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Tools for Flameworkers Sundance - Original Manufacturer of Tools Since 1975.

Tools for Glassworking, Glassblowing and Glass Beadmaking
Shaping Tools, Stump Shapers, Tungsten Picks, Graphite and Carbon Pads and Paddles.

Tungsten Rods with Handle
Tungsten rods: high temperature metal for manipulating glass by dragging, raking, feathering, or swirling the molten glass.

Tungsten is an amazing metal tolerant of high temperature, which unlike stainless steel, is less likely to melt or burn up in the flame and is less likely to stick to the glass. An ideal metal to manipulate glass by dragging, raking, feathering, or swirling the surface. Can be used to make air bubbles, poke out unwanted air bubbles or poke holes through the glass. Available as a straight sharpened rod or with the end bent for easier raking. This is one of the few tools you can actually put into the torch flame for certain techniques like making holes in glass.

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Why Use Shorter 60mm Rod Why Use the Longer 120 MM Rod

Your hand is working closer to the tip which gives you more control but then can be uncomfortable working that close to the heat. It depends on which technique you are using the tungsten for.

Your hand is more comfortable working farther away from the heat but when your hand is farther away you have less control. You would eventually want both lengths in your tool box.

Metal Handles
Diameter Tip Price
tungsten pick for lampworkers glassblowers and glass beadmakers  1/16"

Probe Length
 Straight and Pointed
3-1/2"- 60mm long, or 7" - 120mm tungsten
 #24016
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Tungsten rods: high temperature metal for manipulating glass by dragging, raking, feathering, or swirling the molten glass.  3/32"

Probe Length
 Straight and Pointed
3-1/2"-60mm long, or 7"-120mm tungsten

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Tungsten rods: high temperature metal for manipulating glass by dragging, raking, feathering, or swirling the molten glass.  1/8"

Probe Length
 Straight and Pointed
3-1/2"-60mm long, or 7"-120mm tungsten
#24018
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Wooden Handle
Diameter Tip Price
Tungsten with wood handle Wooden Handled with Pin Vice
3-1/2" Long 5/32" dia. Tungsten
# 22002
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$42
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Tungsten Rods Replacement Tungsten Metal Probes - Just the sharpened metal probe - no handle
Diameter One end pointed Price
tungsten pick for glass beadmaking lampworking and glassblowing  1/16"
Tungsten Rod ONLY
No22016
Straight and one end pointed
3-1/2"-60mm long, or 7"-120mm
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tungsten pick for glass beadmaking lampworking and glassblowing  3/32"
Tungsten Rod ONLY
No 22332
Straight and one end pointed
3-1/2"-60mm long, or 7"-120mm
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tungsten pick for glass beadmaking lampworking and glassblowing  1/8"
Short
Tungsten Rod ONLY  
No. 22018
Straight and one end pointed
3-1/2"-60mm long, or 7"-120mm
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tungsten pick for glass beadmaking lampworking and glassblowing  5/32"
Short
Tungsten Rod ONLY  
No. 22532
Straight and one end pointed
3-1/2"-60mm long, or 7"-120mm
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5/32" Tungsten only fits the largest pin vice in set #81498

tungsten pick for glass beadmaking lampworking and glassblowing  5/32"
Short
Tungsten Rod ONLY  
No. 225321
Straight with blunt end  - 3-1/2" - 60mm long
Blunt end are used to set in stones or other objects.
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 5/32" Tungsten only fits the largest pin vice in set #81498
 $8
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   3/32"
Short
Tungsten Rod ONLY  
No. 223321
Bent end for Raking - 3"
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Two pointed ends
Diameter Two ends pointed Price
 1/16"  Straight and two ends pointed - 3"
No. 220162
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$9
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 3/32"  Straight and two ends pointed - 3"
No. 223322
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 $10
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 1/8"  Straight and two ends pointed - 3"
No. 220182
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 $11
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Why two ends pointed? - if one end gets damaged or dull - turn it around in the pin vice for a new end. Works only where the tungsten can be removed from handle like pin vices.



