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Southern Flames, Inc

TORCH RULES and REGULATIONS

 

* Hours of Operation:
                - Opens hour after Beads By Design opens and closes hour before Beads By Design closes.

                - BBD hours are   Monday: 10:00 2:00

                                           Tuesday, 10:00 8:00 p.m.

                                             Wednesday Saturday:  10:00 6:00 p.m.

                - Torch Area is closed during Southern Flames classes, BBD  renovations, classes, etc.

 * Must be a Southern Flames Member in good standing.  

* Torch rental area is $ 5.00 per hour; payment is cash or check only (no credit cards).

 * Must be 18 years of age or older.

* A minimum of 6 hours of prior use on a minor torch (or equivalent torch).

* A safety/liability release must be filled out and signed before every torching session.

* Must call ahead to Beads By Design to reserve torch time. 
 
* Must check in with Beads by Design personnel upon arrival or sign in booklet, please observe reservations.  If a space is reserved, reserving member has precedence. 

* Soft glass only!  No Boro or other hard glass. 

* Kiln will be pre-set to 950 F for a Moretti/Effetre annealing cycle and must not be adjusted.  If you are using a different type of glass, you are responsible for knowing whether this pre-set annealing cycle is adequate for your glass.

* Didynium or other equivalent safety glasses must be worn.

* Ventilation hood must be on and appropriate ventilation system operating.

 * No use of glass powders of any kind (enamels, powdered frit, pixie dust, etc.).   

* No fuming or use of any other technique that may require a respirator or mask.  Use of metal leaf or foil is acceptable as long as technique used does not result in fuming. 

* Beads by Design facilities should not be used for removing beads from mandrels.

* Bring your own tools- only matches, water cup and rod rest will be provided.

* Label mandrels with your name.

* Members must clean up after themselves.  

 * Members will be responsible to pick up their beads from Beads by Design.

* Members may not use torch time to teach for hire.

 * Beads by Design does not receive any funds for this service, but helps facilitate use of equipment.  If you have any problems, please contact a Southern Flames Board member.

  Failure to abide by any of these rules can result in

torch rental privileges being revoked.

 Updated 5/11/2005

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