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Offline Pinkspoons

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Re: Giant cased 'Gullaskruf' type bottle vase, help!
« Reply #10 on: May 22, 2009, 02:50:46 PM »
I assume I've got that wrong then?  :-[

I was just going off what I was told with regards production of similar (but modern) long-necked vases made in Denmark (by Bodum, if memory serves).


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Re: Giant cased 'Gullaskruf' type bottle vase, help!
« Reply #11 on: May 23, 2009, 08:32:40 AM »
not at all difficult

Just let me know when you'd like to come and have a try!  :rn:

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Gravity yes, but "before" rather than "after" would be closer to the mark...rather a difference.....but please be careful of making sweeping generalisations that can then work there way into becoming erroneous "facts". :) I will try to give a clear description of the process when time permits.

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Re: Giant cased 'Gullaskruf' type bottle vase, help!
« Reply #12 on: May 23, 2009, 09:22:00 AM »
Just let me know when you'd like to come and have a try!  :rn:

I'm up for the challenge.  ;D

Actually, were I closer your neck of the woods I would definitely have gone on one of your glassblowing courses already - I find the process fascinating. Here 'oop north' there's nothing terribly hands-on beyond college courses in fused jewellery. *sigh*


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Re: Giant cased 'Gullaskruf' type bottle vase, help!
« Reply #13 on: April 26, 2010, 10:34:09 AM »

Coming to this thread a little late, but would just like to point out that this shape of vase is the shape of a standard, but beautiful and elegant piece of lab equipment.

Known as a volumetric flask, they are used for very accurate measurements of liquid, eack flask being individually calibrated.

There is a large body to hold the amount, but only a very tiny "surface area" to the top of the liquid, and there is a permanent mark made on the neck of the bottle where the bottom of the meniscus should lie.

So Monax (the lab part of Monart) were making them way back in the '30s, although I imagine they've been made for far longer.
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