I am a poor graduate student who is wishing to make a container out of borosilicate. I need pretty tight control over the final shape. Is it possible to work a piece of glass to a specific spec by hand?
I want to make a perfect hollow cylinder that will serve as a tank wall, for starters. I have access to a craft center through my school and willingness to learn. I was going to sign up for a class but if this is a pipe dream I will find another means.
I found a website that has some of the techniques I wish to employ see the following link. I am still wondering how well one can control some of the dimensions. I would be shooting for pretty uniform cross sections. Also they all start with the glass in a tube-like geometry already. How do you even make that from scratch?