February 22, 2018
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Category: How Toos

Learn how to make a bender back switch ball reversal with lined tubing.

Switch Ball –  Bender Back Reversal Style In this video Steve K. will attempt to teach how to make a switch ball with the bender back style. Why the Bender Back way? There are a lot of ways to make a wig wag on some lined tubing.  This is the last technique I learned to […]

How to Melt Frit

How to melt frit into a clear tube of glass. In this video we go over how to melt frit into some 50mm clear glass tube.  Once we melt this in we can use the color section to make a pipe, or as the color section in one of our cups. What is Frit? Frit […]

How to Score and Fire Polish 12mm Tube

Learn to score and fire polish a 12mm blow tube. In this video we will show you some of the most basic techniques a glass blower will use.  Scoring is how we mostly always crack our glass rod or tube.   One thing we have learned from some old timers is that it is wise to […]

How to Wrap and Rake with Silver Fume

Fuming is one of the first things I had to learn thanks to Bob Snodgrass.  The next was wrap and rake, not sure where that came from, probably Italy.  Fuming with silver will allow you to get that amazing color changing effect.  This will allow you to get blues, whites and purples (my favorite).  To […]

Making Ribbon Cane

Learn to make a ribbon cane with 2 colors I love ribbons in glass!!  I love the inside out technique that makes that ribbon just POP like one of those snakes from Beetle Juice.  This was one of the first things I had to learn more than 12 years ago.  So how do you make […]

How to make a no spin coil pot we call the push n blow methode

Do you love coil pot to get that colored rod of glass turned to a tube?  Well I also love it, but sometimes I do not want the lines I get using some colors like unobtainium or double amber purple.  Now sometimes these lines are great and I do want them, they give yet another […]

How to make a Maria (Mariah) on a tube of glass

Making a Maria These are something that looks cool and is a basic essential to glass blowing.  For this we will use a 12mm tube of glass, but you can use any size tube or rod of glass.  To start out I use a small flame about 1/4 inch diameter.  I take my tube and […]