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The Lorax
01-01-2007, 08:52 AM
This thread is to show of your studio, shop, setup, what ever you want to call it.
I myself am in the midst of getting all that stuff together, and would like to see how you guys have made your set up.

Udai Hussien
01-01-2007, 09:21 AM
http://www.bronek.org/weblog/images/toilet.jpg

menty666
01-01-2007, 09:25 AM
Take a look around the forum, there are tons of pictures of people's space. A recent one that comes to mind is "Are you a dirty bench" that included lots of ideas on what to do and not to do.

That looping Mr. T clip is disturbing by the way *shudder*

The Lorax
01-01-2007, 09:26 AM
:shifty:

Udai Hussien
01-01-2007, 09:37 AM
Take a look around the forum, there are tons of pictures of people's space. A recent one that comes to mind is "Are you a dirty bench" that included lots of ideas on what to do and not to do.

That looping Mr. T clip is disturbing by the way *shudder*

I pity da foo' dat disses Mr.T's l33t skilz

CoyleCondenser
01-01-2007, 11:28 AM
here ill post one for you lorax, the hinge mounted fan:

http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p240/CoyleCondenser/IMG_0041.jpg
http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p240/CoyleCondenser/IMG_0041.jpg

gravdigr
01-01-2007, 03:50 PM
This bench was originally made for metalworking and fabrication and I converted it into a lampworking bench. The ventilation is actually the blower from my old furnace. Eventually I plan to move all my scrap steel under the bench to another location.

http://www.the-graveyard.net/files/shop1.jpg

http://www.the-graveyard.net/files/shop2.jpg

http://www.the-graveyard.net/files/shop3.jpg

Since these pics were taken I have addes toolholders to the front edge of the bench. I also have on my to do list to get a 4" C clamp to replace the monster currently holding the torch in place.

The Lorax
01-01-2007, 03:54 PM
im liking all the metal

Brian Newman
01-01-2007, 04:09 PM
Take a look around the forum, there are tons of pictures of people's space. A recent one that comes to mind is "Are you a dirty bench" that included lots of ideas on what to do and not to do.

That looping Mr. T clip is disturbing by the way *shudder*

http://www.thegldg.com/forum/showthread.php?t=6957

gravdigr
01-01-2007, 04:09 PM
Yeah, well I am a metal fabricator, all this molten glass stuff is new to me. :bouncy:

Frankly I was not happy with the hood. It was about 9pm and I was running out of argon for the mig so it is all tacked together and the seams are covered with foil tape (we were impatient). It looks like ass but functions. The backsplash is just made of sheetmetal and it's pop riveted together with piano hinges so it can fold up and be moved/stored easily should I need to fab something out of metal and need the bench.

The blower was free and the bench was already skinned. I think total cost for the rest of the stuff was a little over $100.

PortlandGlassBlowers
01-01-2007, 08:01 PM
I like dwaines's set up .. Whata tang !!!!!!

Shatner
01-01-2007, 08:14 PM
This bench was originally made for metalworking and fabrication and I converted it into a lampworking bench. The ventilation is actually the blower from my old furnace. Eventually I plan to move all my scrap steel under the bench to another location.

http://www.the-graveyard.net/files/shop1.jpg

http://www.the-graveyard.net/files/shop2.jpg

http://www.the-graveyard.net/files/shop3.jpg

Since these pics were taken I have addes toolholders to the front edge of the bench. I also have on my to do list to get a 4" C clamp to replace the monster currently holding the torch in place.


Nice color organization. I've done the same, but it's hanging from chains from the garage rafters- More floor/bench space. Are yours held together with huge hose clamps?

Also, I'd like to see the tool holder. Got any pics?

CCody
01-02-2007, 08:41 PM
this my bench. I LOVE it! I have built one for everytime i move. this is the biggest one yet! Sooooo much room.. and I keep it clean ;)
christina cody

timinny420
01-02-2007, 08:56 PM
nice bench - im jelous

The Lorax
01-02-2007, 09:00 PM
nice and shiny, is that a aim 99?
how much was the sheet of metal / how did you place it? im likin it.

gravdigr
01-02-2007, 10:44 PM
Nice color organization. I've done the same, but it's hanging from chains from the garage rafters- More floor/bench space. Are yours held together with huge hose clamps?

Also, I'd like to see the tool holder. Got any pics?

Actually my friend built the colored glass holder, it's just duct taped together :D

CCody
01-02-2007, 10:48 PM
so the sheetmetal was about 30 bucks. My friend (a roofer) hooked it up. I cut one strip off and bent two rod rests, with the help of my shop partner and his handy bending tool. And the kiln is an Aim kiln, a two door, not the 99.
christina

nickglassdood
01-03-2007, 06:26 AM
when sheet metal gets hot ot warps all over the place shit sux

$$$$$$$
01-03-2007, 07:10 AM
first pic is mine, second is alex's

Loc
01-03-2007, 09:42 AM
damn thats a pimp shop with money all around uh...

where's the $ printer ?? ... . uh .. i mean..
where are all those whores....
?...

Loc
01-03-2007, 09:43 AM
im jealous

Firekist
03-14-2007, 12:52 PM
finally with some pictures, eh?

here's the latest shop... kinda the 3rd for me (1 and 2 were in the same place)

z--seth

misled youth
03-14-2007, 03:00 PM
man them fans look evil!!! i've gone through a few fans in my day. last one got a heady that cracked thrown into it. was a bad idea.

http://www.glasspipes.org/Gallery.asp?GalleryID=18945

there's mine

Firekist
03-14-2007, 04:44 PM
i saw the fans at home depot for half off.. i couldn't pass them up. 3300 cfm (each) on low, 6600 cfm on high. the 6600 is a bit too windy.. but on a really hot day.. they help.

wish i had some more space!

z---seth

Gibsons Glassworks
03-14-2007, 08:23 PM
well this is a collection of pics of my 3 shops ive worked in, the first was in camper in the forest, the 2nd was in my parents warehouse, i really liked but i hated being under moms roof, and the last 2 pics are of my current setup in my shop. deffinitly an improvement from the first one. hope you enjoy! i need a bigger kiln!

wildrokproductions
03-14-2007, 08:53 PM
wow some cool set ups!!!!
ive been working on my new spot (in the garage) all day just the vent and lights to go

Swampy
03-14-2007, 08:54 PM
Why the mirrors, is it so's you can see if anyone is gonna creep up behind you?

and I have a marble just the same as yours in the third picture, complete with burned varnish handle heh heh -the graphite poker was just out of reach.

gravdigr
03-14-2007, 09:10 PM
The mirror is nice for seeing the end of something you are blowing in rather than using 'the force' to tell how thin your bubble is at the end.

Firekist
03-14-2007, 09:14 PM
my mirror basically IS to see if anyone's behind me. in my first shop, i had ear plugs in, and earmuff style headphones on with the tunes going. halfway through a piece i reached over to grab a reamer, and right behind me are 5 fricking people, looking through my shit.
i had no idea they were there, and it scared the crap outta me.
i blowhose, so i don't need a mirror to see anything else.

z---seth

phab
03-14-2007, 09:18 PM
...how loud is that liquid tank when it vents inside yer shop?

Firekist
03-14-2007, 09:25 PM
phab, liquid tanks don't all vent the same, and it's easy to not have them vent at all.
some tanks do a slow leak, that's not much louder than a CC. but when they do the BIG vent.. it's loud. very loud. very scary and loud! mine are 15 feet behind me, and i've only had it vent once while i was in the shop.

i have to say.. the neighbors think it's a lot quieter when it's venting in the shop instead of outside somewhere =)

(yeah.. phab, you wern't talking to me.. i didn't post the pic of my tanks.. heh.. oh well.. i'm padding my post count!)

z--seth

phab
03-14-2007, 09:29 PM
...thats cool seth, its always good to hear from you.
yeah i was thinking about a liquid tank in my basement but lol i dont know what to expect. id probably end up with a loud one.
ive heard the more theyre used the better as far as the venting goes but sometimes a day or 2 or 3 go by when i dont work.

Firekist
03-14-2007, 09:42 PM
often 3 days go by without venting for me. i think 5 is about tops, and that's with one of the better tanks.
find out from your o2 supplier if they will stock you with the 500psi vent laser tanks (they say laser on the side of the tank).
those tanks are almost always super high quality, and you can usually set the built in tank pressure regulator to 100psi or so.. that way the tank isn't trying to build pressure once the tank is at 100psi.. it'll build pressure naturally, but it won't be doing it on purpose.

i don't know how you'd get a 700lb tank into your basement though.. maybe you have that covered.

you can build a muffler for the tank (wrap the vent nozzle with towels and a can), or you could just pipe the vent nozzle outside.. or outside and then through a muffler.
since the tank would be inside for you.. i'd suggest running the vent hose outside.. you don't want an o2 buildup in your pad!

love the avatar btw.. i wish it were animated =)

z---seth

phab
03-14-2007, 09:48 PM
...thanks for the info, ill see if my guy has a laser tank.
the avatar would have been animated but shes a shy little thing.

