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Old 2017-05-01, 1:32am
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Default Multiple plunge tool

Does any one know of a tool I remember seeing somewhere, years ago.
A kind of pin vice with holes to take a number of points to plunge into hot glass to make bubbles when encased. The points could be arranged in different ways.
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Old 2017-05-01, 6:56am
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That's called a vin pin. You can use a flower frog (for holding flowers in a vase) but you can't arrange or rearrange the pins. With a vin pin you can remove or replace the pins for different patterns.
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Old 2017-05-01, 7:55am
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Do be mindful that flower frogs often have a heavy base sometimes made of lead.

You don't want to be heating lead up to molten glass temps because it will vaporize and lead fumes ( along with zinc which is the coating they use for galvanizing other metals ) are really bad for your health.
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Old 2017-05-03, 10:51am
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http://www.artcoinc.com/wi_vin_pins.php

As per previous post, Vin Pin by Weaver industries. Sold by ArtCo and others.

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Old 2017-05-03, 11:11am
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It's a great tool, and Artco has good customer service.
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