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3 out of 5 stars
  •   On the fence
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Pros : Great concept and convenient for beginners
Cons : Harder than it looks and wasted a good bit of material trying to get the right technique
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4 out of 5 stars
  •   Beautiful and challenging!
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Pros : The Glaskolben tubes are a fantastic way to make the most beautiful ornaments. Results after many failures have been stunning.
Cons : It’s my opinion the directions on use have a lot to be desired. They are incomplete. As it stand now a lot of trial and error is necessary to achieve positive results. We also need detailed information on working with colors, annealing, and additional tips for success. Also trouble shooting tips are needed.
Other Thoughts : More information on recycling is needed. At nearly $5 per “attempt” we need to know what/how failures can be recycled. This also includes using the blow tube. Heads up! You DO need the neodymium glasses for safety and to gauge the temperature of the glass before blowing.
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
  •   Fun Way to Play
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Pros : It can be a bit expensive to play with these, but it is a great way for me to get into glass blowing. I bought the hot head torch and that made a big difference. It will take some practice but I plan to continue to get these handy items and hope to make some great ornaments.
Cons : For someone who is not familiar with glass blowing the cost can be high considering that practice will mean wasting these tubes.
Other Thoughts : My hope is to be able to crush the unused blow tube and the ones that I messed up and use it for beadmaking or fusing.
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2 of 4 people found this review helpful
5 out of 5 stars
  •   Great Product
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Pros : The pre-worked tubes have eliminated half the work of blowing glass. It's a wonderful beginning to an amazing art form. Give these a try, and you too will be hooked on glass work. Enjoy!
Cons : Be patient, it's not the material that leads to problems. It's you trying to rush. Insure proper annealing.
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1 of 3 people found this review helpful
5 out of 5 stars
  •   clear cylinder
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Pros : This was so fun. I haven/t worked with a torch much, but I had a ball with this. Out of 14, I got 2 really good ones, 6 really fun ones, and 6 total rejects. But it was fun. This just means that I'm going to have to take a torch class in las vegas.
Cons : Needs to come with some directions. I found some on the internet, but it would have been easier if it came with them.
Other Thoughts : Everyone who's ever thought about blowing glass should try this. You'll realize why they charge so much for the classes. It was FUN!!
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4 out of 5 stars
  •   Easy and fun!
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Pros : These tubes are fun to experiment with - you can make some pretty ornaments which make great gifts.
Cons : I wish it was easier to find more information and different ideas and uses for these tubes
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