Blowing Tube: The end of a corn cob pipe to use as a mouth piece. Small diameter surgical tubing to fit over the mouth piece and a swivel at the other end. Another piece of surgical tubing, small piece of fire polished 6" glass tubing and an adapter for fit snugly over 14 mm tubing. Ck out ABR Imagery for a set up.
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.
Remember: Turn off the green knob (oxygen) then turn off the red knob (propane). DO NOT OVER-TIGHTEN THE KNOBS!!!!!