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Shaping Tools


for Glass Beadmakers, Glassblowers and Lampworkers


Sundance Glass - Since 1975
Manufacture of Quality Tools


PaddlePaddles
These hand held paddles are used to shape molten glass. The extra long handles are rubber coated for comfort. Remember, do not put this or any tool directly into the flame, work and shape your glass out of the flame. Watch Out - Some other suppliers out there on the internet are selling paddles that are grainy material, not sanded, weak handles. Ours are made from fine grained material that is then further sanded to ensure as smooth a surface as possible. Our handles are also very sturdy, and comfortable. Made in the USA by Sundance


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graphite paddle for glass working  Graphite Hand Paddle
 1-1/2" x 2-1/2" handle on short side
Made in the USA
 # P1225G
$14
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paddle-graphite-glass-p34-1med  Graphite Hand Paddle
 2" x 3" handle on short side
Made in the USA
 # P23G
$14
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hand paddle for glass workers  Graphite Hand Paddle
 3" x 2" handle on long side
Made in the USA
 # P32G
$14
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hand paddle for lampworking glassblowing and beadmaking  Graphite Hand Paddle
 2" x 3" handle on short side with hole

This paddle has a hole in the corner. To help hold or steady the hot end of the mandrel, put the end of your mandrel into this hole while turning.
Made in the USA
 # P23GH
$18
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graphite paddle for glass working  Graphite Hand Paddle
 3" x 4" handle on short side
Made in the USA
 # P34Gshort side
$16
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hand paddle for lampworking glassblowing and beadmaking Graphite Hand Paddle
 3 i
n 1 Hand Paddle
 
1-5/8" x 3" flat surface
# P31G
 Why work your glass with just a flat surface. Three different surfaces to work your glass at a great price.
Made in the USA
$16
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hand paddle for lampworking glassblowing and beadmaking Grooved Graphite Hand Paddle

 
# P23G Grooved
2 inch by 3 inch
Grooved surface to hold stringers or create patterns in your work, at a great price.
Made in the USA
$39
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hand paddle for lampworking glassblowing and beadmaking  Graphite Hand Paddle
 6 i
n 1 Hand Paddle
 
# P23G6
 Why work your glass with just a flat surface. Six different surfaces to work your glass at a great price.
Made in the USA
$26
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paddle for glass working Metal Grooved Marvering Paddle
Aluminum
Smooth one side textured grooves other side
2" x 4"
Made in the USA
No. G24P 
 $16.95
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Shaping Paddles
These hand held paddles are used to shape molten glass. Extra long handles are rubber coated for comfort and have shaped edges to better shape your molten glass. Available in graphite or brass. Graphite is preferred because it is lighter and can be re-sanded. Where the brass is a more durable material and it is easier to keep the chiseled edge intact. Remember, do not put this or any tool directly into the flame, work and shape your glass out of the flame.

The Wedgie - The forward edge is tapered to a sharp chiseled point. This allows you to cut into the molten glass to make a groove. A typical use for this is to make a melon shaped bead.

The Basic Shaper - Chiseled edge plus one side edge is rounded for additional shaping.
Available in graphite or brass.

Super Shaper - Sometimes called the Stump Shaper. Similar to the Basic Shaper but with additional ground shapes. Available in graphite or brass.

  Description Price
stump shaper for lampwoking The Wedgie
Graphite
2" x 2-1/2"
#2223
Chiseled End
Made in the USA
$20
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 brass shaping tool wedgie The Wedgie
Brass
2" x 2-1/2"
#2227
Chiseled End
Made in the USA
$30
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stump shaper for lampworking Super Shaper
Graphite
2" x 2-1/2"
#2221
Import
$26
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stump shaper super brass Super Shaper
Brass
1-1/8" x 2-1/8"
30mm x 55mm
#2230
Import good quality
Volume Discounts
Buy One Pay $32 Each
Buy Two Pay $28.80Each
Buy Four Pay $25.60 Each
Buy Eight Pay $22.40 Each
$32
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stump shaper brass Super Shaper
Brass
1-1/2" x 2-1/2"
#2222

Taper on left side.

