The Melting Pot - Where All Glass Addicts Melt Together - Powered by vBulletin

Page 3 of 4 FirstFirst 1 2 3 4 LastLast
Results 41 to 60 of 77

Thread: Soft Glass Vs. Borosilicate

  1. #41
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Location
    Castleton/ Pittsford Vt
    Posts
    160
    Rep Power
    16

    Default Re: Soft Glass Vs. Borosilicate

    oh! you kids

  2. #42
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    Aliquippa PA
    Posts
    1,792
    Rep Power
    29

    Default Re: Soft Glass Vs. Borosilicate

    I think they were both joking to tell you the truth.

    And get those fats of effetre. You'll be quite happy.

  3. #43
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    western MA
    Posts
    3,258
    Rep Power
    80

    Default Re: Soft Glass Vs. Borosilicate

    Quote Originally Posted by richsantaclaus View Post
    having a problem with your attitude and rude comments about people that work in soft glass.
    Dude, it's plain and simple. People who work soft glass SUCCCCCKKKKK!

  4. #44
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    MI
    Posts
    460
    Rep Power
    18

    Default Re: Soft Glass Vs. Borosilicate

    Quote Originally Posted by gnimelf View Post
    Dude, it's plain and simple. People who work soft glass SUCCCCCKKKKK!
    Ah, but what do they suck?
    Jo

    www.dogmawglass.com
    Satake glass in stock and ready for you!
    www.mondomojo.net

  5. #45
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    Riverside Southern California
    Posts
    1,588
    Rep Power
    44

    Default Re: Soft Glass Vs. Borosilicate

    gnimelf - I am guessing you suck at soft glass!

    It must be too difficult for you to try even by your attitude.

    But who knows but you...ho,ho,ho!!!

  6. #46
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    everywhere
    Posts
    9,823
    Blog Entries
    1
    Rep Power
    138

    Default Re: Soft Glass Vs. Borosilicate

    no man, you have to remember that this is a very sarcastic community. these are just jokes. wes flemming is one of my favorite soft glass guys around. that bug in his avatar is soft glass. seriously, click his link.

    nobody is trying to say that soft glass sucks. people just play like that around here.
    "Scientists proposed that male lion's skill at ambushing prey in dense vegetation was previously unknown because of scientists' fear of being ambushed by male lions in dense vegetation." Harpers, findings, may 2013

  7. #47
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    Aliquippa PA
    Posts
    1,792
    Rep Power
    29

    Default Re: Soft Glass Vs. Borosilicate

    Wes is one of the best softglass flameworkers I know. The guy rocks and is probably the nicest guy you would ever want to meet.

  8. #48
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    Riverside Southern California
    Posts
    1,588
    Rep Power
    44

    Default Re: Soft Glass Vs. Borosilicate

    Thanks - I guess I am too literal and don't like others bashing others because sometimes it is NOT a joke but envy! I'll not respond to this attack on soft glass artists anymore. It is too bad that the original post was just asking opinions and not starting a war like the young boro artists are doing.

  9. #49
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    western MA
    Posts
    3,258
    Rep Power
    80

    Default Re: Soft Glass Vs. Borosilicate

    Awww, come on guys! I DO suck at soft glass - thanks for the props, though!

    But I can tell you where to get the fat rods of it

  10. #50
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Posts
    776
    Rep Power
    23

    Default Re: Soft Glass Vs. Borosilicate

    I use both regularly. Mainly to create new colors and combinations. You can get some sick colors by mixing oh say a stick of amber purple and a stick of pea green. My only problem is that every piece I make cracks. I don't know, I guess I am not practicing enough.
    Quote Originally Posted by AVC-Ed View Post
    We are shipping orders in 1-2 days, there have been no reported problems of anything

    "Shaping the connection between Art and Agricullture"
    www.Locallygrownart.com
    www.carolinabiofuels.org

  11. #51
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    Riverside Southern California
    Posts
    1,588
    Rep Power
    44

    Default Re: Soft Glass Vs. Borosilicate

    Hey - I love looking at ANY glass so it really doesn't matter what you guys like in the long run. Soooo, put MORE pix up of your work so we can drool over them - ok???

    On another note:

    Not having a flare for the obvious, I have always been thinned skinned when it comes to joking with people I don't know. I have learned that the kinds of posts like have been made are simple joking and not to be taken seriously as I did.

    I still don't like this type of joking, but I have to admit, it is a learning experience. I just wanted to try and clear the air.

    The pictures of my work were posted for me to show off. It is NOT meant in any way to be a challenge to others because I have only been melting glass and making beads for 4 1/2 years and making marbles for 1 1/2 years - so I am very new at it.

    Anyway, let's go back to square one -and start over, ok?
    Last edited by richsantaclaus; 11-01-2007 at 02:53 PM.

