Equipment & Supplies

I am not kidding when I say I am starting from scratch. Here I’ll list all the equipment I buy and any other useful notes. Prices are as at the date I purchased (if I have bought second hand then I have quoted where it can be bought from new currently and at what price)

item description source cost why? date verdict
  HobbyFuser3 with stand and kiln shelf Warm Glass  £1844  A popular starter kiln which can be plugged into a normal domestic electrical socket. I found a nearly new one via Facebook Marketplace still under warranty from Warm Glass. I had been keeping an eye out for a HobbyFuser or a Skutt Firebox.  16/12/2017
Bullseye Class Glass Pack Warm Glass £389 An assortment of bullseye glass sheets. 16/12/2017
  Toyo Super Glass Cutter with oil Warm Glass £14.16 Essential Item  16/12/2017
  Small Metal Running Pliers Warm Glass £12.73 Essential Item 16/12/2017
  Pro grozing pliers Warm Glass £10.87 Essential item 16/12/2017
  Bullseye Glastac fusing gel 120ml Warm Glass £5.72 Tacks glass together to hold in place for firing 16/12/2017
  Mixed Bullseye Glass Stringers 1mm Economy Pack Warm Glass £17.04  Included in bundle of glass bought from Facebook MarketPlace 16/12/2017
  Mixed Bullseye Cold Stringers 1mm Economy Pack Warm Glass £21.69  Included in bundle of glass bought from Facebook MarketPlace 16/12/2017
  Small cutting L-square Warm Glass £5.05  Included in bundle of glass bought from Facebook MarketPlace 16/12/2017
  Opal and Trans strip saver pack 1kg Warm Glass £18.52  Included in bundle of glass bought from Facebook MarketPlace  16/12/2017
  Student Pack iridised glass 500g Warm Glass £14.83  Included in bundle of glass bought from Facebook MarketPlace  16/12/2017
  White Glass Student Pack 500g Warm Glass  £8.89  Included in bundle of glass bought from Facebook MarketPlace  16/12/2017
   White Strip Saver Pack 1kg  Warm Glass  £17.59  Included in bundle of glass bought from Facebook MarketPlace  16/12/2017
  Papyros Paper (10 sheets 52cmx52cm) Warm Glass £30.95  Included in bundle of glass bought from Facebook MarketPlace  16/12/2017
  Decorative Glass Student Pack 1.5kg Warm Glass  £34.08  Included in bundle of glass bought from Facebook MarketPlace  16/12/2017
  Student Pack Cool Transparent glass 1.5kg Warm Glass £20.75  Included in bundle of glass bought from Facebook MarketPlace  16/12/2017
   Black and White Student Pack 1.5kg Warm Glass  £20.75  Included in bundle of glass bought from Facebook MarketPlace  16/12/2017
   Colour Glass student pack 1.5kg Warm Glass  £20.75  Included in bundle of glass bought from Facebook MarketPlace  16/12/2017
   Clear Glass student pack 1.5kg Warm Glass  £8.65  Included in bundle of glass bought from Facebook MarketPlace  16/12/2017
  Crystal Clear Fine Frit 2.27kg Warm Glass £47.76  Included in bundle of glass bought from Facebook MarketPlace  16/12/2017
  Crystal Clear Medium Frit 2.27kg Warm Glass  £47.76  Included in bundle of glass bought from Facebook MarketPlace  16/12/2017
  Bullseye sheet glass crystal clear tekta 3mm 30cm x 30cm Warm Glass £5.95  Included in bundle of glass bought from Facebook MarketPlace  16/12/2017
  Bullseye shelf primer 2.27kg Warm Glass £19.20  Included in bundle of glass bought from Facebook MarketPlace  16/12/2017
  Bullseye sheet 3mm glass Mega20 tekta saver pack Warm Glass £52.99  Included in bundle of glass bought from Facebook MarketPlace  16/12/2017
 Kristall 2000s Glass Grinder Warm Glass  £148  Included in bundle bought from Facebook MarketPlace  16/12/2017
  Economy Fibre Paper Pack  Warm Glass  £8.49  Included in bundle of glass bought from Facebook MarketPlace  16/12/2017
  Glassline Pens Warm Glass £98.49  Included in bundle of glass bought from Facebook MarketPlace  16/12/2017
   Pebble Mix  Creative Glass Guild £10  These were in the bundle of glass from the Facebook Marketplace purchase but are Spectrum 96 glass so incompatible with bullseye glass. Need to be kept seperate for another project!  16/12/2017
 A2 sized self-healing cutting mat  Amazon  £9.95 This was one of the cheapest I found. A2 seemed a good size as the kiln won’t take a glass piece bigger than this and I liked that they came in different colours! 17/12/2017
   Reuseable Mask  Amazon  £9.95 Liked this mask as it claims it is washable and re-useable. Otherwise the choice were big expensive heavy duty masks or disposables. I am hoping this is going to be comfy and practical….  17/12/2017
 Safety Glasses  Amazon  £8.39 Wanted something more than the budget glasses. These claim good vision through the glasses and has adjustable arms. On first impression they are a very comfy fit, good fit to the face and clear vision.  17/12/2017
Gardening Gloves (small) Blue Diamond Garden centre
Table Vinyl The Range  Varies £3-6 a metre
Sharpie and pilot pens Amazon
Apron
White vinegar  B&M  50p
  Spray bottle
  Nichrome Wire
  Goats hair / haik brushes Considerably cheaper to search to buy a ‘goats hair’ brush than a ‘haik’ brush. Though identical looking product is available at twice the price from glass fusing suppliers.
Lino 4m x 3.5m FlooringDirect £74.06 To cover floor in studio , so easily cleanable. This is an Ebay Seller. Delivers for no extra cost. 17/12/2017
Workbench frame approx 93 inches by 21 inches and 80inches high Facebook MarketPlace Old workbench frame to make workbench for studio
2 x 2.5 litres acrylic primer Screwfix To cover the OSB walls in studio.
2*2.5 litres of once b&q paint in cotton white B&Q For studio walls
lights and other electricals Screwfix Improve lighting in studio
Insulation and ceiling boards B&Q Repair and insulate studio ceiling and roof space
Two hardwood boards used as window covers / shutters for windows for studios (curtains removed for health and safety)
 Door mat B&M £4.99
Empty Plastic Containers keep old sweet containers and paint containers for glass bits and kiln wash etc
 need Heater
Dremmel
Table and chair(s) Pre-owned An old sturdy table and chairs we already had to be used as the cutting table for the studio
  Lint free cloths B&M £2.49
  Brad Walker – Contemporary Fused Glass Book Warm Glass  £26.99 Having read around lots of forums this was one of the most recommended books along with ‘joy of fusing’.
   Sharpies Amazon.co.uk
  scraper for kiln shelf  Amazon.co.uk  2.94  Something to scrape the kiln wash from kiln shelf before reapplying  06/01/2018
Plastic jugs & bowl B&M
Glass bottle cutter  Amazon.co.uk  11.99 15/01/2018
Wet and dry sandpaper  Amazon.co.uk
Face shield visor  Amazon.co.uk
safety gloves  Amazon.co.uk
safety sleeves  Amazon.co.uk
circle glass cutter yourspares.co.uk
bullseye thinfire paper ebay
kitchen foil
printer paper
small scissors
kitchen roll
bayonet bulbs