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TURNING ONE 15MM TUBE INTO 2 TUBES
Posted by: D BATES (---.dsl.rcsntx.swbell.net)
Date: March 07, 2007 04:51PM

HE GUYS I HAVE BEEN MAKING NEON FOR ABOUT 4 YEARS NOW AND I HAVE DISCOVERED HOW TO CREATE A TWISTED "TWO TUBE" SECTION OF GLASS THAT IS MADE COMPLETELY OUT OF ONE 15MM CLEAR TUBE.... I HAVE BOMBARDED AND PUMPED THE UNIT AND WORK COMPLETELY PERFECT........... I DIDN'T KNOW IF ANYBODY ELSE HAS FIGURED IT OU BESIDES ME?

THANKS

DANIEL BATES

WWW.SIGNMACHINE.US

PS..... I CAN TAKE PICS OF IT IF WANTED!

Re: TURNING ONE 15MM TUBE INTO 2 TUBES
Posted by: fishing nut (---.customer.static.ip.paetec.net)
Date: March 12, 2007 02:36PM

Fill it with neon and mercury and see what happens in the spiral :)

Re: TURNING ONE 15MM TUBE INTO 2 TUBES
Posted by: D BATES (---.dsl.rcsntx.swbell.net)
Date: March 13, 2007 11:56AM

DID IT! LOOKS NEAT I GUESS!!!! SO HAVE U BEEN ABLE TO DO IT?

Re: TURNING ONE 15MM TUBE INTO 2 TUBES
Posted by: D BATES (---.dsl.rcsntx.swbell.net)
Date: March 13, 2007 12:20PM

this is pic of one i made real fast..... tell me what ya'll think???




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Re: TURNING ONE 15MM TUBE INTO 2 TUBES
Posted by: imanut (---.dsl.emhril.sbcglobal.net)
Date: March 13, 2007 05:23PM

Your pic shows the two tubes--but obviously you only put on one electrode on each end. You made a tube into two tubes----so treat it as such. split the ends into sections so that you have two ends----------on each end. Put small mil trodes on------pump at same time, carefully. As Fishingnut said---fill one side with red gas, the other with blue and merc.

Also---------use a larger mil glass---18 or 20 mil. Make the twists a bit tighter. If you use a 24 inch ribbon------------you should end up with about 20 inches of twisted glass. Obviously start smaller---practice the technique.

And be cautious of tube imploding on the bombarder if you have stress issues in the glass.

gn

Re: TURNING ONE 15MM TUBE INTO 2 TUBES
Posted by: D BATES (---.dsl.rcsntx.swbell.net)
Date: March 15, 2007 02:00PM

CANT GET THE ENDS TO SPLIT..... TRIED IT THREE TIMES AND GAVE UP!( HAD TO GET BACK TO WORK)...! SO I WILL KEEP WORKING AT IT AND WILL POST AGIAN WHEN I HAVE FIGURED IT OUT.....

THANKS GUYS

Re: TURNING ONE 15MM TUBE INTO 2 TUBES
Posted by: imanut (---.dsl.emhril.sbcglobal.net)
Date: March 16, 2007 01:11PM

Work??? Oh yeah---that stuff.

"Can't get the ends to split"???? Lost me on that.

With the glass HOT----------a pair of scissors works real well at cutting the webbed section between the two "tube" sections of glass. Key words are HOT glass, and good scissors. Anneal glass well afterwards.



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