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Mon, 2nd Jul 2007
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Wallace Rogers
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   What does fire-polish mean?


What does fire-polish mean?


Fire polishing is a technique employed in glass fabricating. When a glass rod or tube is cut, it leaves a rough, sharp finish. When a flame is applied to reach the softening point, it seals or “polishes” the end to a smooth, glassy finish or “polish,” thus the term "fire polish". The end of a piece of glass can be ground to a finish or “flame” or fire-polished.