just finished doing one, used rubber ball, worked great!Anyone tumbling bottles should know how to do it - but there are a bunch of options that include using a rubber ball, caulking, nail polish or some other method to protect the iron or graphite.
are you doing this yourself or are you just curious how it’s done?
I have all the same problems plus I can't spell or type.So far, I haven't been able to navigate the website very well. The reason is because I really stink with using computers. Will get better, but it will take time.
I just posted a picture of some of my misc. bottles, it took me over 2 hours to successfully get them posted (finally my wife helped me or I would still be trying to post them.)
The wet block allows steam to escape. Imagine, though, a dip mold of wet wood. The molten parison would trap steam in the closed cylinder -- an analog to a steam engine piston. Explosive. That energetic environment would not be suitable for forming a bottle out of a parison.The closest thing as far as wood being used would be a block with a hemispherical cutout that was wet and used to give the rotated parison a uniform globular shape, normally used in freeblown objects. Still see them used today. Not sure what they're called though.
The iron pontil mark cannot be cleaned.The reason is the dirty pontil rod and that iron go into the glass.Leave mark alone as well as the patina to keep the value of the bottle alone.You can polish the bottle,but the age old patina will remain!Hi,
I was wondering what is the best way to preserve the iron on a pontiled soda while tumbling?
Any info would help.