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    I can't really open up my tube to fume the inside. Having trouble doing it on my minor.

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    looks like you got your shaping down now wrap n rake em

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    Quote Originally Posted by Goldngreen View Post
    I can't really open up my tube to fume the inside. Having trouble doing it on my minor.
    I have the same problem with a lynx. I can't do inside-out color work but I can fume by splitting it up

    step1: fume about half way down the blank

    step2: terminate that end, pop a hole and attach a second blow tube

    step3: remove the original blow tube, open that end up and fume the other half

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    Thanks for the tip I'll have to give that a try. I have one month left at my studio and I am gone. Problems with the landlord have created a dilemma I must walk away from. I will be removing myself from the situation come July. I hope to find another place, hopefully cheaper I can melt glass in. I hope this is just a speed bump.



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    Got a chance to melt after a couple rough weeks. Having a photography background I decided it was time to properly document my work. I made a successful wrap and rake and an IO frit spoon. Pretty happy and trying to stay positive. Thanks for looking.

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    Ohh hell yesssss, that's awesome!!! So clean!! That's what I call some exacting standards man! What kind of torch are you using atm?

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    Thanks man. You're pumping out some kick ass glass I have to say. Those dragon eye pendants are sick . I'm on a minor right now. I'd really like to upgrade soon.

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    Been so busy lately but I am trying to get as much time in as possible. Trying to get the IO frit pipes down, it takes sooooo long on my minor I am sick of it I'm saving up for a new torch. Tried my hands at another honeycomb pendant. I didnt melt all the clear dots all the way at the edge and it came out like a real honeycomb shape and was pretty sweet but when I backed it and added a lenses it smoothed it out too much, couldn't get it round after that
    either :/
    Also I have switched to using using blow tubes but after I make my straight seal there is so much condensation in the blowtube the frit sticks to the inside of the blowtube. Any tips on how to avoid this? Just let them sit and dry? Stick with pulling points? Thanks for looking.

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    Daaaaaamn some crsip ass photos you got there! Mind sharing your lighting setup with us?

    How many lights? Using a cyclorama or a light box? Full spectrum lighting?

    I love photographing glass almost as much as I love making it,and I need to get a legit lighting setup ASAP.

    Also mad props on making that ISO frit spoon on just a minor,looks way better than any of my spoons.

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    Thanks Ryan. My setup is pretty basic, I made a light box out of a cardboard box and a ruined white button down dress shirt (attended a wedding last week and had a few too many). It's flimsy but it gets the job done. I use two Yongnuo YN560IIIs and a Yongnuo RF603N to trigger them. Here's a pic, super simple one light on each side. It's hard to show the edges of an IO or clear piece using this setup and I will be using flags in the future to bring out the edges of the glass. When I do I'll post a pic of the whole setup. I will be making a more permanent setup in my studio but this does the trick for the time being.

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    Sweet! With such a simple setup you're getting some very nice results.

    As for your condensation issue heres a pretty good thread on it with a bunch of different and creative solutions to your problem.
    http://www.talkglass.com/forum/showt...nsation%2Btube

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    Thanks for the link man, I'm going to try the plug method out.

    As for the photos thank you. It's a combination of hardware, software, experience and patience. I think it's important to utilize all the skills you have learned along the way, it's the only way to progress. Cheers.

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    Awful day at the studio. It was one of those nothing is going right days in general. Called it quits after a few hours of fucking up. Stressed out going to try again when I am in the right state of mind. Can't wait to upgrade my torch, I am running out of patience on my minor. Shit can't handle anything I am trying to do. Next pay day I might just order a new torch.

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    Do eeet!!!

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    So I haven't had much time in the studio lately. My gf just gave birth to our son 2 weeks ago so things have been pretty hectic. There is a studio tour in my area next weekend of the 19th and I am trying to get some pendants made to sell. While I am not featured in the tour, my friends gallery and studios will be on the tour and I might be selling some pendants at their gallery location. Managed to get some hours in lately and made these. My apologies for the crappy iphone pics. Some honeycombs and implosions. Thanks for looking.

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    Those look good man, congrats on the kid
    Blow Glass, Eat, Sleep, Repeat

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    Yeah man, Gratz!! What are you gonna name your son?

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    Thanks! We named him Owen.


    Maybe one day he'll be glass blowin Owen, hah




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    Owen's sooo cute!! <3 Congratulations to you and your lady!!!

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