Torch set up
Burt's Bees burn cream/q-tip
Size 3 tip for you torch
Triangle Stand for Hot Glass
8 mm Pyrex tubing (colorless)
Towel (breaking glass)
Lighting the torch:
Use the "POOP" method (propane on, oxygen on, oxygen off, propane off).
Have your flame (match or striker) ready and hold it near the torch tip. Turn on the red knob (propane), and obtain about a 6" orange flame. Turn on the green knob (oxygen), and obtain about a 3/4" blue flame.
Turning off the oxygen first (green), then the propane (red). DO NOT OVER-TIGHTEN THE KNOBS!!!!! YOU'LL RUIN THE NEEDLE VALVES AND YOUR TORCH WON'T PROPERLY TURN OFF!!!!!!!!!
Do you work at the tip of the darker blue flame.
Remember: Hot glass looks the same as cold glass!! Don't burn the top of your bench, put your hot glass on the ceramic mats.
DO ALL YOUR WORK OUTSIDE THE FLAME!!!! Use the flame to soften your glass. Keep your glass rotating in the flame, for even heating.
Connectors are used to hold the latex or tygon tubing in place. If they weren't at the end of the glass tube, your flexible tubing would slide off.