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Listed here are tools used to shape and form hot glass. Paddles to manipulate hot glass against to shape it (marver), molds to work hot glass into to give it a specific shape, and shaping tools that are pressed into hot glass to put in shape and detail.

Graphite Paddles
  9 Sizes, from $14.00 to $36.00

1 1-2  X 1 1-2 - 1 X 4 - 1 1-2 X 2 1-2 -2 X 3 Graphite Paddles TN

3 X 2 - 2 X 4 - 3 X 3 Graphite Paddles TN

Measurements are width by length. Smooth, high quality graphite with no metal on the face. The durable handle is heat resistant.

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Smircich-Henley Graphite Paddle
  $25.00

Smircich-Henley Graphite Paddle TN

Smircich-Henley Graphite Paddle Detail TN

This 2" X 4" graphite paddle incorporates the Smircich Tail Stock Holder into its design.

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Graphite Marvering Pads
  2 Thickness', 4 sizes, from $14.00 to $110.00.

Graphite Pad TN

Graphite pads for marvering. Sanded smooth on both sides. As with all our graphite marvering pads, marvering paddles and torch marvers, they come with a lifetime free tune up. You cover the shipping, we'll re-sand the surface to new condition for free.

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Stainless Steel Marvering Pad
  $7.00

Stainless Steel Marver TN

Heavy gauge stainless steel makes a great alternative to graphite.

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Platform Marver™
  $45.00

Janelle Table Marver TN

The large 6" x 6" graphite pad sits 5.25" high on a stainless steel stand. Place it on your workbench, to the side of your torch or just below your flame.

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Stump Shapers
  2 Graphite, 5 Brass, 2 Stainless Steel, from $28.00 to $50.00

Graphite Stump Shaper TN

Brass Stump Shapers TNMini Brass and SS Stump Shapers TN

For sculpting glass and regular marvering.
From left to right: Short and Long Graphite, High Quality, Small Economy and Large Economy Brass, Micro Brass, Micro Stainless Steel, Mini Brass, Mini Stainless Steel.

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Guarino Groovy Tool
  2 sizes, from $35.00 to $40.00

Guarino Groovy Tool TN

A modified Graphite Stump Shaper for sculpting glass, regular marvering and applying leaf and foil.

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Mikie Shaper
  $25.00

Mikie Shaper TN

Originally designed for making core vessels, the Mikie shaper has come to be an excellent general purpose shaping tool.

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Mini Graphite Shaping Tools
  7 styles, from $14.00 to $20.00

Mini Graphite Tools 7 pieces TN

Mini graphite shaping tools in a variety of shapes to perform all kinds of glass manipulations.

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Graphite Puffer
  2 styles, $39.95

Puffers with Detail TN

Puffers are used to inflate or reinflate hollow forms.  Snugly seals to holes ranging from ¼" to 1½". The graphite head is mounted to a special steel tube that allows you to easily bend it to a shape that suits your needs. Overall length of the Straight version is 18". !5" for the 90º version. Comfort plastic molded mouthpiece.

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Jar Reamer
  5 sizes, from $20.00 to $36.00

Reamer Jar TN

Our new multi sided Jar Reamer has a taper to shape the opening of glass jars for a perfect snug fit for cork stoppers. 2" size pictured. Sizes: 1", 1½", 2", 2½" & 3". Custom sizes available upon request.

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Miniature Glassblowing Block
  $40.00

Block Miniature 3 in One TN

Our new 3-in-One Miniature Glassblowing Block shapes glass just like the blocks used for table sized glassware, only in a smaller bead scale. The three sizes are 5/8" (16 mm), 3/4" (19 mm) and 1" (25 mm).

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Optic Molds
  4 sizes, $29.95 each

Optic Molds 1234 TN

These new durable Optic Molds have a stainless steel base and tines made from 3/32" (2.5mm) music wire. Music wire is several times as stiff as stainless steel wire typically found in wire type optic molds and springs back into place much better if flexed. From the smallest size #1 to the largest #4, the size listed is the measurement between opposite tines. Now for an incredible offer only Arrow Springs can make. For $6 more, we will make a custom size to your specifications, as long as it fits on a 2" x 2" (50 x 50 mm) stainless steel square and has 12 tines or less. Call or email us to order custom layouts.

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Flute Roller
  2 sizes, $16.95 each

Flute Roller 3-32 TNFlute Roller 1TN Flute Roller 2TN

Coil roller/impression tool leaves a neat, clean, curved, fluted pattern in glass, unlike versions of this tool made from hardware bolts that leave more of a V impression.

