Answered By: Regan Brumagen
Last Updated: Feb 01, 2017     Views: 2904

I talked to one of the teachers at the CMoG Studio. 

He says you can use an acetylene and oxygen torch for melting glass. It tends to be much dirtier than using propane and oxygen. It believe it also runs hotter than propane does. 

Beware, depending on the type of glass you are joining, the hot flame may shatter your glass due to stress. Any lampworked (torchworked) glass should be annealed. If you are repairing antique glass, lampworking is not recommended. 

The following book gives an overview of flameworking techniques: 

Dunham, Bandhu Scott. Contemporary Lampworking: A Practical Guide to Shaping Glass in the Flame. 3nd ed. Prescott, AZ: Salusa Glassworks, 2002. 2 vols. 

I added a brief list of other lampworking instructional materials as well as a bibliography for adhesives for glass. 

If you are interested in information about repairing glass, please let me know and I will forward another bibliography to you. 

If you wish to obtain copies of any of the items in our lists, please contact your local library. The Rakow Research Library is a member of the Online Computer Library Center (OCLC); your library can contact us through OCLC or they may mail an Interlibrary Loan form to us. You may request up to five items at a time. We send photocopies of articles and microfiche copies of our books (if they have been microfilmed) through Interlibrary Loan for four weeks use. 

Please let me know if you have additional questions.