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David Patchen
04-16-2013, 03:54 AM
Large Spiral Arts punty that looks like it would be a great deal after 15 minutes of cleanup on a belt sander. Gotta move quick though...ending soon.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Glass-blowing-pipe-SPIRAL-Arts-PUNTI-ROD-heavy-duty-TOOLS-/111047371698?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item19daf06bb2

Pete VanderLaan
04-16-2013, 05:49 AM
Does someone out there sell some sort of brine solution for storing glass tools in. It sure seems like it.

Scott Novota
04-16-2013, 08:12 AM
Leave a non-stainless steel tool in my shop for over a two weeks and it will look like that.

Spiral sent me some punts that where not stainless. They look exactly like that to this day. I kind of like them that way now as they have a human oil rust thing going on and have reach the apex of grip. I am not kidding on the rust oil thing but I don't really use them. They sit over in the corner of the shop forlorn and depressed.

Judging by the name "pelican" I would assume he has/she has conitions like mine...ie> inside of 1 mile from a beach/bayou.

Seeing how I change out the air in my shop at a very very high rate we have no good way of controlling the 99% humidity that also happens to carry around enough salt to do that kind of damage really quickly.

I coat almost anything that is not stainless with wd40 or wax if I can. Every single one of my Jim Moore tools that does not have a seriously active surface has a layer of rust/oil/wax on them. They are all brownish red. I leave a mark on the glass any time I flaten with them if I don't stay on top of the backend of the jack. The only clean spot on them is the blades and the outside flat back end.

As and example I purchased a set of new medium jim moores as a gift to a friend. I pulled them out of the package and layed them on the table. Went inside and got distracted around noon on Sat. and at 5pm that afternoon they already had rust on them. Not massive rust but visible rust that I had to work at with a steel wool pad to get off.

Anyway, my point. In the south, near salt water, new tools...you are going to have a bad time of it.

Pete VanderLaan
04-16-2013, 10:00 AM
well, it's actually quite true here in NH too. My marver rusts right up with non use.

Tom Mattausch
04-16-2013, 12:26 PM
I was looking for one local, for tomorrow, but I can certainly use it and I've got it sniped at $60.

Eben Horton
04-16-2013, 03:54 PM
tools rust super fast in my studio as well.. i keep my hand tools in a wooden drawer with a bunch of silica gel packs to absorb any sea moisture and it seems to work quite well.

Ray Laubs
05-11-2013, 06:16 AM
Boyertown PA, the only shop I know over there is Taylor Baccus, run by Will Dexter. Hmmmmmm Ill have to give him a call. The shop isnt near any bodies of water.

Pete VanderLaan
05-11-2013, 08:41 AM
Is that maybe Taylor Backes? I'm having trouble on the "backes" spelling part. I once made color rod for Will and I made special labels for it that said Dexter's Laboratory. He gave them as presents.

Eben Horton
05-11-2013, 08:56 AM
That's a great studio.

Ray Laubs
05-25-2013, 02:25 PM
Yeah Pete you're right. Will is a great guy to work with.

Greg Vriethoff
05-26-2013, 08:46 PM
This (http://www.ebay.com/itm/96-coe-scrap-glass-glassblowing-25-pounds/290918982197?_trksid=p2047675.m1850&_trkparms=aid%3D222002%26algo%3DSIC.FIT%26ao%3D1%2 6asc%3D11%26meid%3D7942764683399564953%26pid%3D100 011%26prg%3D1005%26rk%3D5%26sd%3D111047371698%26) is so much better.

Just,...whatever.