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JonCat 09-14-2009 04:56 AM

Glass blown equipment your thoughts
 
I am thinking of blowing some glassware for myself (some glass airlocks, a couple wine thiefs).

Does anyone have any thoughts on the demand for such? Would it be worth while to blow a few extra? I know plastic is much more durable, but there isn't much that feels/looks as nice as a piece of glassware. It has been years but the thought of blowing lab glass again just sounds fun.

Jon

Dwain 09-14-2009 04:58 AM

Do a search. I remember reading a couple of threads about this. Luck - Dwain

Clayton 09-14-2009 05:29 AM

i think glass air locks would be cool
i would like to have one for my yeast starter flask

Parker36 09-14-2009 06:07 AM

I don't know how much demand there would be for blown glass airlocks since they are mostly aesthetic andyou generally keep that stuff hidden away. Now some thick tap handles on the other hand....

twst1up 09-14-2009 06:15 AM

what else do you make...i may be interested

TXCrash 09-14-2009 06:22 AM

Pics and prices...

Depending on the amount of labor involved and cost of materials, you may have some sale opportunities. Keep in mind that as a group homebrewers are a frugal bunch but for some things (See bmbox's boxes) it's worth splurging.

JonCat 09-14-2009 07:26 AM

No pics, no prices, still trying to decide if its worth doing more than a few. I would have to go with Borosilicate glass, so the stuff could be heated/cooled repetitively without worry. I am frugal as the next guy, but everyone wants something nice sometimes.

BrewBeemer 09-14-2009 08:26 AM

Hand formed or wrapped around a jig?
Custom neon sign making is a big money
item. A person a few blocks away does
this as a business in San Francisco.
he had to make a sign, "No Pipes or Bongs Made here".

Catt22 09-14-2009 12:35 PM

Put me down for two 6.5 gal. carboys. I'll order more if the price is right and they are of acceptable quality. I would also like to order two 5 liter Erlenmeyer flasks. How much would those cost?

TommyBoy 09-14-2009 12:59 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Catt22 (Post 1545926)
Put me down for two 6.5 gal. carboys. I'll order more if the price is right and they are of acceptable quality. I would also like to order two 5 liter Erlenmeyer flasks. How much would those cost?

Yeah, how about a 6 gallon handblown carnival glass carboy? :rockin:


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