Bead Annealers

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Bead Annealers

 

All of our kilns are built by glass people for glass people.  They are designed with the bead maker, fuser and PMC worker in mind.  These are not your run of the mill factory built kilns.  We build them to last through years and years of use, we don't just build them, we use them.  Every kiln is built to order for each customer. Build times for our bead line is 3-4 weeks, custom builds are 4-6 weeks. We count in calender months (1/12/13 to 2/12/13) We do work some weekends but appreciate consideration for a few nonworking weekend days in the build time. Build times are an estimate, we do our very best to meet them but will not sacrifice quality to do so.

 

All of our kilns feature:

 

       High grade 1/8" aluminum casings, not a thin venire. 

  •     Welded and bolted, not just folded together.
  •     No paint to burn off or discolor.  Will not rust.
  •     Two handles on the top ends of the kiln for easy transport.

 

       Durable all high temperature kiln brick interior, not fiber blanket.

  •     Elements are deeply grooved into the top for safety.  You can not stick a mandrel into them.
  •     Excellent heat retaining properties for a lower electric bill.

 

       Tall 4" doors made from the same sturdy aluminum as the casing.

  •     Tough stainless steel piano hinge runs the length of the door
  •     Doors that are heavily insulated with high density bonded fiber board.  You won't have any fiber blanket flopping around spreading dust all over your work or work space.
  •     Mandrel gaps under the doors, so doors stay fully closed with your work or preheating rods inside without having to leave your doors ajar.
  •     Solid stay cool stainless steel handles.

 

       Fuji PXR3 controllers that are easy to program. 

  •     This controller has been chosen for its long term operating qualities
  •     All wiring is above standard electrical requirements
  •     Holds two programs
  •     We will install the programs of your choice

 

       3 year warranty on all parts and labor.

  •     For the first year we will cover any shipping costs both ways in the US.
  •     For the second two years we will cover the shipping back to you in the US.
  •     We build each kiln by hand so we will stand behind them
  •     Sorry, no returns or refunds 

      

   Full time, friendly customer service.

  •     Be it programming assistance, or questions, we are available whenever you need us, not just between the hours of 9 and 5.  Call or Email.  If you don't reach us by one method, try another and we will answer as soon as we can.


 

 

Our Products:

 

 

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The Regular Guy

This is our most popular model.  If you work full days at the torch, do large pieces, or want to batch anneal several days work at once. This is your best choice.

 

  • Interior size: 6 1/2" deep x 18" wide x 4" tall
  • Exterior size including controller: 14" deep x 26" wide x 12" tall
  • Two 4" tall x 10" wide doors
  • 4" deep x 20" wide mandrel rest/rod warming rest, with 1/4" mandrel gap at the bottom
  • Max Temp: 1700 F
  • 110 volts 13 amps, Plugs into a standard household outlet
  • Available in 240 volt for an additional $50
  • Punti Door available for an additional $60

Regular Guy price is $765 plus $65shipping in the continental US

Shipping for the Regular Guy will be added to your PayPal invoice.

Payment by Check or Money Order information is listed at the bottom of this page.

For shipping cost outside the continental US please contact us for a quote. 

 

Layaway Plan is Available, see payment information at the bottom of this page.

 

 

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The Wide Guy

 

This model is a great choice for professional studio settings.  If you run full day classes where students share a kiln, or create many large pieces in a work session, this one's for you.  The punti door pictured on the right side of the kiln is an option not included in the price of the Wide Guy.  See below to add it to your kiln.

 

  •     Interior size: 6 1/2" deep x 27" wide x 4 1/2" tall
  •     Exterior size including controller: 14" deep x 35" wide x 12" tall
  •     Two 4" tall x 14 1/2" wide doors, with 1/4" mandrel gap at the bottom
  •     4" deep x 29" wide mandrel rest/rod warming rest
  •     Max Temp: 1700 F
  •     110 volts 13 amps, Plugs into a standard household outlet
  •     Available in 240 volt for an additional $50
  •  Punti door is available for an additional $60

Wide Guy price is $965 plus $75 shipping in the continental US

Shipping for the Wide Guy will be added to your PayPal invoice.

Payment by Check or Money Order information is listed at the bottom of this page.

For shipping cost outside the continental US please contact us for a quote.

 

Layaway Plan is Available, see payment information at the bottom of this page.

Wide Guy Kiln Options
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The Short Guy

 

Just as powerful as our other kilns, this is our space saving model.  It is recommended for shorter work sessions, or smaller workspaces.  This is a great choice for the beginning hobbyist.