Pin Vice Sets

A pin vice has the jaws of a drill. The tip will clamp down on a small rod like a drill bit. Set of three different sizes. Useful in your studio; holds mandrels, tungsten picks, drill bits, your bead hole cleaning tools, etc.

Order #   Price
pin vice set for lampworkers glassblowers and glass beadmakers 81496
Set of 2 smallest
Volume Discounts
Buy One  Pay $3.00 Each
Buy Two  Pay $2.70 Each
Buy Four  Pay $2.40 Each
Buy Eight Pay $2.10 Each

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pin vice set for lampworkers glassblowers and glass beadmakers 81497
Set of 3 smallest
Volume Discounts
Buy One  Pay $6.00 Each
Buy Two  Pay $5.40 Each
Buy Four  Pay $4.80 Each
Buy Eight Pay $4.20 Each

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pin vice set for lampworkers glassblowers and glass beadmakers 81498
Set of  All 4
Volume Discounts
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Buy Two  Pay $8.10Each
Buy Four  Pay $7.20 Each
Buy Eight Pay $6.30 Each

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pin vice set for lampworkers glassblowers and glass beadmakers Pin Vice Handle Only - To hold the Rod
Heavy duty Pin Vice Handle - 1/16" up to 5/16" (5/16" requires you to fully unscrew binding ring to insert rod)
$16
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Steel Rake
Handy all stainless steel tool. One side is a pick (or probe) the other is a rake. An ideal tool to manipulate by dragging, raking, feathering, or swirling the surface of the glass. Can be used to make air bubbles or poke holes through the glass. A tungsten pick and rake listed above is a better material.

Order # Description Price
Stainless Steel Rake - Probe
#15613
Stainless steel rake : one side is a pick (probe) the other side is a rack for working with molten glass in flameworking and lampworking.
Imported


Volume Discount
Buy One Pay 2.50 Each
Buy Two Pay $2.25 Each
Buy Four Pay $2.00Each
Buy Eight Pay $1.75 Each
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Stainless Steel Rake - Probe
#15614
Stainless steel rake : one side is a pick (probe) the other side is a rack for working with molten glass in flameworking and lampworking.
Made in the USA


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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

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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

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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
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glass rod cutter for lampworking Rod Cutter

These vinyl coated rod cutters are great for cutting glass rods, from thin to 1/2" thick. They achieve this by concentrating force in a specific location to break the rod!

Wheel style cutters have round cutting wheels that can be turned as they get dull. The advantage of this over the green handled ones is that it cuts more clean, which doesn't really matter unless you are cutting murrini chips or stringer. A must if you will be cutting murrini chips or stringers as these are least likely to break rods.

Green handled cutters are carbide tipped. 7-1/2" long. Advantage of this over the wheeled cutter is that it is 'quicker" to use, grab and cut without much aiming between the cutting blades. Please keep in mind these are more susceptible to crushing rods or stringers due to the lack of precision.

Order # Description Price
glass rod cutter for lampworking Carbide tipped rod cutter #728

Volume Discount
Buy One Pay $18 Each
Buy Two Pay $16.20 Each
Buy Four Pay $14.40 Each
Buy Eight Pay $12.60 Each
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glass rod cutter for lampworking Rod cutter with two round cutting wheels #729

Volume Discount
Buy One Pay $22 Each
Buy Two Pay $19.80 Each
Buy Four Pay $17.60 Each
Buy Eight Pay $15.40 Each
$22
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Sculpting Tool
Order # Description Price
Sharon Sculpting Tool for glass lampworkers and flameworkers.
5001
The Sharon Sculpting Tool
CLICK HERE to see the book
that describes how to use this tool.
$7
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Core Vessel and Napkin Wrapper

Core Vessel makes core vessels as described in Richard Prevoct's Core Vessel video, and Napkin Wrapper for making glass napkin rings. 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
60 Core Vessel Mandrel 1" diameter, 2"long
Made in the USA by Sundance
$16
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65 Napkin Wrapper 1" diameter, 2" long
Made in the USA by Sundance
$12
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thimble mandrel Thimble Shaped Stainless Steel Mandrel . Machined with a roughened surface to better hold mandrel release Buy 1 $9.95
Buy 2 $8.96
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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 graphite's elevation off the table makes for easy marvering and pickup with plenty of clearance underneath 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 by Sundance

