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    Request for Review: Re: Griffin ultimate claw tool

    from where though?
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    Re: Favorite joint forming tool?

    I highly recommend tossing the waxing information for the brass tools. Sure you can add some to the octagon reamer sometimes, it helps, but carbon coated with soot is the way to go for the final...
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    Re: Favorite joint forming tool?

    I use the griffin octagon and finishing brass tools for 14mm female joint making. The trick with the second step is to liberally carbon up the tool with soot and get it quite hot, then it wont stick...
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    Re: Today makes 5 years on the torch.

    life and glassblowing are not video games, but keep on at it! :)
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    For Sale: Re: Custom Size Graphite Tree Jigs

    brass is typical for glass tools, and my brass tools are still true after years of use.
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    For Sale: Re: Custom Size Graphite Tree Jigs

    Pure titanium is really soft actually. You may be thinking about alloys.
  7. Re: Doing the trig to machine some joint holders and form tools.

    Colored ones. Worked ones. All handmade. Once you get good at making them its pretty quick.


    Or do you mean the tools? Ya i bought tools.
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    Re: a little update on my life right now

    I'm feeling the vibe, I've never wrapped and raked.
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    Re: a little update on my life right now

    you are a jerk for telling people you hope they feel stupid now, cuz your sooo cool.

    grow up! :)
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    Re: CBS vs Dichroic Alchemy

    good for you, both are great, and so are apples and oranges.
  11. For Sale: Re: Book - Colour Generation and Control in Glass by C.R. Bamford

    Cheap price compared to amazon :)
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    Re: I need to make my first rig.

    Very nice joints can be made just using a glass joint. soot it up majorly and warm it well, male or female. great tool to make joints.

    I admit a finishing tool, such as a griffin brass joint...
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    For Sale: Re: Four Port Manifolds-New Product!

    i'm drooling over it, so nice! I just need to kick myself in the ass and buy one now.
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    Re: Fresh out of the kiln

    New black is cool.

    I find with eclipse once its encased, it can't grey out really. Whereas jet black totally will still. I don't use jet black.
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    Re: I need to make my first rig.

    the micro lynx flame on it is just like a hand torch, just not as moveable.
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    Re: I need to make my first rig.

    Totally honestly, I bought one, used it once i think, maybe twice. I got a hole in the line and never bothered to fix it. I'd already learned to do all sorts of tricky small shit like an idiot in...
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    Re: I need to make my first rig.

    I don't use a hand torch for anything and i drop them in all the time. With my Kobuki.
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    Re: 2019 DFO roll call!

    that's pretty cool :)
  19. Re: Any tips for deep encasement of opals in marbles?

    Or gently heat the opal/bushy flame, and drop it in the warm tube.
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    Poll: Re: How many hours a month do you work?

    lol, thats like me with bike riding.

    I have a fully insulated suit, one piece from neck to ankle. That and boots and good socks, its not bad, that and with global warming being kind to us on the...
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    Want To Buy: Re: Older formula Simax

    If you can find some kimble, I got a tube of it and the fume is sweet!
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    Re: A better rim job

    keep the heat at the edge only, don't go into the cup body at all. A thin top you need the heat carefully pointed not to overheat too much down below the top lip.
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    Re: Pre made bails

    orderments? three times. what is that?
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    Re: Pre made bails

    With small solid work with no acute angles , its easy to use off the bench. Preheat with a large bushy cold flame and then stick your pre-made bails on, straight off the bench, or out of the kiln on...
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    Re: Happy Birthday MUPH!

    May you die a long, slow, agonizing death!
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