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Old 08-25-2019, 11:53 AM
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Originally Posted by Josh Bernbaum View Post
I'm curious why they even punty the things. I haven't seen any up close, and maybe they like to tout the fully hand-finished idea but if the goal is making lots, why not mold-blow and then hot-pop the tops off? Would save some folks' trigger fingers that way too.
Yup--exactly. Or at least alternate with jack and crack to halve trimming. I personally know people with horror stories from these injuries--where they have to take months off of glassblowing, spend a ton of $$ on PT and some still don't recover. It's not worth it to risk your body for someone else's poorly-designed process. Management there doesn't take this seriously enough and glassblowers who have spoken out about the issue have been forced out.

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