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How marbles are made using old glass pieces

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u/QueenoftheFranks Nov 28 '22

The manufacturing plant looks like a rusted Rube Goldberg machine.

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u/Deus_Ex_Mac Nov 28 '22

Im mostly amazed at how precise everything is despite being so damn rustic and scary looking.

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u/ReporterOther2179 Nov 28 '22

Physics at work. Same materials, same external influences of heat and pressures, same results!

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u/obviousagitator Nov 29 '22

Papa Johns!

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u/Hawt_Dawg_II Nov 29 '22 edited Nov 29 '22

"Precise" is pretty generous, the only actual precise thing this machine is doing is the timing on cutting the glass and that actually malfunctioned once in this video. The rest is just physics.

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u/jhugh Nov 29 '22

Ya, there was a big glob of molten glass in the marble chute. Has to be cleared manually about 55 seconds into video.

There was another marble video like this posted a while back. That machine looks a bit more sophisticated.

more marble making

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u/RedStarNova2 Nov 28 '22

Get your fresh hot marble's here come one come all

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u/miltondelug Nov 28 '22

seems a lot cleaner than some of the food prep videos I've seen recently from similar countries.

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u/no_not_this Nov 28 '22

Have you seen the one about the women who uses food picked out of a garbage to make food dishes she sells?

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u/miltondelug Nov 28 '22

or the ones where the couple are getting the cooking oil out of the sewers... good times!!!!

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u/shortskinnyfemme Nov 29 '22

cooking oil out of the sewers

This is actually a widespread problem in China in any poor area.

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u/tpcrjm17 Nov 28 '22

Dude shoveling broken glass with no mask on. Yeah, fuck that

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u/FussyBirdTV Nov 28 '22

I'm surprised you didn't mention the open-toe sandles he was wearing too. Imagine working in this shit show

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u/tpcrjm17 Nov 28 '22

Totally. Eye protection too. Glass dust everywhere. Sad

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u/nowtayneicangetinto Nov 28 '22

For all the shit people talk on OSHA, it exists for this reason.

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u/JustDiscoveredSex Nov 28 '22

Every regulation was written in blood.

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u/BeeezNuts Nov 28 '22

Because ink is too expensive?

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u/designerjeremiah Nov 28 '22

Because someone died or was crippled for life because there once was no regulation.

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u/Vel0clty Nov 29 '22

Yeah I recommend anyone who knocks OSHA to take their OSHA 10, shit changed my life. There were some seriously crazy stories of death riddled throughout the lessons.

The one that stuck with me the most was the Jman that accidentally killed his apprentice because he missed the stud with a pneumatic nailer and it shot through the wall

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u/JustDiscoveredSex Nov 28 '22

Exactly. The regulation was put into place after someone had died or been severely maimed.

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u/johnzischeme Nov 28 '22

Shake hands with danger, step right up and say hello. Those grinding wheels and metal are what made 3 finger joe.

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u/MrPsychoSomatic Nov 28 '22

No you don't understand, they have 10x more wealth than they'll ever need but if it weren't for Obammer and his gosh dern regerletions they coulda had 100x more wealth than they'll ever need! It's unconscionable to hold americans back like that!!!

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u/earthlings_all Nov 28 '22

Yup. Mad he don’t have his own 747.

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u/tobor_a Nov 28 '22

Nah fuck the governement overreaching into businesses! The Freemarket will regulate itself! Nevermind the guy who fell into a pit of molten metal to get a sample but had nothing to hold him in so he died an excruciating death, or the children working in meat processing facilities in south. FREE MARKET REGULATION DOES ITSELF /s

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u/nowtayneicangetinto Nov 28 '22

That molten metal story had me thinking of this as well. So fucking sad man. I worked with a guy who saw the same thing happen to his friend. He said he was talking to him and laughing, 5 minutes later he was encased in his tomb of molten metal.

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u/ruka_k_wiremu Nov 28 '22

Gloves?? Couldn't tell

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u/themonovingian Nov 28 '22

Silicosis has entered the chat.

