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View Poll Results: What kind of glass is your primary medium?
Boro 62 11.68%
Satake 2 0.38%
COE 104 411 77.40%
COE 96 20 3.77%
COE 90 34 6.40%
Other 2 0.38%
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Old 2006-11-05, 6:02pm
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104 and a little bullseye
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Old 2006-11-05, 6:02pm
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I was 104 mostly but now Boro.I still use 104 but mostly use Boro.
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Old 2006-11-05, 6:08pm
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104 here. I've never even tried any of the others. Some day...
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Old 2006-11-05, 8:08pm
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For fusing, which I started about 5 years ago, I have COE 90 & 96.

I started torching last January and all my rods are COE 104. Now, of course, I keep thinking of ways to combine fusing and torchwork so I have cut some strips from my sheet glass to use at the torch... but there's also Satake and Boro to try...
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Old 2006-11-05, 8:34pm
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I'm mainly 104 for beads, but as I fuse as well my sheets are bullseye so I have some rods in that as well. I also have 96 - love some of the colors, and a small selection of Satake (because of the colors) which I haven't had the courage to try out yet!
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Old 2006-11-05, 9:02pm
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104 has enough variety to have kept me busy and intrigued for .... sheesh like 13 years now. I've always been curious about other glass, but I don't really wanna open up that floodgate!
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Old 2006-11-05, 11:41pm
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I use anything I can melt. but I think that I mostly use 90, then 33, then 96, then 104, then 120.
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Old 2006-11-06, 12:44am
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I'm mostly a boro girl, but sometimes I play with moretti or bullseye just for fun I want to start playing with some sculpting in moretti soon and see where that goes, but I think my true love will always be boro...I love the colors and the stiffness of the glass and I LOVE that when I make hollow things I can coil-wrap right over the end of a tube and don't have to mess with mandrels at ALL!! YAY
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Old 2006-11-06, 10:36am
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Well, I've recently come over to the dark side so right now, I'm boro all the way... lol

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Old 2006-11-06, 10:40am
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Mostly 104 and boro but I do use Bullseye and 96 sometimes too. I want it alll!!!!
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Old 2006-11-06, 11:24am
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I started out with Effetre (104) because that's what the teacher taught with. And the price was right.

But this summer I got the Bullseye Studio Pack and I LOVE it! Definatley the way to go. So I see myself gradually working through my 104 and going to mainly 90.

Although I just did buy a Uroboros sampler pack - yup, another COE - 96!

This really needed to be a multiple choice question...! LOL!
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Old 2006-11-06, 5:49pm
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I use mostly 104, but also play with ALL of the others.

Thank goodness for colored nail polish or I'd never tell them all apart. I think I'm up to 8 different color codes for marking now.

I need professional help. <sigh>

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Old 2006-11-07, 10:55am
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So far mostly 104, but I do some with Bullseye and am just venturing into boro.

So much glass, so little time...
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Old 2006-11-07, 1:49pm
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All boro, all the time...
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Old 2006-11-08, 10:06am
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I "was" 104 coe, dabbled with 96 and 90 coe.....but recently soft glass just doesnt excite me like boro does. I am in LOVE with boro.
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Old 2006-11-08, 11:13am
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I answered 90, because I will be starting, and getting the studio pack next month. We're working on a studio area this month. So no glass yet, but I plan on BE primarily.
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I too have been bitten by the boro bug I love it, it's all I think about besided my hubby, and I fantasize about new colors to save up for and all the things that can be done on my 8M... Plus these forums are the first stop I make when I go online. That all adds up to one happy boro obsession, I am in love, deep love, with boro glass. Hopelessly lost to the dark side!
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Old 2006-11-09, 12:34am
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I am so dense sometimes....I get something stuck in my head and cannot get around it....for some reason I have it in my head Bullseye is 96 instead of 90 and I just bought all of Lynn's short twisties in 96 with nothing to use them on!
Find out if they are 100% Reich/Kugler/Zimmerman/Gaffer with no Moretti or Uroboros mixed in. If they are, you can use them with BE. (5% rule)
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Old 2006-11-09, 2:25am
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104 for me, and I use a lot of 96 COE frits. I occasionally use Uroboros and Spectrum sheet glass. When I have the funds, I want the big BE studio stocking order, and of course, lots of boro.
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Old 2006-11-09, 8:28am
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moretti, bullseye, uroboros, dabble with boro
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At this point, the most I have is in coe 104, since that's what I started with ten years ago. But I need a change so I recently got the BE studio pack as well as some Uroboros to use with frits. I love the BE colors but am waiting for my new generator before I start melting the new coe's. Hopefully next week I'll be good to go.
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I use bullseye (90) as I'm a fuser - they have some fab colours. I keep meaning to try other brands but it's easier to stick to one coe when you have lots of scrappy bits than starting in a whole new coe you have to keep separate!
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Mostly 104 but am getting others. With all the frits available, want colors of rods with same COE as frits and not have to just use the frits judiciously on the 104.
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Only thing I have used so far is COE 104 glass.I'm still on a HH though.Not alot that I can use.But I do love my HH and I'm happy to have any torch at this point.I'm ruined...hooked...addicted give me fire and glass and I'm a happy camper....lol
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104 but getting into 96 more. I like to use the beautiful frits with the 96.
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mostly boro for me, the wife uses 104.
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104 here.
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Bullseye here!
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I use 104 and 96 mostly. But have a few 90 rods too.
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Mostly 104.... but I have been playing around with the others recently.
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