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THE LAMPMAKING HANDBOOK

THE LAMPMAKING HANDBOOK
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THE LAMPMAKING HANDBOOK

BY JOE PORCELLI

COPYRIGHT, 1991

SOFTCOVER BOOK WITH 134 PAGES IN GREAT CONDITION! The Lampmaking HandBook

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by Joe Porcelli

134 pages

Full color hard cover, 28 cm tall by 22 cm wide


Special binding allows the book to lay flat for easy reference while working.

This two volume set has everything! The widest range of topics in one publication, from soft glass to hard glass to glass beadmaking and working borosilicate glass.

 

 Table of Contents

Volume I         Chapter 1
  • The Origins of Lampwork Technique
Chapter 2
  • Understanding Glass
    • Structure and Composition
    • Manufacturing Methods
    • Working Properties
    • Cracking and Structural Failure
    • Mechanical Stresses
    • Heat Issues
    • Qualifications of the Lamp worker
Chapter 3
  • Setting up a Lampworking Studio
    • Fire Safety
    • Ventilation
    • Basic Equipment and How to Handle It
    Gas Supply
    Oxygen Supply
    Regulators and Hoses
    Types of Torches
    • Basic Tools
    Work Surface
    Eye Protection
    Tweezers
    Masher
    Graphite Rods
    Graphite Paddles
    Tungsten Pick
    Scoring Knife
    Shears
    Nippers
    Water
    Annealing Kiln
    Blow hose
    Other Amenities
    • More Elaborate Equipment
    Parts Kiln/Hotplate
    Rollers
    Flask Holders
    Stamps
    Molds
    Razor Blade
    Jacks
    Diamond Shears
    Vacuum Cup
    Modifications to Your Torch
    Polariscope
    Shield
    • Types and Sizes of Glass
Chapter 4
  • Basic Solid Techniques
    • Heat Base
    • Honey
    • Turning on Your Tanks
    • Know Your Torch
    • Fuel Mix and Oxidation States
    • Cutting a Rod
    • Fire Polishing
    • Forming a Spherical Gather
    • Redistributing the Heat
    • Bending a Rod
    • Making a Maria
    • Joining Two Pieces of Glass Together
    • Removing Excess Glass
    • Making a Disk
    • Adding Bits to a Disk
    • Making a Turtle
    • Making a Ribbon
    • Cutting a Disk
    • Making a Hole in a Disk
    • Jacking Down a Neck
    • Making a Marble
    • Making Mosaic Cane
    • Photo Essay - Making an Eye Cane
    • Applying Murrini
    • Making a Cube
    • Making a Cone
    • Making a Glass Pen
    • Braces: Making a "T"
    • Making Loops
Color Inserts of Finished Work Chapter 5
  • Basic Hollow Techniques
    • Types of Tubing
    • Cold Cuts
    • Sealing the End of a Tube
    • Blowing a Bubble
    • Photo Essay - One-handed Rotation
    • Blowing a Larger Bubble
    • Adding Bits to a Bubble
    • Fixing Cracks
    • Wrapping a Bubble
    • Flaring the End of a Tube
    • Making a Butt Seal
    • Bending a Tube
    • Making a Vase
    • Making a Circle
    • Making a "U"
    • Making an "S"
    • Pulling a Point
    • Working With Points
    • Photo Essay - Rotating a Point
    • Blowing a Spherical Bubble
    • Blowing Elongated and Flattened Shapes
    • Opening a Bubble
    • Making a Dimple
    • Stretching a Point to a Smaller Diameter
    • Adding Lines to a Point
    • Photo Essay - Christmas Ornament
    • Making a Goblet
Pictures of Finished Hollow Work Chapter 6
  • Beads and Such
    • Preparation
    • Forming the Bead
    • Shaping Your Bead
    • Annealing
    • Removing the Beads
    • Stuck and Stubborn Beads
    • If All Else Fails..
    • Adding Colors
    • Feathering
    • Zigzagging
    • Blown Beads
    • Pendants
    • Hat Pins
    • Drawer Pulls
    • Buttons
    • Photo Essay - Petroglyphic Vessel Bead
    • Photo Essay - Micromosaic Murrine Cane
    • Phot Essay - Sandblasted Bead
Chapter 7
  • Marbles, Paperweights and Related Forms
    • Marbles
    • Inside-out Marble
    • Pegging
    • Making a Marble into a Bead or Pendant
    • Adding a Button Shank
    • Encased Opals
    • Frit/Powder Combinations
    • "Vortex" Marble
    • Veiling
    • Vacuum
    • Encasing
    • Making a Bracelet
    • Photo Essay - Vacuum Encased Marble
    • Pendants
    • Photo Essay - Flower Bud for Encasement