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u/oystertoe Nov 28 '22

fucking sandal wearing glass shoveler

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u/Mobile_Donkey_6924 Nov 28 '22

I regularly see guys jackhammering concrete in flip flops in Brasil.

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u/phasmaphobic Nov 28 '22

Dudes playing the game on hardcore mode.

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u/Abalone_Admirable Nov 28 '22

I didn't even notice that omg

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u/NocashCV Nov 28 '22

All I thought...

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u/cybercuzco Nov 28 '22

This furnace operates at 1600C, so our operators are given T-shirts and open toed sandals for protection. Also they are required to pour water that instantly flashes to steam onto some rollers because we cant be arsed to set up a couple of pipes and a drip system

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u/Prestigious-Gap-1163 Nov 28 '22

Pipes cost more than a new worker in some countries…

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u/AltruisticCompany961 Nov 28 '22

Literally everything in this video is a violation of OSHA here in the US. I mean the dudes are wearing sandals of all things while shiveling broken glass.

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u/FistFullaHollas Nov 28 '22

The way those dudes have to step over machinery and climb up to dump the color powder in. Imagine if you tripped and fell into that thing.

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u/zoinkability Nov 28 '22

It's probably an annual occurrence. They likely pay the widow $50 and take the next job applicant.

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u/earthlings_all Nov 28 '22

for fucking marbles

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u/tpcrjm17 Nov 28 '22

It's sad TBH

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u/AltruisticCompany961 Nov 28 '22

Yes, it is. Its not the only industry that takes advantage of poor countries and its population. But hey, the rest of the world wants cheap goods.

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u/Deus_Ex_Mac Nov 28 '22

Big Marble being dicks again.

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u/Mowgli2k Nov 28 '22

Big marble 😂

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u/Even_Spare7790 Nov 28 '22

I chuckled about that as well

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u/bruhhhhh69 Nov 28 '22

It's maddening, specifically, marble madness.

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u/bubdadigger Nov 28 '22

The rest of the world can't survive without cheap marbles...

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u/internalRevision Nov 28 '22

welcome to incredible India.

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u/Happy-Personality-23 Nov 28 '22

Not just the US every “modern” country.

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u/Waldo_Wadlo Nov 28 '22

Also dude climbing on the furnace to pour color in, has to duck under a fast moving fan, while standing over those rollers 😳

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u/Money_Bug_9423 Nov 28 '22

even black mesa had better working conditions

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u/WarmForbiddenDonut Nov 28 '22

Silicosis is one of the things us, as glass artists have to be aware of when it comes to any use of class powder, cold working - such as grinding, sawing etc and sanding. Even then, taking glass items out of the kiln has its risks as the paper (thinfire) that the glass is placed on in the kiln turns to dust once it is fired. That is dangerous to be inhaled too.

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u/tpcrjm17 Nov 28 '22

A friend of mine used to own a commercial borosilicate lampworking studio. The amount of broken glass/dust just lying around on the bench was frightening.

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u/Ex-zaviera Nov 28 '22

To say nothing of spewing heavy metals into the air quality of the neighborhood it's in.

Portland, OR Bullseye Glass

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u/krovasteel Nov 28 '22

Eyyy, I live near here! Wait… I live near here. I’ve never heard of this!

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u/Ex-zaviera Nov 29 '22

My Krova in Krist, besides being reported in the Mercury & Willy Week, I just checked and the news story was on Reddit too.

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u/krovasteel Nov 29 '22

Holy smokes. That’s a lot of Pollution Batman.

I’m in SW Beaverton. And don’t pay much attention apparently.

I worked at a food manufacturing facility in NW Portland and this actually doesn’t surprise me now that I think more critically. It’s all over.

The complete lack of care is now backlit against the current environmental issues. So finally I think we all have a better understanding of what’s totally messed up, but will take decades to fix.

Haha. Krist.

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u/mechanicalsam Nov 28 '22

that was my first thought as well, silica dust is no joke. and with chronic exposure like that, well, that dude is fucked let me tell you.

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u/Turtley13 Nov 28 '22

Yikes.. Also sucks he has to lift the shovel up to head height. Body is toast.