Gibsons Glassworks
03-14-2007, 09:49 PM
hey hey i use the mirrors alot, popping holes, and even when blowing out the bowl section on a spoon i watch it in the mirror rather than from behind, just how ive always done it. and i have an open studio to the public so they really liek to be able to see the multiple angles. and i like to look at myself:P haha kidding.

the liquid tanks never been a problem i work every day so ive never had a vent. at the first couple weeks it builds pressure faster but once ive burned thru half it doesnt reach over 200 psi.

boxfan willy
03-14-2007, 09:59 PM
We have had this set up for about 3 years now. It's been great, but I am looking to step it up at our new location. I will post pics in 6 weeks or so when we finish the build.

http://www.glassartists.org/Gallery.asp?GalleryID=7727

I wish I had Alex's station.

boxfan
www.theflowmagazine.com
www.menziesdesign.com

wildrokproductions
03-14-2007, 10:04 PM
Well, here is what i started with, a lil in the middle , and (oh shit gotta go take the last pic still)hey been at it all day roundin up material , and swingin a damn hammer:crazy:

wildrokproductions
03-14-2007, 10:19 PM
sorry about that:o:
heres the end of the day shot , still got vent and lights to go, and i couldnt help but add the mnt, it had just quit raining as i walked out of sutherlands. i couldnt help but take a pic

wildrokproductions
03-14-2007, 10:26 PM
this is my current monkey cage , gotta love local support

wildrokproductions
03-17-2007, 01:12 PM
last 2 pic are of the spot i just moved from , had a great veiw too, but to home we go , it was cool being there dude even put me in his t.v. commercial , and i got metioned on the radio a few times too !!
taking the risk of being a full time lampworker is the greatest choice i have ever made!! a pat on the back to us all

beachglass
03-17-2007, 02:29 PM
some pimpin spots on here....here's mine. uhh i work in the back of a hydroponics store where i'm also employed :) people around here like to be funny and stick weird shit on my bench, so please note i didnt put the '420 ave' sign up...i'm lame, but not THAT lame

btw my little jen-ken kiln is the smallest thing ever, but it is a really tight piece of gear and i think it was a great deal for the price

The Lorax
03-18-2007, 11:47 AM
nice set ups everyone
i originally posted this topic to get some ideas for my shop, after all the shops i looked at this is what i created (and im still waiting for my hood to be finished):

heres my bench:
http://img78.imageshack.us/img78/754/benchgd2.jpg

my color table:
http://img78.imageshack.us/img78/1650/colorsyk2.jpg

and my little propane hut, looks shitty but it keeps snow / rain off my regulator to an extant, protects it from falling branches, and makes the propane tank outside my garage not in view from the street:
http://img78.imageshack.us/img78/7936/outsidedm7.jpg

taylorp
03-18-2007, 02:24 PM
yoyoyo heres me setup up as of 3/18/07 walked in this mornig and snaped a few shots pretty much everything lying around from previous days didnt move anything really even forgot to turn off the power last nigh oooooops.i have to instal my other 1550 fan in front of me hhis week i relized i have a bit more bench space thne most of yall iv been tryin to get liquid for like 2 months i go through a tank by the next afternoon affter pick up

taylorp
03-18-2007, 02:28 PM
i got a i think 1550cfm in back putin one in front

CripSkillz
03-20-2007, 06:48 PM
I think i got the ghettoest setup around, but it works Just need to get me a few walls and ill be in.

revere glass
03-20-2007, 09:41 PM
well thought I would put this up...www.revereglass.com

Gibsons Glassworks
03-20-2007, 11:24 PM
wow

Orrza
03-21-2007, 03:38 AM
LOL.... look out not to burn some of this money away...
(not that you seem to need it) LOL...

_EDIT:
Sorry, I didn't notice there were three pages.

AWhiskeyDrunk
03-21-2007, 08:28 AM
outside
http://www.glasspipes.org/Images/ThumbNails/000127000/Thm127030_DSCN0330.JPG

inside
http://www.glasspipes.org/Images/ThumbNails/000127000/Thm127031_DSCN0335.JPG

torch
http://www.glasspipes.org/Images/ThumbNails/000127000/Thm127032_DSCN0340.JPG

desk
http://www.glasspipes.org/Images/ThumbNails/000127000/Thm127033_DSCN0348.JPG

Racer X
03-22-2007, 10:20 AM
http://www.glassartists.org/Gal787_Rex_Trimm_s_Gallery.asp

Here I am making the neighborkid work. And those are Nitrogen tanks in the back... not O2.

This is from our fourth floor.

http://www.glassartists.org/Img76870_Our_Studio_from_Upstairs_in_th.asp

Doing research.

http://www.glassartists.org/Img76871_Me_passed_out_in_the_Basement..asp

We changed the studio alot and need to do more.

K-Dog
03-22-2007, 11:08 AM
This is our current setup.Closed to the public,it's to dirty and dangerous.Moving to a new place soon.It will be bigger and better,more work stations and a store front.I'll be sure to post photo's of the new place when finished.

Danjeezy
03-22-2007, 11:34 AM
lol gotta love the reflector being used as a hood (beachglass). priceless....

gravdigr
03-22-2007, 11:35 AM
Is that the company safety break device I see in the middle of the bench :shifty:

timinny420
03-22-2007, 04:20 PM
looks like part of a days work to me

Swampy
03-23-2007, 08:24 PM
heh

Stringer sorted by colour, stored in coffee cups.

Ro's Glass World
03-24-2007, 07:07 AM
studio pics
ro

Dom
03-24-2007, 11:51 AM
I like the gutters for storage. Cool idea.

Is that generator enough for that mirage?

gravdigr
03-24-2007, 01:49 PM
Doubt it, but it's enough to fill her tanks.

Ro's Glass World
03-25-2007, 05:57 AM
no, the microbooster boosts pressure to fill the tanks, i work off the tanks.
ro

nick84
04-29-2007, 09:04 AM
finally snapped some pics of my bench
Nick

n3rd
04-29-2007, 10:24 PM
nice setup Nick! you down to trade some glasswork? where do you store your colors / tube / rod?

i just put together this color holder today... big thanks to thegldg for the idea:metalhead

smutboy420
04-30-2007, 05:30 AM
I like the darth vader on the o2 concentrator. lol lol Awesome

The Lorax
04-30-2007, 05:33 AM
hey nick, i was lookin at those conectrators... and there were only like 500$ tops right? how long would it take to fill up a k tank and how loud is it? already pretty tired of getting ripped off by the oxy pirates myself... thanks!

LFC
04-30-2007, 01:26 PM
you can't fill a K-tank with a concentrator unless you have a micro boster like roesglass does, the cheapest one of those I have ever seen was around 4,000 dollars, to fill your own tanks you are looking at an investment of at least 8,000.

ShttrdSpctrm
04-30-2007, 02:18 PM
alright here it is, nothin special, but it works :D

nick84
05-01-2007, 08:08 AM
Hey 7dust...the color you see in the pics is what I have.....I am broke as a motherfuker...:(
I was waiting for someone to catch the Darth Vador mask...lol....I don't really use alot of color yet...still working on my shaping....I just want to get the basic shapes down to a science before I move to I/O work. My concentrator sucks.....I could use another one...then it would probably be ok.
Nick

The Lorax
05-01-2007, 08:27 AM
you can't fill a K-tank with a concentrator unless you have a micro boster like roesglass does, the cheapest one of those I have ever seen was around 4,000 dollars, to fill your own tanks you are looking at an investment of at least 8,000.

damn.... it all makes sense now. hahah i was wondering why people wouldn't just get concentrators rather than live off them oxy pirates, but 5 - 8 grand is like buying another set up or 2 haha.

smutboy420
05-01-2007, 09:01 AM
Plus by the time you get an o2 genarator big enought to hook up to a tank filling system. You should have a big enought system thet there would be no need to fill tanks inless you needed to take tanks off site. Or your using so much o2 that you needed the o2 gen to work at night to fill tanks so you would have them if needed. But then again if you needed that much o2 then you could just get a second sytem or an even bigger gen. and not have the headacks of a tank filling system.

meadowesky
05-10-2007, 04:28 AM
here is mine. The ventilation wasnt installed yet cause we had an appraisal coming up. Oh fuck yeah, that minor is goin bye bye!!! Cheetah tomarrow!!

menty666
05-10-2007, 06:34 AM
Jeez you're well organized.

gotglass?
05-10-2007, 11:34 AM
Brandie where are you going to put that 38 lbs of boro color?

meadowesky
05-10-2007, 11:53 AM
LMAO! you see all of those empty shelves??? if that isnt enough room, I guess the softglass will have to go :)

Okay, so I am obsessive about the glass organization. LOL

Check out my website on the homepage if you wanna see the befores and afters.
We bought our house 4200 sq ft. for 26K. (it was a shit hole) worked for a year everyday and put 12K into it and it appraised 2 weeks ago for 80K. Big ass changes.
http://www.meadowskydesigns.com

steven p selchow
05-10-2007, 02:53 PM
my set-up 680 square feet. Drill press around the corner...exhaust hood over my bench, caught me on a messy day.