    • Photo Essay - Honeycomb Marble
Chapter 8
  • Annealing
    • Basic Principles
    • Thermodynamics in an Annealers
    • Coefficient of Expansion
    • The Annealing Cycle
    • Deriving a Cycle
    • An Important Note on Thickness
    Part A: Fast Heating
    Part B: Soak
    Part C: Slow Cooling
    Part D: Fast Cool
    • Being Practical
    • Rubbing Two Sticks Together
    • Flame Annealing
    • Striking
    • Kiln Forming Techniques
    • Lusters
    • Equipment
    • Annealing Tables
Chapter 9
  • Health and Safety for Lamp workers
    • Safety Hazards
    • Ventilation
    • Eye Protection
    • Physical Hazards
    • Chemical Hazards
    • Hazards of the Electromagnetic Spectrum
    • Exposure Levels
    • More Recent Studies
    • Types of Filters
    • Chemical Hazards
    • Other Safety Hazards
    • Some Maintenance Stretches
Index Volume II Chapter 10
  • Solid Sculptural Techniques
    • Geometric Models
    • Glass Animals and Other Complex Shapes
    • "Bits" as Glue
    • Assembly Strategies
    • Making a Leg
    • Photo Essay - Upper Half of a Human Figure
    • Making a Fin
    • Making a Tree
    • Photo Essay - Making a Flower
    • Knit Work or Crocheting
    • Adding Texture
Pictures of Finished Work Chapter 11
  • Hollow Sculptural Techniques
    • Opening and Flattening a Tube
    • Making a Coil
    • Making a "T"
    • Adding Rods to a Perpendicular Tube
    • Making a Donut
    • Photo Essay - Hollow Sculptural Figure
    • Making a Ring Seal
    • Photo Essay - Making a Ring Seal Bell
    • Triple Seal
    • Plasma Neon
    • Mold Blowing
    • Wide Bowl Form
    • Photo Essay - Casting a Two-part Mold for Blowing
    • Photo Essay - Making a Wide Bowl
Color Inserts of Finished Work Chapter 12
  • Working With Color
    • Important Note
    • Another Important Note
    • Applying Colored Dots
    • Dotmakers Anonymous
    12 Steps plus photo demo
    • Eyes
    • Applying Colored Lines
    • Writing in Color
    • Adding Stripes
    • Raking/Combing/Feathering
    • Fancy Canes
    Striped Cane
    Twisties
    • Photo Essay - Making an Alphanumeric Cane
    • Photo Essay - Composite Cane
    • Internal Ribbon Twist Cane
    • Filigrana
    • Latticino
    • Ribbon Cane
    • Photo Essay - Dip/Stuff Murrine Cane
    • Applying Glass Shards
    • An Applied Leaf
    • Applying Glass Frits and Powders
    • Lip Wrap
    • Making Colored Tubing
    • Montage Technique
    • Inside-Out
    • Photo Essay - Montage Technique
    • Stuff and Puff
    • Reticello
    • Photo Essay - Colorless Reticello
    • Other Coloring Methods
    Fuming
    Silvering
    Iridizing
    Dichroic Glass
    Lusters
    Stains and Ion Exchange
    Enamels
    Applying Metallic Foil and Leaf
    Non-Firing Paints
    • Abrasive Blasting
    • Photo Essay - 3D Murrine Face Application
    • Murrini Alphabet
Chapter 13
  • Core Forming
    • Techniques
    • Photo Essay - Zig-Zag Core Form Vessel
Chapter 14
  • Basic Lathe Techniques
    • Types of Lathes
    • Set-Up
    • Burners
    • Blow hose
    • Tool Rest
    • Technique
    • Centering
    • Joining Two Pieces Together
    • Stretching and Compressing
    • Blowing
    • Tooling
    • Flaring
    • Cutting a Tube
    • Side Seal
    • Coloring Techniques
    • Ring Seal
    • Photo Essay - Footed Bowl
Chapter 15
  • Crossover and Mixed Media
    • Paperweights
    • Casting
    • Blown Glass
    • Photo Essay - Making a Raven at the Furnace
    • Fusing
    • Neon
    • Electroforming
    • Mixed Media
    • Silicone
    • Epoxies
    • Other Methods
    • Photo Essay - Twisted Cane Pull
Chapter 16 Thoughts on the State of Lampworking
  • The growth of Lamp work
  • The Value of Information
  • Advice to Students and Instructors
  • The Properties and Associations of Glass
  • Creative Influences
  • Creative Techniques
Glossary of Terms Appendices
  • Further Study
  • Suppliers
  • Technical Data
  • Preventing Stiffness and Pain in the Lamp worker
  • Teaching Studio Recommendations
  • Mixing Colored Borosilicate Glass
  • Chemical Hazards
  • Photographing Your Work
  • Packing and Shipping

 

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