5104 Pegasus Court
Suite F
Frederick, MD 21704
Phone:
 800-462-1209
Local:   301-378-2218
Fax      800-231-5422

Showroom Hours:
Tue - Fri:   10am - 5pm
Sat:           10am - 4pm
Office/Phone Hours:
Tue - Fri: 8:30am - 5pm
Sat:            10am - 4pm
Sun - Mon: Closed
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Shipping


We don't have a standard shipping policy per se, but we do have a shipping promise.  We promise to charge you only what it costs us to ship your order.  Also, we promise to smartly pack the order so that it is not only safe during shipping, but will cost you the least amount of money possible. If UPS is the cheapest, we will use them. If the Post Office costs less, we will use them.  You can request a certain service if you prefer such as 2nd Day Air.

We are not here to make a profit on shipping your order.  Some companies like to charge based upon the amount of money that is spent.  That system does not work too well when you buy a $30.00 grinder bit which is not very heavy and can fit into a small package.  Sometimes they unnecessarily use multiple boxes which costs more. Our shipping cost is based upon the shipping company's weight chart and oversized packages chart plus any glass box charges that may apply for shipping glass.  So in order to save you money, we will creatively pack your order in the least amount of right sized boxes that it will safely fit into without sacrificing the safety of its contents.

So basically, it all depends on what you buy, where you live, and how you might prefer the order to be shipped.  If requested, we can give you an estimate prior to charging your credit card.  When you place the order over the internet, put "Please provide with shipping costs before processing" in the Special Instruction section of the checkout and we will call or email you with the shipping before we proceed.

Other policies we will follow based on customer requests:

  • Use the USPS when shipping to Alaska since it will most likely be the cheapest and quickest way.

  • Use the USPS to ship to APO addresses.

  • Use the USPS Global Priority Mailer when shipping books and patterns to overseas customers.  It is by far the cheapest way to send flat materials overseas.

  • When you supply us with your email address in your order, UPS will send the tracking number via email when your order is shipped.  

To inquire about accurate shipping rates for an order, please call us at 1-800-462-1209.

Tips on Estimating Shipping:

To estimate the weight of your order use the guide lines below: Use 1 to 3 pounds for Box & Packing. The larger the order the larger the box, plus more packing! If the order has both glass and large supplies, such as lamp bases, the order will be shipped in two cartons to avoid breakage. Shipping weight is figured on each box.

Weight Examples:

8x12 glass sheet weighs approximately 1.5 lbs.
12x12 glass sheet weighs approximately 2 lbs.
16x24 glass sheet weighs approximately 5.5 lbs.
Mini Lamp Base + Hardware approximately 1.5 lbs.
Medium Lamp Base + Hardware approximately 2 lbs.
Large Lamp Base + Hardware approximately 3-4 lbs.
Super Star or Gryphette approximately 8 lbs.
Zephyr Ring Saw approximately 18lbs.
All Star or Studio approximately 12 lbs.
Deluxe Beginners Kit approximately 34 lbs.
Intermediate Beginners Kit approximately  9 lbs.
Basic Beginners Kit approximately  5 lbs.
 

Glass Box Charges Examples:
These charges are not shipping charges.  They are for the extra packing material that we pack into glass boxes that allow the glass to ship safely.  Only packages that contain glass will get a Glass Box Charge.

Small Box Charge: $ 6.00
Holds up to 30 pieces 8"x12" or up to 20 pieces 12"x12" or a reasonable combination of the two (2) sheet sizes.  Keep in mind there is a 10 piece minimum for glass of these sizes.
Medium Box Charge: $ 10.00
Holds up to 10 pieces 12"x15", 12"x14", 12"x24" or any combination of those sheet sizes.
(UPS charges a minimum 30 lb. dimensional weight, even if the box weighs less, so ordering at least 8 pieces is most economical)  Once loaded, this box typically weighs from 30 to 36 lbs.
Large Box Charge: $ 12.00
Holds up to 10 pieces 15"x24", 16"x20", 16"x24", 18"x20", 20"x24" or any combination of the three (3) sheet sizes.
(UPS charges a minimum 34 lb. dimensional weight, even if the box weighs less, so ordering at least 6 or 7 pieces of glass to fill the box is most economical).   Once loaded, this box typically weighs from 48 to 52 lbs.
Larger Box Charge: $ 20.00
Holds a minimum of 5 sheets and a maximum of 7 sheets. We CANNOT ship smaller pieces (i.e. 16" x 24", 18" x 24", 15"x12") with larger sheets of glass. The smaller sheets will break the larger pieces during shipment. Mixed sized orders will be shipped in separate boxes and boxing charges will be applied accordingly.

Zinc/Brass/Oak Framing Charges Examples:

All Framing, Brass, Zinc and Rebar come in 6 foot lengths.
At your request, we can cut them in half to save you shipping costs.

3' Cutting & Boxing Charge : $ 4.00
For 3' brass channel / zinc / re-bar or oak framing cut in half.
UPS only changes what this box actually weighs.  No additional handling charge.
6' Boxing Charge : $ 6.00
For 6' brass / zinc / copper / re-bar / lead came / or oak framing.
We affix a wooden board to the outside of the 75"x5"x5" box for safe and sturdy carrying by UPS.  UPS charges an additional $9.00 oversize handling fee, a $3.80 surcharge, then the cost of the weight of the box.
So if you prefer two 3 ft. lengths instead of one 6 ft. length, we can cut your oak framing/zinc/brass in order to fit into the 3 ft. box above and save shipping costs.

SHIPPING DAMAGE:

Do not continue unpacking if order package shows evidence of damage. Open the box before signing the delivery receipt and indicate "lost" or "damage" on the carrier's delivery sheet or call UPS Customer Service at 800-742-5877. Please save the carton/box and all packing materials. File a claim immediately with the carrier/UPS and then notify us. Please do not return any merchandise to us without first filing a claim.

RETURN POLICY:

Any claims against packages or merchandise MUST be made within 72 hours of customer's receiving their order, and any returns MUST be made within 30 days from date of purchase.

If for some reason you receive an item you feel is wrong, please call us immediately. Your order is handled and checked four different times before it is sent out to you! This helps us keep mistakes to a minimum, but they sometimes do happen! If a mistake was made, we will pay shipping both ways.

For a standard return, items returned for reasons other than defects or our error; all associated shipping fees will be the responsibility of the buyer, and we require that the merchandise be shipped and received back to us in the same condition as when we mailed it to you. The purchase price of the merchandise minus a 15% restocking fee will be refunded in the manner in which it was originally given.

No returns on: Glass, Books, Patterns, Bevels, Lead Came, any Used Merchandise/Tools, or Items packed at the factory for safe shipping, such as kilns and lamp bases. Please contact us for more information on returns. If you feel there is something wrong with your order, or our website, please let us know, so we can fix it.

Please contact us regarding any issues or concerns you may have. We can work together to make sure that you are always happy with your purchase. We value input from our customers... let us know what you think!

SHOWROOM HOURS:
Tuesday thru Saturday 10:00am-4:00pm, Sunday & Monday Closed

PHONE HOURS
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Tuesday thru Friday 8:30am-5:00pm, Saturday 10:00am-4:00pm, Sunday & Monday Closed