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    Default Things that bubble in the night (made by Swampy)

    Made these two pieces on Monday, just getting the chance to upload.

    I was having fun...
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    Sweet work. Love the bowl color combo on the second piece.
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    Big ups, I am really digging the shape on the first one
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    Nice maria on the joint there swampy, nicely done. Is that a clear GOG on the bowl? never seen one like that. Is it not ground?
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    Looking good man!

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    Default Re: Things that bubble in the night (made by Swampy)

    heh heh thanks you guys yeah like I say I was just having fun putting these together, going through the sequence in my head then actually doing it. good fun.

    Petto the clear GonG joints are how they came, I scored a whole batch of them and a good amount of strange colours from a friend that was closing up and moving on.

    I considered sandblasting just the joints but that would have been fake right I mean I would have known it ain't true. But they're airtight and seal good anyway so.

    Thanks for your comments guys you know I appreciate that, thank you so much. Onward and upward then, I guess :-)
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    Looks like you were having fun for sure, those are pretty cool swampster. That fire slide looks pretty sweet for sure, and those clear joints are crazy.

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    Pretty unique man - great work!

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    I am digging the first one. It just looks like a fun and powerfull thing.

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    Pimpin pieces swampy.. like the shapes sick,,

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    I forgot they made the clear joints,lol I used to use them when I lived in NJ and they were available. You can still get them, but they are taxed up! I think Chemglass or Labglass makes them.

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    nice work, Swampy! cool shaping and those colors are way sweet.
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    Yo big ups swamp.

    I like them does the can on the first one have some sculpture action mid way down the can.

    Dude I am going to have to make a horn bottom bub I like !




    Sweet table did you blast or etch that yourself I know you have that skill set.

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    mmmm bub.

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    Thanks and yes, the table top/disk is about 5mm x 600mm diameter, etched then toughened, as described over on TC;
    The patterns were originated and translated from decorations on various ceramic pieces from Messopotamia and collated on this one disk. I've engraved and painted the centre glyph with two fish on mirrors, pendants, incorporated it in fused glass disks and stained glass windows. Nice to look at, significant.

    I like making tactile stuff so the can on the first one is fumed then layered with clear, melted in then blown out a bit, it's a nice effect and shows better in the sunshine, you know what I mean. The mib halfway down is the wali (water level indicator).

    While it's nice to look at it's a twat to clean. Which is another reason I put a GonG, to help keep it clean.

    When it's assembled it looks a bit gangly though. Would be nice to build with a flush 18 socket on top of the can, push in while it's hot, finish cold work it with a brass reamer, slots down the side, silicon carbide & water...

    Meantime I'm looking at using out the 14 males and sockets to make slides, and holders for slides. Then scoring a shed load of 18 males and sockets for the top of the can. Makes it easier to install a bigger bore diffy plus keep the thing clean after use.

    Both items breath well, despite the small bore 9.5hw diffusers, there's three holes in the end of each.

    I wanted the second to stand by itself when there's the correct amount of water in it, which it does very well. No nasty tasting splash back =:-)
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    Great I like the idea of pushing in the top joint so its top is flush with the can.

    I have seen them like that here or there.

    I also use clear or any color surgical tube or grommet or rubber cork with hole to drop in a joint on the lower end one's

    It makes them glass on glass which the kids that are cheap don't care.

    I live in a rual type area and the lower price ones sell nice and then I can sell replaceable parts for those.

    I know its cheesy but with the economy I have been doing well with solid color tube and clear stuff with diffused stems and gog parts.

    I make them both ways but have not pushed one in yet!

    If you push a few let me know how it goes

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    Making coloured tube from scratch and converting that into functional work was a challenge and it's a mark of my skill at this time.

    I've been trying to master this technique for a while. Something 'clicked' and I'm just getting it now. It's a big step for me.
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    nice one, I love those moments of epiphany which make you go "Aaaaaaah soooooo!" Lookin' good, keep it up!
    Love the sunset colours on that slide, too.

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    Default Re: Things that bubble in the night (made by Swampy)

    oh, one more thing, those clear fittings may get stuck (there's a reason both sides of a GonG fitting are ground), I'd say get onto some grit (around #220 or #240 or #400 for a finer fit) and grind them into a female fitting to get a neat ground surface, it doesn't take much. It might sound obvious, but the reason they are clear is just that they haven't been ground (as opposed to unground for a specific purpose) .... (if you know what I mean).
    Don't sandblast, because it could lose the shape a little and become untight.

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    Default Re: Things that bubble in the night (made by Swampy)

    Nice swampy, i still cant do that well , but i dont try often.. now lets see the piece.. weeeeee

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