GLASS BLOWING EQUIPMENT


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ALL MY EQUIPMENT IS WELDED STEEL FRAMING FOR LONG LIFE AND EACH PEICE IS CUSTOM MADE BY ME.   AS OF 2007 THERE ARE 14 OF THESE STUDIOS OUT THERE STILL RUNNING ALONG WITH MINE THAT IS 8 YEARS OLD.  MY FIRST 2 SET UPS DIDNT LAST VERY LONG SO I DECIDED TO BUILD MY OWN LINE.

I HAVE PUT TOGETHER A SHOP THAT IS AFFORDABLE  WITH LOW COST IN MAINTENANCE AND OPERATION.  I USE ALL THE SAME EQUIPMENT IN MY STUDIO.   I BLOW AT LEAST 4 DAYS A WEEK WITH A POWER BILL OF 135.00 A MONTH AT 7 CENTS A KW HOUR ON AVERAGE.  I HAVE A PROPANE BILL OF 150.00 A MONTH AT 2.05 A GALLON.  THIS IS WITH THE FURNACE RUNNING 24/7/365 AND A 3 X 6 X 2 FOOT TALL  ANNEALER, A SMALL GARAGE, A LARGE COLOR BOX, THE GLORY HOLE AND A PICK UP KILN.

 

 


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THE GLORY HOLE

THIS A 14 INCH GLORY HOLE 22 INCHES DEEP , THERE IS A FOOT PEDAL TO OPEN AND CLOSE THE AUTO ELECTRIC DOORS. yOU CAN HAVE MANUAL DOORS FOR THE SAME PRICE

THE 1 1/2 INCH TUBE WELDED STEEL FRAME HOLDS THE BARREL. THE BARREL IS 14 GAUGE ROLLED STEEL AND WELDED, FLOOR ROLLER AND YOKE IS INCLUDED

I USE THE TRIED AND TRUE GIBERSON BURNER HEAD ALONG WITH A 245 CFM BLOWER, A FINE TUNE HIGH PRESSURE NEEDLE VALVE AND  AN ON/OFF BALL VALVE FOR THE BURNER OPERATION.  IT USES ABOUT 1 GALLON OF PROPANE OR NG AN HOUR. THE UNIT COMES WITH A 120 VOLT ASCO GAS AUTO SHUT OFF VALVE SYSTEM, IF THE POWER GOES OUT THE GAS WILL SHUT OFF AUTOMATICLY AND HAS TO BE RESET MANUALLY BY A PUSH OF A BUTTON.

THE INSIDE OF THE GLORY WORKING SPACE IS 18 INCHES ROUND AND 22 INCHES DEEP.  THE LINER IS 2 INCHES OF 2800 DEGREE FRAX FOR FAST HEATUP, IT IS RIGIDIZED FOR SAFETY WITH A THIN LAYER OF BRICK ON THE BOTTOM TO PROTECT THE FRAX FROM GLASS DROPPINGS. THE HEAT RING IS CAST WITH A 14 INCH HOLE FROM A HIGH TEMP CASTABLE AS ARE THE DOORS, THEY ARE CAST WITH STAINLESS STEEL REINFORCING.  THESE CASTINGS ARE PRETTY MUCH BULLET PROOF. THE AUTO DOORS ROLL SIDE TO SIDE WITH THE AID OF A 12 VOLT LINEAR ACTUATOR TO THE FULL 14 INCHES OF THE GLORY HOLE, WITH 2 FOOT PEDALS TO OPEN/CLOSE THE DOORS. WE CAN ALSO ADD A PIPE WARMER.

PIPE WARMER OPTION 300.00

price 5,900.00 complete 


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THE ANNEALER

THIS IS A 5' LONG, 3' WIDE AND 2' TALL COFFIN ANNEALER WITH 2 TOP LOADING DOORS.  IT IS MADE OF 1 1/2 INCH ANGLE IRON WELDED FRAME WITH ALUMINUM DIAMOND PLATE SIDING.   THE 2 COUNTER WEIGHTS, CABLE, PULLIES, AND WALL HOOKS COME WITH IT.

