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Art Freas 09-23-2020 12:00 AM

Cylinder molds
Are there any other mold suppliers for wooden molds than Blockhead? Thanks much.

Eric Trulson 09-23-2020 01:29 AM

^ That's the shop of Gary Guydosh, who learned his moldmaking from Walter Evans. I've never met him or seen one of his molds directly, but have been told that he makes good tools.

Pete VanderLaan 09-23-2020 06:04 AM

Gary Died about four or five years ago.

Tom Fuhrman 09-23-2020 10:52 AM

have you tried Art Reed at Sweetwater Glass?

Mark Rosenbaum 09-23-2020 11:49 AM

You can try Leviathan.

Eben Horton 09-23-2020 12:51 PM

A pipe on a sheet of graphite works wonders ;)

Michael Ahlefeldt-Laurvig 09-23-2020 06:28 PM

Any decent woodworker with a lathe should be able to help you. Garys molds are odd..closed bottoms and very few vents

Scott Dunahee 09-23-2020 11:31 PM

A pasted and corked length of black pipe or steel tubing of appropriate size works a treat. Use it wet.
You can weld a flange to the bottom for stability and stuff. Do drill vent holes in it before you paste and cork it. MANY reps before recorking.

And that is not what you asked about at all.



Marty Kremer 09-24-2020 10:17 AM


Originally Posted by Pete VanderLaan (Post 148899)
Gary Died about four or five years ago.

His site says to give him a call, it might be very long distance.
Pete- do you know if anyone took over from him?

Pete VanderLaan 09-24-2020 11:02 AM

I do not know.
Googling Graphite cylinder molds yields up a lot of sources if you like graphite.

Shawn Everette 09-24-2020 11:03 AM

Last time I checked in they said he passed and weren't taking orders. That was a few years ago.

Josh Bernbaum 09-24-2020 01:20 PM


Originally Posted by Tom Fuhrman (Post 148900)
have you tried Art Reed at Sweetwater Glass?

Art Reed does good work on a wood lathe, I have some of his round blocks and they are very nice. He has a website with contact info you can find with a quick search.

Pete VanderLaan 09-24-2020 05:37 PM

Art Reed is one of my favorite glass people in the world.
The sweetwater line of Jersey style glass was the single best I've ever seen.

Art Freas 09-24-2020 07:23 PM

Many thanks folks. Will reach out. I had someone around me that used to do them but doesn't anymore, he was great and about 60% of the other folks.

Pete VanderLaan 09-25-2020 08:01 AM

so if he was that much cheaper, it might be a lot of why he doesn't do them anymore. You get what you pay for frequently.

Art Freas 09-25-2020 10:53 AM

No it was because his wife wanted him to redo their house and that has turned in to a multi year project.

Pete VanderLaan 09-25-2020 07:21 PM

Oh, in that case then, you're just screwed...

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