Made in the USA,
Superior Quality

stump shaper
$50
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Sizes are approximate.
Brian's Multi-ToolLampworking Tool - Brian's Multi-Tool

Lampworking Tool - Brian's Multi-Tool
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Description List Price Intro Price!
Brian's Multi-Tool

Standard Style
Made in the USA
#2226
List Price $65
Volume pricing

Buy One Pay $49.00 Each
Buy Two Pay $44.10 Each
Buy Four Pay $39.20 Each
Buy Eight Pay $34.30 Each
$49
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brians multi tool
Description List Price Intro Price!
Brian's Multi-Tool

Enhanced Style
Made in the USA
#2229
List Price $75
Volume pricing

Buy One Pay $59.00 Each
Buy Two Pay $53.10 Each
Buy Four Pay $47.20 Each
Buy Eight Pay $41.30 Each
$59
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lampworking glass beadmaking roller shaper 1
Roller Shaper #1
This tool, developed by Sundance decades ago, is the first in a series of unique glass shaping tools. It is used to help shape your glass bead. There are two ways to use this tool. Make a barrel bead by rolling your molten glass against the curve or turn the glass 90 degrees and work it in the other direction. Two different diameters allow two different size beads. Made of graphite carbon.
Roller Shaper Number 1 - Used to shape beads as a cylinder. Two different sizes. The flat back side can be used as a paddle.
Made in the USA

Order #  Code  Description
Price
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15709 RS1 Roller Shaper #1 $20
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Kindle Shaper Roller Shaper #2
lampworking glass beadmaking shaping tool 2
Roller Shaper Number 2 (Kindle Shaper) - This tool, designed by Shannon Kindle (despite others trying to take credit), is used to help shape your glass bead. Roll your bead back and forth in the grooves to shape. Also used a a frit trough.  Made of carbon graphite.
Pictured twice on the left so you can see both sides of the shaper.
Made in the USA

Order #  Code  Description
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15710 RS2 Kindle Shaper #2
List Price $45
$36
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roller shaper 3 Roller Shaper #3

Similar to the above Kindle Shaper, but the handle is rotated 90 degrees and a shorter surface. Good for right or left handed persons. Rolling the hot bead in the groove helps shape the bead round. Four different sized grooves and two different shaped grooves to choose from. Graphite carbon block is 1-1/2" by 2".
Made in the USA

Order #  Code  Description
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 15711  RS3  Roller Shaper #3 $28
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roller shaper 4 for glass beadmaking and lampworking
Roller Shaper #4
The Evolution continues. This tool, developed by Sundance, is used to help shape your glass bead. Roll your bead in the grooves to shape.  Made of graphite carbon.
Roller Shaper Number 4 - Similar to our original best selling Roller Shaper #2 but modified to have tapered grooves. Pictured twice on the left so you can see both sides of the paddle. Made from Carbon Graphite. Pad is approx. 2" x 3" Made in the USA.
Made in the USA

Order #  Code  Description
Add to Cart
15714 RS4 Roller Shaper #4 $49
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dual marver for glass beadmaking Dual Shaper Tool
Helps shape beads. Bi-Cone on one side and curved shape on the other side. Handle can be inserted in either side for left or right handed people. Great deal because you get two tools in one! Made in the USA! Quality Polished Carbon Graphite. Lifetime Sundance Warranty. 2-1/4" x 3-1/2" Pad.
Made in the USA

 Order #  Description Add to Cart
 2228   Dual Shaper $49
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Cone Shaper Cone Shaper
#2325
$38
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Tear Drop Shaper Tear Drop Shaper
#2326
$46
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Disk Shaper Disk Shaper
#2324
$46
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Ribbed Shaper Ribbed Shaper
#2323
$46
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Pillow Shaper Pillow Shaper
#2322
$46
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Donut Shaper Donut Shaper
#2321
$46
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Barrel Shaper Barrel Shaper
#2320
$46
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Bead and Marble Shaping Tool A tool to help shape beads and marbles. Mandrel grooves help prevent the mandrel release from breaking off the mandrel while making beads. The grooves do not interfere when making marbles. Two different sizes per paddle. Pictured twice to show the top and bottom. On one side is a half sphere to make round beads and marbles. The other side are half cylinders to help shape cylindrical beads.
Made in China. Similar items listed below that are Made in the USA.

