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Didymium glasses

Posted By: tomz.
Date: Thursday, 15 December 2011, at 9:39 a.m.


Now that we're all using no lead glass it's pretty important to use didymium glasses. If I'm not mistaken, soda lime glass puts off a harsh sodium flare which can very much cause cataracts, not good.

What are you guys using? I have a cheapo pair from years back when I was doing a lot more lampworking, they help see the glass in the fires.

Here is one source where you can order some:
http://www.sundanceglass.com/didymiumsr.htm

I remember talking to Morgan Crook years ago and he strongly recommended using them at all times, despite what glass you were working with. Jacob Fishman disagreed.

These are like the ones I have..
http://www.sundanceglass.com/lampWEB/9300.jpg

Save your eyes!!


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