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|The technique when cutting with a paper pattern is to pinch the pattern to the glass with thumb and forefinger hold it over the edge of the bench and turn the glass and pattern as necessary. No moving or swiveling of the head necessary.
Glass tribes have no names that I know of. Maybe a better term would be geneology or priesthood. The persons who taught you your craft were in turn taught by predecessors and so on. Unfortunately you get all the bad habits handed down over the years along with the good stuff..... If you are an autodidact it could even be worse. It took me years to figure out I didn't have to wear those awful latex gloves that make your hands sweat while cementing and instead wear painters cotton gloves which keeps the cement off and lets your hands breathe.