from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A flat heat-proof surface, on which a gather of glass is rolled into shape.
- v. To roll glass on a marver.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A stone, or cast-iron plate, or former, on which hot glass is rolled to give it shape.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In glass manufacturing, to shape by means of a marver. Also maver.
- n. In glass manufacturing, a slab or tablet, originally of marble, but now generally of polished cast-iron, placed on a suitable support or stand, and used by the glass-blower to impart, by rolling and pressing, a cylindrical form to the fused glass gathered upon the end of the blowpipe.
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I sat beside the stainless steel table (called a marver) on which I should have been rolling eternity into basic balls of liquid glass, and thought only of Martin alive in the body, Martin laughing and winning races, and Martin's lost message on videotape.
Thrusting the pontil far into the pot, the workman moved it gently from side to side, turning it at the same time, until he suddenly withdrew upon its point a large lump of glowing substance, which he shook off upon a smooth iron table standing near, called a marver, (that is,
Tools: marver I prefer a brass Stump Shaper, but any marver will do.
Not pictured- barbecue mashers, "poke small holes" tools like the Whimsicalities brand, glass or kitchen shears and my trusty torch mounted marver that I use all the time.
If you happen to marver it too much and your glass gets too thin at the top, just sparingly add a few more dots of glass around the top of it and gently melt in and marver again- g e n t l y and not too hot.
I just checked and they are currently out of stock, but you could maybe make your own with a graphite marver and carving the slot.
Then I feel the stiffness of the glass as I roll it onto my torch mounted marver and later cut into it with my brass Stump Shaper.
Because you need this top of the stem to help support your cap and make it more secure and easier to marver.
I lay the clear onto the silver and marver it into place spreading it across more of the silver if possible. brass Stump Shaper is great for that
My spitting glass was bouncing off of my torch mounted marver directly onto my neck.