 

  • Interior size: 6 1/2" deep x 9" wide x 4 1/2" tall
  • Exterior size including controller and mandrel rest: 14" deep x 18" wide x 12" tall
  • One 4" tall x 11" wide door with 1/4" gap for mandrels or rods
  • 4" deep x 11" wide mandrel rest/rod warming rest
  • Max Temp: 1700 F
  • 110 volts 8 amps, Plugs into a standard household outlet.
  • Punti Door option is available for an additional $60.
  • We do not offer the Short Guy in 240 volt.

 

Short Guy price is $600 plus $45 shipping in the continental US

Shipping for the Short Guy will be added to your PayPal invoice.

Payment by Check or Money Order information is listed at the bottom of this page.

For shipping cost outside the continental US please contact us for a quote.

 

Layaway Plan is Available, see payment information at the bottom of this page.

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The Economy Guy Line

Our affordable answer to your first kiln or studio expansion.  We have simply changed the outter skin to galvanized steel rather than the aluminum.  .  They are designed to perform all the same applications as the rest of our line be it beadmaking, fusing, PMC, or other hot work.  We are offering two standard sizes. This type of kiln is available in virtually any size, email us for custom size quote if the sizes below do not fit your needs.

 

The 9" Economy Guy:

  • Interior size: 9" deep x 9" wide x 4 1/2" tall
  • Exterior size including controller: 12" deep x 18" wide x 11" tall
  • Elements are in the side for even fusing heat.
  • One 4" tall x 11" wide door with 1/4" gap for mandrels or rods
  • Max Temp: 1700 F
  • 110 volts 8 amps, Plugs into a standard 15 amp household outlet.
  • Comes standard with an infinate switch and digital pyrometer.
  • Digital controller option instead of the infinate switch is available for $235.
  • We do not currently offer the Economy Guy in 240 volt.

 

The 12" Economy Guy:

  • Interior size: 12" deep x 12" wide x 9" tall
  • Exterior size including controller: 15" deep x 22" wide x 17" tall
  • Elements are in the side for even fusing heat.
  • One 9" tall x 11" wide door with 1/4" gap for mandrels or rods
  • Max Temp: 1700 F
  • 110 volts 14 amps, Plugs into a standard 20 amp household outlet.
  • Comes standard with an infinate switch and digital pyrometer.
  • Digital controller option instead of the infinate switch is available for $235.
  • We do not currently offer the Economy Guy in 240 volt.

 

Economy Guy 9" price is $475 plus $45 shipping in the continental US

INTRODUCTORY PRICE is $400 $45 shipping in the continental US

Shipping for the Economy Guy will be added to your PayPal invoice.

Payment by Check or Money Order information is listed at the bottom of this page.

For shipping cost outside the continental US please contact us for a quote.

 

Economy Guy 12" price is $650 plus $45 shipping in the continental US

INTRODUCTORY PRICE is $600 $45 shipping in the continental US

Shipping for the Economy Guy will be added to your PayPal invoice.

Payment by Check or Money Order information is listed at the bottom of this page.

For shipping cost outside the continental US please contact us for a quote.

 

Layaway Plan is Available, see payment information at the bottom of this page.

 

Economy Guy Options
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Wide 4 Door Studio Kiln

 

This model is a great choice for professional studio settings where you work on both sides of a table.  If you run full day classes where students share a kiln, or create many large pieces in a work session, this one's for you.

 

  •     Interior size: 6 1/2" deep x 27" wide x 4 1/2" tall
  •     Exterior size including controller: 14" deep x 35" wide x 12" tall
  •     Four 4" tall x 14 1/2" wide doors, with 1/4" mandrel gap at the bottom
  •     Two 4" deep x 29" wide mandrel rest/rod warming rest
  •     Max Temp: 1700 F
  •     110 volts 13 amps, Plugs into a standard household outlet
  •     Available in 240 volt for an additional $50
  •   Punti Door option is available for $60 per door.

 

Wide Guy 4 Door price is $1150 plus $75 shipping in the continental US

Shipping for the Wide Guy 4 Door is $75 and will be added to your PayPal invoice.

Payment by Check or Money Order information is listed at the bottom of this page.

For shipping cost outside the continental US please contact us for a quote.

 

Layaway Plan is Available, see payment information at the bottom of this page.

Wide 4 Door Options

 


 

 

 

 

 

Regular Guy Tall with Double Hinge Doors

 

This is ideal for your tall sculptural work.  It has all the features of the Regular Guy with added height and a door that can be as flexible as your work

 

  • Interior size: 6 1/2" deep x 18" wide x 9" tall
  • Exterior size including controller: 14" deep x 26" wide x 16" tall
  • Two 4" tall x 10" wide doors
  • 4" deep x 20" wide mandrel rest/rod warming rest, with 1/4" mandrel gap at the bottom
  • Max Temp: 1700 F
  • 110 volts 13 amps, Plugs into a standard household outlet
  • Available in 240 volt for an additional $50
  • Punti Door option is available for an additional $60 per door.

