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The Lure of Borosilicate Glass for Soft Glass Artist

Often when I am talking to other soft glass artists, the subject of using Borosilicate Glass for Soft Glass Artist comes into the conversation.  I actually started lampworking with clear borosilicate glass over 20 years ago and I found that the same torch work for both hard and soft glass. Most beadmakers worry that their torch will not be hot enough to melt borosilicate. Not to worry, the different torch manufacturers have designed some version of a cross-over torch for the soft glass artist that works well with both types of glass.  Nortel made a new torch called a “Mega Minor”
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