Blow torch

Discussion in 'Tools' started by jcambece, May 24, 2006.

  1. May 24, 2006 #1

    jcambece

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    Have anyone you ever used a blow torch for glass working? Im going to try it and hope i dont kill myself...I have no prior experiance with glass working or torches, but i cant learn if i dont try...wish me luck

    Cambece
     
  2. May 25, 2006 #2

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    Wear your kevlar suit.....Just be careful of any air pockets in the glass....they explode when heated.
    I have never tried this...I would ask a glass blower some questions before there was hot,molten, scalding, liquid, melting, exploding glass.;)
     
  3. May 26, 2006 #3

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    Hay buddy I dont glass blowin from blowin a dandlion. Just dont breathe in!!!
     
  4. Jan 22, 2008 #4

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    Does anyone know how to melt a small hole in a glass jar safely? I wonder if a blow torch would do it? It needs to be about the size of a dime. any suggestions?
     
  5. Jan 22, 2008 #5

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    A torch will shatter the glass. You're better off to drill it with a diamond core bit. They're kind of pricey, but that's the only way I know to do it. Maybe someone else will be along with some ideas.

    By the way, you shoud start a new topic for new questions. Otherwise it looks like the old topic being continued and won't get as much response. ;)
     
  6. Jan 22, 2008 #6

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    Thanks for the suggestions. I'll try drilling it. If it breaks, all I have to do is eat some more pickles. :(
     
  7. Jan 22, 2008 #7

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    Even Home Depot has cheap diamond drills to drill small holes in glass. I've seen my friend who is a glassblower blow a hole in glass with a torch but I wouldn't try it myself because of the skill involved. The type of glass would affect the hole, I suspect.

    P.S. I've seen people drill holes in glass with a steel tube and carborendum grit. Fill the tube, put it in your drill and have at it.
     
  9. Jan 22, 2008 #9

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    Hello Cambece:
    You might try putting your torch to the mouth of the jar for a few seconds first and warm the whole thing, then try popping a hole in the side. Jars break because of uneven heat.
    Glenn
     

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