Thursday, March 29, 2007

Quicky Glass Blowing post.

Hold on this is going to be short and sweet.

#1. I found the little camera. YEA FOR ME! So the just out of the annealer picks will start up again.

#2. Mold Blowing is a whole different way of blowing glass.

#3. We made 5 large beer tumbers before we saw the annealer was hosed and only at 560f.

#4. At the end of 2.5 hours of 3 people blowing non-stop we have approx 30 tumbers. 2 people blowing, one person assisting. It was fun, but man did it make me tired. If I did that everyday I would really be in shape.

#5. The tumbers are huge! Well...ok huge is a maybe not the best way to describe it. They could hold 2 beers easy.

#6. I have no idea why comments where not turned on for the last post. Also why 1/2 of this sentence was not showing up. Blogger is acting strange the last couple of days.

That is it, be back soon just have lot of work to do today.



Drama Queen said...

I tell you it looks like hard work. As I say I was once a glass buyer and I always tried to select the hand made product and respect a dying industry. Of course there was a pressure on me to buy manufactured, mould injection product as it was cheaper. Cheaper but totally without characteristic. Not to mention devoid of sweat, blood and tears.

Dan said...

At the end of 2.5 hours of 3 people blowing non-stop we have approx 30 tumbers.

Is this legal? :)

Gnat of Glass said...

Thanks DQ, I understand the need to go to "cheaper" and "faster" but sometimes it is not always better.

I kind of look at blowing into a wood mold as different kind of glass working. Because you are somehow making more about craft than art at that point. Then again how "arty" is a beer tumbler? All in the way you look at it I guess.

Dan, Legal....hahah...yea I could see how that sentence was a bit on the well...naughty side.


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