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Forum: Tutorials 2020-09-22, 8:42pm
Replies: 7
Views: 185
Posted By KJohn
Didn't she mention she had trouble with her...

Didn't she mention she had trouble with her eyesight and she might be giving up glass? Seems to me that was a few years ago already. Miss her, she was always so creative and super nice
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2020-09-22, 4:34pm
Replies: 6
Views: 183
Posted By KJohn
So many good colors are gone! I like that CIM did...

So many good colors are gone! I like that CIM did new ones, but not a lot of them as it turns out. And a lot of them were very similar. So far not impressed with any of the "new" effetre ones either,...
Forum: Tutorials 2020-09-21, 10:45pm
Replies: 7
Views: 185
Posted By KJohn
I'm sorry, you might try messaging her on FB, I...

I'm sorry, you might try messaging her on FB, I think all her tutorials have been gone for a while, though. I meant to get one too
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2020-09-21, 10:44pm
Replies: 6
Views: 183
Posted By KJohn
Well, the new CIM goldfish is pretty good, and...

Well, the new CIM goldfish is pretty good, and it's a great price. I find it a bit more orange than clockwork, but it's very nice. It's one of the new colors, Howaco or Nortel might still have some,...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2020-09-19, 11:04pm
Replies: 11
Views: 220
Posted By KJohn
Hi there! Welcome to the sunshine. LOL Good ole...

Hi there! Welcome to the sunshine. LOL
Good ole effetre super clear 006 is the go to, clean well or pickle. Pinch off the end of a new rod when you start to melt it, and don't put the very tip...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2020-09-03, 10:03pm
Replies: 3
Views: 58
Posted By KJohn
yep, happens. You get the hang of it fairly...

yep, happens. You get the hang of it fairly quickly, and then it's just once in a while.
It's a lot to pay attention to at once when you are starting out....a lot of us use thicker mandrels and move...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2020-09-01, 3:19am
Replies: 6
Views: 298
Posted By KJohn
Phil is exactly right, as usual. I didn't think...

Phil is exactly right, as usual. I didn't think of that.

But honestly, glass is one of the least expensive things about this, since you don't use a lot per bead. I am full time, and I only buy...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2020-09-01, 3:16am
Replies: 10
Views: 642
Posted By KJohn
OH I've seen those! I love them. I believe the...

OH I've seen those! I love them. I believe the problem is that you are melting them in. I've only seen them as accents on top of a design, they stay a bit raised. Encasing with some clear would help...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2020-08-30, 7:48pm
Replies: 6
Views: 298
Posted By KJohn
Not worth the effort, as Phil said....except for...

Not worth the effort, as Phil said....except for the pricey colors, or ones you might use all the time that you can easily pick out. But seriously, the time you spend vs the $$ you save is not...
Forum: Torch Questions 2020-08-30, 4:01pm
Replies: 2
Views: 246
Posted By KJohn
Ouch! I've heard of gently heating and then...

Ouch! I've heard of gently heating and then dunking the port face into water, and then striking it a bit to help break it up. But you might have to send it in. Good luck
Forum: Sale Rack 2020-08-15, 3:52pm
Replies: 10
Views: 1,814
Posted By KJohn
how do we go to the bash?

how do we go to the bash?
Forum: Torch Questions 2020-08-06, 3:23pm
Replies: 14
Views: 671
Posted By KJohn
I've considered doing that, I would love to know...

I've considered doing that, I would love to know how it turns out with your torch, which one did you decide on?
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2020-08-01, 10:29am
Replies: 1
Views: 290
Posted By KJohn
Hi Sandybead, it could be anything from...

Hi Sandybead,
it could be anything from fuming, to metallic reduction of silver glasses, from Iris orange to Double helix Helios or Aurae. Some pics would help to know exactly, and if you are...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2020-07-30, 9:17pm
Replies: 4
Views: 389
Posted By KJohn
hmm you know, I believe I have some similar...

hmm you know, I believe I have some similar little bags, it occurs to me that I bought them in a bundle of 96 reduction glass, but I'm not sure about those numbers...doesn't look like Rbach, or...
Forum: Torch Questions 2020-07-27, 2:08pm
Replies: 21
Views: 841
Posted By KJohn
phil I have two M 20s that need to be repaired. I...

phil I have two M 20s that need to be repaired. I should pick your brain. I would LOVE to get at least one of these going again

Lloyd, I've tried other torches and I do like the mega minor for the...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2020-07-18, 7:22pm
Replies: 2
Views: 400
Posted By KJohn
Hi, it does not matter if they are touching. I...

Hi, it does not matter if they are touching. I used to pile mine up on top of a ceramic blanket just to make sure everything stayed put. depends on the room you have, you could also stack them on...
Forum: Safety 2020-07-15, 2:25pm
Replies: 17
Views: 1,254
Posted By KJohn
you should ask your gas company, there are limits...

you should ask your gas company, there are limits to what they will install for residential, also ask Bethlehem. Low pressure is supposed to work with a minor/Mega minor, but I would hesistate with...
Forum: Sale Rack 2020-07-12, 9:26pm
Replies: 10
Views: 1,814
Posted By KJohn
yay thanks Mike, can't wait to see the new stuff.

yay thanks Mike, can't wait to see the new stuff.
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2020-07-09, 6:47pm
Replies: 7
Views: 715
Posted By KJohn
also I would try Facebook. the group Lampwork...

also I would try Facebook. the group Lampwork beadmakers tips & techniques is a massive group from all over that gets a lot of eyes. Might be someone there, I personally have not seen any in some...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2020-07-08, 2:17pm
Replies: 1
Views: 466
Posted By KJohn
Hi there! Welcome. There are lots of threads...

Hi there!
Welcome. There are lots of threads here, in the safety thread usually but not always, about setting up the ventilation correctly. There are a lot of diferent examples...Also a FB page...
Forum: Studio 2020-06-13, 9:47pm
Replies: 5
Views: 2,494
Posted By KJohn
Hi Ed! I just had the same exact problem with...

Hi Ed!
I just had the same exact problem with my kiln. I just reset the temp a bit lower, but I know it's not exact. The temp for slumping the rods starts at about 1000F, if that helps...so far...
Forum: Sale Rack 2020-06-06, 2:40pm
Replies: 11
Views: 4,495
Posted By KJohn
I saw a message on their page that they are...

I saw a message on their page that they are taking preorders starting June 8, but only FIVE (5) new messy colors are listed. Looks like this batch of CIM glass was sadly small.
Forum: Studio 2020-06-04, 10:31am
Replies: 46
Views: 8,482
Posted By KJohn
I moved out to a more rural area and I found that...

I moved out to a more rural area and I found that I only had one option for cable, and several for satellite, but the satellite rates were horrible for streaming data. Waaaay too expensive for me,...
Forum: Studio 2020-06-03, 4:55pm
Replies: 46
Views: 8,482
Posted By KJohn
is there a bathroom? Or just a kitchen? I'm sure...

is there a bathroom? Or just a kitchen? I'm sure you are enjoying it
Forum: Tutorials 2020-06-03, 4:54pm
Replies: 12
Views: 9,032
Posted By KJohn
wonder if that will work with striped pink? I...

wonder if that will work with striped pink? I need to try it
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