Custom Wood Turn Molds
The Way Wood Works
When the hot glass touches the wet wood, it forms a cushion of steam inside the mold. The glass rides on the steam, producing a smooth finish. Vents provide a release for the excess steam and greater control of the form.
Punty Set Up vs. Hot Popping/Cold Working
The Two Main Ways to Skin a Cat
This is usually the first question we ask about the design of a mold.
This set up assumes the piece will be transferred to the punty and opened to its final shape with jacks. The open end is reduced in the throat for good back pressure. Excellent for stretching lip wraps thin.
Hot Popping/Cold Working
This set up is for open ends that need more precision, such as lamp shades with fitters or glassware with a ground lip. It's also good for controlling the thickness of the edge.
Globes, rounded bottoms, True 2-Piece Molds
The bottom of the form is a convex curve, captured in the shape of the mold
Gives Your Bubble a Nice Target
The bottom of the form is flat, such as a drinking glass or a vase.
Gives Your Bubble a Nice Target and a Fancy Shape
The bottom of the form has a concavity, such as the punt of a wine bottle. Care must be taken that the form can be released once blown.
Barn Door Style
For Big, Wide Forms
For large, wide forms. Allows for lenses and domed chandeliers to be made easily.
Molds Go Straight Through to a Board or the Floor
Open on both ends and for use with a base board.
The Grid Gives it Venting
Has a grid shape of channels for venting and used with a Through Mold
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