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== Uses ==
 
== Uses ==
 
Glass can be used for most things that can be produced at a [[mason's workshop]], (with the exception of slabs, querns and millstones). It can also produce goods normally made at a [[craftsdwarf's workshop]] by a [[stone crafter]], with the exception of obsidian short swords and generic crafts. In addition, it may be made as raw glass, which can then be cut as a gem at a [[jeweler's workshop]] by a [[gem cutter]], in a similar fashion to cutting generic stones. These, especially ones made of green glass, are excellent practice for aspiring jewelers (and their production provides experience for [[glassmaker]]s). Glass can also be made as [[block]]s which can be used to build [[workshop]]s and [[construction]]s. You can even make glass trap components. Unique goods made from glass include glass [[window]]s and [[flask|vial]]s, as well as [[Furniture#Furniture_types_with_multiple_names|renamed versions]] of common furniture.
 
Glass can be used for most things that can be produced at a [[mason's workshop]], (with the exception of slabs, querns and millstones). It can also produce goods normally made at a [[craftsdwarf's workshop]] by a [[stone crafter]], with the exception of obsidian short swords and generic crafts. In addition, it may be made as raw glass, which can then be cut as a gem at a [[jeweler's workshop]] by a [[gem cutter]], in a similar fashion to cutting generic stones. These, especially ones made of green glass, are excellent practice for aspiring jewelers (and their production provides experience for [[glassmaker]]s). Glass can also be made as [[block]]s which can be used to build [[workshop]]s and [[construction]]s. You can even make glass trap components. Unique goods made from glass include glass [[window]]s and [[flask|vial]]s, as well as [[Furniture#Furniture_types_with_multiple_names|renamed versions]] of common furniture.
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Glass is [[magma]]-safe (with a melting point of {{ct|13600}}) and can be created in unlimited quantity on any map with sand soil tiles.
  
 
For more information on the use of glass, see the [[Glass industry]] page.
 
For more information on the use of glass, see the [[Glass industry]] page.
  
 
Raw and cut glass storage options can be found under the Gem [[stockpile]] sub-menu. Glass blocks are stored in Bar/Block stockpiles.
 
Raw and cut glass storage options can be found under the Gem [[stockpile]] sub-menu. Glass blocks are stored in Bar/Block stockpiles.
 
==Glass and magma==
 
Glass behaves somewhat oddly with [[magma]], despite being strictly magma-safe (with a melting point of {{ct|13600}}) - glass objects dropped into magma tend to disappear instantly (a property seemingly shared by every organic material), but '''built''' glass furniture will survive indefinitely when covered with magma.
 
  
 
==Physical properties==
 
==Physical properties==

Revision as of 18:54, 2 September 2014

This article is about the current version of DF.

Glass is produced at the glass furnace using fuel with either sand (green glass), sand and pearlash (clear glass), or rock crystal and pearlash (crystal glass). A magma glass furnace can also be used, in which case no fuel is required. Raw glass (of all three types) can also be acquired from some trade caravans and be purchased in the embark screen. Note that raw glass can not be made into glass items (excluding strange moods), but can only be cut into gem-like items which can be used for decorating items - you have to buy or collect sand to get the raw materials to make glass.

Glass value corresponds to the difficulty of its production, with green glass having the lowest material value (2), clear glass intermediate (5), and crystal glass the highest (10).

Uses

Glass can be used for most things that can be produced at a mason's workshop, (with the exception of slabs, querns and millstones). It can also produce goods normally made at a craftsdwarf's workshop by a stone crafter, with the exception of obsidian short swords and generic crafts. In addition, it may be made as raw glass, which can then be cut as a gem at a jeweler's workshop by a gem cutter, in a similar fashion to cutting generic stones. These, especially ones made of green glass, are excellent practice for aspiring jewelers (and their production provides experience for glassmakers). Glass can also be made as blocks which can be used to build workshops and constructions. You can even make glass trap components. Unique goods made from glass include glass windows and vials, as well as renamed versions of common furniture.

Glass is magma-safe (with a melting point of 13600 °U ) and can be created in unlimited quantity on any map with sand soil tiles.

For more information on the use of glass, see the Glass industry page.

Raw and cut glass storage options can be found under the Gem stockpile sub-menu. Glass blocks are stored in Bar/Block stockpiles.

Physical properties

Through memory hacking, the material properties of each type of glass have been determined; for reference, they have been reconstructed below as material definitions:

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