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Old 11-03-2017, 10:46 AM
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In the black that I periodically melt, I do pull the cane out into extremely fine thread and then taking two fingernails and run down the thread. If there's anything in it, including bubbles, you will feel them.
My larger question is really whether the gas is coming back out of solution or whether it's just in the finished rod as trapped gas. There's a difference. Color rod can be overworked.

Making color is actually really hard when you consider the standard you have to achieve . In the final analysis, it should be dense black as Scott says, or what's the point?
Where are we going and why am I in this basket?
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