|"Wise" Paperweights: Stamped Blocks
This is page 3 of "see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil"
paperweights, which come from experimenting with different ways of
batch-producing objects for sale, as part of a college assignment called
"Design for Industry".
The blocks on this page were made by pouring molten glass into a graphite box and then stamping a carved graphite face into the top surface.
| || ||After annealing the bottom surface had to be ground and polished (because that's the side you look through). |
As a result, they took a little longer to produce than the "hot blocks" on page 2 but
the faces didn't stick in the glass and the sides weren't distorted.
concluded that this was the best way of batch producing these
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| Stamping the molten glass||I made the stamps by screwing handles onto the|
graphite heads I used previously to make "hot blocks".