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Got Free Rods and Glass

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Got Free Rods and Glass

Postby glass-lady » Sun Jun 17, 2012 5:57 pm

Someone gave me a whole load of glass rods, pellets, curly pieces, e.g., all supplies from a lampworker but no idea what COE. I took a one day lampworking class several months ago where we had a super nice torch set-up. Lampworking will be 4th in what I like to do, with glass painting/fusing #1, stained glass #2, and oil painting #3. Would like some recommendations on what type of torch set-up to buy that would work decently at a hobbiest level at a reasonable cost. Thank you all so much.

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Re: Got Free Rods and Glass

Postby Jeanne » Sun Jun 17, 2012 8:01 pm

http://www.lampworketc.com/

What warmglass.com is to fusing - lampworketc.com is to working with the torch. Everything you want and need to know is there. You'll then be able to decide what's best for you. Happy torching!
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Re: Got Free Rods and Glass

Postby Lynn g » Sun Jun 17, 2012 8:15 pm

You could start off with a Hot Head torch and Mapp gas. Then get a more sophisticated set-up if you decide you like torchworking.
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Re: Got Free Rods and Glass

Postby Barry Gitelson » Sun Jun 17, 2012 8:42 pm

I have a hot head that is hooked up to a five gallon LP tank and that works fine for me.
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Re: Got Free Rods and Glass

Postby glass-lady » Sun Jun 17, 2012 11:08 pm

Thank you all very much. I went with the Hot Head because it seemed to be at the non-killer level of investment for something that may be a passing fancy. Thank you very much for the site link, that will prove useful.


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