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2012-09-08 01:19:35 PM  
That's very impressive, but that horse wasn't anywhere near 2 feet, much less 2 feet 3 inches.
 
2012-09-08 01:41:37 PM  
That horse has one farked up tail. Still, very cool.
 
2012-09-08 01:43:31 PM  
That was amazing to watch
 
2012-09-08 01:44:11 PM  
Is this from Island of Murano? Because I have seen a master glass blower do this, all thought he was much older.

/must be his apprentices
 
2012-09-08 02:07:04 PM  
That is not glass blowing.
 
2012-09-08 02:26:27 PM  

Ianman: That is not glass blowing.


The may have omitted the actually blowing part. I am not sure if that was a solid gather or it had a bubble, either way, it's impressive.
 
2012-09-08 02:48:39 PM  

Krymson Tyde: That's very impressive, but that horse wasn't anywhere near 2 feet, much less 2 feet 3 inches.


1 minute, 15 seconds.
 
2012-09-08 02:51:05 PM  

EvilEgg: Ianman: That is not glass blowing.

The may have omitted the actually blowing part. I am not sure if that was a solid gather or it had a bubble, either way, it's impressive.


Definitely bubble. The body deflated ~50% volume as it cooled, with no appreciable elongation.
 
2012-09-08 03:23:53 PM  

EvilEgg: Ianman: That is not glass blowing.

The may have omitted the actually blowing part. I am not sure if that was a solid gather or it had a bubble, either way, it's impressive.


There definitely was blowing. The end of the black tube is attached to a compressor that he controlled with foot pedals.
 
2012-09-08 03:30:26 PM  
CSB: The lab where my dad worked had several German glassblowers who were amazing craftsmen, but with twisted senses of humor. One of the novelties that they would make in their free time was "Prince Rupert's Tears", teardrop-shaped globs of supercooled glass that explode when the "tail" is broken. They would wait until they found a coworker bent over his work, concentrating hard on the task at hand. They would sneak up, hold the PRT right behind the coworker's butt, and snap the tail on the piece of glass. From what I hears since, this is not an uncommon prank among glassblowers. Sick bastards.
 
2012-09-08 03:40:25 PM  

Gough: CSB: The lab where my dad worked had several German glassblowers who were amazing craftsmen, but with twisted senses of humor. One of the novelties that they would make in their free time was "Prince Rupert's Tears", teardrop-shaped globs of supercooled glass that explode when the "tail" is broken. They would wait until they found a coworker bent over his work, concentrating hard on the task at hand. They would sneak up, hold the PRT right behind the coworker's butt, and snap the tail on the piece of glass. From what I hears since, this is not an uncommon prank among glassblowers. Sick bastards.


Germans, molten glass, asses.and comedy...

you must forgive them, they are just being German


I'm half kraut my self and I know their ways. .
 
2012-09-08 04:16:56 PM  

AlwaysRightBoy: Is this from Island of Murano? Because I have seen a master glass blower do this, all thought he was much older.

/must be his apprentices


I bet it was. I saw another person there do it as well. They charge $250 a piece for those horses.
 
2012-09-08 04:41:39 PM  

Serial: EvilEgg: Ianman: That is not glass blowing.

The may have omitted the actually blowing part. I am not sure if that was a solid gather or it had a bubble, either way, it's impressive.

There definitely was blowing. The end of the black tube is attached to a compressor that he controlled with foot pedals.


At 1'18" he blew on the horse. Hence glassblower.

You all sound dumb.
 
2012-09-08 07:46:09 PM  

Gough: CSB: The lab where my dad worked had several German glassblowers who were amazing craftsmen, but with twisted senses of humor. One of the novelties that they would make in their free time was "Prince Rupert's Tears", teardrop-shaped globs of supercooled glass that explode when the "tail" is broken. They would wait until they found a coworker bent over his work, concentrating hard on the task at hand. They would sneak up, hold the PRT right behind the coworker's butt, and snap the tail on the piece of glass. From what I hears since, this is not an uncommon prank among glassblowers. Sick bastards.


We used to do this in college. Fun times.
 
2012-09-08 09:35:56 PM  
Tee hee it looks like a shmoo at the beginning.
 
2012-09-08 10:09:11 PM  

Lady Beryl Ersatz-Wendigo: Tee hee it looks like a shmoo at the beginning.


I'd try to make a shmoo but it'd probably come out more like a gleep or a gloop?
 
2012-09-09 12:19:41 AM  
Did anyone else get motion sickness watching that video? It jumped around more than the camera did in J.J. Abrams' version of Star Trek.
 
2012-09-09 02:28:43 AM  
Cool. I saw something similar at Murano. Got to keep the horse afterwards too. Sitting on my bookshelf right now. Mine has a blue core, pretty sweet.
 
2012-09-09 02:53:09 AM  
I saw no one blow a horse for 1'15".
 
2012-09-09 06:30:07 AM  
impressive but i don`t want that in my house
 
2012-09-09 06:49:04 AM  
He's a horse blower that works in glass.
Am I the only one that watched the video?
 
2012-09-09 06:50:08 AM  
Oh crap, never mind.
That was a strange redirect.
 
2012-09-09 09:33:45 PM  
What?
www.totalprosports.com
 
2012-09-10 08:32:13 AM  

LoneVVolf: The body deflated ~50% volume as it cooled, with no appreciable elongation.


That happens to me after 1 minute 15 seconds too.
 
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