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Old 2013-04-24, 7:43pm
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Question Egg shape in boro tubing?

Waiting for my new torch to come, getting gloriously ahead of myself. Did a search, and nothing came up. How do you blow an egg shape out of boro tubing? I wanna make little dragon eggs. Solid ones from rod would work pretty good too, if you knew anything about that as well. Thanks!
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Old 2013-04-24, 8:06pm
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Im not able to try this atm but this is how i pictured doing it in my head. Hope this helps.

Try making a light bulb shape then holding blow tube vertical. Lettling to bubble droop a bit then pop a hole in the very bottom, puny up with another blow tube with a cold seal and work the "top " of the egg (where first tube was) seal hole, detail and then puny top with cold seal rod, remove tube, polish and seal and either kiln it or remove rod then kiln.
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Old 2013-04-24, 9:46pm
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Makes sense! Thanks a bunch!
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Old 2013-04-25, 12:48pm
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Happy to hopefully help!
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Old 2013-04-26, 3:54am
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well.... when I make snifter type goblet tops, which are sort of egg shaped I blow 2 bubbles, one to get the top shape, which is smaller than the bottom, and one for the bottom shape, I then heat the glass between the 2 bubbles and finish blowing out the shape I want. Thats how I would approach an egg as well
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