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Daemon
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Glassblowing

Glassblowing is the art of shaping molten glass into a vessel by blowing air into it through a tube. Its processes have remained essentially the same since ancient times. Glass materials are fused at high temperatures, boiled down, skimmed, cooled several hundred degrees, and then blown. The manufacture of simple glass objects, like light bulbs, is now done by machines, but ornamental objects are still made using traditional methods. One key glassblowing tool is a "punty." What is it used for? More...
Mr Epstein
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I could not find the word punty in this article.
Bryn Kinnaird
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Also known as a pontil.
Bryn Kinnaird
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Punty also known as a short angry person, lol,
monamagda
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PUNTY (plural punties)

(glassblowing) A metal rod used in the glassblowing process. After a glass vessel has been blown to approximate size and the bottom of the piece has been finalized, the rod, which is tipped with a wad of hot glass, is attached to the bottom of the vessel to hold it while the top is finalized. It often leaves an irregular or ring-shaped scar on the base when removed called the "pontil mark".



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Vicki Holzknecht
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We have a glassblowing company right down the road from me, and they make beautiful pieces.
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