  12. #52
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    Aliquippa PA
    Posts
    1,792
    Rep Power
    29

    Default Re: Soft Glass Vs. Borosilicate

    Rich Santa Claus-

    Look at this.

    http://www.murrini.com/

    My partners work. All soft glass.

    http://www.glassartists.org/Gal787_R..._s_Gallery.asp

    My work in boro. Sorry no Lauscha shit to show off (I traded away all my finished vessels before photo's could be taken)... however I'm extruding effetre tubing with a mini blow pipe and a carlisle at the moment. When I have enough of them... I'll make some encalmo stuff for fun.

    It really doesn't matter what glass is best. What matters is what is best for the job at hand. If I wanted to do what I'm doing right now in boro... it would be a pain in my hand literally (the tape gets too hot)... luckily I have a lifetime worth of soft glass scraps so I can play glassblower with a gimp hand.

  13. #53
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    Riverside Southern California
    Posts
    1,588
    Rep Power
    44

    Default Re: Soft Glass Vs. Borosilicate

    Truly beautiful!!!!! I only hope to have the talent I saw in those sites. In my caser, with Boro, there is NO problem getting big fat very nice clear rods. In soft glass, the biggest I've ever been able to find is almost 5/8" in diameter. I do like the suggestion of taping soome of the smaller rods together and melting them into one big blob and I am going to try that next torching I do. I am concerned about the thermal shocking that might result as even the 5/8" rods thermal shock easily - even when I pay attention to keeping them in the flame by flashing them.

    Thank you for the link of eye candy!!!!!

  14. #54
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    nowhere
    Posts
    3,398
    Rep Power
    43

    Default Re: Soft Glass Vs. Borosilicate

    my favorite soft glass artist(josh simpson):


  15. #55
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Exeter, NH
    Posts
    13,859
    Rep Power
    43

    Default Re: Soft Glass Vs. Borosilicate

    Whoa, that is one big marble. How on earth did he manage that?

  16. #56
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    Aliquippa PA
    Posts
    1,792
    Rep Power
    29

    Default Re: Soft Glass Vs. Borosilicate

    Don't discount using a big boro punty and melting in small effetre rods to make a big diameter soft glass gather. It's pretty easy and all you have to worry about is trapping air. I use about 14ml boro punty and just grab up all the scrap and add to the gather.

    Also... look into getting a bunson burner to preheat those rods on a rod rack.

    Lorax- Start looking at more softglass glass art. I can rattle off a ton more people with some serious shit to peep not that you're wrong for liking Josh's work because he's a really cool dude.

    1) Pino Singoretto http://www.amantiglass.com/amanti_webroot/newp3.shtml

    2) Lino Tagliopietra

    3) Billy Morris

    4) Dick Marquis

    5) Kurt Wahlstabh

    6) Karren Willenbrink

    7) Dino Rosin

    8) Vittorio Ferin

    9) Davade Salvadore

    10) Andre Gutgesel


    I mean... I can name over 100 artists that I know make the dank. Josh Simpson makes some nice stuff... but start really looking at a bunch of stuff. You might find out that there is some crazy shit out there you never knew existed.
    Last edited by Racer X; 11-01-2007 at 05:08 PM.

  17. #57
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    Riverside Southern California
    Posts
    1,588
    Rep Power
    44

    Default Re: Soft Glass Vs. Borosilicate

    I love Josh Simpson's work!!!!! At one time, I have a youTube video of him making a HUGE marble but when my computer crashed about a month ago, I lost it.

    I never thought of using a Boro punty - I must try that! Thank you!!!

  18. #58
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    western MA
    Posts
    3,258
    Rep Power
    80

    Default Re: Soft Glass Vs. Borosilicate

    Quote Originally Posted by susheke View Post
    Whoa, that is one big marble. How on earth did he manage that?
    Perhaps he uses a boro punty?

  19. #59
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Exeter, NH
    Posts
    13,859
    Rep Power
    43

    Default Re: Soft Glass Vs. Borosilicate

    That must be some kind of punty! 100 plus pounds??? whoa baby!

  20. #60
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    western MA
    Posts
    3,258
    Rep Power
    80

    Default Re: Soft Glass Vs. Borosilicate

    Quote Originally Posted by susheke View Post
    That must be some kind of punty! 100 plus pounds??? whoa baby!
    Actually it's got a steering wheel built into it so it's easier to turn! Custom made by Spiral Arts...

Similar Threads

  1. BOROSILICATE GLASS RINGS with Manuel Amezcua
    By bevadiva in forum Events
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 10-09-2010, 01:34 PM
  2. 104 COE Hand Blown Soft Glass / Glow Glass Shards BRAND NEW!!!!!
    By Glow Joe in forum Vendor's Glassifieds
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 10-06-2009, 02:27 PM
  3. borosilicate phase separating glass.. good stuff!
    By fumalicious in forum Glass Discussion
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 12-15-2007, 08:57 PM
  4. Borosilicate Glass on ebay Warning
    By knexmaster in forum Glass Discussion
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 10-31-2006, 11:52 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Featured Member's Spotlight!
Pogo Blackfire Glassworks Wesley Fleming Whipkey Glass Bullet Proof Glass No Coast Glass
Donate to our forum!