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Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2015-10-28, 9:53am
Replies: 10
Views: 2,183
Posted By Bunyip
Yeah, I have a 2' x 2' x 2" slab o' graphite now....

Yeah, I have a 2' x 2' x 2" slab o' graphite now. Handy dandy!
Forum: Boro Room 2014-02-20, 5:44am
Replies: 4
Views: 1,641
Posted By Bunyip
Yes you can batch anneal boro. For maximum safety...

Yes you can batch anneal boro. For maximum safety never put cold pieces into a hot kiln. However, as noted above Borosilicate glass is far more thermally stable than soft glass. It all comes down to...
Forum: Boro Room 2014-02-11, 11:12am
Replies: 29
Views: 5,030
Posted By Bunyip
Luckily this was "what the manufacturer said"...

Luckily this was "what the manufacturer said" rather than "annealing schedule argument". I'll go back under my bridge now :)
Forum: Boro Room 2014-02-08, 6:16pm
Replies: 29
Views: 5,030
Posted By Bunyip
Otter, I anneal the literal fuck out of...

Otter, I anneal the literal fuck out of everything ;)



You may WANT to say that, but you would be incorrect
...
Forum: Boro Room 2014-01-30, 12:42pm
Replies: 29
Views: 5,030
Posted By Bunyip
Gerald, I think the main conclusion was that...

Gerald, I think the main conclusion was that reduction was the problem, however if you were to couple a long garage segment with your 5 hour anneal you would likely see enough COE shift to cause...
Forum: Boro Room 2014-01-28, 7:42am
Replies: 29
Views: 5,030
Posted By Bunyip
Roy, IIRC, the recommendations were the same as...

Roy, IIRC, the recommendations were the same as for chrome-based colors, do not garage at striking or annealing temperature, instead garage at 975, anneal as usual. My usual procedure is to eliminate...
Forum: Boro Room 2014-01-28, 5:35am
Replies: 29
Views: 5,030
Posted By Bunyip
Northstar user manual: "NS-75 Indigo Aventurine:...

Northstar user manual: "NS-75 Indigo Aventurine: A deep blue aventurine color. Work in an oxidizing flame."

If you didn't work in an explicitly oxidizing flame, I'm thinking that's your problem...
Forum: Boro Room 2014-01-24, 7:20pm
Replies: 19
Views: 8,607
Posted By Bunyip
Ooooo... Snarkcasm! ;)

Ooooo... Snarkcasm! ;)
Forum: Boro Room 2014-01-24, 5:50am
Replies: 19
Views: 8,607
Posted By Bunyip
Mary: First off I'd like to say: It all...

Mary:

First off I'd like to say: It all sounds a bit ridiculous when I come out and mock the situation that way, doesn't it?

Second, I think that marble is a wonderful proof of concept.
...
Forum: Boro Room 2014-01-21, 8:25pm
Replies: 19
Views: 8,607
Posted By Bunyip
*** this is not a tutorial

*** this is not a tutorial
Forum: Boro Room 2014-01-21, 4:57pm
Replies: 19
Views: 8,607
Posted By Bunyip
Doesn't look like they encased each layer. Looks...

Doesn't look like they encased each layer. Looks like they just covered the dots with clear and melted in before making the next row. Easy enough to experiment with.
Forum: Boro Room 2014-01-16, 5:25am
Replies: 3
Views: 1,332
Posted By Bunyip
I think that the Raku the OP is asking about is...

I think that the Raku the OP is asking about is Reichenbach Iris Orange glass - not the Raku pottery which Amazon Bronze emulates.

IMO Amazon bronze looks nothing like the Reichenbach. It is a...
Forum: Boro Room 2014-01-15, 11:46am
Replies: 3
Views: 1,332
Posted By Bunyip
NS Caramel or GA silver strike 5 can get some of...

NS Caramel or GA silver strike 5 can get some of those colors if properly struck, as can amber purples over an opaque color, but overall boro works a bit differently.

I'd suggest that you look at...
Forum: Boro Room 2014-01-14, 9:11am
Replies: 22
Views: 3,578
Posted By Bunyip
Another vote for TAG Red Elvis. Thick it's a...

Another vote for TAG Red Elvis. Thick it's a deep, dark red, thinner it's blood red. It can be layered over clear, or mixed with clear for different densities. Very easy to work with self-striking...
Forum: Free Boro Tutorials 2014-01-10, 5:36am
Replies: 31
Views: 11,710
Posted By Bunyip
If you're using the method from Mr. Smiley's...

If you're using the method from Mr. Smiley's video (posted above), you're probably not heating the glass enough where the tube ends at the front of the pendant. If you're not using the method shown...
Forum: Boro Room 2014-01-02, 5:39am
Replies: 35
Views: 4,978
Posted By Bunyip
Wow you really got the details of the beard and...

Wow you really got the details of the beard and mustache down so well in that portrait piece. What color did you use for that?

;) Cool pieces
Forum: Boro Room 2013-12-31, 7:51pm
Replies: 93
Views: 13,804
Posted By Bunyip
/me checks the bathroom. :)

/me checks the bathroom. :)
Forum: Boro Room 2013-12-31, 5:12pm
Replies: 93
Views: 13,804
Posted By Bunyip
haha awesome idea. If only I had a crucible...

haha awesome idea.

If only I had a crucible kiln ;)
Forum: Boro Room 2013-12-31, 4:59pm
Replies: 93
Views: 13,804
Posted By Bunyip
Just so you know, that was only a display of...

Just so you know, that was only a display of stirring the pot. It was not a tutorial.

edit: For the record I don't have a problem with the change, though I do have a problem with the way it was...
Forum: Free Boro Tutorials 2013-12-29, 2:43pm
Replies: 31
Views: 11,710
Posted By Bunyip
One of the tricks I've found with tubing is to...

One of the tricks I've found with tubing is to slow down a bit and not panic if it gets a bit droopy. If you add too much heat it can wrinkle or adhere together. Better to take it slow.
Forum: Free Boro Tutorials 2013-12-28, 9:27pm
Replies: 31
Views: 11,710
Posted By Bunyip
First step: Watch these videos ...

First step: Watch these videos

http://lampworketc.com/forums/showthread.php?t=257128
Forum: Boro Room 2013-12-28, 9:25pm
Replies: 93
Views: 13,804
Posted By Bunyip
Careful. Way too much process there. The big...

Careful. Way too much process there. The big meanies might decide this is a t....tu... tut... ...no. I can't say the word.
Forum: Boro Room 2013-12-28, 9:22pm
Replies: 31
Views: 5,394
Posted By Bunyip
Show us how you do 'em. :) Do it on facebook if...

Show us how you do 'em. :) Do it on facebook if you don't feel this board is in line with your desires!
Forum: Boro Room 2013-12-24, 10:48am
Replies: 122
Views: 21,093
Posted By Bunyip
Suggestion: link to tutorial in original post. :)...

Suggestion: link to tutorial in original post. :) saves lots of time and snark ;)
Forum: Boro Room 2013-12-17, 11:48am
Replies: 14
Views: 3,400
Posted By Bunyip
Well then he'll see my link to his OTHER question...

Well then he'll see my link to his OTHER question too. Win-Win.
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