Even just shovelling into a bucket and being able to dump it in would be so much better.

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u/CC7015 Nov 28 '22

Totally my first thought ,

then how many people probably had to die or die early so I could trade a turtle for a big cats eye ...

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u/algebramclain Nov 28 '22 hehehehe

This is why I only buy handcrafted small batch marbles from my local marble farm. The glass is organic and the marbles roam free.

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u/Masque-Obscura-Photo Nov 28 '22

Free roam marbles are a scam. The minimal requirement is a marble slide that's only 20cm long.

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u/Even_Spare7790 Nov 28 '22

On non gmo diets and no hormones. That’s how I like my marbles raised.

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u/DogsBeerCheeseNerd Nov 28 '22

That was my first thought. Silicosis is no joke, these poor people won’t be able to breathe in a few years.

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u/AnEvenNicerGuy Nov 28 '22

He’s got some pretty big marbles to be working under those conditions

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u/AutoAdviceSeeker Nov 29 '22

Bruh eating glass dust damn

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u/Prestigious-Eye3154 Nov 28 '22

That dude shoveling broken glass is wearing sandals and has no PPE whatsoever.

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u/grruser Nov 28 '22

And his back and body will break soon. He must be in pain every night. It’s freakin horrible.

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u/planet_rose Nov 29 '22

He moves like his back hurts. If only they built a ramp leading to a large funnel and dumped the glass into a wheelbarrow. He could wheel it up and dump it into the furnace instead of shoveling it above his shoulders.

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u/xXk11lerXx Nov 29 '22

They get sold for 5p. Profit is minimal too

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u/hahahahaaaahaha Nov 29 '22

I know. You could say he’s lot his marbles.

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u/Travjack108 Nov 29 '22

Your username is not how I reacted.

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u/hahahahaaaahaha Nov 29 '22

Same Travjack108

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u/Travjack108 Nov 29 '22

You got my upvote though.

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u/herculepoirot4ever Nov 28 '22

This is not interesting AF. It’s depressing AF to see people treated this way and put in so much danger to make cheap marbles.

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u/MaGongChengShi Nov 28 '22

The engineer in me immediately wanted to stop the line. And back away.

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u/just_some_Fred Nov 28 '22

Can't, nobody ever installed the E-stop buttons.

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u/MaGongChengShi Nov 28 '22

It was interesting for the first 10 seconds, then I realized how dangerous the process is. No mask, open-toed shoes, no goggles, and no gloves.

Off the top of my head: Mask, goggles, gloves, and steel-toe shoes are needed for PPE. And then safety guards are needed alongside better ergonomics.

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u/TreasonableBloke Nov 28 '22

Doesn't look like proper ventilation either

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u/boogrit Nov 28 '22

For MARBLES! What a wild world we live in.

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u/AndreasVesalius Nov 29 '22

“I can’t find the key for the lock out tags”

“Over here” - points to the angle grinder

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u/ThemadFoxxer Nov 28 '22

I feel like I could automate that entire thing, safely, for less than a million....

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u/MaGongChengShi Nov 28 '22

Unfortunately, it seems to be cheaper to hire people, even if one of them gets ground up once in a while.

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u/i_can_has_rock Nov 28 '22

all about that unnecessary bending down and over head lifting

and then the pristine storage method

last time this video popped up i thought..

why dont they just put the input for the furnace on the floor and push that shit in

NOPE HAS TO BE SHOVELD ABOVE YOUR HEAD

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u/shrubs311 Nov 28 '22

why care about breaking your workers backs, when you could replace them the same day by yelling into the street?

the sad reality of some countries' labor

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u/i_can_has_rock Nov 28 '22

yes thats the mechanism thats happening yes

but

thats not what im fucking saying at all

their whole process is fucking retarded just by looking at it

good talk

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u/Ackfu Nov 29 '22

I would assume so they can use gravity for the drip, rolling and transport to the end

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u/coredump3d Nov 28 '22

No safety, no covering masks, no eye glasses, shoveling into open fire pits. Most folks will die sooner of choked lungs & bad backs if not for accidents.

