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In Topic: The Dangers Of Advice Without Experience

Yesterday, 08:26 PM

Ben, a thermite sword would be a terrifying sight!

I agree, terrifyingly awesome!

I think Jed's provided us with an excellent object lesson as to how word of mouth stories, without critical input, can be a dangerous thing--the very point of my original post. You see, all three of these anecdotes about the success of the untrained are, in fact, false in their most common form

I agree, in regards to some a couple of the stories mentioned, but in the case of the Columbus one, it's hard not to propagate such stories, when those exact stories, are what we are taught from a young age. And said story is just the beginning. There is a lot, that we were taught in school, that has since been proven incorrect. And the sad fact is, we really don't have the time to check all of it, to see if the theory has changed.
I realize this is a bit different, than some of the stories, you initially mentioned, regarding the application of of dangerous tools and processes. In such cases, I fully agree.

In Topic: Fusing Glass With Clay

Yesterday, 07:45 AM

Those are interesting pieces, in that video. She said she fired to Cone 5 right? I didn't think you could use the metal tipped stiilts, above low fire temps, because they'd fuse to the bottom?

In Topic: Weather Proof Paint

14 April 2014 - 10:04 PM

I would imagine, that a glaze will hold up better. Even the best exterior paint, fades, chips and peels with time.

In Topic: The Dangers Of Advice Without Experience

14 April 2014 - 09:51 PM

Things like not grinding aluminum and iron in the same go ('cause that's a recipe for thermite!).

You just gave me a great idea for a new product. Aluminum and iron blades. Just scrape a few times on a hard surface, and you've got the closet thing, we'll probably ever have, to an actual lightsaber.

Also, I agree with Babs' post. I've learned, there is nothing wrong with telling the students that you don't know something. Now, I will say, that when I offer to look into something, it's not an in depth, technical process, like you mentioned Tyler. Usually, it's just the origin of a term, or something of the like.

In Topic: Fusing Glass With Clay

14 April 2014 - 09:35 PM

Remember that some marbles (and other glasses) may potentially contain lead as a flux.

So exposure to marbles, can cause you to lose your marbles?