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They made 4 clears, 5 if you count the cut off scraps. And I thought the two "studio" versions were compatible, one ate the hell out of your furnace, the other just had it for lunch.

96 is still coming out in some of the publication material, or is at least still on some of their distributor sites. I'm more concerned about their lack of transparency and surprise supply changes for all of their glass. I think their procurement of spectrum is going to make it even harder for the blowers, the amount of money they bank on tiles would make our appetite paltry. As you've said, no money in cullet.
Compatible and identical are different things. Assuming they are compatible in spec but not identical I wonder which side of the old the new one is.
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I'm going to guess on the stiff side since they claim they've done away with the boric, and haven't said what else they're using for a flux.

I never tried the original "studio" nuggets, only the "new formula", which was mediocre on the blowing side, but worked fine with their sheet glass. The cut off supersaks were a mess of hot garbage. Dirty, stiff, corrosive, didn't want to fine, short pot life, and yellow. Really yellow. Though you could collect some interesting stalactites from opening of the furnace.

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Old 10-23-2019, 11:07 AM
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I'm lucky that I can manage to buy in advance of need, so I've managed to stay ahead of the constant crisis with minimal headache.

I kinda wish bullseye was better to blow with since they seem to have their act together and might actually be able to keep with demand. Also that it was a 96. It's an odd hot glass, sloppy soup right out of the oven, then straight to a rock with no in between.
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Old 10-23-2019, 11:45 AM
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I'm going to guess on the stiff side since they claim they've done away with the boric, and haven't said what else they're using for a flux.

I never tried the original "studio" nuggets, only the "new formula", which was mediocre on the blowing side, but worked fine with their sheet glass. The cut off supersaks were a mess of hot garbage. Dirty, stiff, corrosive, didn't want to fine, short pot life, and yellow. Really yellow. Though you could collect some interesting stalactites from opening of the furnace.
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I'm lucky that I can manage to buy in advance of need, so I've managed to stay ahead of the constant crisis with minimal headache.

I kinda wish bullseye was better to blow with since they seem to have their act together and might actually be able to keep with demand. Also that it was a 96. It's an odd hot glass, sloppy soup right out of the oven, then straight to a rock with no in between.
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And those are characteristics a caster or a fuser would want.
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Old 10-23-2019, 03:33 PM
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Can't I have all the things?!
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The house is pretty old, think I can get some off the walls.
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