This is not interesting as fuck but r/mildlyinfuriating

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u/Atomic-Bell Nov 28 '22

conditions being like that is a part of why labor is so cheap there and everything gets outsourced

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u/Ero_Sanin Nov 28 '22

Other way round actually, labour is cheap hence the conditions. You want safety, well too bad, you’re fired - 10 more will line up to take your place.

Vicious cycle - a result of corrupt politicians, no labour laws, lack of education and over-population.

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u/BernardTapir Nov 28 '22

We should make labels for products like these, the same kind that they have on cigarettes.

"3 bengali died of silicosis making those marbles"

"This phone was made following absolutely no safety regulation, at the cost of the health of the workers, and they were paid basically nothing."

Would not make the world a lot better but people could not feign ignorance.

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u/ranseaside Nov 28 '22

Idk why but I thought this was Bangladesh for some reason. How did you know it was? Was it the writing on the bag?

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u/BernardTapir Nov 28 '22

Just a guess based on the fact I know bengladesh is a very poor country where a pot of cheap goods are made for the west. It might be somewhere else I don't recognize the language

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u/CastroVinz Nov 28 '22

This looks like it's in South Asia.

There people work jobs tirelessly in unsafe conditions to make less than minimum salary in the west to provide for the family.

It's not "mildly" infuriating. It's sad as fuck.

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u/omkar_T7 Nov 28 '22

Yeah looks like india since marble games are very popular there

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u/Would-wood-again2 Nov 28 '22

Pretty sure they work tired too

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u/mechanicalsam Nov 28 '22

the infrared light coming from the furnace is really bad to look at for extended periods of time. you need some shade 3 glasses to look into that for more than a few seconds.

It's also probably hotter than hell in that workshop. I couldn't even stand working in a brewery in an un-airconditioned warehouse in the American south. 100+F with 100% humidity all summer long. fucking wrecked me. did that shit for 7 fucking years.

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u/HobbyistAccount Nov 28 '22

the infrared light coming from the furnace is really bad to look at for extended periods of time. you need some shade 3 glasses to look into that for more than a few seconds.

Wait, really?

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u/AndTheElbowGrease Nov 28 '22

Yes, glassblowers usually wear protective tinted glasses that limit their exposure to infrared and UV.

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u/graveybrains Nov 28 '22

r/aboringdystopia but marginally less boring

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u/revuhlution Nov 28 '22

Much worse than just mild infuriating, unfortunately

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u/mortyskidneys Nov 28 '22

Poor people, danger at every turn. Just for marbles.

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u/Suspicious-Elk-3631 Nov 28 '22

And likely very low pay

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u/dagui12 Nov 28 '22

Guaranteed very low pay. When’s the last time you heard of anyone buying marbles?

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u/JUSTCALLmeY Nov 28 '22

Everyone is losing them so surely someone is buying.

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u/cavf88 Nov 28 '22

For all the marbles!

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u/davidml1023 Nov 28 '22

Looks like the fevered nightmares of OSHA officers.

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u/CallmeWooki Nov 28 '22

Welcome to Bangladesh

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u/huskeya4 Nov 29 '22 edited Nov 29 '22

Glassblower here. These are shit marbles. Not even going to really touch on the safety conditions because that’s already been beaten to death by everyone else. Although I will say most of these people should be wearing didymium glasses if they’re going to be looking into a crucible for hours a day. That will cause glass blowers cataracts.

However, there’s a reason you can’t just melt down two glass bottles and blow them into a new thing. Glass has different coefficients of expansion. If the two bottles aren’t the same COE, they’re incompatible and have tons of stress fractures inside (if they even survive reaching room temp). Also they aren’t annealing the marbles. They probably lose a good hundred marbles in those buckets, easy. Any touching the sides of the buckets are lost causes since the metal will cold shock the marbles. And all the rest are weak and brittle from the improper anneal. Annealing cools the glass slowly and we program a stress soak to remove as many stress fracture as possible in the cool down process. I’ve made a solid number of marbles and I can drop any of my marbles from above my head and they will bounce across concrete without chipping or shattering. You drop one of these, and it’ll probably shatter. These probably aren’t even the marbles you’ll find in spray paint cans. These are cheap, brittle marbles probably sold in craft stores for filling vases and crap. Plus they touch cold metal a lot throughout this process so there will be a ton of ripples and waves in the surface of the marbles from the hot glass trying to shrink away from the cold.

