View Full Version : I got my new torch!
07-14-2002, 09:31 PM
Hey..life is good . I got my minor bench torch yesterday. I have not yet received my concentrator but hubby went to our business and grabbed and oxygen tank and came home and hooked me up till I get it. I AM IN LOVE! of course with hubby but I am talking about my new torch.:clap:
It is so quiet that it is almost hard for me to get used to it being so peaceful.:D At first I thought something was wrong ..:p
I plan on playing a little more tonight. LOVE IT, LOVE IT, LOVE IT!
07-14-2002, 09:35 PM
Congrats, Nonie! Have fun, & post pics! :clap:
07-14-2002, 09:56 PM
Congratulations! I got a concentrator last week but haven't had a chance to hook it up. I'm really looking forward to no more oxygen tanks!!!
Let's see some of those new quiet inspired beads.
07-14-2002, 10:13 PM
Congratulations on your new torch Nonie! Looking forward to some pics of your creations.
Congratulations Nonie! Get in touch if you ever want to get together to play.
07-14-2002, 11:19 PM
Congratulations Nonie! I will upgrade sometime but right know I'm stuck with the noisy one:mad: But it works for me right know. I just bought a kiln so I will have to spring the new torch on him in October.(my b'day) But I would love to see the beads that come out of this new torch:clap: :clap: :clap:
07-15-2002, 12:33 AM
Congratulations Nonie! You lucky gal, I'm feelin your joy!
07-15-2002, 01:47 AM
That's great, Nonie! The "quiet" was the thing that really made me happy immediately! Unfortunately, now I have a bigger fan, an oxy generator, etc. Still quieter than the hothead, but not that almost calming hiss. Sigh...
I'll be interested to hear what you think of the adjustment/learning curve. I had been warned that it was like starting over, but I did not find that to be the case at all. I guess everyone's different. What I did notice, and it wasn't for several weeks, was that certain techniques that I had down pat on the hothead I could no longer get to work. Still don't have that dang harlequin down as well as I did on the hothead. And my hollows were actually, if not really better, at least easier on the hothead. But, it's wonderful to have the adjustable flame, more heat and the quiet!
Have a, er, great time (I'm thinking telling a lampworker to have a blast might not be the best choice of words, huh...)
07-15-2002, 08:20 PM
Absolutely Betty. One of these days we will have to do that. And thanks for the invite. backatcha.
07-15-2002, 08:27 PM
You read my mind B2! After a frustrating afternoon of turning up with nothing but silly, wonky, ugly beads I just shut it off for the evening. It is..just like starting over but I won't give up the ship. I will just have to keep up my practice as usual anyway. I still love it even tho it is trying my patience:clap:
And the comment about having a blast is pretty funny:D
Thanks B2..you seem to always know what us newbies are going thru.
07-15-2002, 09:06 PM
Nonie, congrats on the new torch! After reading about your "growing pains," I guess I am glad I was talked out of starting with the HotHead. That was my inclination because it seemed less "scary" (no oxy/propane) and also because it was less expensive and I wasn't sure how much I was going to like this. The woman I spoke with suggested I go with the minor -- and it only took me a month and a half to get up the guts to set it up!
I'm sure you'll catch on very quickly to the differences between the HotHead and the minor and I'd love to see some of your beads!
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