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Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2015-07-19, 6:57pm
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A recent hollow bead - uncracked - yeah!

Thanks again for the support - 4 out of 4 hollow beads uncracked yesterday - yeah...
Glenda:biggrin:
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2015-07-19, 7:46am
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Thanks again all I have had much more success...

Thanks again all
I have had much more success - working with various bits of advice - thanks. Only one cracked today - out of a batch of 6 - I think turning the flame down when I work on the holes...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2015-07-17, 5:26pm
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Hi Phill Thanks - I think the thin, thick...

Hi Phill
Thanks - I think the thin, thick diagnosis is probably spot on. My lack of experience in blowing coming to the fore - but working on the 100 blows has begun!

No frit being used but a...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2015-07-17, 1:59am
Replies: 16
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Broken beads - photos

Hi there
Thanks Phil for the wait '5 seconds' suggestion - will be trying that. I have been trying to heat through in a cooler flame before going into the kiln and that seems to be helping.

100...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2015-07-14, 2:56am
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Cracked beads - replies

Thanks everyone for taking the time to provide me with some possibilities - camera battery flat today so will post photo tomorrow.

I have tried heating before going in kiln using a smaller flame...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2015-07-12, 10:50pm
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Unhappy Hollow beads cracking in the kiln.

Hi there
I am just beginning to blow hollow glass beads (about 1 inch diameter) with a small blowpipe using COE104.

Most of the time when they go into the kiln they crack - are they too cool? If...
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