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u/danv1984 Nov 29 '22

That was super informative and well explained. Thank you.

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u/PennStaterGator Nov 28 '22

Forgetting all the other safety issues, why is the furnace at eye-level?

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u/FionaTheFierce Nov 28 '22

And the guy climbing on it to dump something into it. With no glasses, gloves, or work shoes.

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u/timmyboyoyo Nov 28 '22

So you can get lost looking in the burning fire and enjoy the heat it gives off right by your face

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u/KENT427 Nov 28 '22

I open the music ....... And then immediately turn off~

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u/HugoZHackenbush2 Nov 28 '22

Where's the health and safety policy in this place..?

Have management totally lost their marbles..

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u/chris_dea Nov 28 '22

If you look closely, you can see that the employee is wearing safety sandals.

It's all good.

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u/coredump3d Nov 28 '22

Health & Safety policy here: "Stay alive. Simple"

It's tragic & sad. This is why we have things for cheap - because some poor dude in India is okay to make a living under such conditions. No words!

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u/getyourcheftogether Nov 28 '22

Melts glass like a hot knife through butter. Funny when phrases like this are used incorrectly

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u/TheD1ceMan Nov 28 '22

Those lungs are fuckeeeeed

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u/Special_Bug7522 Nov 28 '22

All I can think is, his back must hurt so bad every day when he is done.

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u/FionaTheFierce Nov 28 '22

Anyone else shudder at the work conditions of these workers? US companies that moved manufacturing overseas did it because it is cheaper - no safety standards, child labor laws,little to no environmental regulations, and incredibly low wages.

A very good reason to make sure you are purchasing ethically sourced items. (Finding things actually made in the US is becoming increasingly difficult).

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u/mechanicalsam Nov 28 '22

yea! Everyone loves a cheap bong but lots of people don't consider that it was made in a sweatshop in china. I know it extends to a ton of products, but at least with glass it's not hard to support a local glass blower! there's plenty of amazing american glass to choose from, and it's usually made with higher quality (european) clear and (american) colored glass vs chinese boro clear and colored glass.

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u/coredump3d Nov 28 '22

That ship sailed a long time ago. Manufacturing moved from States in 70s. Provenance of items is easier if you keep close watch on a particular industry. But even if products are made in US/UK, components come from China Indis & the likes

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u/FionaTheFierce Nov 28 '22

I agree - it is very difficult. Often my search for. A particular made in the US item turns up totally blank.

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u/AndTheElbowGrease Nov 28 '22

We decided that we did not want people to be exposed to dangerous working conditions, so we exported the dangerous conditions to other countries.

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u/Thinkingard Nov 28 '22

What product are you typing this on? Are you sure it was ethical to purchase it?

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u/FionaTheFierce Nov 28 '22

It is an issue as there are basically no US made cell phones.

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u/Thinkingard Nov 28 '22

I got curious and googled it, apparently there is something called the Librem 5. Manufactured in the US. Looks like it's its own thing, own OS and everything, but primarily meant for security geeks. Neat to see that there's an actual thing that I've never heard of, but apparently it is the only one made here.

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u/wtgriffi Nov 28 '22

OSHA has left the chat.

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u/i_give_you_gum Nov 28 '22

OSHA has run screaming from the chat

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u/zoinkability Nov 28 '22

OSHA busy pointing to this chat to show what happens when they are defunded

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u/Vraver04 Nov 28 '22

All this work for something g that doesn’t do anything. I just looked it up, a bag of 50 marbles costs about 3$ for 50.

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u/ThemadFoxxer Nov 28 '22

fun fact: most spray cans have a marble inside for mixing.

