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View Poll Results: What do you do with your boro "rejects"?
Rework them into something else. 32 25.81%
Bust them up for frit. 12 9.68%
Give to friends/family. 23 18.55%
Give to kids in the neighborhood. 9 7.26%
Give as tip in restaurant for bad service. 1 0.81%
Other 47 37.90%
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Old 2012-05-09, 9:07am
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I started working on all my goofs a while back. I melt them down, swirl all the colors together and pull them out into a rod of about 4 to 5 mm. I started making a glass chain. It's about 60 feet long so far......41 years of goofs.
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Old 2012-05-09, 12:07pm
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^^^Hell yeah.
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Old 2012-05-10, 5:51pm
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Sweet great idea glassdog.
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Old 2012-05-12, 6:57am
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^^ What they said.

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Old 2012-05-18, 4:41pm
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I put them in a bowl to hold for posterity.
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Old 2012-05-19, 6:53am
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Failure? No such thing ... it's all a learning experience. Not to learn from the experience, now that would be failure.

Having said that, I have most of my learning experiences at my mother's place. I get to look at them when I'm up there and sometimes think of new (or old) ideas. It's good to keep stuff where you can visit it!
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Old 2012-05-29, 12:50pm
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What my buddy does!~ Chunk em in a box and sell it for $20 a pound to the marble maker down the street or the mosaic artists that stop in They like all the ends, color tubes, etc .....
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Old 2012-06-18, 6:36pm
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I give them to the grandkids (my daughter pilfers through their "stash" when they aren't looking!) or what is really fun is to hang a bunch in the trees around the acreage we have and watch the expressions of joy when they come to visit and search out what is new in the trees........
Love the tree idea, what fun!
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Old 2012-06-24, 2:34am
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In the back blocks of Murano, where the residents live, away from the shops, a lot of the well tended little gardens have beads and other glassy bits decorating the borders, hanging from trees, swinging on mobiles or filling up tops of potplants, adding a delightful touch of bright colour.

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Old 2012-10-14, 11:29am
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I toss mine in the woods or in a box. Somebody is gonna find a huge stash of shitty pendants in that dirt.
BWAHAHAHAHAHAHA! you are gonna have people swarming your yard
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Old 2012-10-15, 12:13pm
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Depends on what it is... Usually I will try and rework it into something new..
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I havnt been at the torch as long as some of you have so I havnt developed a bit of patience yet. If something turns out to be a bit of rubbish I usually take out my frustrations on it by chucking it forcibly into a bin and hoping its ceases to exist. In the future however I hope to repurpose in some neat way that others have suggested.
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I throw mine against a brick wall..... once upon a time when i was working out of my garage it went a little something like this......


8 hours into working on the most intense bubbler of my life at that point....

KERRRRR TINK ..... the fuuuukkkkk?

flame bath heal crack

KERRRRRR TINK ohhhh you pile of chit.....

flame bath heal crack

KERRR BLAMO

FAWWKKKK YOU BUBBLER


Chuck it out the door and watch the glowing hot mass sail across the concrete pad breaking into 6 or so pieces with the main one skidding under one of my trucks and starts 6 grass fires in my back yard.....

oh shit oh shit oh shit oh shit run get the hose drag it over shiiiiit didnt turn it on
run back turn it on shiittttt it isnt hooked up hook it up run back put fires out
this whole time the old lady that lives next door is watching me now mind you i have never spoken to this woman in the 3 years i have lived here LOL it was funnnnnnn

I now have a giant steel can with water that i send pieces to their steamy death
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BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! Chris that was awesome!
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lol that is a great story.
yes i usually "water anneal" my boro failures.....well all my glass failures 104 as well.
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For all the future fortune hunters, Peter Pans, Big Bad Wolves, and Yetti, they are thrown randomly into the woods where a future boy will think he has hit the jackpot one day!

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Old 2012-11-15, 8:47am
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Hot failure,cold water,instant frit,works for me............
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I voted 'other' because I usually try to sell them anyways, if they aren't too ugly. You know, one mans trash is another mans treasure...
If they are REALLY bad they seem to just sit around in various places in my studio... I'm thinking that they will someday be frit but haven't quite gotten there yet.
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I love the chain solution. I'd love to see a photo of what 41 years of a 'chain record' looks like
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I string them and decorate my many fruit trees--- acres of them...
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Let it set in shop until someone says they like it, then I say it's garbage and they take it home for free. Makes them happy and then.... They start collecting
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I like the chain idea as well. Going to start one tomorrow.
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I put them in a jar and sometimes take a bunch of pieces out and make a marble for a wine stopper or some other ornamental type of wine stopper topper.
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