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Old 2013-01-22, 7:39am
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Our lampworking group is thinking of purchasing tools for our lending library. These would be items that are high end and probably are on our wish list. Could we have your input? What are your favorite (worth every penny!) tools and or purchases to enhance your lampwork? Thanks!!
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Old 2013-01-22, 8:27am
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Check out Loren Stump's tools:
http://www.stumpchuck.com/tools.htm

If you are unfamiliar with his work, then check out his gallery and his "About Loren" page:
http://www.stumpchuck.com/gallery.htm
http://www.stumpchuck.com/about.htm

Loren is an amazing teacher and the way he works (and by extension, the tools he uses) just makes a lot of sense.
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Old 2013-01-22, 8:43am
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The Jim Moore lentil and pillow presses are nice as are pretty much any of the Carlo Dona tools.
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Old 2013-01-22, 9:42am
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Carlo Dona.
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Old 2013-01-22, 10:26am
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Carlo Dona, the infinite rim mould, and I'd definetly like to add Donna's beadrollers.
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Old 2013-01-22, 6:12pm
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Carlo Dona, Donna's beadrollers and Zoozii presses. And De's skull stamp!
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Old 2013-01-23, 6:24am
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Thanks for the input so far; keep it coming!!
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Old 2013-01-23, 6:51am
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Oh...and Bavarian Bead presses - love those too!
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Old 2013-01-23, 6:56am
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One thing I would like to use on a " borrow it" basis would be a bead liner
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Old 2013-01-23, 4:06pm
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Arrowsprings has some great tools at reasonable prices - the stump-shapers, JC sifters (for enamels), Osibin lentil mold, etc...
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Take a look at the infinite rim molds by Drew. Bought a set and they are excellent quality.

http://frittsartglass.com/marbles/molds/index.html
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I'd vote any of the above.
And also anything else that fits the budget because what one person loves another may hate.
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Old 2013-01-24, 8:06am
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I think the bead liner will be a "for sure". Thanks for all the input...keep it coming.
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