Buck Torch Stand - Griffin Glass Tools
The Griffin Glass Tools Buck Torch Stand is a new and highly specialized tool that will change the way today's modern lampworker operates. From beginners to masters, this tool offers the artist an unrestricted range of motion around his or her torch. With it's sturdy and slick construction, the Buck Torch Stand gives an artist the reliability and performance that is needed to complete world class 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 works.
With nothing restricting the space around the torch, an artist will experience positions and angles that were traditionally not thought possible. This new accessibility is 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 that the angles and advantages will far outweigh any time lost learning to use this new and innovative tool.
- Height: 28 in.
- Extended Height: 49 in.
- Base Plate of Stand: 2 ft. x 2 ft.
- Plate for Torch Attachment: 8 in. x 8 in.; plate has 4 holes for attaching a bench torch. Fits most GTT and Herbert Arnold torches.
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.
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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!
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