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How to make lined tubing with the stick stack method

Making lined tubing is something that we just love as glass artists.  In this blog we will go over how to make a stick stack lined tubing section.

What you need:

  • You will need a 1-inch graphite rod.  This is used to put your color around and hold it as you put the color in the clear tube.
  • You will need a tube of 50mm x 5mm for this process
  • You will need about 2.5 sticks of color
  • You will need a torch big enough to get the heat in.

The first thing you will want to do when making a stick stack is that you will want to get your color and cut it to the length that you will be able to control.

Next, you will put your color around the graphite rod and put a rubber band around it the color and graphite to hold it.

Now measure your color and make sure you make your 50mm tube longer.  Make sure you get it thick where you will attach your blow tube.

Insert the color into the tube and heat.  Melt in until all the color is melted in.

Pull some tubing.

Watch the video below for more in-depth instruction.

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