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Video: Making a handmade glass bottle from sand is so hard

The concept is easy enough to follow: find sand, melt the crap out of it at over 2000 degrees Fahrenheit, and then watch sand turn into glass. But when you want to do something with that molten glass like say, make a glass bottle, it gets so much harder. You have to juggle so many skills at once—spinning! blowing! heating!—and employ all types of tricks to get even a semblance of a bottle and not some droopy glob mess.

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Our favorite YouTube channel of the moment—How to Make Everything—shows a normal guy trying to learn how to make a glass bottle and makes you realize how skilled the experts are and how uh, not skilled most humans are at this.

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The artistry that goes into glass blowing is fascinating, but even more so for someone to be able to hand-make glass bottles consistently containing the same volume.

I’d just be so very proud to have created a glass ANYTHING that can hold another substance that I wouldn’t give two beetle-fucks how much of any one substance it could contain.