Thanks, thanks, thanks.
Thanks! I'd think so yes! Made a really neat cherry colored spoon (The size of a bbq serving spoon ) and a few black pieces yesterday. Really happy with the progress that comes with not having to worry all the time about oxygen. fdd, $1350 DELIVERED, but the flame on the red max photo is as big as it gets. A 4th oxycon would help, but its just too much heat for my sized work right now.
Very soon I hope! Bongs can be a tricky one. While sure, you can melt any glass you like with my torch, holding a huge bong by hand and hand rotating that is very difficult and very heavy. Generally if its bigger than 30" long its made on a glass lathe, which spins glass on each side and you have a moving torch thats mounted to the lathe as it rotates the glass for you. The order in which I want to make things goes like this:
Bats (Working), Spoons (Almost done), Bubblers (Todo), Bongs (Todo)
The bat and spoons are actually pretty easy, but mine arent being colored or have any fancy options. They are just clear with some color or clear with a goofy shape. The steps to achieve the 4 goals above are multi-faceted too -- in order to make my bats and spoons better, I need to learn coloring more and more structural that way they are all more pretty and more "on center" and "straight". They are really close now, but not quite perfectly symmetrical yet. Of course, fun ones arent symmetrical too, you can get crazy. Anyways, to get to the bong point, I need to learn how to color as said, marbles, more shaping techniques, more gravity and heat reading, dichroic glass, murrini/frit applications, forming donuts and perks inside glass, jointing and fusing, etc., etc., etc.......
To make the short story long, a bongs really just a lot of little work fused together, just gotta learn it =)
Thanks for all the compliments, you'll see more updates now =)
Thanks for explaining that to the people who aren't into glass blowing!
I'd rep ya but I cant again.
Can somebody get this guy a rep?