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Offline blnkrthstr

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Prince Rupert's Drops
« on: December 13, 2005, 01:23:06 AM »
Does anyone have any tips on manufacturing a Prince Rupert's Drop?  I may or may not have access to a kiln, though I doubt it.

Any tips would be greatly appreciated.

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« Reply #2 on: December 13, 2005, 08:41:23 AM »
Great links Anne Thank you
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« Reply #3 on: December 13, 2005, 01:38:28 PM »
Thank you!

I've actually e-mailed the teacher responsible for the "making of" link.  We'll see if he has any good tips.  I'll let you know if he does.

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« Reply #4 on: December 14, 2005, 12:06:41 PM »
:shock::shock::shock:
These would appear to be very dangerous. I do hope nobody gets hurt.
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« Reply #5 on: December 14, 2005, 08:47:27 PM »
Not really.

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« Reply #6 on: December 15, 2005, 03:56:06 PM »
There is a lovely presentation set of Prince Rupert's Drops illustrated (No. 236, p68) in Strange & Rare, Glass Circle, 1987.   In the lid is a C18 engraving or woodcut showing them being made and destroyed.

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Re: Prince Rupert's Drops
« Reply #7 on: September 13, 2010, 04:04:22 AM »
The original video link no longer works but this copy does:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pdy2_vi0FfM

and another video of a student making some:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=plKnSwfid0g

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Re: Prince Rupert's Drops
« Reply #8 on: September 13, 2010, 07:12:10 AM »
This is the same principle as molybdomancy - dropping molten lead into a bucket of water and then using the resulting shapes for psychic divination.

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Re: Prince Rupert's Drops
« Reply #9 on: September 13, 2010, 10:16:18 AM »
is this your 'thing' Max...........using the resulting shapes for psychic divination. ....I thought they then stuffed them into cartridges for shooting peasants. :)

 

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