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2Dogsphoto

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Hi, I just started Lampworking about a month ago, and have a question about the Mini Bead Annealer.  I received my first Devardi Glass order this week (Sooo Pretty!!) and obviously there's no way (realistically) I am going to be able to warm the glass in the flame so I can use it. I have enough beginner trouble as it is lol!
Along with the glass I also ordered a mini annealer, and I want to use it as a bead warmer while I'm working.  So my question is, how high do I turn it up?  I realize it's not all the way, and tonight when I tried turning the temp knob about 1/2 way that wasn't really right either. Better, but not it.  So rather than shock a lot of glass I thought I would turn here for advice [smile]
Thank you in advance,
Heather
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Oh, and I did think about emailing Devardi directly (I have no doubt I would have gotten a quick reply!), but I have learned so much from all of the forums I though I would ask publicly [smile]
Heather
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Hi Heather,

I think you should email Daniel or send him a direct message here on the forum, but I am thinking that the low or halfway mark would be fine.  You are just prewarming the rods.  Then you still introduce them slowly into the higher end of the flame and bring them down into the working area after you see they are well heated on the end.  Hold your rods to the side as you work, versus straight over the flame.

You can put your glass rods in it cold, and they will heat up as the Mini Annealer does.  Putting them into a hot annealer shouldn't cause any shock.  Shock should happen around 1000 degrees, but we can hope that Daniel will chime in, or respond here  [smile]

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Thank you Kristina!
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