Trying to make customer wine glasses
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- November 20, 2010 at 8:52 pm #9519mk2davisParticipant
I’m a newbie with absolutely zero experience, and only the slightest bit of knowledge.
I’m trying to make about 100 custom wine glasses out of a mold. It seems like cast fuzed glass is the way to go, and it sounds like the molds should either be clay or plaster. Can someone verify this for me, and suggest where to take the molds once I’m done. I just want to make sure I’m looking in the right direction before I start my journey.
Thanks for your help!November 21, 2010 at 6:51 pm #11758Stephen RichardParticipant
Save yourself a lot of time and trouble. Get them blown. You could do tiny roll-ups if you want multicoloured.
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What Stephen said. Casting is hard to do well. A wine glass is a difficult shape to cast. If you want them to be shiny, you’ll spend the rest of your life cold-working them.
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PaulTarlow.comNovember 22, 2010 at 3:49 am #11760mk2davisParticipant
Can I have them blown into a mold? The shape of the glass needs to be very precise.November 22, 2010 at 7:32 am #11761Stephen RichardParticipant
Sounds to me like you want an industrial process rather than a craft one. Experienced glass blowers can be very precise, but not perfectly identical.
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