#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 graphite's elevation off the table makes for easy marvering and pickup with plenty of clearance between the worktable and 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 by Sundance

#94525 - $89
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Graphite Marvering Pads 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 Pad

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 the USA by Sundance

Below pads are Flat both sides and sanded smooth one side.
Description Size Price Add to Cart
G23 Graphite Pad 2" x 3" $9 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 Temp Out Of Stock
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



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 by Sundance.


metal groved paddle for glass working
Paddle

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. Back smooth side can be used as a paddle.


Order # Description    
G24M Metal grooved marvering pad 2" x 4" Volume Discount
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Buy Two Pay $8.06 Each
Buy Four Pay $7.16 Each
Buy Eight Pay $6.27Each
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G24P Metal grooved marvering paddle 2" x 4" Volume Discount
 Buy One Pay $16.95 Each
Buy Two Pay $15.26 Each
Buy Four Pay $13.56 Each
Buy Eight Pay $11.80 Each
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Glass Shears
glass shear

Tool used to cut glass when it is molten. Cut excess glass off the lip of a vessel, or when removing glass from a crucible kiln, cut the trailing edge of the dripping molten glass with these shears. The Gold colored handle pair is not only pretty but the blades are better machined and have a smoother action.

Order #   Description  Price
glass shears Glass Shears - 7-1/2" overall - 3" blade
#2667


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glass shear

Glass Shears - 7 overall - 3" blade - Gold Handles
#2677

Volume Discount
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Bracelet Mandrels and Ring Mandrels


Bracelet and Ring Mandrels: Oval #9606, Round #9605 for making your own glass rings and bracelets. Bracelet and Ring Mandrels: Oval #9606, Round #9605 for making your own glass rings and bracelets. Ring Finger mandrel #1604 for making your own glass rings.
ring and bracelet mandrels Sample of custom made glass rings on ring mandrel.
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Cooling Your Glass
There are three ways to help cool your glass slowly to help prevent thermal shocking or breaking
  • Kiln
  • Crockpot full of hot vermiculite
  • Two Fiber Pads

To use, place your hot glass between these pads as soon as you are done with it on the torch. The pads hold the heat to slow down the cooling rate. The timing for placing the glass between the fiber is critical. If you place them to soon, when the glass surface is still molten, fibers may stick to the glass. If you wait to long, the glass may cool to much and the risk of breaking is greater. Experiment with the timing. Fiber supplied 2 sizes. Remember only a kiln or flame annealing can anneal glass.

Crockpot full of hot vermiculite to ease the cooling of hot sculptures like glass beads. Cooling off hot beads that are still attached to mandrels by placing them between fiber blanket pads.
Order # Description   Thickness Price
FB812 Fiber blanket - 2 pieces 8" x 12" 1/2" $8
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FB1218 Fiber blanket - 2 pieces 12" x 18" 1" $16
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2299 Vermiculite - about 1/3 cubic foot. the Crockpot in the picture took half that. See below about OUR vermiculite. 1/3 of a cubic foot about an 8"x8"x8" . $6
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About Our Vermiculite!

Our vermiculite is superior to the common vermiculite usually available. Ours is very large and coarse, as opposed to the fine vermiculite often sold by our competitors.

The Advantages Of Ours:
  • Coarse Grains Create large dead air spaces which insulate better.
  • Less airborne fine particles of vermiculite.
  • Ours is certified Asbestos Free
  • Over time the particles break down to smaller and smaller sizes. Because you are starting with the extra large size, your vermiculite lasts longer.

Frit Bowl

Great little stainless steel bowl! Keep all your frit in one place. Easily roll the end of a molten glass rod in the lip for a nice even coating of frit without spreading it across your work space. More Bowls means less changing out the colors.

Order #  Description Put in Cart
frit bowl to make working with frit easy 6111 Frit Bowl

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