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Tool Tuesday - Essentials

From basic essentials to the latest glass colour, lampworkers are like magpies when it comes to enabling their creativity.  Each Tuesday I will post pictures of my essentials and some of my favourite tools with an explanation of what they are and how they are used to make glass beads.

This is a medical oxygen concentrator usually used for home oxygen therapy.  My lampwork set up requires a combination of oxygen and LPG to create the perfect flame for making glass beads and the oxygen concentrator is more cost efficient than bottled oxygen.
This is a duel fuel torch used to melt glass.  The red and green knobs control how much LPG and oxygen are in the flame which is beneficial when working with different glass properties.