Need Glass Item Made!

Need Glass Item Made!

Post by Harvey Mors » Fri, 25 Jul 1997 04:00:00



Need someone who will make me a glass "honey dripper". It is simply a glass
rod of about 7" in length, 1/4" in diameter, and at one end there is an
oval shaped ball, about the size of a golf ball but rather then round, it
is oval.

Please advise cost.

Piece needs to be especially solid where rod meets the oval so it will not
break at that point. Maybe diameter can be slightly increased there.

--
Harvey Morse

1-800-410-4347

 
 
 

Need Glass Item Made!

Post by Jan Sa » Sun, 27 Jul 1997 04:00:00



#Need someone who will make me a glass "honey dripper". It is simply a glass
#rod of about 7" in length, 1/4" in diameter, and at one end there is an
#oval shaped ball, about the size of a golf ball but rather then round, it
#is oval.
#
#Please advise cost.
#
#Piece needs to be especially solid where rod meets the oval so it will not
#break at that point. Maybe diameter can be slightly increased there.
#
#
#--
#Harvey Morse

#1-800-410-4347

If you have a bunsen burner or even a gas stove, you might be able to
make it yourself from thick walled glass tubing obtained from a
laboratory supply house. Slowly heat the tubing in the gas flame until
the end fuses shut and then heat about an inch of the fused end until
it becomes red hot, revolving it continuously in your fingers. Blow
gently in the cool end and the bulb will begin to form. Reheat and
blow again, repeating the procedure until the desired shape forms.
Do not create any hot spots or the bulb will blow out and blow only
when the bulb is out of the flame. The thinner the hot glass is, the
gentler should be the pressure. Glass tubing is cheap, so buy enough
to make a few failures. Cool the final product slowly away from
drafts.

Jan Sand

 
 
 

Need Glass Item Made!

Post by Jan Sa » Tue, 29 Jul 1997 04:00:00




##Need someone who will make me a glass "honey dripper". It is simply a glass
##rod of about 7" in length, 1/4" in diameter, and at one end there is an
##oval shaped ball, about the size of a golf ball but rather then round, it
##is oval.
##
##Please advise cost.
##
##Piece needs to be especially solid where rod meets the oval so it will not
##break at that point. Maybe diameter can be slightly increased there.
##
##
##--
##Harvey Morse

##1-800-410-4347
#
#If you have a bunsen burner or even a gas stove, you might be able to
#make it yourself from thick walled glass tubing obtained from a
#laboratory supply house. Slowly heat the tubing in the gas flame until
#the end fuses shut and then heat about an inch of the fused end until
#it becomes red hot, revolving it continuously in your fingers. Blow
#gently in the cool end and the bulb will begin to form. Reheat and
#blow again, repeating the procedure until the desired shape forms.
#Do not create any hot spots or the bulb will blow out and blow only
#when the bulb is out of the flame. The thinner the hot glass is, the
#gentler should be the pressure. Glass tubing is cheap, so buy enough
#to make a few failures. Cool the final product slowly away from
#drafts.
#
#Jan Sand

Perhaps, if you are not familiar with working with glass tubing, it
might be helpful to know that the tubing can be cleanly broken by
scoring a spot at the break point with the edge of a triangular file
and snapping it off the way you break a twig. Sharp edges can be
smoothed by holding the end in a gas flame until it turns red, which
is known as fire polishing.
An alternative solution could be to make the thing out of clear
plastic. Clear plastic tubing can be obtained at a hobby shop and it
saws easily with a hacksaw. Many hobby shops stock clear plastic balls
and eggs which can be glued firmly to the tubing with acetone or
lacquer thinner or ethylene dichloride (which is used for acrylic), or
even clear epoxy. The first three are very flammable and perhaps
toxic, so avoid breathing the fumes and work in a well ventilated
place.

Jan Sand

 
 
 

Need Glass Item Made!

Post by Codyha » Thu, 31 Jul 1997 04:00:00


Hi Harvey -
I think I could make you an attractive honey dripper using the lampwork
beadmaking techniques.  I'd create the ball/oval at the end of a glass rod
and then anneal it in a kiln.  The ball/oval could be smooth, or have
grooves in it (like the wooden ones).  If you wanted it to match the color
of a contaiter, that could be done also - in opaque or transparent colors.
 It can also be decorated with little bees or vines/flowers.
If you are interested in hearing more about this technique, please contact
me.