Meerkat
05-10-2007, 04:26 PM
are you actually able to watch tv while blowing ? thats wild... I cant focus on anything else, I usually tune out the music thats playing even.

n3rd
05-10-2007, 04:44 PM
it looks like thats for his video recordings.

i noticed many dont have stereos or speakers...dont know how you do it. i need music always! my music player is in front of the kiln in my pic...

steven p selchow
05-10-2007, 06:25 PM
Behind me is my surround sound stereo, bose sound system, I listen to that a lot...actually the tv is used more for listening and watching, just happened to have that video on the tripod because I recorded me making a piece, taped an old lens of dydyium over the front....didn't work out that well when I played it back, still had sodium flare.

I didn't go to great lenghts to photograph the entire shop, to the right is my pc station, around the corner is all my bases and press, and on the counter to the left is where all my little parts are in bins.

My glass rods are to the left of the bench, kiln on the right.

I find that watching tv while I work passes the time greatly, of course its more just glancing at it between welds. I love the discovery...history and A&E channels, their on all day, just mute it when the musics on.

UmaJulz
05-10-2007, 09:04 PM
It's good to have something else to focus on occasionally, at a different distance than your usual torching distance. Keeps the eyes working better. My husband basically wrecked his eyes by only focussing at computer screen distance for too long (too many years)- he couldn't focus without his eyes shaking. Glasses have helped... but it's a lesson learned. Of course, it hasn't changed his evil ways one bit.

I like windows and art on the wall myself. Watching the horses is nice too. Lots of music also keeps me moving so I don't get so sore from standing or sitting for too long. Gotta shake that ass... :D

Swampy
05-10-2007, 09:33 PM
Steve I'm looking at the picture and still trying to work it out;

Your torch is pointing away from the camera and you are taking the picture into the big mirror that covers the wall at the back of your bench, so how did you get it so you can't see yourself or the camera?

Me and the missus are here trying to work it out.

lol

eyes66
05-10-2007, 09:41 PM
Hey Steve! Long time no see! Remember me? We met at AGI a bunch of years ago. Nice set-up! And nice case of glass!......I think I can barely make out that Vine Candy dish piece I traded you for one of your dragons. I'm honored! And I also have your dragon well displayed in my place.

-66

vetropod
05-11-2007, 11:47 AM
Steve - great idea of having your vidcam set up right there so you can see what you're doing! Prob works a lot better than a mirror...

samyamini
05-11-2007, 02:38 PM
yeah man. i dig the bench decorations. i prefer something just bit more expensive though.

steven p selchow
05-11-2007, 05:45 PM
I took the pic with a digital camera sitting behind the torch, that video on the tripod had nothing to do with anything. At the end of the pic, by the sink, theres a mirror. Eyes, yeah I remember and still have that piece, took the leaves and bee off, made it into a candle holder.

Behind my bench is a vent hole to the outside to exhaust from the hood above, theres a window at the end of the pic, thats to refresh the air, works great.

Just did a demo at the University of Wisconsin-Madison all day today...tired.

steve

garrick
05-18-2007, 03:11 PM
well heres some pics of my shop bout time for some spring cleaning

phab
05-18-2007, 03:15 PM
...hey garrick the vent system looks good. whats inside the box thats mounted flush against the inside wall? an attic fan or something else?

thanks

garrick
05-18-2007, 03:17 PM
an attic fan, i need to work on it some more not really happy with it yet

phab
05-18-2007, 03:19 PM
...yeah i was gonna ask how well it pulled air cause i need to tweak mine too the work looks nice and clean though.

garrick
05-18-2007, 03:23 PM
yeah traded a guy a bub for putting it together and cutting the hole in the wall
i think i paid like a hundred bucks for the fan, stovepipe and sheetmetal. it works but i wish it pulled harder i think i might add 2 more attic fans at the openings above the torches

Norskiglass
06-05-2007, 11:47 AM
Here is mine after years of going to one thing into the next......I never really liked to feel like I was behind the prop of an airplane. This is a roof mount system with individual station banks so all you hear is air moving.(students below)
http://www.glassartists.org/Images/FullSize/000094000/Img94910_Shop.JPG
http://www.northwestglasssociety.org/images/studiopage.jpg

Glassroots
08-23-2007, 09:52 PM
This pic was taken a while ago but the setup has not changed too much

sevendeuce
08-24-2007, 01:55 AM
pimping

glassshack
08-25-2007, 05:45 PM
new shop pics:bouncy:

Pilgrim
08-25-2007, 06:16 PM
really cool set up GlassRoots

ShttrdSpctrm
08-26-2007, 07:53 PM
This pic was taken a while ago but the setup has not changed too much

this one dont look like its gonna do much good. anyone else think that??????????????????????

Kalera
08-26-2007, 10:47 PM
LMAO! you see all of those empty shelves??? if that isnt enough room, I guess the softglass will have to go :)

Okay, so I am obsessive about the glass organization. LOL

Check out my website on the homepage if you wanna see the befores and afters.
We bought our house 4200 sq ft. for 26K. (it was a shit hole) worked for a year everyday and put 12K into it and it appraised 2 weeks ago for 80K. Big ass changes.
http://www.meadowskydesigns.com

OH MY GOD. Can you still buy houses for that price where you are? Is it nice there? I am half tempted to sell our house and move!

yinzer
08-27-2007, 07:10 AM
OH MY GOD. Can you still buy houses for that price where you are? Is it nice there? I am half tempted to sell our house and move!

you can do that anywhere. maybe not always the same price. but cheap as hell. so long as your willing to live in a shithole until your finished workin on it. thats how we got ours. payed 40 it was assessed(sp?) @ 77 before we even did any work to it. we have no idea of the final value after all work was finished cuase...uhh...well... we never finished. we got it livable and all other work has been coming veeeerrrrrryyyyy slowly. its hard to find time and money w/2 kids, 2 dogs, a dude on the couch (hes relatively new) and us both workin full time & torchin in our spare time. all in due time though.:twitch:

Kalera
08-27-2007, 09:42 AM
you can do that anywhere. maybe not always the same price. but cheap as hell. so long as your willing to live in a shithole until your finished workin on it. thats how we got ours. payed 40 it was assessed(sp?) @ 77 before we even did any work to it. we have no idea of the final value after all work was finished cuase...uhh...well... we never finished. we got it livable and all other work has been coming veeeerrrrrryyyyy slowly. its hard to find time and money w/2 kids, 2 dogs, a dude on the couch (hes relatively new) and us both workin full time & torchin in our spare time. all in due time though.:twitch:

Hahahaha no, not anywhere... we paid $175 for our shithole, and that was a SCREAMING deal for our area... my sister paid $220 for hers, six blocks away, and it's so bad it's not legally livable. The area is getting nicer but when we bought this was the "ghetto". We've put $100k into our house and the front porch is STILL falling off, the upstairs has a big fucked-up room in the middle, and the ONE bathroom is... indescribable... but we're out of money and can't even think about doing anything with it for a few years. So yeah, it's all relative... I'm just thinking, damn, we should sell this thing and buy a nice house somewhere living's cheap... except I love Portland and I would hate to leave. But $80k for a decent house??? FUCK! That's tempting!

My studio is very small and incredibly messy:

http://beadwife.com/xv/shop/images/items/8621.1.jpeg
http://beadwife.com/xv/shop/images/items/8621.2.jpeg
http://beadwife.com/xv/shop/images/items/8621.3.jpeg
http://beadwife.com/xv/shop/images/items/8621.4.jpeg
http://beadwife.com/xv/shop/images/items/8621.5.jpeg

And a shot of my fucked-up room upstairs (the other end is even more fucked-up...)

http://beadwife.com/xv/shop/images/items/8623.1.jpeg

Glassroots
08-27-2007, 11:23 AM
this one dont look like its gonna do much good. anyone else think that??????????????????????
do you think my ventilation is adequate? I wasn't really sure what you meant by your comment. let me know yo, J

Kalera
08-27-2007, 01:57 PM
Depends what kind of fan is behind there sucking it out.

PyroChixRock
08-27-2007, 02:23 PM
you can do that anywhere. maybe not always the same price. but cheap as hell. so long as your willing to live in a shithole until your finished workin on it. thats how we got ours. payed 40 it was assessed(sp?) @ 77 before we even did any work to it. we have no idea of the final value after all work was finished cuase...uhh...well... we never finished. we got it livable and all other work has been coming veeeerrrrrryyyyy slowly. its hard to find time and money w/2 kids, 2 dogs, a dude on the couch (hes relatively new) and us both workin full time & torchin in our spare time. all in due time though.:twitch:

Hey, dude on Cristi's couch. Get off your butt and pull stringer or points or something. anything? :wes:

The Bigles
08-27-2007, 09:28 PM
do you think my ventilation is adequate? I wasn't really sure what you meant by your comment. let me know yo, J

yep, i think that's what chris meant. setups like that can be adequate. not optimal in my opinion but adequate.

kalera, i party in plenty of smaller towns where you can buy a BRAND NEW 3 bedroom house for 160,000.

all you paid for was the dirt under your house. (location). I also go to plenty of places where 300,000 gets you a shack.

