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  • #9159
    Glassdog
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    I’m looking for clear glass with a high lead content.  I like how copper inclusions look with this type of glass.  I would like about 3 to 5 pounds.  It will not be used to make items for eating or touching the skin due to safety considerations.

    Thanks.

    Glassdog/Diane

    #10545
    Anonymous
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    Can you work with billets?  Gaffer makes a casting crystal with a high lead content – and beautiful refraction – but it is only available in billets.  These folks sell it:

    http://www.glasscolor.com/colors/gaffer_casting.aspx

    Firing lead glass is safe.  If you are going to do any cold-working/grinding/sandblasting then you really need to take respiratory safety seriously.  Breathing in ground lead glass is a bad thing.



    Paul
    FusedGlass.Org
    Helios Kiln Glass Studio
    PaulTarlow.com

     

    #10546
    Glassdog
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    Thanks for the tip – I hadn’t thought of the risks while cold working only while wearing or eating from the finished project.

    Billets aren’t my first choice but I could hammer them into submission if I can’t find anything else:-)

    Thanks for the suggestion.

    Diane/Glassdog

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