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Simon Pearce Glassblowers Dennis Panico and Brett Coonradt

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And now for the Simon Pearce glassblowing movies!

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Gathering from the Furnace (3.7 MegaBytes)

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Using wood block to shape glass at the bench (13.8 MegaBytes)

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Blowing and Shaping with a Water-Cooled Graphite Mold (15.5 MegaBytes)
(Essemce FB-4W "Mechanical Boy" with Automatic Water Cooling)

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Another complete video of using the Essemce FB-4W (25.1 MegaBytes)
(note: the water spray afterwards to cool down the graphite mold)

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Close-Up of rotating the blowpipe/piece while in the graphite mold (20.8 MegaBytes)

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Using Wood Block on Second Gather -- note: letting gravity lengthen bubble (27.1 MegaBytes)

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Transfering piece from blowpipe to punty (9.8 MegaBytes)

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Another Transfer (at the other bench) - note: no water used (6.9 MegaBytes)

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Adding a Handle to a piece -- looks easy, it is not! (7.5 MegaBytes)

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Adding a handle to another piece -- note: use of copper tubing as the handle-shaping tool (10.3 MegaBytes) (this is my favorite video on this page)

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Inspecting a piece at the bench after using the mold (1.9 MegaBytes)

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Close-Up of the Essemce FB-4W automatically cooling down with water spray, after use (5.5 MegaBytes)

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Another transfer, again using no water for the break-off (8.4 MegaBytes)

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Putting piece into the Annealer using a long-handled put-away tool (4.2 MegaBytes)



 
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