ShttrdSpctrm
08-27-2007, 09:30 PM
do you think my ventilation is adequate? I wasn't really sure what you meant by your comment. let me know yo, J

sorry. I will be glad to explain what I meant. To me it looks like the ducting wouldnt pull all the fume out if you fume. I would recommend getting a hood to go over your stations with the ducting hooked up to that, so you can capture the fume in the hood and send that shit out. I'm sure that some fume gets away from those ducts and hangs out in your shop for a lil bit. and you definatly want to get all the cadmium out immediatly. that stuff is real bad for you to breath in. I would reccomend getting a hood above your stations, thats all. your fan is mos def good enough, I'm sure. hope this cleared things up, sorry for the stupid post. just me bein me, a dumass.
peace

Kalera
08-28-2007, 01:00 AM
yep, i think that's what chris meant. setups like that can be adequate. not optimal in my opinion but adequate.

kalera, i party in plenty of smaller towns where you can buy a BRAND NEW 3 bedroom house for 160,000.

all you paid for was the dirt under your house. (location). I also go to plenty of places where 300,000 gets you a shack.

Yeah, location location location, as the real estate agents say! and we do hav a sweet location. But damn, this is Oregon and there isn't anywhere within 200 miles of a metropolis (well, THE ONLY metropolis) where you can buy an even OK house for less that 200k, and it kind of sucks. And I wouldn't live in new construction if you paid me... too much offgassing, too many unknowns, and too many horror stories.

Kalera
08-28-2007, 01:05 AM
sorry. I will be glad to explain what I meant. To me it looks like the ducting wouldnt pull all the fume out if you fume. I would recommend getting a hood to go over your stations with the ducting hooked up to that, so you can capture the fume in the hood and send that shit out. I'm sure that some fume gets away from those ducts and hangs out in your shop for a lil bit. and you definatly want to get all the cadmium out immediatly. that stuff is real bad for you to breath in. I would reccomend getting a hood above your stations, thats all. your fan is mos def good enough, I'm sure. hope this cleared things up, sorry for the stupid post. just me bein me, a dumass.
peace


It really does depend on the strength of the fan sucking shit out. A hood is great for a lower-powered fan, but if he has a 3800 CFM blower then a hood is just visual icing.

yinzer
08-28-2007, 05:10 AM
Hahahaha no, not anywhere... we paid $175 for our shithole, and that was a SCREAMING deal for our area... my sister paid $220 for hers, six blocks away, and it's so bad it's not legally livable. The area is getting nicer but when we bought this was the "ghetto". We've put $100k into our house and the front porch is STILL falling off, the upstairs has a big fucked-up room in the middle, and the ONE bathroom is... indescribable... but we're out of money and can't even think about doing anything with it for a few years. So yeah, it's all relative... I'm just thinking, damn, we should sell this thing and buy a nice house somewhere living's cheap... except I love Portland and I would hate to leave. But $80k for a decent house??? FUCK! That's tempting!

My studio is very small and incredibly messy:



lol. when i said cheap as hell, i meant that in relativity to the area.
it is possible in all parts of the country to grab up property for nothing more than what the previous owner owed in taxes. if its not much your good to go. auctions and stuff can be good but it depends on who else s lookin at your house and how much they'll pay. at the moment its a buyers market, you could probebly find great deals in most areas (again in relativity to the area). but good luck selling. you can have my house.i mean shit, you might as well just come move in....everyone else does. that room though, thats some shit. we had to completely gut our house and rebuild. and like i said, we're still not done. so it gets really irritating n makes me wanna burn it. its so uncomfortable to not be happy with your home, i feel your pain.

Glassroots
08-28-2007, 08:45 AM
Thanks for the input guys. I really do feel like the vent is adequate based on previous shops I have worked in with similar ducting. My fresh air source comes from directly behind me, and when I do fume(which is rare) I block the vent on the far right to get even better suction.

I remember henry gave a presentation at AGI last year on optimal ventilation and it was concluded that a hood is not the best method of limiting your exposure to the metal vapors. Unless of course the hood had three sides coming directly around your immediate workspace.

The reason I like the duct method is that if your fan is really powerful then you can feel the air coming around your face and being drawn away up in to the vent. (It really sucks in winter).

Anyways, I don't think it is the best possible setup either but I do think it is safe and drastically reducing my exposure. Thanks for lookin out though

bigles... what is optimal ventilation in your opinion?
Thanks guys, J

The Bigles
08-28-2007, 09:29 AM
I like a lot of air moving and lots of space. Ducts like that are in the way. But your shop probably couldn't even fit two stations the way I like em.

I want to be able to feel air moving. Not just where you stand behind the torch but five feet back as well. Actually everywhere in the shop.

There are two reasons to ventilate. Exhausting hazardous fumes and heat dissipation. You only need adequate ventilation to have a safe work environment. But you won't have a comfortable environment without badass ventilation.

Glassroots
08-28-2007, 01:21 PM
I want to be able to feel air moving. Not just where you stand behind the torch but five feet back as well. Actually everywhere in the shop.

Do you have a picture of your shop venti. I am interested to see how you achieve this effect. Thanks

This pic is for anyone interested in seeing the other side of the vent/shop. The doors pictured are closed during operation and the door on the opposite side of the vent is left open

Kalera
08-28-2007, 01:42 PM
lol. when i said cheap as hell, i meant that in relativity to the area.
it is possible in all parts of the country to grab up property for nothing more than what the previous owner owed in taxes. if its not much your good to go. auctions and stuff can be good but it depends on who else s lookin at your house and how much they'll pay. at the moment its a buyers market, you could probebly find great deals in most areas (again in relativity to the area). but good luck selling. you can have my house.i mean shit, you might as well just come move in....everyone else does. that room though, thats some shit. we had to completely gut our house and rebuild. and like i said, we're still not done. so it gets really irritating n makes me wanna burn it. its so uncomfortable to not be happy with your home, i feel your pain.

Yeah, that's why I was asking if prices were still that low in Illinois, because they're not here. :) This is my second house (we needed more room) and one of my friends house-flips as a side job... the last two she got she only paid $140 each for but they needed to be gutted. I was just thinking of the simplicity of using my equity to pay for a house in full, no more payments!

I do love my house and my neighborhood, though, so it would be hard to move... but damn, if I could have a paid-for house I'd barely have to work!

menty666
08-28-2007, 05:28 PM
Hahahaha no, not anywhere... we paid $175 for our shithole, and that was a SCREAMING deal for our area... my sister paid $220 for hers, six blocks away, and it's so bad it's not legally livable. The area is getting nicer but when we bought this was the "ghetto". We've put $100k into our house and the front porch is STILL falling off, the upstairs has a big fucked-up room in the middle, and the ONE bathroom is... indescribable... but we're out of money and can't even think about doing anything with it for a few years. So yeah, it's all relative... I'm just thinking, damn, we should sell this thing and buy a nice house somewhere living's cheap... except I love Portland and I would hate to leave. But $80k for a decent house??? FUCK! That's tempting!

My studio is very small and incredibly messy:




So.....much.....pretty.....glass! I think I'm gonna have a little glass freakout.

The Bigles
08-28-2007, 06:45 PM
Do you have a picture of your shop venti. I am interested to see how you achieve this effect. Thanks

This pic is for anyone interested in seeing the other side of the vent/shop. The doors pictured are closed during operation and the door on the opposite side of the vent is left open

I don't have a shop of my own. Haven't in over a year. I travel a lot. So I've seen and worked in lots of setups. Yours is just fine.

yinzer
08-28-2007, 09:09 PM
lol. kalera, you prolly have a downpayments worth of glass in your "small, messy" shop

Kalera
08-29-2007, 02:26 AM
Shit, I need to stop buying glass...

boxfan willy
08-29-2007, 05:54 AM
Here are pics of our new set-up. 3 stations, 5000 cfm axial fan with 8 foot ballast box. I made some adjustments from my last set up. Extended the over hang by 2', raised the ceiling a bit and trimmed my exhaust opening to increase velocity. They are actually a bit smaller than my previous openings, but didn't have the velocity I needed for powder work and such. The fan is 3 speed and each station has an exhaust flap so I can only vent the stations being used. Been breaking it in for a couple of months and I'm loving it.

Peace,

boxfan

Wierdeer
08-29-2007, 09:22 AM
thats a sweet setup my glass blowin brotha

petto
08-29-2007, 09:34 AM
Thats a pretty good set up there Will, I like it.

menty666
09-01-2007, 07:55 PM
I finally got my new ventilation setup in. I swiped the idea to use a stock tank as a hood from the folks on LE. I'm leaving the attic fan in the wall just to use to quick vent heat on the days I forget to open the windows when it's hot and go out to work and find it's a 103 out there.

