Thanks Rebecca, that's exactly what I wanted to hear.

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Old 2015-02-27, 7:48am
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Yup. I have had mine for years & years. It is great.
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Old 2015-02-27, 9:55am
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I've used it on the mini cc at Glass Stock West, for what I tend to make I find that the clips on the sides (that hold it in place) get in the way, this would easily be solved with a thicker piece of graphite, if you are only rolling beads on the flat top this would not be a problem, but if you want to use the edge it is.
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Old 2015-02-27, 10:18am
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Thanks all. I like the fact that the marver sits flat, not slanted backwards.Getting a quote right now.

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Old 2015-02-27, 10:19am
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I loved it when I used a mini...I love the adjustability of it. I have also used the aftermarket ones and the crowley marver is much bigger and stays on the torch better (and did I mention it was adjustable?)!
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I have a mini CC with the Crowley marver. When I first had it, the metal on the side of the marver bugged me, as David said, as I liked to use the side of the marver for the side of the bead. I've gotten used to it, though, and adapted how I work. I really like the large surface area.

When I first had it, I had no idea what the big cross-shaped hole underneath the graphite was. Then I saw someone from Carlisle at Bead Fest, and all of the other graphite shapes that can be used in combination with it. How cool is that!?! I only have the marble mold, but there are so many other options to go with it. The marble mold, and probably the others, also provide a lot of surface area on the side, too.
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Old 2015-02-27, 1:55pm
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Neat.

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Old 2015-03-02, 1:14am
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I have a mini CC with the Crowley marver. When I first had it, the metal on the side of the marver bugged me, as David said, as I liked to use the side of the marver for the side of the bead. I've gotten used to it, though, and adapted how I work. I really like the large surface area.

When I first had it, I had no idea what the big cross-shaped hole underneath the graphite was. Then I saw someone from Carlisle at Bead Fest, and all of the other graphite shapes that can be used in combination with it. How cool is that!?! I only have the marble mold, but there are so many other options to go with it. The marble mold, and probably the others, also provide a lot of surface area on the side, too.
The Crowley marver is one of the few marvers on the market that doesn't mount to the torch barrel. This means that you can move the torch without moving the marver, and you can move the marver without moving the torch. Mind you, it only works with the following Carlisle torches: Mini CC, Wildcat, and Hellcat.

The Crowley marver is designed so that the marver pad is swapable. This means you can flip the pad over, or replace it with another pad. When the Crowley marver first came out, it had only a flat piece of graphite. But, when Ruth Nichole's "The Perfect Tool" system came out, they replaced the flat pad with a TPT (The Perfect Tool) base pad. This means, you can use the flat side of the pad as a flat marver, or you can flip it over (and have the cross shaped hole facing up), and now use any of the TPT marver pads (we carry a lot of these).

The Crowley marver may be a little more expensive than some of the 'clamp to the torch barrel' marvers, but is a much better marver.

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Old 2015-03-03, 5:41pm
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Thanks for your input Malcolm. Much appreciated.

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Old 2015-03-07, 4:01pm
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Off topic, but since you all use or have used a mini CC, I have a question. Just lit my new one today, and after about an hour of making beads, the torch itself was very hot. Do yours get really hot? Could it be caused by too short candles? Appreciate any help you can give me.

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Old 2015-03-08, 9:27am
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Luann, your candles should be about 3/8" on the mini CC for soft glass neutral setting. It's fine to dial them down for detail work, but not for too long.

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Old 2015-03-08, 9:30am
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go to the hardware store and buy some granite squares....way better marver than a piece of graphite
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Old 2015-03-09, 2:33pm
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Thanks. I've tried everything. longer candles. more oxy. Still gets really hot, all the way to the hoses. I think I'm giving up and getting a different torch.
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Old 2015-03-09, 3:03pm
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Maybe try calling Carlisle and see if they can suggest something? I've heard of this problem before, but I haven't experienced it on mine-- I hope they can help.

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they do get hot but it should not be back that far.

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