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  • America One

    April 12, 2019

    Here is a video (Called Batching Blenko) guiding you through the factory, from making the glass from raw materials all the way to finished product. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WKculWCCw3Q

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  • William Pfeffer

    April 12, 2019

    lol Awesome job on this video! Why did you make it?

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  • Keith Kuhn

    April 12, 2019

    TOTALLY AWESOME
    MY HATS OFF TO EVERYONE.
    KEITH

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  • Alexander B

    April 12, 2019

    Was just there… Same guys and everything 🙂

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  • Dierwolf2000

    April 12, 2019

    @jmhouck

    hahaha apparently that dudes been there for a long time too. hell he's a gaffer, what do they care what his hair looks like heheheh

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  • Dierwolf2000

    April 12, 2019

    alright Chris I spose its not the *ONLY* way, but its the one for me anyhow.

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  • MerryGoRnd

    April 12, 2019

    Thanks so much for your comments! Your video is great as well! and I enjoyed seeing them making a different item. You did a good job. Loved the zooming. Have to do more of that next time myself!!

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  • Bob Kovacs

    April 12, 2019

    I took a look and left a message. Your video is excellent, very entertaining to watch.

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  • Dierwolf2000

    April 12, 2019

    sweet i definitely will check it out. wonder if they hire apprentices.

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  • MerryGoRnd

    April 12, 2019

    Check out my video just posted. We were there Aug 13, 2009. You can see them making another item. I am definitely going back there!! I love how you have such a great view of every step of the process!

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  • MerryGoRnd

    April 12, 2019

    Very nice video! What fun to see them making another item. We were just there on Aug.13, 09. See my video for the making of another piece: search Blenko Glass Factory. This is the best glass factory I have seen to date (3rd one). I love how you can see everything they are doing from first step to last!

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  • Dierwolf2000

    April 12, 2019

    anytime man. If you ever do get a chance to go back there lemme know, I'm not too far from there (pennsylvania) I'd be happy to lug camera gear around for the chance to get in that place. 🙂

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  • Bob Kovacs

    April 12, 2019

    Thanks… you're very kind to say that.

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  • Dierwolf2000

    April 12, 2019

    well that was a pretty awesome video nonetheless. For glassblowers the only real way to consistently make money is to do production stuff, so its always great to see 🙂

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  • Bob Kovacs

    April 12, 2019

    I don't really know anything about the process or materials they use… it was just so interesting watching them do this. I'd love to go back and make a better video, especially if I could get access to the factory floor and do an interview or two.

    Anyway, thanks for the comments!

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  • Dierwolf2000

    April 12, 2019

    yeah the furnace we use at school puts out about 80 decibels, but we're a pretty lively bunch at school, those guys are just quietly competent pros. I'm jealous though, whatever batch they're using stays pliable WAY longer than what we put in our furnace.

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  • Bob Kovacs

    April 12, 2019

    Actually, there was a constant roar from the furnace, loud enough that it drowned out any conversation more than a dozen feet away. However, people were mostly just doing their jobs and not talking much when I was there.

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  • Dierwolf2000

    April 12, 2019

    so amazingly quiet in there.

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  • Bob Kovacs

    April 12, 2019

    Thanks for stopping by!

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  • audioglass

    April 12, 2019

    Excellent craftmenship. Thanks for posting.

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