Aanraku Frit Piston

Price $57.95
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Item# 63998
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Product Features

  • Turn scrap glass into frit - ideal for creating your own custom frit blends!
  • Large capacity and light weight - perfect for making a little or making a lot!


Product Description

A Revolutionary Tool for Fusers and Flameworkers
Turn scrap glass and rods into custom frit without any fuss! Simply place compatible glass into the Aanraku Fit Piston, insert the upper plunger into the tube and plunge. You are in complete control - create as much or as little frit as you want, in any size you want. With its rugged design, this frit maker is designed for a long life and heavy use. Imagine the possibilities. Delphi artists love how quickly you can make a lot of frit. Use with Frit Sifters #63999 and sift your frit into different sizes ranging from powder to coarse. 

Large 6" x 6" x 12" capacity weighs just 7 pounds. Includes instructions and a rare earth magnet to ensure good results.

Delphi Tip: Keep your Frit Piston working like new by keeping the interior dry. If you notice any rust, lightly sand with 220 grit sandpaper, then use the included magnet to remove any metal shards and fragments.

Delphi Customer Tip:
"Here's a tip for using the magnet: Never drag it directly through the glass--you'll be forever trying to get the filings cleaned off. Instead, drop it into the corner of an envelope, e.g., and drag that through. Then just hold it over your disposal container, pull out the magnet and the filings fall right off. And the white background of the envelope makes it easy to see when you've finally gotten them all." - Phoebe Spore, Online Product Review

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5 out of 5 stars
  •   Fantastic for recycled glass
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Pros : I use this to turn wine bottles into frit for individual jewelry pieces Also great for using on scrap glass
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Other Thoughts : Be sure to keep glass separate ... bottle glass is unknown COE so I keep each separated and labeled.
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  •   works great
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Pros : easy to use
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Other Thoughts : need to have sifter to make it truly useful
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4 out of 5 stars
  •   Frit making beast
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Pros : Does a decent job of creating frit from scrap glass.
Cons : Throws glass out the sides as it works. Using a shop towel around the piston keeps the scrap frit from getting all over the shop floor. Would be nice if it had another blade in the base to work a bit faster.
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As a self-described cheap glass artisan who lives in rural Maine,finding or making the tools I need myself (rather than buying them online and having them shipped) is a must. As a total beginner, I found that making frit with my scrap glass was actually messier and more dangerous than I had originally suspected. Hammering away on my back deck proved to be a situation which resulted in wasted scrap glass...and tons of cuts.I finally admitted finding a proper tool to make my own frit was a necessity (to my deck AND my hands) - but $50 (plus shipping) for a Frit Piston was just not in my budget. So I took an hour to roam the Home Depot (which, yes, even in rural Maine you will find one) for ideas on how to hack my own solution. What I came up with, after wandering the isles for an
May 03, 2010
You can make frit from leftover glass pieces in a few different ways. First, if you have a torch, simply heat your piece of scrap in the flame until it gets red but not drippy. Then drop it into a bowl of water (wearing protective eyewear, of course) and watch as the glass breaks into tiny little pieces. You could also choose to use a Frit Piston. Place compatible glass scraps into the frit piston, insert the upper plunger into the tube and plunge. The nice thing about the piston is that it allows you to create frit in any size you want. Another, perhaps less refined, way to create frit is to wrap your glass in a towel, grab a hammer and have at it. (This works especially well if you’ve had a bad week at work. ) You can also try a good old-fashioned mortar and pestle. This