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Old 06-25-12, 04:03 PM
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hot head torch, new to glass

Hello, I'm new to bead making and glass stuff but i bought a hot head torch and have been making beads a few weeks now. I've been wondering how hot does my torch actually get though, so i know the limits of what kind of glass i can work with. I also don't have a kiln (crock pot full o vermiculite) which i know limits the kind of glass i can use. If anybody would have any knowledge of what exactly i'm limited to it would be appreciated greatly!! thanks!
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I know you can melt and work with anything but pyrex with the hothead torch. It probably gets to roughly 1,500 C when it's left to just burn openly, but that's more of an estimate than a calculated number (should be close though >.> )
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thanks a lot! That's what i was thinking but its good to know for sure
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Hello, I'm new to bead making and glass stuff but i bought a hot head torch and have been making beads a few weeks now. I've been wondering how hot does my torch actually get though, so i know the limits of what kind of glass i can work with. I also don't have a kiln (crock pot full o vermiculite) which i know limits the kind of glass i can use. If anybody would have any knowledge of what exactly i'm limited to it would be appreciated greatly!! thanks!

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you can work soft glass, borosilicate will not do much more then get hot.

If you want to work larger pieces of glass you will need to upgrade to an oxygen propane torch.
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If you are working with a hot head and crock pot then you need to stay with the soft glass, 104 Coe glass. The torch will not really get hot enough to work well with other glass.
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