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Old 12-13-2017, 08:36 AM
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Molds may have a market in today's world but in a totally different market than the art glass gallery setting. I remember Guy Corrie buying a lot of old molds from some of my factory friends and used them in total new ways. It takes some experimenting and a lot of creativity.
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Which was I wanted to do. The bulk of what George has now are very busy molds for imitating cut glass as an attempt to look like cut glass. I was interested in press mold entirely. He certainly has a bazillion molds for variants on stemware but not stuff that's going to bring any serious design as near as I can see. It will be easier for me to make 3-D models and take waxes and plasters from them.
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Old 12-16-2017, 07:59 AM
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A few pieces of steel...

Picked up 13 molds yesterday. Mostly paste...
Also snagged a few cast blocks for the marver.
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Old 12-16-2017, 11:09 AM
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Were the prices fixed and if so, how much?
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Old 12-16-2017, 08:51 PM
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George is reasonable in my opinion. I spent the entire day poking around.....would do it again if I am able to.
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Could someone give me the email or phone number for the guy in Arkansas. I would like to check that out. Thanks
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Old 01-11-2018, 08:37 AM
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Here's a thread link that was posted on Michael not too long ago Shawn.

http://talk.craftweb.com/showthread....hael+christman
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Old 01-11-2018, 11:05 AM
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Id be really careful what molds you buy and for what reasons.

Consider this analogy- Mercedes buys the press molds for the 1992 crown Victoria body panels and markets it as a 2018 E class sedan.
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Old 01-11-2018, 12:02 PM
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Most of the molds I saw in Arkansas certainly were rusty and needed work. There were an unbelievable number of them but again, were rather expensive in my mind. Michael has had a lot of years to sell them in and still has tons.

In my mind, it's worth considering why you want to use a mold at all. What's the design , why does it need to be a mold in the first place? Are you planning to alter the mold for originality sake?

Mercedes can do some really tacky stuff about every 20 years. The lower end units are a great example of mediocre design while trying to cast a wider net of sales. Now the gullwing is incredible- not since 1956 have they done something like it.
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Old 01-14-2018, 10:40 AM
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Thanks guys.
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Old 01-14-2018, 11:00 AM
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I'll always remember the Rambler-looking Mercedes of the sixties. Butt ugly boxes. Almost as bad as the eighties wedge cars that everyone made.

My favorite story about the Rambler Benz:

One old gal had one of these up in CT, where they salt the roads. The thing was old and rusted through damn near up to the windows. She always made great claims about driving an MB because it would keep her safe in a wreck. Well, it finally happened. She hit someone and the doors were so rusty they flew open and ripped right off the car. Sort of like the old silent comedy films. No one was injured but we didn't hear much about MB safety from that source any more.
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This makes me smile. One of the Fenton molds that I bought is the vase in this Billboard. Those people? Who knows who they are?
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This makes me smile. One of the Fenton molds that I bought is the vase in this Billboard. Those people? Who knows who they are?
What I great picture that itself is classic. The history of the mold priceless and It makes me happy to see that mold landed im good hands. The word of the day is Brossphate I can't wait to see what it does out of that mold. Striking phosphate has always had my interest.
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Old 01-15-2018, 11:13 PM
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Fenton optic molds

From what I can see, of all of the molds and tools Mr. Fenton had for sale, only the Spot Molds (optic molds to us) and the corked turn molds are of particular interest to the average furnace glass blower. The crimps, snaps and pressware molds are not of much interest to me, in any case.

There were 250 or so conventional optic-mold-like "spot molds" on the original list. I purchased about fifty of them, all conventional optic mold shapes, with convex dots, ribs and a couple of other odd textures. I also bought a couple of large bubble-trap molds.

When I last left (a few days ago) there were only maybe 20-30 conventional style optic molds that I left behind, plus many of the ones (like SM94-SM99) that are not really conventionally optic-mold-like. There were many many pressware and other molds left, and quite a few corked turn molds left.

By the way, when I used to help someone use corked molds, we always sprayed the mold down with water before and after each piece we blew into it. I was unaware they could be used dry.
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I also picked up a few small spot molds and several optics. One of the large optics is a variant of a low hobnail pattern in a two piece hinged bronze mold. It is a work of art. The small spot molds I chose can all be used for making ornaments. I only purchased 4 ornate patterned blow molds - all Verlys glass from France in a Lalique style. There were many paste molds to choose from - I picked up about 10 of them.

I purchased around 20 marver blocks as well - once I figure out what i want to keep for myself I will let the rest go.

There was all sorts of cool stuff around the building - I found about 25 pounds of kugler gold ruby glass. Score!
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Old 01-17-2018, 12:11 PM
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Crap! I wanted some of those neat spot molds. If wither of you guys have some unique molds you'd let go in the future...
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