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Old 2005-08-25, 2:12pm
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Someone told me that its very easy to do. I would like to make friendship balls but need to know where to start and what supplies I would need. All I really know is that I need glass blanks. (Feeling rather stupid)...what would glass blanks look like - do I need boro - HELP !!!

If someone here could walk me thru the technique I would be forever grateful !
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Old 2005-08-25, 2:27pm
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Don't know what a 'friendship ball' is but I've seen Ray Olsen blown some pretty big stuff on a Minor.

To do this will almost certainly require tanked oxygen to get a big enough flame though.
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Old 2005-08-25, 8:26pm
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friendship balls are just glass balls about the size of a christmas tree ornament. I have an oxy con. Probably not enough heat hey ?
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Old 2005-08-26, 1:58pm
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Fun stuff....... I wrote a article for Glass Patterns Quarterly Magazine a few years back, that shows how to blow christmas ornaments (boro) on a minor.
We just had a class on Blowing Lauscha Tubing..... using only the Bethlehem Piranha (the center-fire of a Cuda) and we were making small vases and wine glasses!!
Even with an oxy con, you can do it. Have fun!
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Old 2005-08-27, 11:42am
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Does anyone know how to do this and what I will need to try it out.
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Old 2005-08-28, 11:54pm
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Fun stuff....... I wrote a article for Glass Patterns Quarterly Magazine a few years back, that shows how to blow christmas ornaments (boro) on a minor.
We just had a class on Blowing Lauscha Tubing..... using only the Bethlehem Piranha (the center-fire of a Cuda) and we were making small vases and wine glasses!!
Even with an oxy con, you can do it. Have fun!
Ron Jr.
Yes could you post a tutorial or directions.. this is why I got started but there are no classes down here and haven't been able to find out how..
Thanks
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Old 2005-08-29, 12:08pm
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Pick up the next Glass Patterns Quarterly... I have a "how to" in there on a simple but AWSOME style of X-mas Boro ornament. Great to make on any small torch! It should be out soon.
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Old 2005-08-29, 12:19pm
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My new studio is inside of a glass blower shop. I'll ask him...Paula
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Old 2005-08-29, 4:40pm
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Ok I'm sure Alabama doesn't carry that... lol I'll try to find it online and order it that way...lol Thanks ! May have to pay someone to send me one...
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Old 2005-08-31, 7:12pm
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Thanks guys - really appreciate your help !
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