Making paperweights with Schott opthalmic glass [videorecording] / Crystal Myths, Inc.

Making paperweights with Schott opthalmic glass [videorecording] / Crystal Myths, Inc.

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Albuquerque, NM : Crystal Myths, Inc. and Lewis Wilson, c2001.
1 videocassette (80 min.): sd., col. ; 1/2 in.
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Wilson, Lewis C.
Crystal Myths, Inc.
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Making paperweights with Schott ophthalmic glass
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Title from cassette label.
Lewis Wilson.
Advanced techniques, showinig 4 different paperweights beging made, and with a large section on common mistakes. "A furnace is not used. Schott glass gobs or 'hockey pucks' are heated in an oven and picked up with a steel punty. The gob is 'skinned' and the resulting gather of crystal glass glass is used to encapsulate a setup in a heated vacuum cup. A foot activated vacuum system is used. Mechanical rollers and torches are used to keep one half of the paperweight hot and centered on the punty. Another gob is picked up, 'skinned' and used to add the bottom of the weight."
Uses exlusively or mostly soft glass, such as Bullseye and Moretti.
Commercially distributed.