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Old 09-14-2009, 04:56 AM   #1
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Default 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.

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Old 09-14-2009, 04:58 AM   #2
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Do a search. I remember reading a couple of threads about this. Luck - Dwain



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Old 09-14-2009, 05:29 AM   #3
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i think glass air locks would be cool
i would like to have one for my yeast starter flask

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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....

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Old 09-14-2009, 06:15 AM   #5
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what else do you make...i may be interested

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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.

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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.

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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".

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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?

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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?


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