For the newbies as well as us seasoned Goo-heads...
A few tips and tricks for for outfitting your "Lava Lab" so it is organized and has functionality
Of course, they may be a few missing items (or some that don't apply to your needs), please bear in mind this is a general overview.
Notice the strainer funnel, I add coffee filters for add additional filtering
The white funnel was supplied by GOO KITS so you dont splash hot goo on the sides when adding to a clean globe
Absolutely necessary in order to properly clean a globe.
Propelyne glycol to adjust the specific gravity of fluid, Surfactant (clear dish soap) helps eliminate goo and Lava from sticking to Globe. Various other "collectable" chemicals
Chemicals in a squirt bottle makes it easier for use
In this category, add lava color dyes,and food coloring for fluid
Turkey baster for removing "Floaties", Cap Snaffler for opening Globes, chemicals, etc, Wooden spoons for taking out small dents,m etc
Strainer comes in handy
VERY IMPORTANT if you are working with globes, goo kits, etc.
Make sure you have a set that will not transfer heat from boiling fluids as well as grip power to handle globe.
I find nothing to be more frustrating than wasting time searching for an item rolling around in the bottom of a box.
This will also keep your times clean and dry
A DYMO label machine takes the guesswork out of wondering what are the contents.
Unless you have built in magnifier eyes, you will find it difficult to see the wattage of some E12 and E17 lamps. Some lamps look identical but have different wattage's
(I've included some other lamps in my inventory that are not applicable for Lava, just so I know where to go to look for them)
Also, I have neglected in buying as dedicated hot-plate, and still use kitchen stove.
I keep almost everything in a storage trunk(s)
Kittie approved by Maggie!
Designed to be heated, Mason Jars are incredibly handy to store/re-heat Lava as well as storing colored store fluids, glitter, etc. I have developed a generous supply of various Lava and fuids from emptying lamps for Glitter conversions and re-goos.
I hope this helps everyone in properly setting up their Lava Lab!