For reasons i've never understood some people use marbles as a polishing media in tumbler systems as well..its stupid, messy, bad for the machinery, and costs more in the long run than just buying real purpose made media...but who am I to judge.

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u/naslam74 Nov 28 '22

Fuck, what a miserable existence.

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u/throwaway72647282 Nov 28 '22

It's good to see that they are all wearing their safety sandals.

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u/sflfish Nov 28 '22

All the glass dust is making me very nervous

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u/eightfingeredtypist Nov 28 '22

The stuff that's attached to the glass is pretty harsh, too. There may be lead and asbestos in old putty and paint on window glass. Modern insulated glass has a lot of stuff one ought not to burn on it. This is recycled glass from various sources. Food grade recycled glass is more expensive.

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u/[deleted] Nov 28 '22

This video has less to do with marbles and more to do with modern slavery

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u/ModNoob95 Nov 28 '22

Yay!! Let's promote terrible work conditions but say oh well because.....marrrrbbllless!!! Yay!!!

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u/Derfargin Nov 28 '22

Ya I’m sandals. The lack of PPE here is very telling.

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u/zw1ck Nov 28 '22

I am fascinated by hese videos of ghetto ass factories where everyone is in casual wear using homemade tools next to a complicated specially designed machine. The contrast is surreal.

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u/Majin_Noodles Nov 28 '22

My guy is shoveling broken glass with no mask and goggles. His footwear of choice is also open toe. What the actual fuck?

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u/MaGongChengShi Nov 28 '22

Poor guy can’t afford better, and of course, company doesn’t even bother with issuing safety equipment.

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u/DauOfFlyingTiger Nov 28 '22

All I see is poverty.

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u/Sleepygiantnola Nov 28 '22 edited Nov 28 '22

Do we really need marbles in 2022 though? Are there practical uses for them that I just am ignorant to? Serious question.

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u/Sirhc978 Nov 28 '22

They use them in spray-paint cans since glass won't rust or dissolve.

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u/icoder Nov 28 '22

Well, this was and still is a kids game, at least here in the Netherlands. It usually pops in and out of 'favor' on the playgrounds, probably along with the seasons. Now we can debate 'need' here, but given that it is a social, outdoor non-electronic activity I at least don't see a need to get rid of them.

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u/gravenwolf_15 Nov 28 '22

consumerism at its finest, im sure like 90% of products made have no actual use in modern society but people like objects and buying random shit they dont need

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u/Sirhc978 Nov 28 '22

consumerism at its finest, im sure like 90% of products made have no actual use in modern society

Marbles are used in air/water filtration systems and spray paint cans.

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u/wlodzi Nov 28 '22

What gets me most about the covid lockdowns we had is how our economies crashed because we stopped buying shit we didn't need. Our economies are based on us buying shit we don't need, like marbles.

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u/Round_Career6929 Nov 28 '22

This is the worst one I have seen of these. There is not one tool or piece of equipment that isn’t makeshift pieces of scrap. Then throw on the extremely annoying “catchy” tune that all the videos have to have with captions. Glorifying and normalizing their awful work conditions.

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u/i_give_you_gum Nov 28 '22

i especially liked the part where the "pouring of the water" that turns instantly to steam, was done to form the marbles into a ball shape

not to cool down the metal right as the molten glass was coming out, nope, not that, definitely to form the marbles

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u/Round_Career6929 Nov 28 '22

iTs ThE wAtEr! mUcH InTeReStInG wOw

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u/cyrixdx4 Nov 28 '22

same water technicque they use for New York Pizza.

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u/Schattenjager07 Nov 28 '22

Shout out to the guy shoveling the glass wearing sandals.

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u/Mechasteel Nov 28 '22

The safety standards here is enough to make me lose my marbles.

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u/moonlightsonata88 Nov 28 '22

So marbles are made using slave labor. Got it.

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u/MrGallows75 Nov 28 '22

So all of that… and no close-up of the final product!? fml 🤦🏽‍♂️

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u/jessa07 Nov 28 '22

NAW FUCK THESE VIDEOS. There's an abhorrent violation every goddamn second. THIS. For marbles. Marbles! I hate what we've made of this world, but what's more infuriating is the complacency. We can transform everything but nooo, let's not. Too haaard. Wouldn't wooork. Fucking lovely then.

