What's on your work bench?

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Slowy wrote: Fri Aug 04, 2023 6:04 am
foal30 wrote: Thu Aug 03, 2023 10:19 am Old glass

A Bathroom window
A Bathroom door

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There's some complex cuts in there! Does she use a diamond grinder or is she a Master with the cutter?
I've built a few but I don't want to unnerve Oleg so won't post pics. :rofl:
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This is 1 of I think 4 in progress
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Dark Red glass is the most expensive to purchase as it has a higher gold content
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Wow thats superb work Reuben, big ups Mrs Foal!
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jeremyb wrote: Fri Aug 04, 2023 12:05 pm Wow thats superb work Reuben, big ups Mrs Foal!
She is very talented. I have ridden her coat tales for 30 years

Here is some furniture she restored
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foal30 wrote: Fri Aug 04, 2023 12:20 pm
jeremyb wrote: Fri Aug 04, 2023 12:05 pm Wow thats superb work Reuben, big ups Mrs Foal!
She is very talented. I have ridden her coat tales for 30 years

Here is some furniture she restored

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Wow, and she even makes the bed :wink:
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foal30 wrote: Fri Aug 04, 2023 12:20 pm
jeremyb wrote: Fri Aug 04, 2023 12:05 pm Wow thats superb work Reuben, big ups Mrs Foal!
She is very talented. I have ridden her coat tales for 30 years

Here is some furniture she restored

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foal30 wrote: Fri Aug 04, 2023 11:57 am Bruce it’s a cutter.
To do all that with a cutter requires soft glass and great skill. I always cheated and used a diamond grinder for the trickier angles.
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foal30 wrote: Fri Aug 04, 2023 12:00 pm Dark Red glass is the most expensive to purchase as it has a higher gold content
Where do you get glass nowdays? I used to buy from Sauvarins in Kingsland. They had a good variety including some choice hand cast Italian marbled and flashed glass. It was a bugger to work with but it looked like coloured lead crystal when finished; beautiful stuff.

Funny you posted this now. A name recently popped to mind, one I hadn't thought of much since the 1980s. He was considered in the window glass world back then to be doing some really interesting stuff and one of his works, a section of ripples on a pond, is still one of the most Zen like artworks I know.

I searched him and sure enough; the boy's done all right.

Have you ever heard of the delightfully named Narcissus Quagliata? https://www.google.co.nz/search?q=narci ... =927&dpr=1
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Slowy wrote: Fri Aug 04, 2023 7:17 pm
foal30 wrote: Fri Aug 04, 2023 12:00 pm Dark Red glass is the most expensive to purchase as it has a higher gold content
Where do you get glass nowdays? I used to buy from Sauvarins in Kingsland. They had a good variety including some choice hand cast Italian marbled and flashed glass. It was a bugger to work with but it looked like coloured lead crystal when finished; beautiful stuff.

Funny you posted this now. A name recently popped to mind, one I hadn't thought of much since the 1980s. He was considered in the window glass world back then to be doing some really interesting stuff and one of his works, a section of ripples on a pond, is still one of the most Zen like artworks I know.

I searched him and sure enough; the boy's done all right.

Have you ever heard of the delightfully named Narcissus Quagliata? https://www.google.co.nz/search?q=narci ... =927&dpr=1
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Plus demo yards etc

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That glasswork is fantastic!
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:thumbup: Trying to resurrect this unit. Right now the forward movement doesn't work. It is purely mechanical but not sure what's going on. Very well made though.

Can you guess what it is?
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Jay wrote: Mon Sep 11, 2023 4:06 pm :thumbup: Trying to resurrect this unit. Right now the forward movement doesn't work. It is purely mechanical but not sure what's going on. Very well made though.

Can you guess what it is?

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Jay wrote: Mon Sep 11, 2023 4:06 pm :thumbup: Trying to resurrect this unit. Right now the forward movement doesn't work. It is purely mechanical but not sure what's going on. Very well made though.

Can you guess what it is?

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