Make:KC – September Show and Tell

Scientific Glass Blowing Demonstration.

Scientific Glass Blowing Demonstration.

I bought a copy of the Illustrated Guide to Home Chemistry Experiments book last year. While reading the “Working With Glass Tubing” segment I decided to give glass blowing a try myself. The HMS Beagle store carries glass tubing so John Kuhns set me up with the supplies I needed. He also gave me a demonstration of some glassblowing techniques, prior to opening the Beagle store, John worked as a scientific glass blower and mastered that craft. I asked John if he would give a presentation at our monthly Show and Tell session.

John Kuhns describing scientific glass blowing techniques.

John Kuhns describing scientific glass blowing techniques.

John building a tee connection in two glass tubes.

John building a tee connection in two glass tubes.

Craigs MakerBot Progress Report.

Craig's MakerBot Progress Report.

While I was practicing these techniques I found additional information on the Internet. The Arizona State University has a great Scientific Glass Blowing document.

Other topics of the evening included an update from Craig Berscheidt on his MakerBot project. This evening Craig brought the structural shell of his MakerBot that he cut from his laser cutter.

We announced the next Make:KC Planning Meeting will be held at the Stone Canyon Pizza Company on Tuesday Sept. 15 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm.

Report by Vince Thompson

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