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Pyramid Press
  $8.95

Pyramid Push Double Ended with Detail TN

At one end of the Pyramid Press is a 3-Sided profile that impresses an inverted, 3-sided pyramid pattern when pressed into hot glass. The other end has a 4-sided profile to impress an inverted 4-sided pyramid pattern. Made from 1/4" x 6" (6mm x 15cm) stainless steel.

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Aluminum Shaping Marver
  $8.50

Aluminium Shapping Marver TN

One of the most popular lampworking tools of all time. Roll your hot glass across the fins to easily create a grooved pattern. The other side is flat and is used as a smooth marvering surface.
 

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Holy Roller
  $6.50

Holy Roller TN

Perforated stainless steel creates a hobnail pattern.
 

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Dinah Masher
  $35.00

Dinah Masher TN

Graphite mashing press.

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Kevin O'Grady Bracelet Marver
  $45.00

Kevin O’Grady Bracelet Marver  TN

Graphite bracelet mashing press.

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Oval Bracelet Mandrel
  2 models, from $36.00 to $65.00

Oval Bracelet Mandrel with Base TN

Used to make lampworked glass bracelets.

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Ring Mandrel
  2 Models, from $21.95 to $39.95

Ring Mandrels TN

This solid steel Ring Mandrel is ideal for making glass rings since it has no grooves or markings. Working area is 9" long for ring sizes 1 to 15. Click on Learn More for use instructions.

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Spinning Top Mold
  2 sizes, $35.00 and $40.00

Spinning Tops TN

Spinning Top Molds TN

Easily create 1" or 1½" diameter spinning tops.

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Cylinder Speed Shaper™
  $65.00

Cylinder Side and End Shaper TN

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The new Cylinder Speed Shaper is one of the most innovative lampworking tools to have been developed in years. Now you can quickly and expertly shape cylinder beads on both the cylinder side and at the end—all in one, smooth motion.

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Baroque Shaper
  $30.00

Baroque Shaper 3 TN Baroque Shaper Detail 3 TN

Baroque Beads TN

Graphite mold has three sizes of Ogee profiles to make beads with a baroque look.

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Lani Ching Shaper
  $45.00

Lani Ching Shaper with Detail TN

The Lani Ching Shaper (designed by guess who) features two V grooves and two curve grooves for making a multitude of shapes. It also doubles as a mini frit trough.

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Osibin Former
  4 sizes with two shapes each, from $30.00 to $45.00

Osibin Former TN

Osibin Former Detail TN

Graphite shaping tool for making goddess, fish and bug bodies as well as amphora vessel shapes and ovals.

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Osibin Curve Shaper
  $40.00

Curve Shaper # 4 TN

The graphite Osibin Curve Shaper has a large curve area for quickly making curvy specialty shapes.

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Osibin Sphere, Oblate and Disc Former
  $50.00

Osibin Sphere Oblate and Disk Former TN

A graphite tool for making spherical shaped beads from low profile oval to oblate, disk shaped.

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Osibin Lentil Shaper
  $35.00

Osibin Lentil Shaper TN

Graphite shaping tool for making lentil bean shaped beads.

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Kim Cylinder, Cone and Vessel Shaper
  $35.00

Kim Cone and Vessel Shaper TN

One of the most versatile graphite glass shaping tools. Used for shaping bi-cones, cones and vessel shapes.

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Osibin Multi Groove Tool
  $40.00

Osibin Multi Groove TN

There are four 90º V-grooves, each at a different depth. Shape glass on or off the mandrel, aligned with or perpendicular to the grooves. A million-and-one uses.

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Button and Knob Mold
  $40.00

All-in-One Button Mold2 TN

A graphite paddle with round shapes of different diameters and profiles for forming buttons and knobs and more.

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Bead and Marble Molds
  4 to choose from, from $30.00 to $45.00

6-in-One Bead and Marble Mold TN

Bead and Marble Mold 3-8  1-2 and 5-8  3-4 and 7-8  1 Inch TN

Graphite molds for shaping beads and marbles.
From left to right:  Both sides of the 6-in-One Bead and Marble Mold;
Both sides of the 3/8" with 1/2", 5/8" with 3/4" and 7/8" with 1" Bead and Marble Molds.

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Marble Molds
  10 to choose from, from $28.00 to $115.00

6-in-One Marble Mold TN

Marble Molds 1 1-4  1 1-2  1 3-4  2 Inch TN

4-in-One Marble Mold TN

Graphite molds for shaping marbles
From left to right: Both sides of the 6-in-One Marble Mold; 1¼", 1½", 1¾" and 2" Marble Molds; 4-in-One Marble Mold.

