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carol nahoom
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floral former - but bigger

Postby carol nahoom » Tue Feb 17, 2004 4:13 pm

I have been asked to make some lights. What I need is a mold larger than a floral former so a bulb can be put inside. What should I be looking for? Is there anything that I could use that would be ready made?

thanks
carol

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Milk shake?

Postby Bellknap » Tue Feb 17, 2004 5:00 pm

Would a stainless steel milk shake container work? I saw them on EBAY. they would be bigger in diameter I think. Just a thought.

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Postby charlie » Tue Feb 17, 2004 5:09 pm

stainless steel steam table pots. comes in standard sizes. restaurant supply stores.

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Postby Lynn g » Tue Feb 17, 2004 5:14 pm

Flower pot with kiln wash & fiber paper?

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Postby PattyJohnson » Tue Feb 17, 2004 5:27 pm

Hi Carol,
Martha Stewart has a line of stainless steel bathroom accessories.
I used her waste basket to make a light...it was only$15.00. I also bought a shaker it was the same size as the large floral former mold..but also much cheaper than the regular molds.

Take care...Patty

carol nahoom
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re: floral former

Postby carol nahoom » Tue Feb 17, 2004 5:39 pm

Thanks to everyone!

I will check them all out!

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Postby Mike Byers » Wed Feb 18, 2004 10:11 am

Or a stainless cocktail shaker; I got mine for $3 from the local Target store.

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Postby Debinsandiego » Wed Feb 18, 2004 12:19 pm

I have a stainless steel wine chiller, it makes GREAT vases.
Deborah

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Postby Tyler Frisby » Wed Feb 18, 2004 5:53 pm

oyster cups work great for candle holders and there under 50 cents

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Postby DanB » Wed Feb 18, 2004 6:28 pm

What does a "floral former" look like?

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Postby charlie » Wed Feb 18, 2004 6:38 pm

an upside down martini shaker

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Postby DanB » Wed Feb 18, 2004 6:43 pm

Got it, thanks Charlie. So what does the "formed floral" actually look like after it comes off the upside down martini shaker - are we talking a little fluty bowl?

(I am a glassblower, but will be a brand new fuser in a little while, so I am lurking and trying to soak up all the lingo here on the board)

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Postby charlie » Wed Feb 18, 2004 6:54 pm

yes. it would look like if you blew a vase, spun it out to a disk, then held the punty vertically with the glass down, and let the sides of the disk flop down. i get a 4 pointed fold in fusing. i don't know what a blown vessel would form, i suspect the same.

sorta like this http://www.glowflower.com/GreenSwirlLargePicture.htm but with steeper sides and only 4 folds, with the close parts of the rims on each fold touching. it depends upon your temp and times for fusing.

i like your pastel over clear forms

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Postby DanB » Wed Feb 18, 2004 7:08 pm

Ok thanks, now I got it. I should have Googled first, lots of fusing websites out there that show floral formers, duh. Lots of new vocab to learn!

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Postby Steve Immerman » Wed Feb 18, 2004 7:26 pm

DanB wrote:So what does the "formed floral" actually look like after it comes off the upside down martini shaker - are we talking a little fluty bowl?


Here's an example:

Image

http://www.clearwaterglass.com/vases.htm

Steve


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