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shelly
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« on: March 01, 2016, 09:45:01 AM »

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I was wondering if there is any reason no one seems to make marbles from Effetre, I have started playing with marbles and wondered if i should be using a different glass.  I am operating on one oxycon and nortel minor torch if that makes any difference.
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« Reply #1 on: March 01, 2016, 10:08:41 AM »

People do make marbles with 104 glass and you can do them with one oxy and a minor torch (although a 10L oxy is best).   104 glass is softer than boro, so more difficult to control and maintain the heat, but can be done.  I am pretty sure that the book 'Torchworked Marbles' by Drew Fritts uses 104 glass rather than boro.
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« Reply #2 on: March 02, 2016, 01:48:06 AM »

I have been making softglass marbles for a long time. It is totally different from making boro marbles. Most difficult part is to get a bubble free clear in 104.







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« Reply #3 on: March 02, 2016, 02:17:31 AM »

Wow, those are amazing marbles, I see I have a lot to learn, will definitely keep trying  Cheesy
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« Reply #4 on: March 02, 2016, 03:06:17 AM »

Beautiful Miriam. I've had a go at soft glass marbles, but nowhere as beautiful as those. I scared myself a bit when one fell off my punty and rolled towards me, I shot back let it fall on floor, which it rolled over scorching the vinyl, fortunately I had a cheap pair of metal salad/pasta grabbers and picked it up and popped it in the kiln.
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« Reply #5 on: March 02, 2016, 03:33:04 AM »

those marbles are stunning Miriam. I especially like the dotty ones and can't imagine how you make them.
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« Reply #6 on: March 02, 2016, 05:07:28 AM »

Stunning marbles and i love the colours !
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« Reply #7 on: March 02, 2016, 06:29:12 AM »

Beautiful marbles. Such vibrant colours Cheesy I wish colours like this were more readily available in boro...

I tried soft glass for a while before moving onto boro. I never was able to get the heat control needed and always ended up with cracks, and/or tool marks on the surface Sad

I can also relate to what GaysieMay was saying - there are few things more terrifying than a red hot piece of glass rolling towards you! Still happens every now and then and it gets even more scary when it comes within millimeters of the propane pipe  Shocked

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« Reply #8 on: March 02, 2016, 07:29:12 AM »

Beautiful marbles. Such vibrant colours Cheesy I wish colours like this were more readily available in boro...

I tried soft glass for a while before moving onto boro. I never was able to get the heat control needed and always ended up with cracks, and/or tool marks on the surface Sad

I can also relate to what GaysieMay was saying - there are few things more terrifying than a red hot piece of glass rolling towards you! Still happens every now and then and it gets even more scary when it comes within millimeters of the propane pipe  Shocked



I agree re the colours.  I have just remembered (getting old!) that I started off doing marbles in soft glass (doh!), I got tool marks and just couldn't control the glass and get nice round marbles (love yours Miriam).  I also can relate to failing punties, I now have set up a 'trap' infront of my torch so that they can't go very far and only work the marble in that area, just in case Wink
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« Reply #9 on: March 02, 2016, 03:41:14 PM »

Fabulous marbles! A lot of skill there especially in soft glass getting them round and so clear and bubble free!  Grin
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« Reply #10 on: March 02, 2016, 11:41:12 PM »

Thank you for you lovely comments. I must confess my marbles see the floor from a short distance a lot of times. My apron has a lot of marble marks!! ;-)
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