I bought a Black Leaf bubbler from GC roughly a year ago. I am unable to find it on the site currently so I attached an image that I found elsewhere.
The piece was hooked up to my Extreme Q, tipped, and shattered on my glass desktop.
Fortunately, the piece (primarily) broke into two large pieces: the neck and the can. The neck is intact with a few chunks missing but I plan on scrapping it. However, the can itself is completely intact. I attached an image with a red jagged line showing roughly what glass is left (sorry, no camera or phone with picture capability on hand).
Anyway, I am fairly ignorant when it comes to glass-blowing but I am aware that joints are often blown separately and attached.
I am curious as to how difficult it would be for an experienced glass-blower to attach an angled joint (45 degree) to convert the can into an ash-catcher.
I've found such services online but I'd rather go through someone privately to avoid a lot of extra costs. I live in a fairly rural area so finding someone local isn't practical but I do a lot of traveling and would likely come across someone in my travels capable of fixing it (providing such a fix is even possible).
Basically, I'm asking two things:
1) Is it able to be salvaged/is it worth it? I have zero ash-catchers but have pieces it would fit into perfectly (ones heavy enough not to tip).
2) How much would you imagine it would cost me? Joint cost + labor, presumably.
I know answers will be speculative but for the price I paid, it seems like converting it to an ash-catcher would be a good idea as most Toro ash catchers and such are very similar but much more costly (which I realize has much to do with glass thickness/quality and craftmanship).
Edited by VacuousCL, 26 June 2013 - 07:37 PM.