IT HAS 1 INCH BACK UP BOARD INSULATION WITH 2 1/2 INCHES OF 2300 DEGREE KILN BRICK , THE LID IS MADE UP OF 2 1/2 INCHES OF HIGH TEMP FIBER BOARD. IT RUNS ON 3 ELEMENTS WITH A TOTAL OF 36 AMPS AT 240 VOLT, ALONG WITH A FUJI DIGITAL CONTROLLER THAT HOLDS 2 PROGRAMS.

price 6,900.00


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THE FURNACE

THE FRAME IS 1 1/2 WELDED ANGLE IRON WITH ALUMINUM DIAMOND PLATE ON ALL SIDES EXCEPT THE BACK AND BOTTOM, WHICH ARE 14 GAUGE STEEL.  IT IS 30" X 30" X 24" TALL.  THE BOTTOM OF THE FURNACE STARTS OFF WITH 1 INCH BACK UP BOARD,THEN 4 1/2 INCHES OF BRICK AND THEN 2 INCHES OF HIGH TEMP CASTABLE.  THE CHAMBER WALL IS 3 INCH BRICK AND GROOVED FOR THE ELEMENTS.  THERE ARE 3 INCHES OF PACKED FRAX IN THE SIDEWALLS FOR INSULATION.  THE LID IS 8 INCHES OF HIGH TEMP FRAX FOR GREAT INSULATION QUALITIES. THIS FURNACE IS  A "WIRE MELTER", IT USES A1 CANTHOL ELEMENTS.   IT COMES WITH THE COUNTER WEIGHT,PULLIES, CABLE AND WALL HOOK.  IT HAS A FUJI CONTROLLER,AND AN SCR PACKAGE AND PULLS 32 AMPS WITH AN "S TYPE" THERMALCOUPLE AND HOLDS AN EASILY REPLACEABLE FREE STANDING 80 LB CRUCIBLE.

BEING A WIRE MELTER YOU WILL GET ABOUT 1 YEAR OR MORE OUT OF THESE ELEMENTS WITH CONTINUOUS USE WHEN USING CULLET.  THAT IS WHAT I SUGGEST YOU USE IN THIS FURNACE, USING "BATCH" WILL SHORTEN THE LIFE OF THE ELEMENTS BY HALF OR MORE.  I SUGGEST AN ELEMENT AND HEAT RING CHANGE AT LEAST YEARLY.  I AM NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR EARLY ELEMENT FAILURE, THAT IS JUST PART OF THE JOYS/TRIALS OF GLASSBLOWING.

THE WIRE MELTER IS THE REASON YOUR POWER BILL WILL BE MUCH LOWER THAN A SIC/MOLLY MELTER.  THIS FURNACE COSTS ME ABOUT $65 A MONTH TO RUN 24/7/365 AT 7 CENTS A KW HOUR AT 2100 DEGREES.   REPLACING THE ELEMENTS ARE EASY AND CHEAP,  $150 TO REPLACE THE ELEMENTS,  AND $40 FOR THE HEAT RING 

COMES WITH, COUNTER WEIGHT/PULLIES/CABLE/WALL HOOK,SCR CONTROLLER PACKAGE

S TYPE TC

FUJI CONTROLLER/55 AMP RELAY

80 LB CRUCIBLE $286.00 

price 5,600.00


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THE COLOR BOX

THIS IS A COLOR BOX.  IT IS 1 1/2" WELDED ANGLE IRON WITH ALUMINUM DIAMOND PLATE.  MADE OF 2 1/2" 2300 DEGREE BRICK WITH 2 1/2" FIBER BOARD LID. IT IS 17"X 28" OUTSIDE, 13" X 24"X 6" DEEP INSIDE AND CAN BE 120 OR 240 VOLT,  YOUR CHOICE.   ALSO COMES WITH A FUJI CONTROLLER W/K TYPE TC.15 AMPS AT 120 VOLT AND 9 AMPS AT 240 VOLTS. ALSO INCLUDES A WELDED STAND .

COMES WITH

THE FUJI CONTROLLER/K TYPE TC

WELDED STAND

price 1,200.00


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THE GAFFERS BENCH

THIS IS A 1 1/2" TUBE FRAME GAFF BENCH ALL WELDED. IT HAS NICE LONG 30" RAILS WITH A WIDE BENCH SEAT. THERE IS A NOTCH CUT ON THE RIGHT SIDE FOR EASY ACCESS TO YOUR BUCKETS OF BLOCKS WITH A NICE WIDE SIDE TABLE FOR YOUR JACKS, SHEARS AND STEAM PAD ETC.

price 1,200.00


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THE MARVER

THE TOP IS 36" WIDE AND 24" DEEP 1/2 INCH STEEL PLATE THAT IS  STONE GROUND, ON A WELDED 1 1/2 TUBE  FRAME WITH LOCKING CASTERS. IT IS 30 " TALL.

THERE IS AN OPTION OF THREADING WHEELS THAT SIT ON THE BACK OF THE MARVER WITH A SLIDING/ROLLER YOKE ON THE RIGHT OR LEFT SIDE OF THE MARVER.

PRICE 850.00

THREADING WHEEL OPTION $125


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