Mandrels

Mandrel Picture


For making glass beads. Tired of bent mandrels? Our Mandrels are better and are specially made to resist bending. Compare, take one of our mandrels and a competitors. Bend them together until the competitors stay bent while ours returns straight. Made with high temperature metal that has low heat transfer, keeping your fingers cool while the end is red hot. Make a glass bead with a hole by wrapping molten glass around these rods. Remember putting almost anything in a 4000 degree flame for a few seconds will melt this and almost any metal. You never need to put a flame directly on the bare mandrel.
Made in the USA

Diameter Mandrel:
3/64" - .045 - 1.1 mm
1 Doz.
$6.00
 
Diameter Mandrel:
3/64" - .045 - 1.1 mm
1 Pound
$32.00
 
Diameter Mandrel:
1/16" - .062 - 1.6 mm
1 Dozen
$7.00
 
Diameter Mandrel:
1/16" - .062 - 1.6 mm
2 Pounds
$46.00
 
Diameter Mandrel:
5/64" - .080 - 2 mm
1 Dozen
$8.00
 
Diameter Mandrel:
5/64" - .080 - 2 mm
2 Pound
$40.00
 
Diameter Mandrel:
3/32" - .092 - 2.3 mm
1 Dozen
$9.00
 
Diameter Mandrel:
3/32" - .092 - 2.3 mm
2 Pound
$40.00
 
Diameter Mandrel:
 1/8" - .125 - 3.2 mm
1 Dozen
$10.00
 
Diameter Mandrel:
 1/8" - .125 - 3.2 mm
2 Pound
$40.00
 
Diameter Mandrel:
 5/32 - .156 - 4 mm
1 Dozen
$15.00
 
Diameter Mandrel:
 5/32 - .156 - 4 mm
2 Pound
$40.00
 
Diameter Mandrel:
3/16" - .187 - 4.75 mm
1 Dozen
$20
 
*When the rods are cut, there is a small burr on each end.
Most people can use them with the burr or you can easily sand or grind the burr off.
Mandrel Release

Mandrel Release Picture
Blue Coat: .55 Pounds $10.00
 
Blue Coat: 2 Pounds $25.00
 
Blue Coat: 20 Pounds $90.00
 
Black Coat: .55 Pounds $10.00
 
Black Coat 2 Pounds $25.00
 
Black Coat: 20 Pounds $90.00
 

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Order # Description Price Each
button mandrel
BM4 shown above
BM3 shown below
Steel mandrels for making glass buttons
Center of prongs are 5.5mm apart on the BM4 - prongs are 2.5mm (3/32") thick
Center of prongs are 4mm apart on the BM3 - prongs are 1.5mm (1/16") thick
BM3
$5.50 each
 


BM4
$5.50 each
 


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Large Diameter Tube Mandrels tube mandrel

Stainless steel tubes used for large hole glass bead and glassblowing. If used for bead mandrels, plug the end so hot air/steam can't travel back through the tube toward your hand. Use mandrel release or you can use a little bit of ceramic fiber. Heavy walls are used instead of solid rods to make a lighter weight mandrel. Made with low heat conductive metal which helps keep the heat from traveling up to your hand.

Made in the USA Sold individually, price each is per single mandrel
Order # Diameter Diameter Length Price Each
M14T 1/4" 6.34 mm 12" $7 each
 
M516T 5/16" 7.93 mm 12" $8 each
 
M38T 3/8" 9.5 mm 12" $8 each
 
M38T 3/8" 9.5 mm 18" $11 each
 
M716T 7/16" 11.1 mm 12" $9 each
 
M716T 7/16" 11.1 mm 12" $9 each
 
M12T 1/2" 12 mm 12" $9 each
 
M12T 1/2" 12 mm 18" $12 each
 
glass beadmaking tube mandrel set
MTA Hollow Mandrel Set with glass reamer
Includes one of each size tube mandrel
PLUS the Large Diameter Diamond Glass
Bead Reamer
Retail $60
LOW Price $30
 


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hollow glass bead mandrel Special Mandrel to Make Hollow Beads
Build a wall on each side of the hole. Put a roof between the walls leaving a sealed space between the walls. Blow through the hollow tube mandrel to puff out the hollow bead. Unlike those made by others Our mandrels are sealed on the end and have 2 holes instead of just one

Made in the USA

Order # Mandrel Size Each
M250H M250H - 1/4" $18.00
 
M187H M187H - 3/16" $18.00
 
M125H M125H - 1/8" $18.00
 
MSET3H MSET3H -All Three Sizes $48.60
 

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mandrel holder
Mandrel Holder Mandrels are hard to hold, turn and tire your hand. This light weight mandrel holder has the perfect diameter handle for easy turning. Completely adjustable: use any length mandrel, the long mandrels simply slide through the handle. Our special collets assure mandrels don't rock once the tool is tightened. A quick turn of the pin vice will free the mandrel for fast replacement.
Made in the USA

Order # Holds this size mandrel Each
3306 M045 - 3/64" $16
 
3309 M090 - 3/32" $16
 
3312 M125 - 1/8" $16
 

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mandrel holder Mandrel Holder

Item #3315, Brass Finger Rod with Wooden Handle. Divot near the tip to hold the end of a mandrel and steady it.
$8.50
 

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lampworking glass beadmaking roller shaper 1
Roller Shaper #1
This tool 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

 Code  Description
Price
RS1 Roller Shaper #1
$20
 

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lampworking glass beadmaking shaping tool 2 Roller Shaper #2
This tool, developed by Sundance, is used to help shape your glass bead. Roll your bead back and forth in the grooves to shape. Made in the USA. Made of graphite carbon.
Made in the USA


Roller Shaper Number 2 (Kindle Shaper) - Pictured twice on the left so you can see both sides of the paddle.
Code Description Price
RS2 Kindle Shaper #2 $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

Code Description Price
RS3 Roller Shaper #3 $28
 

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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


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

$13.50
 
shaping tools for lampworking Set of 12
#1678

$19
 

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Graphite Hand Paddles
Graphite Hand Paddle Picture
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 have grainy, not sanded, pads and weak handles. Ours are fine sanded on the good fine grain material with strong handles.

Graphite Hand Paddle
1-1/2" x 2-1/2" handle on short side
$13.00
Graphite Hand Paddle
2" x 3" handle on short side
$14.00
Graphite Hand Paddle
3" x 2" handle on long side
$14.00
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.
$18.00
Graphite Hand Paddle
3" x 4" handle on short side
$16.00


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Graphite Table Top Pads
Graphite Table Top Marver
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".

Graphite Table Top Pad
2" x 4"
$11.00
Graphite Table Top Pad
4" x 5"
$15.00
Graphite Table Top Pad
5" x 5"
$17.00
Graphite Table Top Pad
7" x 7"
$24.00
Graphite Table Top Pad
10" x 10"
$37.00

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Metal Grooved Marver
Metal Groover Marvering Pad
An amazing and popular lampworking tool. Roll your hot glass across the grooves to easily create a grooved pattern. You can sprinkle luster's or frits to add multi-dimension colored grooves!
The other side is flat and can be used as a smooth marvering surface.

Metal grooved marvering pad 2" x 4" $7

Metal Grooved Marver with Handle
Metal Grooved Marver on Handle
Metal grooved marvering paddle 2" x 4" With Handle $12