Wife and toddler are heading to my mother-in-law's tomorrow, I get the whole day to make stuff. Woohoo! :bouncy:

8709

Dallaslampworking
09-23-2007, 01:02 AM
Our set up and we have only been lampworking 2 1/2 mths.
http://a13.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images01/86/l_167eb3108b17ed4d033f6931fd20e6ac.jpg

http://a854.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images01/97/l_9482535c225e57e651ad1613372ffe7d.jpg

http://a115.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images01/102/l_224d1bf4ee556ccde47edbcc04d76982.jpg

http://a427.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images01/120/l_51f1f9516688af300460f2c3cb1fa5c2.jpg

http://a147.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images01/124/l_4a1c6438da250c494f7ccce1cb13f092.jpg

all fabed up by us and stays about 78`f all the time. 1000 cfm fan and 10/12" tube.

CripSkillz
09-23-2007, 09:01 PM
damn all your guys shit is lookin pimp

still lookin for a place to set up after movin hopefully have a spot soon

but that shits sweeeet\

vetropod
09-24-2007, 08:57 AM
Yo dude, what's going on in this photo? That looks like a vertical torch in the middle of the table! Kinda hard to tell, but it looks like you have a CC or something mounted through the middle of your table, and then using a hand torch as well. What's the deal?

Inquiring mind want to know!!! :puzzled:


http://a147.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images01/124/l_4a1c6438da250c494f7ccce1cb13f092.jpg

yinzer
09-24-2007, 09:05 AM
Yo dude, what's going on in this photo? That looks like a vertical torch in the middle of the table! Kinda hard to tell, but it looks like you have a CC or something mounted through the middle of your table, and then using a hand torch as well. What's the deal?

Inquiring mind want to know!!! :puzzled:


double that

DanBrooks
09-24-2007, 10:39 AM
heres my basement sanctuary

my liitle kiln really really sucks but im almost done building my new one!!!

DanBrooks
09-24-2007, 11:05 AM
oops heres the pics

Swampy
09-24-2007, 02:18 PM
Yo Dan I have a National torch, same as your own. What is the bracket on the handle for?

Your annealer looks neat, what kind of element are you installing and how will you secure it in place? Wall or roof mounted?

How much has it cost you to build so far?

Just curious.

LoneWolfandSon
09-24-2007, 03:47 PM
i like how it says "door". hehe jk

ech
09-24-2007, 03:58 PM
So uh. Are those "Oil Pipes" your making there and have sitting on your table? I live in the DFW and I always wondered who it is that keeps supplying the stores with those things... Nice that you would post that for us to see....


Our set up and we have only been lampworking 2 1/2 mths.
http://a147.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images01/124/l_4a1c6438da250c494f7ccce1cb13f092.jpg

all fabed up by us and stays about 78`f all the time. 1000 cfm fan and 10/12" tube.

Glacier_Arts_Studio
09-24-2007, 05:17 PM
Here are pics of our new set-up. 3 stations, 5000 cfm axial fan with 8 foot ballast box. I made some adjustments from my last set up. Extended the over hang by 2', raised the ceiling a bit and trimmed my exhaust opening to increase velocity. They are actually a bit smaller than my previous openings, but didn't have the velocity I needed for powder work and such. The fan is 3 speed and each station has an exhaust flap so I can only vent the stations being used. Been breaking it in for a couple of months and I'm loving it.

Peace,

boxfan

wow, that must have taken a while to plan out... and it looks rock solid...
it has leg room... impressive to say the least...


I finally got my new ventilation setup in. I swiped the idea to use a stock tank as a hood from the folks on LE. I'm leaving the attic fan in the wall just to use to quick vent heat on the days I forget to open the windows when it's hot and go out to work and find it's a 103 out there.

Wife and toddler are heading to my mother-in-law's tomorrow, I get the whole day to make stuff. Woohoo! :bouncy:

8709

it looks very homey... fairly neat and what are stock tanks running these days...
anyway, i hope you make something beautiful while you have a moment, all
to yourself...


Yo dude, what's going on in this photo? That looks like a vertical torch in the middle of the table! Kinda hard to tell, but it looks like you have a CC or something mounted through the middle of your table, and then using a hand torch as well. What's the deal?

Inquiring mind want to know!!! :puzzled:

man, i saw the same thing and was puzzled... and another question for me is,
why is he working away from the hood... is this just the apprentice's table...???
after looking closer, i'm thinking that it is a stand or, a base on the table and in he's left hand, it looks to be a national 3a and in the right hand, it looks to be a reamer...



oops heres the pics

for some reason, that was funny to me...
thanks, i need that...
and you kiln is not that bad... trust me, i've seen much worse than that, making $200-300 a night...
at least you have the ability to build a better one... great job and that kind of thing scores really high
in my book of thinking... can't wait to see it done...



So uh. Are those "Oil Pipes" your making there and have sitting on your table? I live in the DFW and I always wondered who it is that keeps supplying the stores with those things... Nice that you would post that for us to see....

man, you have a sharp eye... and i would have to agree as to your belief on those wicked lamps/oil burners he's got their for the world to see...

:chilling: :beatnik: :chilling:

n3rd
09-24-2007, 06:06 PM
oops heres the pics

MEOW!

Uscalus Storm
09-24-2007, 06:34 PM
Where can i find a low cost fan? I dont have any money left!!! Here is a picture of my small work area...Im renting atm..So i dunno what i want to do for vent. Take out that window and put a vent there? replace it when im done? use fans out the door? lmfao

http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e254/UC_Warrior_1/P9240023.jpg


What are these metal vapors coming from?

What do some of you need 3 stations for?

n3rd
09-24-2007, 09:52 PM
Measure the window, you could get a squirrel cage fan or centrifugal blower and run a duct to that window from your ventilation hood. Ventilation does cost a few hundred bucks but it's not something you have the option of skimping on if you want to blow glass and be alive.

If you did knock out that window so it doesn't just half open, you might be able to get away with an attic fan mounted in there, if you point your bench that way and work out a custom hood.

edit: low cost fans: attic fans start around $50 from major hardware stores, other options sometimes found locally by asking hvac / AC installers and asking for a blower from an old furnace or AC. UTSFE

Dallaslampworking
09-25-2007, 08:57 AM
He is making prodo slider bowls on a drill mounted in the table with a small hand torch. What are "oil pipes" and what do you mean by "lamps/oil burners he's got their for the world to see...". Yea he is away from the hood but the air flows past him up the hood. We dont use the small table all the time, once a week or so. And ECH Im still gonna get intouch with you for some help/lessons.

DanBrooks
09-25-2007, 09:16 AM
Yo Dan I have a National torch, same as your own. What is the bracket on the handle for?

Your annealer looks neat, what kind of element are you installing and how will you secure it in place? Wall or roof mounted?

How much has it cost you to build so far?

Just curious.

bracket on the handle? i dont think my torch has a handle, im not sure what your referring too.

the elements for my annealer im going to order from Jopppa once i cut grooves in the bricks. i've probably put about ........ well i dont really know i paid about $70 for all the metal and that includes metal side panels not in the picture. i havent paid for the frax yet i used a whole 40' box of it. i dont know how much it costs. the bricks i got for free out of an old kiln i tore apart so thats pretty sweet. and the welding i traded for some glass. all i have left is to finish my punty door, cut groves for the elements and wire them up and plug it in! i cant wait.

you save a lot of money making your own kiln but it takes a long time. i proll could have made up the difference in like a month making bigger better stuff out of a new store bought kiln. but its real fun to build your own equipment.

filthyfil
09-25-2007, 09:34 AM
So here is a pic of my setup. I am renting so I couldn't do everything I wanted but I think it will work out.

Swampy
09-25-2007, 10:27 AM
bracket on the handle? i dont think my torch has a handle, im not sure what your referring too.

the elements for my annealer im going to order from Jopppa once i cut grooves in the bricks. i've probably put about ........ well i dont really know i paid about $70 for all the metal and that includes metal side panels not in the picture. i havent paid for the frax yet i used a whole 40' box of it. i dont know how much it costs. the bricks i got for free out of an old kiln i tore apart so thats pretty sweet. and the welding i traded for some glass. all i have left is to finish my punty door, cut groves for the elements and wire them up and plug it in! i cant wait.

you save a lot of money making your own kiln but it takes a long time. i proll could have made up the difference in like a month making bigger better stuff out of a new store bought kiln. but its real fun to build your own equipment.

I've built half a dozen or so kilns so far and and scored all the elements from Dudley at Joppa. http://www.thegldg.com/forum/showthread.php?p=202683#post202683

A quick fix to mount your elements is the donut system Dudley shows on his website (http://www.joppaglass.com); mount the element on a piece of board and secure that to the wall/roof of your kiln.

http://www.joppaglass.com/elements/donutw_s.folder/mulsup2.gif

Just an idea and saves all that brick dust :-)

This is the bracket on your torch I was asking about;

Swampy
09-25-2007, 10:33 AM
Where can i find a low cost fan? I dont have any money left!!! Here is a picture of my small work area...Im renting atm..So i dunno what i want to do for vent. Take out that window and put a vent there? replace it when im done? use fans out the door? lmfao

http://www.thegldg.com/forum/showthread.php?t=13726&highlight=blower

Maybe build it into some kind of frame, then it's portable so you can set it up at your next location?