Order # Code Description
Price
Bead and Marble Shaping Tool Bead and Marble Mold
#2308
Import
2 Holes   7/8", and 1" $29
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Bead and Marble Shaping Tool Bead and Marble Shaping Tool A tool to help shape beads and marbles. Mandrel grooves help prevent the mandrel release from breaking off the mandrel while making beads. The grooves do not interfere when making marbles. Three different sizes per paddle. Pictured twice to show the top bottom. On one side is a half sphere to make round beads and marbles. The other side are half cylinders to help shape cylindrical beads. Made from polished carbon graphite. Made in the USA Lifetime Sundance Warranty.

Order #  Code  Pad Size  Description Add to Cart
  2310   Bead and Marble Mold   2.5" x 3"  3 Holes   1/2", 5/8" and 3/4"  $35
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  2311   Bead and Marble Mold   2.5" x 4"  3 Holes   7/8", 1", 1-1/8" $40
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Lentil Making Tools
Order #  Code Add to Cart
the tony lintel shaper graphite for glass beadmaking   "Tony" Lentil Maker  #2300

Tool to make Lentil Shaped Glass Beads. Heat and work one side of the bead in the depression. then heat and work the other side. Alternate until it takes the shape of a lentil. Front and back sides are pictured. Four different sized depressions actually allows a wide range of size beads. Mandrel grooves help keep the mandrel release from breaking off. Paddles are Carbon Graphite.
Made in the USA
Life Time Sundance Warranty!
$29
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lentil-maker-glass-beadmaking parallel squashing glass plier for the pro Parallel Pliers with Lentil Shaping Pads Inserted 
#3317
Stays parallel throughout the closing. Inserts are indented Carbon Graphite.
Other style inserts are available.
Made in the USA
lentil-maker-glass-beadmaking
$159
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groved marver for lampworking and glass beadmaking
Metal Grooved Marvering Plate

Roll your glass or press your glass into this metal surface to make a pattern. Roll it twice across the surface each at a different angle to get a pineapple pattern.
Made in the USA


Order # Description Our Price
groved marver for lampworking and glass beadmaking Metal Grooved Marvering Pad
Smooth one side textured grooves other side
Aluminum 2" x 4" No. G24M
Volume Discounts

Buy One Pay $8.95 Each
Buy Two Pay $8.06 Each
Buy Four Pay $7.16 Each
Buy Eight Pay $6.27Each
 List $14
$8.95

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metal groved paddle for glass working

Metal Grooved Marvering Paddle
Smooth one side textured grooves other side
Aluminum 2" x 4" No. G24P
Same marvering plate pictured above mounted on a handle. Often easier to work with when you are able to hold it up at eye level.


Volume Discounts
Buy One Pay $16.95 Each
Buy Two Pay $15.26 Each
Buy Four Pay $13.56 Each
Buy Eight Pay $11.87 Each

 List $24 
$16.95

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Shaping Tool Sets

Sets of stainless steel shaping tools. Press the ends into the hot glass to shape or make impressions. Use the sharp ends to rake or feather your glass. Sharpen some ends to make even more sharp knife sharp impressions.
These can also be used as a mini spatula set to move small amounts of powders and frits. Also great for carving wax for glass casting, with the wax burn out method. And a great set of tools for Pate de Verre work. Can also be used for PMC and Art Clay Silver. Approximately 6" long.

