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Why are bongs and bubblers always round ?

Discussion in 'Glass' started by oli, Dec 15, 2013.

  1. oli

    oli Well-Known Member

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    Its all in the tittle...

    I do get it I think, much easier to work on a round turning unit, but is this the only case?
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  2. klipsch

    klipsch Well-Known Member

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    Not always:

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    lwien Well-Known Member

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    There are some small cube bubblers, and the hisi bub pictured above which I've actually owned. As well as some others with funky shapes, but they're rare

    I think boro generally comes in tubes, so naturally water pipes are round

    Edit: @lwien where did you find that?!? I want to put a water tool or hydratube on top of that!
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    lwien Well-Known Member

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  7. Denver912

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    There is a large bong at smoke signals here in denver that has like an antique style brandy liquor multi-sided bottom. So pimp.
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    lwien Well-Known Member

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    I know, huh. Really expensive for what it is, I think.
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  11. SD_haze

    SD_haze MMJ Vaporist

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    One reason would be that glassblowers get their glass in round tubes or rods,
    but another reason is like what you said.

    Glass spinning on a lathe at very high speeds...much easier if it's a round tube.
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    Angus Thermopyle miner of truth & delusion

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  13. redglassgallery

    redglassgallery JHANPIXEL Glass Blower

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    yea because you have to spin the glass by hand or on a lathe - round makes the most sense.
    u can still work w/ square boro - but it just takes more time = more cost

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