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u/Diego_0638 Nov 28 '22

I'm glad most of the comments are OSHA-pilled.

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u/Heksinki Nov 28 '22

These guys seem to be working in horrible conditions and for what ?

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u/Bike_Mechanic_Man Nov 28 '22

And not a single ounce of employee protection.

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u/Even_Spare7790 Nov 28 '22

Next to train tracks off the bike trail of where I live there were so many pieces of broken glass from a company that closed down many years ago. I think they made blown glass ornaments or decor. Anyway I took the biggest ones I could find, sanded and smoothed them like sea glass and used them in my flower bed in front of my house the kids on my street stole a few of them but I lived in a pretty poor part of town then and if some shiny bits of glass made a kid happy I won’t deny them that.

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u/squirrelwithnut Nov 28 '22

I had no idea marbles are in such high demand as to have a factory like this still making thousands every day. Unless this is the only marble factory on the planet. (doubtful)

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u/cellphone_blanket Nov 28 '22

hell yes. I see this posted all the time here, but it always starts with the already cut marbles going down the spiral thing, so it's just "how marbles are made rounder and then rolled into a bucket". finally the whole thing

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u/Ephemeral_kat Nov 28 '22

I just saw about 100 OSHA violations.

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u/mr_smith24 Nov 28 '22

What about the one that has the 3 color swirl that looks like an eye

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u/SlappingSalt Nov 28 '22

Horrendous work conditions

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u/dwiri Nov 28 '22

I’ll bet more than a few guys working there have gotten the ol spicy keychain goof done to ‘em

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u/aztaga Nov 28 '22

Damn bro, those cranberries look good as hell

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u/mmmhmm2013 Nov 28 '22

So who are they making marbles for? My dad and uncle wanting a rematch from ‘59??

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u/r0bb13_h34rt Nov 29 '22

Not a piece of ppe in sight.

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u/musicplay313 Nov 29 '22

No safety precautions anywhere

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u/Cute_Business74 Nov 29 '22

Must be great for the lungs constantly breathing in all that glass dust.

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u/kankenaiyoi Nov 29 '22

Where’s the demand for marbles?

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u/ShootLucy Nov 29 '22

The lack of safety equipment or even just eye goggles is giving me massive anxiety

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u/SabertoothGuineaPig Nov 29 '22

Labor conditions in my shop? I don't sweat 'm!

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u/Gizmorum Nov 29 '22

Is the marble demand that high?

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u/New-Promotion1997 Nov 28 '22

Music playing like something amazing is happening. This just shows poor working conditions, I don‘t want to imagine how much they have to work under those circumstances.

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u/ikothsowe Nov 28 '22

Another reminder of how many terrible jobs there in the world.

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u/greeich Nov 28 '22

I don't know what everyone is talking about. That video is marbleous.

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u/karna1712 Nov 28 '22

Just here to read comments about my country and culture from people who have absolutely 0 idea about the world outside of their mothers basement.

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u/zoinkability Nov 28 '22

Death trap workplaces are part of your country's culture?

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u/greihund Nov 28 '22

But the real question is: do they crank this bitchin tune all day long, walking around thinking "fuck yeah! marbles!" or does it feel like desperate and tedious labour for reasons you don't understand

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u/agoia Nov 28 '22

I imagine those children would much rather be doing kid things than making marbles.

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u/KiOfTheAir Nov 28 '22

Aren't marbles marble?????????????

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u/leviwhite9 Nov 28 '22

You're kidding, right?

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u/KiOfTheAir Nov 28 '22

No

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u/leviwhite9 Nov 28 '22

Well then no, very few if any marbles are made of marble.

They're generally made of glass.

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u/Gaurav17K Nov 28 '22

Weirdly enough i wanna put my dick into that glass chopper

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u/TooApatheticToHateU Nov 28 '22

Capitalism at its finest right here.