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Old 03-11-2019, 05:01 PM
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Smashy

Anyone here get one from Jerry Kung yet? I love love love mine.
If you have not obtained one, Olympic is going to carry them. I predict that every hot shop in the country will have one at some point. Itís the best tool to come out since I have started glassblowing 30 years ago.
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Old 03-11-2019, 05:23 PM
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Smashy-smashy.
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Old 03-11-2019, 05:42 PM
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What are we talking about... a new tool? I need a good masher
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Old 03-11-2019, 05:58 PM
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It looks like this
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Old 03-11-2019, 06:59 PM
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What are we talking about... a new tool? I need a good masher
Large Graphite vertical mashers are available at blastshield.com
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Old 03-12-2019, 12:05 AM
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Thanks Larry Iíll look it up.
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Old 03-12-2019, 06:20 AM
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It just looks like a piece of tool steel for cutting bar. Maybe Iím missing something but doesnít every shop all ready have one?
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Old 03-12-2019, 09:54 AM
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It just looks like a piece of tool steel for cutting bar. Maybe Iím missing something but doesnít every shop all ready have one?
You would be surprised what I have seen used for cutting color. Diamond saws chisels welding hammers you name it.
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Old 03-17-2019, 07:03 AM
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It just looks like a piece of tool steel for cutting bar. Maybe I’m missing something but doesn’t every shop all ready have one?
Sorta yeah, sorta no. Most shops have a cutter with some kind of steel. This steel though is stupid hard. This means over time your cutter will end up smashing the bar rather than slicing it. Jerry sent me one in exchange for a bar of my calcedony. We used to work together at Glassybaby in Berkeley. (I haven’t gotten to try smashy yet as Alfred U is spoiling me with an experimental color furnace with two pots.)
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Old 03-20-2019, 10:34 AM
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You would be surprised what I have seen used for cutting color. Diamond saws chisels welding hammers you name it.
Hey, what are you doing sneaking into my shop!
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Old 03-20-2019, 11:31 AM
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In Sweden, way back when (1969) you would see entire bars of color stuck up in pipe warmers and they simply took the color from those bars. No cutting at all which seems to remain an unsettled science.
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I built a cane chopper years ago from aluminum channel with a 1" x 1" hardened tool steel blade and have been cutting cane and color rod on it a few times a week for years. I think I pulled out the tool steel blade once in that entire time and crisped up the edge on a the 400 belt. Sharpening it was more out of convenience than need, since it has 4 blades but I'd never rotated it. It's that durable.
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Old 03-20-2019, 03:11 PM
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