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Old 2011-11-13, 3:03pm
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Has anyone used polished granite as a marver for lampworking? I am thinking that a piece of granite counter top would work just dandy...but I am not sure. Anyone try this?
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Old 2011-11-13, 3:15pm
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you could try it, i'm thinking it will chill the glass too much or the glass might stick but no harm in trying
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Old 2011-11-13, 3:18pm
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My bench top is marble so it's kinda like granite...when there's enough room I marver right on the bench...works great! One drawback is the glass seems to cool much faster, on the other hand it works wonders for raku.
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Old 2011-11-13, 4:50pm
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Marvers are traditionaly made out of stone. The higher the polish the better.

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Old 2011-11-13, 6:02pm
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Yep I use a slab for my work surface. Chills quick but otherwise is great!
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Old 2011-11-13, 7:31pm
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That's an interesting idea. I think as long as its really highly polished it could be a great material.

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Old 2011-11-14, 7:34am
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Thanks...I am going to give it a try.
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I use it and love it, no worries.
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Old 2011-11-14, 5:14pm
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Just be sure that it is actually polished marble. Some marble is polished to a point and then is glazed with coating to speed up the process (ie they avoid the final polish). It can flake off over time and get into your glass. Just do a little test with a gob of hot glass on a corner.
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