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Would like to here from anyone recycling or repurposing glass. I making paperweights out of glass melted from old bottles. I've collected over 5000 bottles from old dumps. I use a propane weed burner to melt and form and a wood fired annealing oven.
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That's a nice piece. I have used old bottles melted in a glass furnace to blow new objects, but never thought of using it the way you are.
 
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nice work!

a person could make arrowheads:



or a person can build a house:

 
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Roberto Pokachinni : You might enjoy this variation on bottles in a cordwood wall, rob roy who is a prolific Writer on Owner built homes takes this idea One step

Further ! ////// See link below :





The Rob Roy version which favors paler clearer colored bottles uses an outside wrap of flashing or white plastic to transmit the greatest amount of light through his

Walls. Enjoy ! For the Good of the Craft ! Big AL
 
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