• NEW Buck Torch Stand and Buck Cart - Benchless Flameworking System

    We are excited to announce the release of the Buck Torch Stand and the Buck Cart! They will both be on display at Cornerstone for DFO 2015!

    The Buck Torch Stand is a new and highly specialized tool

    that will change the way today’s modern lamp worker operates.

    From beginners to masters, this tool offers the artist an

    unrestricted full range of motion around his or her torch.  With

    its sturdy and slick construction the Buck Torch Stand gives an

    artist the reliability and performance that is needed to complete

    world class glass sculptures of any size and shape.  The ease and

    ergonomics are unmatched. Not only does the Buck Stand

    promote great lampworking posture, but it gives an artist the

    much needed angles to reduce the weight of some of today’s


     With nothing restricting the space around the artist’s torch,

    an artist will experience positions and angles that were

    traditionally not thought possible. The accessibility of certain

    angles and positions around the Buck Torch Stand are absolutely

    priceless. The Idea of working without a flat surface under your

    torch is new to some artists and can seem risky and intimidating.

    But rest assured the angles and advantages will far outweigh any

    time lost learning to use this new and innovative tool.

    The Buck Torch Stand is available with useful but low

    profile attachments which consist of:

    • 1 hydraulic lift assisted main shaft

    • 1 base plate.

    • 1 water holding trash bucket

    • 1 multi-level punty bucket

    • 1 tool magnet


    The lift-assisted shaft by its self can be securely bolted with

    concrete anchor bolts to the floor making for a sleek space-

    saving torch placement in your shop or workspace.  It can also

    be attached to our Diamond plated base for traveling or non-

    permanent set up. The stand attaches easily to the diamond plate

    base making it mobile and able to be setup just about anywhere.

    Either way, it eliminates the need for valuable bench space

    whether in the home shop or at a guest location. 

    A word from Buck. . .

    The development of the Buck Torch Stand was one of natural

    progression. Like many before, I saw the advantages of putting

    my torch up onto something as precarious as a cinder block or

    sketchily duct taping it to the end of a 2x4 just to gain a few

    extra inches and extend the range of motion around my torch. 

    Over the years I have worked on and have seen some very

    ingenuous, yet fairly dangerous set ups. With the need for space

    and mobility I began developing prototypes of the Buck Torch

    Stand. The first Buck Torch stand was a two inch chunk of pipe

    welded to a 98 pound plate of steel with a few drilled holes and

    some bent bolts to secure my torch. From there each design led

    to the next. Despite some of the crud and oversized prototypes I

    quickly realized the countless advantages to having full range of

    motion around my torch. As other experienced artists and I used

    these various prototypes I tweaked more changes until today’s

    Buck Torch Stand was developed.

    Just like the other advances in the lampworking communities

    (i.e.  Boro furnaces, larger kilns, etc. have steered the

    development of new products, this Buck Torch Stand is a must

    have for today’s boro furnace worker. Its space and mobility are

    priceless when juggling the large gathers and long pulls

    produced by today’s methods.

    As an exclusive user of the Buck Torch Stand I can hardly work

    without it. The angles I utilize for even the smallest of tasks are

    super clutch when creating most every one of my sculptures.

    The ergonomic comfort and unmatched mobility are priceless to

    me as an artist when creating the evolving work of art. 

    I hope everyone gives this style of lampworking a try--this tool

    is a game changer. I believe anyone who works on a Buck Torch

    Stand for a healthy duration of time will quickly see the endless

    possibilities and advantages to this amazing tool!

  • Male Joint Forming Tool
    Male Joint Forming Tool

    Check out the latest video on the YouTube Channel for our male joint forming tool.

    -Use our ground joint forming tools and tool sets to quickly and efficiently make your own male and female joints. We offer 3 sizes and 2 handle types. 10mm, 14mm, and 19mm with either a wooden or aluminum handle. Aluminum can easily be chucked in a lathe if needed. Although we sell the tools individually, most people do chose to purchase them as a set.

    -To form male joint simply pull your tubing to a diameter that will fit the tool. Heat a section long enough for a whole joint to be at a point of being white hot, place inside the tool and firmly blow. Bring it out to check the size and simply open the end of the tube.