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Fused Cane

Here are the steps to make a glass piece such as:


Glassblown Piece Made From Fused Cane
Prepare a metal plate with Kiln Wash and with two rectangular metal pieces to hold the cane in contact with each other.
Spiral blue & green cane alternating with transparent cobalt blue cane.
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Heat the cane with MAPP Gas (like propane, but burns hotter)< Glassblowing with Fused Cane 01
The metal plate goes on top of a long handle and is inserted into the Glory Hole to heat up Glassblowing with Fused Cane 02
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Prepare a Core Bubble in a gather of glass Glassblowing with Fused Cane 06
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Rotate the Plate (the front and back ends do not receive the same amount of heat) Glassblowing with Fused Cane 08
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Starting to pick up the fused cane onto the post on the blowpipe Glassblowing with Fused Cane 16
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Now have more than half the cylinder picked up Glassblowing with Fused Cane 18
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You can see the cylinder is formed, but not completely melted together (tack fused) Glassblowing with Fused Cane 21
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Marver the (open) cylinder into more of a round shape Glassblowing with Fused Cane 23
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Starting to neck-down the open end of the cylinder Glassblowing with Fused Cane 26
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Going to knock off the button on the end Glassblowing with Fused Cane 28
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It's hot! -- Let's marver it a little bit more into shape Glassblowing with Fused Cane 31
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A gather of clear glass will form the pedestal of the piece Glassblowing with Fused Cane 34
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Paddle the bottom flat Glassblowing with Fused Cane 39
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Bench blow, but just a Little bit! Glassblowing with Fused Cane 41
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Punty for transfer off of the blowpipe Glassblowing with Fused Cane 43
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Heat up the open end (now the front end of the piece) Glassblowing with Fused Cane 45
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Start to open up the top of the piece Glassblowing with Fused Cane 47
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Paddle the lip (top of the piece) flat Glassblowing with Fused Cane 52
Now flaring out the lip of the piece Glassblowing with Fused Cane 53
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ALL DONE -- PUT IT AWAY! (in the annealing oven) Glassblowing with Fused Cane 57

Glassblown Piece Made From Fused Cane

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