Travel with Bennett-Watt and learn about boutique marbles from Ed Seese, a glass marbles artist in Woodford Virginia part
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When I'm decking the marble down, I'm only applying pressure when I'm pulling back. That way, it helps split it in the right direction.
Now, we’re going to put a reverse twist on the front.
Everything looks nice and even now so we’re going to let the glass back itself up and try to get into a two-inch form.
So, we’ll try to then grab the—out here. Just slightly heat it up and then the gravity and pull it back without the distorting the twist that’s in it. If I’m just going over to the table and smash it down, it would just distort everything we've done.
Everything with glass is temperature and gravity.
Everything is proportion in the right so far.
This is the most important part, the very first cut off because that gives you your set-up. In times it’s whether or not both halves will be equally spaced apart.
This is the tool that I use to make the marbles round. It’s actually made out of cast iron with mold paste so that the glass will not stick.
What I'm going to do now is take the marble off and then re-stick the opposite side and then twist the other end there.
Apply a little bit of water there to chill the glass.
We will set it up from the turner.
Now, we’re going to get a little bit more glass and another panning so that we can pan up the marble and then re-twist the other side.
Now, in order to get the opposite side, twist it up identical to the first side. I have to get the temperature back at the same. So, I have to keep heating the marble until we get the other side warmed up. So far, it can be anymore happy with the marble. I got to cut just in half. It looks like everything is lined up right.
And that will give us the reverse twist on the other end.
Now, when I cut that in, it is critical that I let just enough flash to keep it from the marble. Right now, I'm trying to get to the marble to keep it two inches round and get it cut off. Now, I've got to get this neck up here cut down a little bit sort of easier to crack off. So, when I apply it across, it could be nice contamination on top.
I’m trying to keep the marbles nice and clean as possible. Apply in a $200.00 marble makes it about a $3.00 marble. If you're really proud of the piece that you just put together, it’s easier to sell.
I may have actually made one of this yesterday and I was so happy with it. I didn’t want to sell that all. I wouldn’t care if I could make another one just perfectly this way. Now, when you make something to that part, I wish you could back in and do a few more of them because then you know you got something that people will like. We’re just about ready to take it off of this.
What I'm doing now is actually taking the access of the marble and we’re going to reach and take it from the side this time.
When I go to twist this marble however much of the marble is actually hot is what we’re going to twist so I want to get to the top third of it preheated.
Yeah, I'm thinking about a 16 larger than that, mold actually is about riding on the ram and that will help make up for this lack where I take a little bit of glass out of the one end and then when I do the final cut then I can determine how much I need to put into it. But the pleasure I get in, the more even both of this ends will actually be.
And I'm going to leave a bit of glass on this side on the back end so it will have something to work with. And that will be the final twist.
Now, the only thing left is to pull off the legs—glass off the top here. Just hear the carbon folding up far down with a diameter of a two-inch. And I use it to put the final round and tape on the top.
It’s a top marble and this is only the one I made.