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Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2020-05-25, 10:47am
Replies: 16
Views: 540
Posted By losthelm
Nortel minor or similar is the next step up.

Nortel minor or similar is the next step up.
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2020-05-07, 5:35am
Replies: 10
Views: 323
Posted By losthelm
Its a common issue for glass and lampworkers....

Its a common issue for glass and lampworkers. Between the bead release, ground glass, and water/rust it sort of gets cemented in.
I'm not really sure the best way to get it free besides a little...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2020-03-26, 8:16am
Replies: 7
Views: 495
Posted By losthelm
It maybe worth checking with jewelers as well....

It maybe worth checking with jewelers as well. The machines you have are enough to run something like a smith little torch that can be super useful for even basic jewelry work.
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2020-03-01, 5:12pm
Replies: 5
Views: 689
Posted By losthelm
That's a good question. often the terms can be...

That's a good question. often the terms can be mixed around depending on the user. Bubbles, fiber blanket, or vermiculite helps reduce the internal stress some but isn't enough to remove all of it...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2020-01-13, 6:57am
Replies: 7
Views: 811
Posted By losthelm
I have one I like it came with some cup burrs. ...

I have one I like it came with some cup burrs.
jetsinc.com was the distributor, though several suppliers have similar.
If your making your own ear wires or similar cup burrs speed up finished the...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2019-11-23, 1:23pm
Replies: 4
Views: 525
Posted By losthelm
Your looking for an industrial gas supplier or...

Your looking for an industrial gas supplier or larger welding shop. They will make regular deliveries in your area.
Often they will estimate usage, do safety training, and offer additional services.
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2018-12-24, 2:20pm
Replies: 6
Views: 1,146
Posted By losthelm
ask them what alloy is used. 304 can get...

ask them what alloy is used.
304 can get magnetic in some situations, usually less so than 4** series steel.
you may have noticed this with butter knives in restaurants.
430 series steel is...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2018-11-10, 2:13pm
Replies: 7
Views: 1,011
Posted By losthelm
Check with the manufacturer it maybe possible to...

Check with the manufacturer it maybe possible to change to a digital controller.
Forum: Safety 2018-08-21, 7:31am
Replies: 4
Views: 1,745
Posted By losthelm
Wait your using just plain clear safety glasses...

Wait your using just plain clear safety glasses for torch work?


I suspect the big concern from your Dr is going to be exposure to high levels of light with sensitive eyes and focusing on a...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2018-05-10, 5:35am
Replies: 10
Views: 1,664
Posted By losthelm
Look for towel forceps and cut off the little...

Look for towel forceps and cut off the little clamp bit.
The poking end may need to be adjusted just a little so they meet.
Follow up with a tungsten pick or reamer.
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2018-04-27, 5:28pm
Replies: 11
Views: 1,773
Posted By losthelm
a smudge stick is a fairly easy way to see if its...

a smudge stick is a fairly easy way to see if its pulling the fumes away from you.
your local new age shop should have some, its just a bunch of dried sage bundled together so you maybe able to...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2018-04-24, 9:51pm
Replies: 7
Views: 939
Posted By losthelm
Have you tried a reverse image look up on google...

Have you tried a reverse image look up on google excluding pintrest?
Its under the advanced search options.
sometimes you can click though pintrest and find the original source but it takes a...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2018-03-31, 3:19pm
Replies: 7
Views: 1,308
Posted By losthelm
Troll is a little smaller than the Pandora so the...

Troll is a little smaller than the Pandora so the same tube should work.
If needed you can anneal the tube yourself using the sharpie trick and some pickle.
support the tube with mandrel and tap...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2018-03-22, 9:32am
Replies: 8
Views: 1,525
Posted By losthelm
I use my tumbler with a few marbles in the jar to...

I use my tumbler with a few marbles in the jar to mix bead release adding a little water and everything ends up well mixed in a few hours.

Some tap water can cause issues with the bead release...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2018-03-11, 2:20pm
Replies: 18
Views: 3,225
Posted By losthelm
Pricing on the 316 is a little higher in general....

Pricing on the 316 is a little higher in general. the smaller size at 1/16" and .045 it takes very little to bend or melt the mandrels. I tend to build on the .045 and just cut the mandrel before...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2018-02-18, 4:24pm
Replies: 17
Views: 1,856
Posted By losthelm
For the peanut gallery If there is an issue...

For the peanut gallery
If there is an issue with the torch your local welding supply or the manufacture maybe able to clean the metal pieces and replace the O rings and needle valves.
The flash...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2018-02-12, 4:54pm
Replies: 17
Views: 1,856
Posted By losthelm
it may be a loose fitting, a mix of 15 parts...

it may be a loose fitting, a mix of 15 parts water to 1 part dish soap may help find the leak.
Or you maybe able to hear what's hissing.
At the very least it will identify the part that needs...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2018-01-16, 6:31pm
Replies: 42
Views: 3,004
Posted By losthelm
I would have to look and see if I can find my...

I would have to look and see if I can find my notes.
The recipe I used was
High temp kiln wash
Graphite powder
diatonomus earth (this may have been baked in the kiln first)
and enough water
...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2018-01-06, 8:15am
Replies: 6
Views: 1,568
Posted By losthelm
Para wire says it will tarnish. You may need...

Para wire says it will tarnish.
You may need to try a different recipe.
I have had luck finding stuff through sculpt Nuevo
Novacan black does well on a number of surfaces but I'm not sure on the...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2018-01-04, 4:51pm
Replies: 6
Views: 1,568
Posted By losthelm
Check the cut ends, some craft wire has some sort...

Check the cut ends, some craft wire has some sort of clear coat that maybe getting in the way.
It may need to be in atmosphere instead of solution to tarnish.

It maybe an alloy issue c226 and...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2018-01-01, 11:38am
Replies: 16
Views: 1,817
Posted By losthelm
I wonder if a top coat of something like modpodge...

I wonder if a top coat of something like modpodge or hair spray would have a similar effect.
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2017-12-15, 4:53pm
Replies: 11
Views: 1,353
Posted By losthelm
What are you using it for?

What are you using it for?
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2017-12-09, 10:29pm
Replies: 6
Views: 1,294
Posted By losthelm
Devardi has stuff is made overseas and imports in...

Devardi has stuff is made overseas and imports in volume where labor is cheap with minimal quality control.
The glass itself has a lot more air bubbles, variation in size, and is prone to shock.
...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2017-12-09, 8:39am
Replies: 4
Views: 1,105
Posted By losthelm
They look like glue on bails. If that's the...

They look like glue on bails.
If that's the case
The beads maybe formed on a cabochon mandrel or off mandrel on boro punty.
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2017-11-13, 9:24am
Replies: 11
Views: 1,242
Posted By losthelm
Should be easy enough to check with a magnet, or...

Should be easy enough to check with a magnet, or taste.

Modpodge melts, polymer clay, or the colored hot glue may be compatable.
There where a few different designs and brands so there maybe...
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