The Post Punty
The post punty is used for solid glass work. It has a naturally formed surface. Long and wide with a blunt point on the end. These punties need to be gathered out in good time as they need to cool down naturally. This makes sure the center has cooled enough to be stable whilst near the glory hole door when reheating the piece. Using an air gun to speed up the process only adds to the problems making the punty heat up quicker when at the glory hole.
There must be ample glass around both the sides and the end of the punty. too little glass and you there will be no give in the punty making the join thin out between the piece when is bends in the glory hole and at the bench.