Dallaslampworking
09-25-2007, 04:43 PM
This will clear it up. My two partners make these in all shapes.

http://a206.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images01/124/m_96e178b10629d1bd269fe99ccead1165.jpg

I asked a buddy about "oil pipes" and we do not/will not fuk with that stuff.

steve

DanBrooks
09-25-2007, 06:11 PM
I've built half a dozen or so kilns so far and and scored all the elements from Dudley at Joppa. http://www.thegldg.com/forum/showthread.php?p=202683#post202683

A quick fix to mount your elements is the donut system Dudley shows on his website (http://www.joppaglass.com); mount the element on a piece of board and secure that to the wall/roof of your kiln.

http://www.joppaglass.com/elements/donutw_s.folder/mulsup2.gif

Just an idea and saves all that brick dust :-)

This is the bracket on your torch I was asking about;

yeah i have been thinking about doing it that way. i also heard about using quartz rod to put the elements around and securing that to the walls. i guess it depends on the cost, i know what its going to take to carve slots in the bricks.
do you think if you have the elements hanging out there you might get more relative heat out of them because the whole element is exposed rather than having 1/2 of it buried in the bricks? also i wonder if the elements would be more subject to damage than if they were buried in the brick. not that it will matter as much because my new kiln will be much larger so i wont be as cramped for space. so putting stuff up against the walls/elements wont be such a concern. so have you done the elements this way? do you prefer it? why?

also that bracket for the national is just to hold it there, i can also use it as a bench torch with that thing, for some reason i though you were talking about a handle on my red max LOL.

DanBrooks
09-25-2007, 06:27 PM
so yeah i was just looking at the joppa sight and its got pros and cons of doing it both ways i think im just going to drill the bricks. i was going to do it on a table saw but they have and illustration for doing it on a drill press and i have one and it will be much easier to clean afterwards. i think my elements will last longer this way. some people would scream if they saw the inside of my little kiln, its got elements hanging down everywhere LOL its scary to reach into sometimes.

on a side note; Joppa is good people

Swampy
09-25-2007, 07:43 PM
so yeah i was just looking at the joppa sight and its got pros and cons of doing it both ways i think im just going to drill the bricks....

on a side note; Joppa is good people


Definitely, Dudley Gibberson is a really helpful bloke.

Sounds like you done made up your mind how you'll do it and I was just searching over at Craftweb for the pictures Ben Rosenfeld put up how he routed the bricks on his drill press but I can't find the fucker, sorry mate.

The reason I put elements surface mounted is that I want to pay the current to heat the inside of the kiln, not the insulating mass. The hot face of the kiln is vermiculite board and ceramic fibre blanket secondary insulation. Just my preference, light and efficient.

Swampy
09-25-2007, 08:19 PM
Ah, here it is; Ben Rosenfeld's drill press, jig, and stacks of grooved bricks (http://talk.craftweb.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=4722).

DanBrooks
09-25-2007, 10:33 PM
Ah, here it is; Ben Rosenfeld's drill press, jig, and stacks of grooved bricks (http://talk.craftweb.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=4722).

crap im not registered there and i cant see the pics, i tried to register but it said "registration has been closed by the administrator :bangHead:"

thanks for all the input btw swampy, your the man!

ech
09-25-2007, 10:36 PM
This will clear it up. My two partners make these in all shapes.

http://a206.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images01/124/m_96e178b10629d1bd269fe99ccead1165.jpg

I asked a buddy about "oil pipes" and we do not/will not fuk with that stuff.

steve

Ok my bad. But they do look like the "oil pipes" in the picture....

Alfred
11-02-2007, 06:08 PM
No they don't,you can't really see what they are

ech
11-04-2007, 01:02 PM
Dude, I don't know who you are or why you feel it was necessary to give me an infraction but thats not cool.

Swampy
11-04-2007, 01:37 PM
Don't worry, I don't think you get fined or anything, just an internet thing, just saying, stay cool.

smutboy420
11-17-2007, 09:39 AM
Here some pics from our big shop that were moving out of.

http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i50/smutboy420/megsdesk.jpg
http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i50/smutboy420/shoppic1.jpg
http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i50/smutboy420/shoppic3.jpg
http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i50/smutboy420/shoppic5.jpg
http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i50/smutboy420/shoppic6.jpg
http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i50/smutboy420/maya3.jpg

hippieandrew
11-17-2007, 11:40 AM
dude fuck yeah! i hope to have all that some day.

CripSkillz
12-29-2007, 10:28 AM
Finally got shop set up weeeeeeeeeee

so Im sharin with my new roomates, they got bout 5 motorcycles in there and i got my wall

still need to put a fan in teh window but other than that Im rdy Finalllly

been a long 6 months of no glass

mer
12-29-2007, 10:31 AM
welcome back skillz, you're going to be sooo stoked to be blowing glass indoors.

no rattlesnakes, no women, no excuses. now get to work man.

ShttrdSpctrm
12-29-2007, 10:36 AM
first get a hood and a fan, well at least a fan.

CripSkillz
12-29-2007, 10:38 AM
FUKIN A MAN, gotta get my tanks filled next week. I messed around a lil last night and it is nice workin indoors..

Glacier_Arts_Studio
12-29-2007, 11:16 AM
man, i thought i was the only one that is f******g off for the last (however many) months.... congratz and now, get back to work you slacker.....

n3rd
12-29-2007, 12:12 PM
welcome back crip!

PyroChixRock
12-29-2007, 01:41 PM
yay, welcome back! :D

Reverend
12-29-2007, 07:18 PM
nice spaces...
:bouncy:

Drolken
12-29-2007, 08:16 PM
Hold up!!
Crip working inside? that just not right lol. Man you had the Yard dog thing down pat..)..

Welcome back man congratz on your new setup.

mayneislandglass
12-31-2007, 07:01 PM
Hi:
I'm using facebook for free photo hosting, here's a link to my shop set-up. 1200 sq ft wooden barn-type shack with a 12' ceiling and no heat. In that space I have 7 torches, 3 diamond saws, wet sander, sandblasting booth, 9 kilns for slumping and fusing, 2 furnaces for liquid, 5 annealers, glory hole, 2 furnaces, etc. Most of the equipment is on wheels, so I can store it when I'm producing something that doesn't need it.

http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=25205&l=1d8a1&id=667456208

Gibsons Glassworks
12-31-2007, 08:26 PM
holy mayneislandglass that is an insaine backyard shop! youve sure got alot of stuff in there. bet you have a blast workin in there.

heres my shop right now, its probably the smallest 3 station shop around. central vent, garbage chute and all. haha

enjoy

menty666
01-01-2008, 03:54 PM
Hi:
I'm using facebook for free photo hosting, here's a link to my shop set-up. 1200 sq ft wooden barn-type shack with a 12' ceiling and no heat. In that space I have 7 torches, 3 diamond saws, wet sander, sandblasting booth, 9 kilns for slumping and fusing, 2 furnaces for liquid, 5 annealers, glory hole, 2 furnaces, etc. Most of the equipment is on wheels, so I can store it when I'm producing something that doesn't need it.

http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=25205&l=1d8a1&id=667456208

Damn, from your description I thought you mistyped that and meant to say 12000 square feet. Then I saw the pictures and you've got a whole lotta stuff packed in there. Very nice.

Quexal
01-16-2008, 06:08 PM
Work in progress, hood will sit lower and be suspended by chain. 1000cfm fan. Any suggestions? Should I get a metal heat shield for the wall? Definitely change the wall color :tongue2:

mer
02-19-2008, 12:24 PM
anna finally cleaned up her side so i thought i better get a picture quick!
http://i169.photobucket.com/albums/u223/mermonkey_photo/P1010001.jpg
if i'm not on here i'm in there. it's a life.

Pilgrim
02-19-2008, 05:25 PM
I'm Sitting here trying to think of a smart ass remark about Mermonkey's set up......But i cant.....:evilLaugh

Swampy
02-19-2008, 06:41 PM
Okay well I will, I didn't want to mess up the thread but I can't resist asking;

Where are the front legs of the bull that crashed through the ceiling? I can see his scrotum dangling in the upper right corner.

Frankie Hess
02-19-2008, 07:07 PM
That's a nice set up, especialy if you have a decent view out the window!

mer
02-19-2008, 07:10 PM
there's no front legs, it's just his scrotum. the rest of the bull is in my freezer.

i have a lovely view of my garden which always makes me happy.

yinzer
02-19-2008, 08:17 PM
is that a micheal jackson magnet??

mer
02-19-2008, 08:24 PM
herve villachaize

yinzer
02-19-2008, 08:56 PM
even better

Galaxie Glass
02-19-2008, 09:07 PM
Heres Mine, Stainless All The Way Round, With Electric Base.

yinzer
02-19-2008, 09:09 PM
heres mine.....

yinzer
02-19-2008, 09:10 PM
oh wait, i dont have a camera

vetropod
02-19-2008, 09:44 PM
My current studio. Gotta love the woodgrain walls and nasty carpet.
http://www.wesleyfleming.com/gallery/wesley_fleming_studio.jpg

Better view of my workbench.
http://www.wesleyfleming.com/gallery/wesley_fleming_workbench.jpg

Slaving over a hot stove.
http://www.wesleyfleming.com/gallery/wesley_fleming_working.jpg

Joe Blow
03-12-2008, 09:32 PM
So this is my studio which my buddy and I run right outside Austin. Its a total of a 1000 sq ft. Now we use about 500 sq ft for studio work space. Right now 7 stations running with individual reg hookups, vent fan, positive air flow, cable t.v., surround sound, in table glass trash shoots that connect to contained trash cans, and hard lined gas lines to regs. These pictures show the two sides of the shop and the individual station is mine. The middle of the shop is nothing but kilns. Soon we are expanding into the next room (which is 250 sq ft) with a 6 station round table set up with a center vertical ventilation hood. Looking forward to that. Seems like no matter how much space you have or think you will need, you always need more.:puzzled:
Keep them torches rage'n!

