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Old 2008-06-09, 12:13pm
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Hi,
I am new to lampworking. I have never bought a pound of glass. I did find a local person who I bought single rods from but her store closed. I was wondering how many rods are in a pound? I know the diameter of the rods will determine how many but the smaller size rods, will be a good example for me. This will help determine how much glass I want to order.
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Old 2008-06-09, 12:22pm
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Hi Maggie,

It depends on the glass. Weights vary from manufacturer manufacturer from color to color. The length of the rods makes a difference as does the contents of the glass as some colors weigh a little more because of their chemical makeup.

I know when I buy a pound of some boro colors I get about 11-12 rods, and 1/2 a pound gets me 3-6.
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Old 2008-06-09, 12:31pm
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Hi Maggie,
Welcome to glass and LE.
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With soft glass you can pretty much expect around 24 rods in a pound if they are about 5-6mm in diameter (pencil thickness).
Happy color shopping!
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ETA: Oh yeah, Jo is right on the length, effetre and vetrofond usually run about 13 inches long.
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Old 2008-06-09, 12:36pm
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You need to check the length too. With 22" rods Satake is about 8 to the pound, or 16 rods to the pound if you cut them in half to make 11" rods.
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Old 2008-06-09, 9:29pm
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Thanks, for all your help. I understood that you all couldn't give me a number set in stone. I just wanted some idea of what to expect!
I really appreciate all the help!
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Old 2008-06-11, 8:05am
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Default Cathedral Stained Glass sells by the rod

If you are buying COE 104, 90 or 96 you can go to
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to purchase rods. They are sold per rod instead of by weight. There is a pretty large selection of each COE. Just go to the hot glass section from the above link.
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Old 2008-06-11, 9:33am
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We sell some glass by the rod. I always divide the lb by the number of rods in it to get my price per rod. There's so much variation!
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hi i dont know if this is an old post or not but i was just wondering if could be pointed in the direction of 104 and 33 color rods nothings special im on 20 hrs of wrk just something other then clear . mt glass ect seem to only have high end 70 dollers plus per pound glass.
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Mountain Glass has less expensive 104. Look at the Effetre and CIM.
Howaco Glass and Frantz Art Glass have a wide variety. Howaco sells by the rod or by weight.
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