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Cob: Glass Blocks/BricksRosemary Lyndall Wemm lyndall at wemm.org
Fri Mar 16 16:58:11 PST 2001
Thanks, Shannon. The whole thing looks cute ;-) One suggestion for next time around - use Becky Bee's suggestion for jar windows: Tape two same type jars together to form a dirt-tight seal. Paint or lime-wash the outside walls of the jars white so that the cob doesn't darken them and the light shines through them better. [Leave the ends clear, of course.] Then you'll only need to wash the outside ends after you've cobbed them in place. You could try out my earlier idea of creating glass jar spaces by first cobbing around bits of large size polypipe. When the cob shrinks, pull them out and replace then with glass jars set in fresh cob. Another idea is to color the ends of your glass jars with the craft paints used for fake stained glass windows. When I get my workshop set up [by next month, I think] I am going to continue my experiments with methods of cutting glass bottles. My current idea is to clamp a power drill in a vice, put a flat pad in the chuck, attach [superglue?]a bottle cap to the flat pad, screw glass bottles into the lid, support the bottles in a mitre box, attach a glass/ceramic "blade" to a hack saw, rest the hack saw in the ninety degree angle slot of the mitre box [with the bottle set at the right length], turn on the drill to low speed, put gentle pressure on the hack saw and wait until the bottle is sawed neatly through... I'll let you know if it works in a couple of months. Meanwhile, is your creation open to the cob-mudding public? if so, where can it be viewed? and for what price? in what commodity? - Rosemary LW
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