"No more ladles for hot casting glass for me. I gave up all my student help when I retired from running the glass program at Alfred University. I needed to find a way to hot pour glass by myself. In the old days we would use 4 people running up to 15 ladles to fill my 7 foot rigid sand molds. Now I just push a button.
I designed and built this furnace to cast large pieces, often 7 feet long, with no help, no lap marks and perfect glass. This beauty uses a winch to tilt pour 5oo pounds of glass. The two 7 foot annealing ovens also run on winches. Push button glass casting finally. Turn off the sound when you watch the video. Thank you Julie Conway for asking for this post."