DavidR
03-13-2008, 09:19 AM
This is shortly after a put in my new (used) cabinets and hadn't had time to clutter it all up. -dave

DaBomb420
03-19-2008, 03:55 PM
Ok heres my setup, if you dont notice its in a garage , anyway as you can see im running a premix redmax, and that fan in the wall is a 1000cfm dayton blower, the cart is full of all sizes of clear and some color tubing and you can see most of it still in wrappings as i just got all of that last week, and the drawer cart has all my colors. You can probally also notice i have a aim bead kiln yet have a nice paragon controller worth about as much as the kiln, i blame sundance for that one. i also got a tv in there to watch lampworking videos or so others can play games instead of watching me the whole time. And That Drawer cart is FULL of glass color rods. so heres a bunch of pics

nodice
03-19-2008, 04:28 PM
..

n3rd
03-19-2008, 05:21 PM
nodice would you please share more pics of your exhaust hood? you've got exactly what i've had in mind for a little while, 2x4 and sheet metal. thats sheet metal right?

dabomb420 those long clear tubes hanging like that look like an accident waiting to happen. see if you can leave the tubes in the cardboard cases while storing them, it will protect them and keep the dust off.

nodice
03-19-2008, 05:31 PM
It's not mine, I rent space in a shop. There are 6 hoods in the room. They're all connected uptop with dutwork, which is all sucked up by an inline fan(it's frickin huge) near one of the windows(it's connected so it pushes out the window). I think the duct is like 18 inches? Yes it's sheet metal, I'll take some more pics tomorrow if I remember.

If I was to do it now looking at the setup in the shop, I'd put the sheet metal on the inside of the box. Only cause wood isn't very fire resistant. I also wanna get some more party backer to cover the sheet metal on the bench.......

Sebastian
03-19-2008, 06:11 PM
this my bench. I LOVE it! I have built one for everytime i move. this is the biggest one yet! Sooooo much room.. and I keep it clean ;)
christina cody

In the words of Borat, "me like".

Leebob
04-07-2008, 03:55 PM
bump

nickglassdood
04-09-2008, 07:22 PM
http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e204/nickglassdood/hand-blower_1.jpg

Glass Welder
04-09-2008, 07:56 PM
Nice booo...i mean tubes, Nice set........I mean setup.

Sorry, had to do it.

nah, but really nice work on those.

garrick
04-09-2008, 08:10 PM
... :rollin

Galaxie Glass
04-09-2008, 08:17 PM
heres mine

Chubbles
04-09-2008, 08:28 PM
krossin - what torch is that? kinda looks like a carlisle.

garrick
04-09-2008, 08:38 PM
that marver is kinda crazy also

dicro
04-10-2008, 07:52 AM
I love my shop it has taken 5 years to get this far. I use furnace blowers, you take a blower build a box cut two holes in it put the blower forcing out one holes and the other you connect to your hood with flex. sometimes you can get a free blower fan from a heating and cooling company just ask if they have any old systems they have replaced. They just let me take one out of a system that was going to the dump free back up with three fan speeds on the motor

Galaxie Glass
04-10-2008, 07:55 AM
krossin - what torch is that? kinda looks like a carlisle.

Sargent / welsh one port shy of a carlisle..

Galaxie Glass
04-10-2008, 07:57 AM
that marver is kinda crazy also

Ive made all my own tools , since i was robbed . still trying to get back to where I was...

jplovell
04-10-2008, 10:49 PM
Here's my spot right after a good cleaning. The numbers correspond to descriptions of the items. I put the picture and the descriptions out at shows for people who are curious.

Blacksheep
04-11-2008, 02:32 AM
a couple new pics with the mirage added :D

Glass Welder
04-11-2008, 10:32 AM
What kinda fan you got there Black, looks like an inline 10" vortec? If so I bet it is nice and quiet?

Blacksheep
04-11-2008, 10:56 AM
its an inline 10" can max 1000+a bit cfm ,the fan itself (motor) is fairly quiet but the air it moves sounds like a jet stream not so quiet .
it will be joined into a table enclosure one day and a little ducting will quiet it down a little
for the calculations with an enclosure 1000 cfm is right on for the opening size
it actually works real well now but will be better and more focused enclosed.

Glass Welder
04-11-2008, 11:49 AM
I thought I knew a can fan when I saw it, haha. I saw those on display at a expo in australia they are pretty sweet, that is what I thought they were called though was a vortec but, I was thinking of the vortex style that the rep was talking to me about. He had that can-max setup with a beach ball hovering over it/spinning in place. This was to show the true efficiency of that fan, it blows out the exhaust end in a vortex(spinning like) straight line) thus the beach ball stayed put. this vortex and straight line action cause less turbulents in the duct work=more efficient..= Sweet Fan. Just figured I let you know what a good fan you got, if you didn't already know. Dude..sweeet

Blacksheep
04-11-2008, 08:38 PM
i didnt know the beachball thing or the path was spinning but i know the thing is damn powerful
i bought it when they first came out a few yrs ago and got an intro price and free shipping -couldnt not buy it lol
i have an 8" vent axia fan as well but the Can Max kicks some serious ass reminds me of a jet turbine lol

EarthTones
04-13-2008, 09:10 PM
Well,I'm bored again & can't think of anything else to post,so here's mine with the ol' Nortel major ragin'.

glassblowingBiker
04-15-2008, 03:52 PM
here is my newest set up

Know Ego
04-16-2008, 12:05 AM
Down here in Phoenix we need our space. You know how glassblowers get, they gotta stretch their legs from time to time. We use a 5000 cfm upblast fan to circulate the room 5 times a minute. Benches are equipped with garbage shoots and quick connects. A swamp cooler is mounted to the roof and spills down on the shop from above. I believe the combination of safety and comfort make a productive work environment. More pictures are available on glasspipes.org under the No Stress Studio. http://www.GlassPipes.Org/NoStress

jstuna
08-03-2008, 07:54 PM
I think that is a candle.

Dallaslampworking
08-05-2008, 01:51 PM
Some pics of our new set up. It changes all the time.

http://a734.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images01/88/l_acb33566f75e8d83600ffe03a3bcd42d.jpg

http://a596.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images01/66/l_5a5851306e4627499c7bb66fae5fb63b.jpg

http://a721.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images01/66/l_67268201632251fbdcae052993ec8af8.jpg

newmexicomagma
08-05-2008, 11:13 PM
i like how u have ur torches extended away from ur bench. dont u guys toch elbows sometimes?

Dallaslampworking
08-11-2008, 05:21 PM
Oh yea, I need to build a longer bench.

FoggyMountain
08-20-2008, 07:02 PM
Image test. I have never posted images on this forrum so far. This is my old shop setup i will post my new one if this works.

http://www.foggymountainglass.com/sitebuilder/images/DSC01333_edited-249x205.jpg

FoggyMountain
08-20-2008, 07:29 PM
Cool we just re-arranged the shop last month. Finally got the kiln of the ground. No more squats all day long! :cowboy:

Well here it is the new setup. longer more consecutive table and a new fan under the table to keep me cool.

http://www.foggymountainglass.com/images/shop1.jpg

http://www.foggymountainglass.com/images/shop2.jpg

http://www.foggymountainglass.com/images/shop3.jpg

http://www.foggymountainglass.com/images/shop4.jpg

FoggyMountain
08-20-2008, 07:35 PM
I did all the ventilation myself with my new box pan sheet metal break. I used to do HVAC but things turned towards glass. I still do like HVAC and still do a little side work just to throw that out there....


damn are my pics too big? i got 3 more that aren't showing. Let me resize and try again.

FoggyMountain
08-20-2008, 07:45 PM
Finally. Pretty soon i will be dropping in another hood for the center of the table so we can have three people going in the shop with good ventilation.
http://www.foggymountainglass.com/images/shop22.JPG
http://www.foggymountainglass.com/images/shop32.JPG
http://www.foggymountainglass.com/images/shop42.JPG

jr23
08-21-2008, 02:11 AM
I am really diggin your shop their froggy . Carslile, maya and a beth, nice combo you got there are many flames and size ranges and you got sweet stringer puller with the beth nice goblet flame with the maya and a carlise to beat on.

