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Old 12-10-2019, 04:41 PM
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Originally Posted by Pete VanderLaan View Post
.When I wrote the formulas for the Corona glass Josh Simpson was making, I told him he could only do three, perhaps four pieces a day unless he was willing to set up a second pot for the color. The surface of the pot is affected by local reduction but as you get into the melt, that slows way down and the stuff tends to turn either gray or eggnog color. You can draw it up if you chuck tiny balls of wax into the pot and gather quickly. Simpson used a rather large oxy acetylene torch on the pot surface. It all works.
Are you able to share any info on the flame settings or anything for the torch trick? I just found a premix torch with a really long neck that might work. Id be running it on oxy propane though. Id never given it much thought until now due to the lack of an appropriate torch.
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