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Old 2017-09-23, 6:03am
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I have recently seen ads for a lampworking class. The photo shows the instructor using mandrels that look like they have beads on the outside end-
maybe like a counterbalance? Does anyone use mandrels like this? Does it help make the bead more even and symmetrical? Sometimes I think I need all the help I can get... Thanks!
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Old 2017-09-23, 8:02am
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Are they being used as color identification so she knows which student's beads are which in the kiln?
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Old 2017-09-23, 8:25am
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Heather Trimlett's beautiful lampworking tools have a counterbalance bead.

Maybe that's what you saw?
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Old 2017-09-23, 10:25am
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Maybe that's it... I'm still trying to find the photo but apparently it is lost in the depths of the interwebs...
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Old 2017-11-16, 11:23am
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Haha! The photo finally popped back up. On Instagram, Terminal city glass. What is on the end of her mandrel? ID for student work or...?

https://www.instagram.com/p/BbkEv_OF...minalcityglass
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Old 2017-11-17, 12:12pm
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All it's for is identification of who made the bead.
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Old 2017-11-17, 12:26pm
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OK, thanks. I'd never seen it before and wondered if I had missed a trick somewhere. The only class I ever took we used fiber blankets and didn't anneal the class beads. Guess I should get out more.
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Old 2017-11-18, 10:28am
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Hello all-

I have recently seen ads for a lampworking class. The photo shows the instructor using mandrels that look like they have beads on the outside end-
maybe like a counterbalance? Does anyone use mandrels like this? Does it help make the bead more even and symmetrical? Sometimes I think I need all the help I can get... Thanks!
All that matters is that it makes sense for you. All of the punties I have for furnace work are counterweighted punties. It helps greatly to balance out the weight.
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