FoggyMountain
08-21-2008, 09:35 PM
Thanks i appreciate it. I spend more then 50 hours a week here! Hopefully now i got my apprentice back will be able to focus on bigger nicer stuff while he helps me take care of the smaller to medium sized pieces when the orders come around.

The only thing my shop is missing is a GTT. I hope to have a mirage my the end of this year. Then my shop will be complete until I need something bigger.

The Lorax
09-13-2008, 06:22 AM
nice set ups everyone
i originally posted this topic to get some ideas for my shop, after all the shops i looked at this is what i created (and im still waiting for my hood to be finished):

heres my bench:
http://img78.imageshack.us/img78/754/benchgd2.jpg

my color table:
http://img78.imageshack.us/img78/1650/colorsyk2.jpg

and my little propane hut, looks shitty but it keeps snow / rain off my regulator to an extant, protects it from falling branches, and makes the propane tank outside my garage not in view from the street:
http://img78.imageshack.us/img78/7936/outsidedm7.jpg



bumpppppppp...

my shop has changed a bit since the start:

http://img293.imageshack.us/img293/905/stairsviewgp1.jpg

http://img128.imageshack.us/img128/82/glassrackqj1.jpg

http://img502.imageshack.us/img502/5391/benchviewho4.jpg

jr23
09-13-2008, 06:47 AM
Nice

EFS
09-13-2008, 06:52 AM
Here are some shots of my newest and to be permanent studio as I now have a morgtage. Anyway's tell me what you think.

FoggyMountain
09-13-2008, 01:45 PM
Looking Good. I especially like the permanent thing. I am still dreaming about finding a nice place up in northern Cali to start making payments on. I am kinda getting tired of commuting to work everyday. And getting tired of spending money to rent a place i will never own. Good luck with the place it looks like you got a good thing going!

Aussie
09-14-2008, 08:19 AM
here's ours,
it's a long tube in the basement of an historic melbourne building called the old meat market. Strangely enough it used to be a meat market. I think the cellars were where the carcasses used to be stored. The other residents in the building call out studio the dungeon ... we're in there every day and most weekend putting our fire under their arses :P

Granger's Glass
09-14-2008, 08:28 AM
I really dig your setup Aussie. Are those graphite wheel rollers in the first picture?

nafglass
09-14-2008, 10:43 AM
Nice color rack justin!

Aussie
09-14-2008, 10:27 PM
hey G, no, not graphite wheels, they're very hard rubber and wood construction. They're wheels I jerried together in a hurry when I had to do a demo and didn't have my cast aluminium ones handy. I only ever use them as a rest when I'm pulling points off a tube ... I have another set made from castor wheels, but they move too much to be very useful. I wouldn't use graphite. I think I'd be too worried for the graphite to chip and break and crunch up fine on the axle from the weight of a length of tube (I use 40mm x 5mm a bit for big pieces).

Dom
09-14-2008, 11:06 PM
I like that purple mirage. Nice

Ginkgoglass
09-16-2008, 08:27 AM
Hi everyone! This is my first post here.

I loved going through this thread and seeing the different shops/studios.

This is my set up now. And an evil plan for my dream studio.

Aussie
09-17-2008, 07:59 AM
your current studio and your future evil plan for world domination look way too tidy ... I'm suspicious ... are you sure you're a flameworker and not some crazy mad scientist bent on destruction?

Ginkgoglass
09-17-2008, 09:02 AM
Ok you got me.... that was a pic taken for marketing materials. My shop is NEVER that clean. Here's how it looks this morning.

But as time goes on, you will see my evil plan unfold, bwahaha!!!! :devilish:

CripSkillz
09-17-2008, 09:54 AM
ya that was way to clean, looks better dirty heheh' like a real shop

newmexicomagma
09-17-2008, 12:40 PM
the bench looks good. thats alot of beer bottles. watching your carbs?:clap:

Ginkgoglass
09-17-2008, 12:45 PM
LOL! Don't people bring you every bottle they can find? I have a neighbor that brings me beer and wine bottles all the time. I'm running out of room.

Ok maybe I drank some of the wine . . .

Meta Glass
09-20-2008, 04:45 PM
new shop pics:bouncy:

loved working there

thanks again for that guys

bomb ass location right next to that taco place

naughty pirate wench
09-20-2008, 05:41 PM
Here's mine - Jerry just finished it this afternoon...haven't had a chance to get it messy just yet. If you want to see the in-progress pictures, check out the "Braggin' on my man" thread here:
http://www.thegldg.com/forum/showthread.php?t=21265

Peace,
Chris

14111

Paradise Waits
09-22-2008, 08:56 AM
Here's a couple of pics illustrating myth vs. reality

http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f348/brasilglass/Misc%20Pics/GPLS.jpg

http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f348/brasilglass/Misc%20Pics/Reality011.jpg

Ginkgoglass
09-22-2008, 02:18 PM
Still looks pretty damn clean . . .

Paradise Waits
09-22-2008, 03:18 PM
Well, I have a pretty good system for minimizing particulate exposure. Just about everything is housed on a tray, or some sort of modular bench component for easy removal.

Every few days (usually when I switch product lines) I tidy up the trays, clear the bench and shop vac immaculate. Crucial: I've added a lengthy extension hose so the shop vac remains outside my workspace at all times.

Then I use a wire mesh screen over the end of the vac nozzle so I can vacum out all the trays even while they are filled with rods, prep work & whatnot.

STROKER
09-24-2008, 09:10 AM
here are some pics of my new set up. i am a newbie but am very serious. this is attached to my woodshop which is my actual profession. it is not real big but i got plenty of room for now.
i have not actually used my hotshop as i am just getting it up and ready to run.
i have been on the torch taking up my time instead.
i still need to get my big vent hood set up but i am only using a lynx right now since my delta is at gtt getting cleaned. what i have for ventilation works well for the torch i am using.
i still have another workstaition i am going to set up that will have access to the kilns and be set up with the lynx or a cc. (p.s. i am going to sell the cc or a redmaxx if anyone is in the market.) i will probably keep the other one as i plan to rent shop space and maybe a torch with it.
i am using a pro-8 oxy generator and it is badass. i can rage the delta with not a problem at all. it should handle the delta and lynx at the same time.? hope so at least. the only problem it is hell on my piston compressor and my wife is bitching about it running all the time and making a ton of noise. which it does, so i am getting a rotary screw type this week to get the system running as good as it gets. and quiet as hell. you can actually talk normally next to this thing while its running. sweet.
i still have to fill up my color bins and get my tools more organized but it is working for now. i have quite a bit of glass. some will be for sale soon.
my plans have always been to bring glass to my wood sculpture and i have some serious ideas that i am planning to use, but my skills are still far short of my ideas. i will be hitting you ass kicking lampworkers up for some hints on particulars in the near future.
let me know what you think.
i am off to melt something.
jay

naughty pirate wench
09-24-2008, 09:16 AM
Jay - what a sweet sweet setup! And yes, judging from your pictures, I'd say you are very serious about your glass! Way to go!

Best,
Chris

somewhere
09-24-2008, 11:07 AM
Nice start Jay!
No doors on the glory? Is there a furnace in the future?

Your going to love that pine ridge burner.

STROKER
09-24-2008, 12:20 PM
Nice start Jay!
No doors on the glory? Is there a furnace in the future?

Your going to love that pine ridge burner.

thanks for the compliments guys. i think it will be a nice place to create when i get it finetuned.

the glory does have doors they are just blocked with the heat shiel sitting right in front. i just set it up for pretty pics.
as for the furnace, i have the little aim electric furnace kiln in the corner of the pic that holds a 40 pound pot. the person i bought the set up from did not use it much but said the furnace did alright for a start up/ small stuff. that is what i need for now.
i got a few hundred pounds of spruce pine batch that i am going to play with. i also plan to do some casting for stands on my wood pieces so i got a lot going on to say the least.
money is gone at this point so i am not getting anything else for a while after this new compressor i am putting in.
got to sell some stuff to pay for anything else, i guess that means i got to build something........
as soon as i get the ventilation complete i will take new pics.
thanks, jay

Lurch
10-02-2008, 12:20 PM
Here's some pics of my setup

My desk is the middle one. This is my first studio that I've actually had some space to move around. It's nice and easy to keep clean!

http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b242/Glassworkj/shopic006.jpg

http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b242/Glassworkj/shopic007.jpg

http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b242/Glassworkj/shopic008.jpg

http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b242/Glassworkj/shopic009.jpg

CripSkillz
10-02-2008, 12:36 PM
Looks good lurch, extra room is great, i love my new shop so much better than wrkn outside, ill have to come by this winter ill be in palmdale visitn my brothers, so we should hook up

Lurch
10-02-2008, 10:39 PM
Looks good lurch, extra room is great, i love my new shop so much better than wrkn outside, ill have to come by this winter ill be in palmdale visitn my brothers, so we should hook up

Hells yeah man! Anytime anytime.

Icarus
10-03-2008, 05:52 AM
331 stroker, you're work space is giving me a semi-erection. I hope I don't have to stand up anytime soon.
Very nice.