Lampwork Etc.
 
TrueDesign on Ebay

LE Live Chat

Enter Live Chat

No users in chat


The Flow

Beads of Courage


 

Go Back   Lampwork Etc. > Library > Tips, Techniques, and Questions

Tips, Techniques, and Questions -- Technical questions or tips

Reply
 
Thread Tools
  #1  
Old 2006-05-01, 11:08am
lynn's lampwork's Avatar
lynn's lampwork lynn's lampwork is offline
Obsessive Torch Disorder
 
Join Date: Jan 06, 2006
Posts: 444
Default Napkin Mandrels....

Hello!

Does anyone know the best place (best place = inexpensive) to buy a napkin mandrel? I've seen them at Sundance for $12.00, but they require a minimum of $50.00 purchase (AND in order to read their PDF file on torch/oxy set up, you have to make a purchase...I think that sucks-on both of these accounts....) Just MY opionion...

Anywho....does anyone have one to sell or know where I can find one?
Thanks very much,
Lynn
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 2006-05-01, 11:31am
Curly Irish Girl's Avatar
Curly Irish Girl Curly Irish Girl is offline
Irish Eyes A Smiling
 
Join Date: Jun 11, 2005
Location: Menomonie, WI
Posts: 1,627
Default

You can BIG big hold mandrels from ArrowSprings....you can definitely put a napkin in the opening of the bigger ones!!! Don't remember the price....but there is no minimum and they are great to deal with.
__________________
Lynn


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 2006-05-01, 3:50pm
kbinkster's Avatar
kbinkster kbinkster is offline
PyronamixK
 
Join Date: Jun 24, 2005
Location: Spatula City
Posts: 4,196
Default

Wow, Lynn, I didn't know that about Sundance. I know GlassCraft has a $20 minimum order, but that seems to be a more reasonable amount. I don't like the idea of minimum orders, but I guess I can see why some suppliers do it. I wonder who else has minimums and what they are?

Anyway, if you are in a pinch and cannot wait until your order arrives to make something like a napkin ring, you can try the old steel wool and bead release trick to make a form to build the napkin ring around.

Rough up a section of a mandrel. Get some steel wool and wind it around the mandrel into the short barrel shape needed for a napkin ring center. Dip the form into bead release and coat it well. Let it dry. When it has dried, lightly file the shape to smooth out the surface (wear a mask for this). Wind your glass around the form to build your ring. Keep in mind that if you want to do a set of these, then it would be a good idea to make all your forms ahead of time and get them all the same diameter, or as close to it as you can get.

It really is better to use a large diameter mandrel for this for consistancy and ease of use, but if you want to play around, there it is.

Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 2006-05-01, 5:09pm
JanMD's Avatar
JanMD JanMD is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 27, 2005
Location: Maryland
Posts: 472
Default

Small Parts sells SS tubing. See: http://www.smallparts.com/products/d...mgptx-gpsx.cfm

Is this what you need? The price seems right! Is the one-inch in diameter size big enough?

JanMD
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 2006-05-01, 9:25pm
Emiko's Avatar
Emiko Emiko is offline
Ruri Glass Studio
 
Join Date: Sep 20, 2005
Location: Bay Area
Posts: 396
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by JanMD
Small Parts sells SS tubing. See: http://www.smallparts.com/products/d...mgptx-gpsx.cfm

Is this what you need? The price seems right! Is the one-inch in diameter size big enough?

JanMD
It is hard to turn and marver with large diameter tubing. That's why I asked Craig of Arrow Springs to make Big Glasshole Mandrels. (Nobody calls them by the name I gave them... )
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 2006-05-01, 9:58pm
lynn's lampwork's Avatar
lynn's lampwork lynn's lampwork is offline
Obsessive Torch Disorder
 
Join Date: Jan 06, 2006
Posts: 444
Default

Thank you SO much for that information!!! I really think I'm going to try that! I really wanted to make some for my Mother-in-law for Mother's Day (Guess I really SHOULD have thought about it earlier!!!).

Thank you for your message!!!!
Lynn
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 2006-05-02, 12:05am
Veda's Beads's Avatar
Veda's Beads Veda's Beads is offline
Happy 10 a.m.!
 
Join Date: Jul 27, 2005
Location: Placencia, Belize
Posts: 437
Default

I would love to order from Arrow Springs, they have so much great stuff but I can never figure out how to buy stuff from them. If anyone knows the secret, please let me know!
__________________
"That should put the icing on his happy cake!" ~ my BFF


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


Mega Minor w/propane, tanked oxy and humor
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 2006-05-02, 12:14am
evenia's Avatar
evenia evenia is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 29, 2005
Location: Orlando Florida
Posts: 1,208
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Veda's Beads
I would love to order from Arrow Springs, they have so much great stuff but I can never figure out how to buy stuff from them. If anyone knows the secret, please let me know!
There is no online ordering from AS. You have to call the toll free number listed on the contact page. (http://www.arrowsprings.com/html/con...licy_info.html)
__________________
Julie Els (aka Evie)
Now where'd that damn rod go? I JUST had it!

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Need custom made price tags? Check out my friend
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
! Mention my name.
I LOVE these cards, plus they make life a little easier when getting ready for shows!

Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 2006-05-02, 12:19am
Glassgoodies's Avatar
Glassgoodies Glassgoodies is offline
I've got goodies!
 
Join Date: Mar 04, 2006
Location: Altamonte Springs, FL
Posts: 274
Default

You can also just send them an email.
Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump




All times are GMT -7. The time now is 4:50am.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Your IP: 3.228.11.9