 

Regular Guy Tall price is $1050 plus $95 shipping in the continental US

Shipping for the Regular Guy Tall is $95 and will be added to your PayPal invoice.

Payment by Check or Money Order information is listed at the bottom of this page.

For shipping cost outside the continental US please contact us for a quote.

 

Layaway Plan is Available, see payment information at the bottom of this page.

Regular Guy Tall Options

 

 


 

 

 

 

Regular Deep Guy, and Regular Deep Top Loading Guy

 

 

These are ideal for your versitile loading needs.  It has all the features of the Regular Guy with added depth. Great for tube prepwork and high octane production.

 

Regular Deep Guy:

  • Interior size: 11" deep x 18" wide x 4 1/2" tall
  • Exterior size including controller: 14" deep x 28" wide x 12" tall
  • Elements are in the roof of the kiln or in the side walls, your choice
  • Two 4" tall x 10" wide doors
  • 4" deep x 20" wide mandrel rest/rod warming rest, with 1/4" mandrel gap at the bottom
  • Max Temp: 1700 F
  • 110 volts 13 amps, Plugs into a standard household outlet
  • Available in 240 volt for an additional $50
  • Punti Door option is available for an additional $60 per door.

 

Regular Deep Top Loader:

  • Interior size: 11" deep x 18" wide x 7 1/2" tall
  • Exterior size including controller: 14" deep x 28" wide x 14" tall
  • Elements are in the walls of the kiln
  • Two 4" tall x 10" wide doors
  • One Lid Door the full width of the kilns chaimber
  • 4" deep x 20" wide mandrel rest/rod warming rest, with 1/4" mandrel gap at the bottom
  • Max Temp: 1700 F
  • 110 volts 13 amps, Plugs into a standard household outlet
  • Available in 240 volt for an additional $50
  • Punti Door option is available for an additional $60 per door.

 

 

Regular Guy Deep price is $1050 plus $95 shipping in the continental US

Shipping for the Regular Guy Deep is $95 and will be added to your PayPal invoice.

Payment by Check or Money Order information is listed at the bottom of this page.

For shipping cost outside the continental US please contact us for a quote.

 

Regular Guy Deep Top Loader price is $1350 plus $95 shipping in the continental US

Shipping for the Regular Guy Deep Top Loader is $95 and will be added to your PayPal invoice.

Payment by Check or Money Order information is listed at the bottom of this page.

For shipping cost outside the continental US please contact us for a quote.

 

Layaway Plan is Available, see payment information at the bottom of this page.

 

There are so many option on this guy, that we prefer you email us at Michael@theglasshive.com

to order.  Pam can cover all the bases and get you the lowest price on your mods.

 

 

 


 

 

Add Features to Your Kiln

 

 

 

 

The Punti Door

 

This is a small door in the bottom of your existing door.  This gives you flexiblity when you need to garage things, or preheat larger objects.

  • The door is 1 1/4 inches tall, and runs the full length of your kiln door. 
  • Door has a sturdy handle that is away from the heat of the kiln.
  • You can retrofit your current Glass Hive kiln with this feature.
  • Custom lengths and heights are available.

Punti Door Price to add to a new kiln on order $60

Punti Door Price to add to a kiln you own $65 (send me your door, I modify it and send it back to you)

Punti Door Price to add to a kiln you own and you keep your original door $75

Shipping is included in the above prices.

 

Layaway Plan is Available, see payment information at the bottom of this page.

Punti Door Options

 


 

Our Layaway Plan:

 

Your first payment locks you into the price at the time, including any sale occurring at that time. It won't go up or down.

The layaway plan is very relaxed. Make a payment of any size to open an account. Make additional payments when you want for as much as you'd like. When the kiln is paid off, we build it and send it out to you. No interest or deadlines. There is no fixed payoff date. Basically, it's your plan!

 

No returns or refunds on layaway plans.

 

 

 

How To Make a Purchase

 

We accept PayPal, personal checks and money orders.

To pay by PayPal use the address Michael@TheGlassHive.com or the links above.

To pay by check, make your check out to The Glass Hive and send to:

 

The Glass Hive

PO Box 67

Tidewater, OR 97390

 

Our current wait list to receive your kiln is 3-4 weeks, customs 4-6.  We would rather surprise you when it is early than disappoint you when it is late.  We promise the high standards with which we construct them will make up for the wait.

 

Email us at Michael@TheGlassHive.com   

Call us at 541 961 6978

 

Thank you!

 


 

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