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  • 0-6 years

    96 53.93%
  • 7-12 years

    32 17.98%
  • 13-18 years

    33 18.54%
  • 19-24 years

    4 2.25%
  • 25+

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Thread: How long have you been at the torch?

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    Cool How long have you been at the torch?

    How long have you been at the torch? If there was a special club for each milestone, what should it be called?
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    Default Re: How long have you been at the torch?

    7 Months! My journey has just begun
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    18 months, just scratchin the surface

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    9 years and also just scratching the surface..lol

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    10 years, and I call that milestone "Dr. Bubble Wagon" cuz that name makes me giggle.
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    Default Re: How long have you been at the torch?

    I have been on the torch for 16 years.

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    3 yrs, just getting my fingertips burnt

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    Just over 3 months and I can't see this flame in my heart ever going out!

    I love this industry,I love the community,and I love every moment that im at the torch.

    I've never felt more fulfilled and balanced in my life.

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    Not long enough......

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    I started in 1978....I answered an ad that simply said, " glassblower wanted, will train." So I worked full time for a few years, then took 20 years off, because my father said I should "get a real job", and raise my children properly with a predictable regular income and insurance benefits.

    .....but I missed glass the whole time, and I never got rid of my torch/hoses/oxy regulator/lil marver pad, old outdated rx glasses and pair of plyers....I carried those things around in a box with every housing move I made for 20 years.

    ...then I started having dreams at night in which I was blowing glass in the torch flame....it got to the point where I couldn't wait to go to sleep, in the hopes of having a glass blowing dream.....and I found this awesome forum when it was just beginning, back on page one when kristian was talking to himself....so then i decided I was insane to live my life hoping to dream about what I really wanted to do, and that I should just do it!

    so I took out a loan and set my shop back up in 2001....started back part time, until I finally quit my "real job" 3 years ago, and now this is my REAL real job!!

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    The first day I used a torch with oxy I posted it here, that was 08-09-2010. This community has been my teacher and friend through the whole thing. Thank you TMP crew!

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    785 years...

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    1996-2009 then April 2014 till present so 13-18 years depending on how you look at it.

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    16 years also here. Time flies



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    Got a torch in 2004. Became my only income in 2010.

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    Glass Sages? Level 1, 2, 3 etc.... SAGE



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    Five months, woot, and have still yet to start my progression thread (that I've written and rewritten about four times now, hah). This site is awesome - I've learned a ton from lurking for the past month or two, thank you guys.

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    Been on the torch 11 months doing part time between class and work. I'm working on the torch 30 hours per week now and I'm both delighted and terrified to try and support myself from flameworking. Everything I have learned I also owe to this forum, thank you all. I hope one day I can give back some knowledge.

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    been playin' w/fire for over 47 yrs and still addicted

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    Default Re: How long have you been at the torch?

    13 years. How about the 13-18 is called "my shit doesn't crack"

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