Order # Description Price
shaping tools set for lampworking Set of 4
#1676

Volume Discount
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Buy Two Pay $6.75 Each
Buy Four Pay $6.00 Each
Buy Eight Pay $5.25 Each

$7.50
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shaping tools set for lampworking Set of 7
#1675


Volume Discount
Buy One Pay$13.50 Each
Buy Two Pay $12.15 Each
Buy Four Pay $10.80 Each
Buy Eight Pay $9.45 Each
$13.50
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shaping tools for lampworking Set of 12
#1678


Buy Volume Discount
One Pay $19.00 Each
Buy Two Pay $17.10 Each
Buy Four Pay $15.20 Each
Buy Eight Pay $13.30 Each
$19

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Sharon Sculpting Tool for glass lampworkers and flameworkers. Sculpting Tool


Order # Description Price Add to Cart
5001 The Sharon Sculpting Tool
as described in the book "Wonderful World Of Sharon Peters And Her Silly Sculptural Shapes"
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Core Vessel makes core vessels as described in Richard Prevoct's Core Vessel video, and Napkin Wrapper for making glass napkin rings. Core Vessel and Napkin Wrapper


Core Vessel - LEFT - Makes Core vessels as described in Richard Prevost's video "Glass Core Vessels" (not out of publication). 1" diameter 2" long sliced in half with handle.

Napkin Wrapper - RIGHT - Wrap a band of hot glass around this 1" round graphite rod to make a quick and simple napkin ring. Make your own customized tool by carving and sanding the end of the rod. Graphite is 2" long and 1" in diameter.

Order # Description Price Add to Cart
60 Core Vessel Mandrel 1" diameter, 2" long
Made in the USA
$16 click here to purchase
65 Napkin Wrapper 1" diameter, 2" long
Made in the USA
$12 click here to purchase



thimble mandrel  Thimble Shaped Stainless Steel Mandrel . Machined with a roughened surface to better hold mandrel release
Import
Volume Pricing
Buy 1 $9.95
Buy 2 $8.96
Buy 4 $7.96
Buy 8 $6.97
$9.95
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marver lampwork glassblowing glass beadmakingRaised Table Marvering Pad
The large 4" x 7" graphite pad sits almost 3" high on a heavy steel base. Placed on your work table, the the graphite's elevation off the table makes for easy marvering and pickup with plenty of clearance between the worktable for your hand. We purposely used a heavy 4 pound steel base to make the pad very stable on the worktable for aggressive marvering using the top, edge and corners of the marvering pad. Made in the USA #94524 - $69!
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marver lampwork glassblowing glass beadmakingDeluxe Raised Marvering Pad
The large 4" x 5" graphite pad sits almost 3" high on a heavy steel base. Placed on your work table, the the graphite's elevation off the table makes for easy marvering and pickup with plenty of clearance between the worktable for your hand. We purposely used a heavy 4 pound steel base to make the pad very stable on the worktable for aggressive marvering using the top, edge and corners of the marvering pad. The textured metal marver mounted on the side adds even more marvering options Made in the USA #94525 - $89
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graphite or steel marvering pads for many uses including rolling your molten bead across accessories placed on it like frit, enamel, gold leaf, silver, goldstone, etc..

Graphite Marvering Pads


graphite slab Place on top of your work bench. Use to marver, sprinkle frit, enamel, gold leaf, etc. and roll your bead across it. Pads can be easily cut with any saw or sanded with sandpaper. All graphite needs to be occasionally resurfaced with a 600 grit sandpaper. One side sanded. Thickness is under 1/2" except where noted. The Steel Plate has a factory Finish, not sanded.  Made in USA
Below pads are sanded smooth one side.
    Description  Size Price Add to Cart
G23  Graphite Pad  2" x 3" $9 click here to purchase
G24  Graphite Pad  2" x 4" $12 click here to purchase
 G34  Graphite Pad  3" x 4" $14 click here to purchase
 G45  Graphite Pad  4" x 5" $16

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G55  Graphite Pad  5" x 5" $22 click here to purchase
G66  Graphite Pad  6" x 6" $26 click here to purchase
G77  Graphite Pad  7" x 7" $39 click here to purchase
G88  Graphite Pad  8" x 8"- thick over 1/2" $46 click here to purchase
G10  Graphite Pad  10"x 10"- thick over 5/8" $67 click here to purchase
G12  Graphite Pad  12"x 12"- thick over 5/8" $79 click here to purchase


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