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Gunnar Manipulators
Brass and Stainless Steel Versions

  12 to choose from, from $7.95 to $9.95

Gunnar Manipulator All Full and Detail TN

Classic hot glass shaping tools are made of Brass or Stainless Steel for years of service. Two different styles, each come in 3 diameters, 8" long. One style has a sharp point at one end and a bullet point at the other. The other style has a straight chisel end and a rounded chisel end.

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Graphite Remnants
  $8.50 per pound

 

Small random sizes of graphite that you can carve with simple hobby tools or sand into shape.

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Graphite Reamers
  3 sizes, from $25.00 to $40.00

Reamers - Graphite TN

Tapered octagon graphite are used to expand holes in the side or end of tubing and vessel shapes.

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Flower & Stem Tweezers
  $8.95

Flower and Stem Tweezers TN

Flower and Stem Tweezers - Detail TN

Flower & Stem Tweezers are ideal for making flowers and stems by manipulating the glass on the bead surface.

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Barley Baleen Tools
  6 shapes, 1 associated tool, 1 kit, from $6.00 to $8.95 each

Barley Baleen Tools With Detail 4-1 TN TallBarley Baleen Bead Util TNBarley Baleen Bead Curve TNBarley Baleen Bead Wave TN
Barley Baleen Wave 1 and 2 with detail TNBarley Baleen Wave Beads TN

The top beads, from left to right, were made using:
Sharon Shaper (Utility Blade Tool)
Barley Baleen Curve Razor Tool #1
Barley Baleen Wave Razor Tool #1

The bottom beads were using the Barley Baleen Wave Razor Tool #1 and #2.

A collection of shaping tools for impressing curves, waves and straight lines into molten glass.

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Angle Presses
  2 sizes, $7.95 each

Angle Presses TN

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Similar and a compliment to the Barley Baleen Tools, the new 90º Angle and Chevron Angle Press tools help you to broaden your creativity in lampworking design. Whether you press the pattern into the hot glass once or in a series of nested impressions, you will discover a myriad of design possibilities.

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Ludwig Multi-Line Blade Tool
  2 sizes, $24.95 each

  Ludwig Multi-Line Blade Tool TN

Just heat up an area of your bead, pendant or other glass work and press the four parallel sharp edges of the blades against the hot glass. It's that simple. Because all four line impressions are made at once, they all look crisp, neat and clean, unlike when an impression made one at a time distorts the one before it. Two versions; One with the blades spaced 3/32" apart and one spaced at 1/8".

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Spiral Press
  $12.95

Spiral Bead 2 TNSpiral Press TN

The Spiral Press is fast and extremely easy to use. Just heat up an area of glass to make it pliable and press the tool to it.

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Wave Press
  $22.95

Wave Press Beads TNWave Press TN1 

The Wave Press is fast and extremely easy to use. Just heat up an area of glass to make it pliable and press the tool to it.

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Shaping Tool
  $7.50

Shaping Tool TN

Multi profile stainless steel tool for shaping glass.

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Knife Edge Shaping Tool
  $9.95

Knife Edge Shaping Tool TN

Thin flat stainless steel blade with various sharp profiles around it edges is used to shape glass.

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Flaring Tool
  $5.50

Flaring Tool TN

Stainless steel triangular shape for flaring holes and shaping hot glass.

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Single Edge Razor Tool
  $5.00

Single Edge Razor Tool TN

A single edge razor blade for making very thin impressions in hot glass.

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Sharon Shaper 2 - Utility Blade Tool
  $6.00

Sharon Shaper - Utility Blade Tool 2 TN

Our improved design Sharon Shaper has a welded on shaft connecting the handle to the Utility Blade. The connection is so much stronger than the handle simply holding directly onto the blade that you can now use much more force, especially at the tip, without the fear of the blade coming out of the handle while making knife edge thin impressions and shaping hot glass.

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Tilker Shaper - Utility Blade Tool
  $14.95

Tilker Shaper TN

A sturdy upgrade from the Sharon Shaper. The Tilker Shaper blade is securely held in with 2 screws. And for a limited time, we are using titanium for the handle! We also added a convenient frit scoop at the back end.

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Small Knife Edge Shaping Tools
  3 sizes, 1 bundle, from $3.95 to $10.95 each

Bitty Blades TN

With a knife edge on the tip of the blade, Bitty Blades are great for shaping both soft and hard glass. Choose from blade widths of ¼", ⅜" or ½". Or, get the 3 piece set at a discount. Includes Safety Blade Cap Protector (pictured at top).

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12 Piece Sculpting Set
  $18.00

Sculpting Set 12 Piece TN

An assortment of dental style tools with smaller ends. Used to manipulate molten glass or to carve wax or clay.

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