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Creative Glass Blowing: Scientific And Ornamental

Here is the first comprehensive and detailed introduction to the practice of glass blowing, written by a descendant of a long line of professional glass blowers in collaboration with an experienced science writer. In clear, concise language the authors explain, step by step, how to perform the basic operations of glass blowing, from rounding a sharp edge and joining glass parts to blowing bulbs. Throughout the book, exercises provide practice in applying the basic operations in selected combinations to make complex structures. More than 150 illustrations, comprising line drawings, photographs, and nine full-color plates, help the reader visualize the procedures and the finished products of glass blowing. Useful as a text in formal courses in glass blowing, the book will also serve as an introduction for the layman to an engrossing and satisfying hobby and as a guide for the scientist or science student who needs to improvise or repair equipment. Businesses and libraries will also find it a useful reference.

Hardcover: 196 pages

Publisher: W.H.Freeman & Co Ltd; First Edition edition (September 1968)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 0716701405

ISBN-13: 978-0716701408

Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 7.9 x 0.8 inches

Shipping Weight: 9.6 ounces

Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)

Best Sellers Rank: #1,701,225 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #42 in Books > Crafts, Hobbies & Home > Crafts & Hobbies > Glass & Glassware > Glassblowing

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Great intro to glass blowing. The book shows it's age in some instructions that call for asbestos, but those are easy enough to find work arounds for. Haven't used the designs for equipment but the sections on technique are easy to follow and I'm advancing through them quickly.

Excellent, detailed information about working with glass for creating laboratory equipment or ornamental pieces. I was rather surprised to see a few references to using asbestos paper to manipulate the hot glass, will need to find an alternative to that given what is known about the hazards of asbestos today.

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