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The Morton System is an integrated set of tools used to simplify difficult glass cuts, which allows a beginning hobbyist or professional studio to easily make cuts in glass that are difficult or impossible to accomplish with other tools. The special cutting surface cells trap the glass chips, which will prevent your glass from getting scratched and will provide you the ability to work safely with glass anywhere without the mess. The special breaking system consists of a pressure block with a concave undersurface used with a running button that has a convex upper surface on top of an open grid surface.  This breaking system is safe to work with since glass is not broken by holding the glass in your hands.


Portable Glass Shop
Morton Gridded Work Surfaces
A new and improved version of the now retired Portable Glass Shop (PG01). The markings on your current Morton surface are easily modified to work with this New Portable Glass Shop. Includes a 78 minute audio CD as well as a 32 page instruction manual to make the learning easy and fun again. New features include a reversible Squaring Fence for regular and thin art glass and fast angles in both metric and inch scales. Includes a Studio Cutting Bar.  The Mini/Maxi Surface are sold separately.
The smart way to work with glass. Glass chips fall below the cutting surface leaving your surface and surrounding area clean without sweeping by allowing glass slivers to fall into the grid cells below, away from your hands.  Plus it’s water resistant so your table stays dry. Flip the cutting surface over and you have a tracing surface for pattern pieces. . The square cells of the surface can also  be used to position the plug-in-fixtures of the Portable Glass Shop and Circle Cutting Systems. Use the larger Maxi Surface grid is color coded for easy set up of 30º, 45º, 60º, and 90º angles with the Portable Glass Shop and Mini Surface is the size needed for light-box and grinder work station.

Part #LS01

Mini Surface:  Measures 14-1/4" x 22-1/2".

Part #SS02

Super Mini Surface:  Measures 22½ x 15⅜ inches.  Includes 15” Cutting Bar

Part #SM03
• 22" Cutting Bar
• Squaring Fence
• 2 Squaring Blocks
• 2 Bar Locks
Part #PG01B

• Inch/Metric Ruler
• Small Squaring Fence
• Cutting Gauge
• 3 Glass Stops


The Studio Cutting Bar is a longer straight edge than included in PG01B for those craftsman who work with larger sheets of glass. The bar is 31½” long and is designed for the Glass Shop and the Maxi Surface.

Part #PG03
Adds 5 inches and a ruler to your existing squaring fence. (only fits the New Portable Glass Shop). The ruler is marked in inches on one side and metric units on the other.

Part #PG02B



Designed to go with the New Portable Glass Shop. Glass artists have been asking for them so Morton Answered. Set a size, add masking tape and record the column and size.  The more Glass Stops you have, the more sizes you can keep track of.

Pack of 5.
Part #PG06B
The CBS1 is the ultimate accessory for the Portable Glass Shop.
The Circle & Border System is a jig tool for the glass crafter who wants much more than a circle for their plate and bowl designs. This unit comes with a computer program and video instruction. Can be configured to be left or right handed.
Comes with a computer program for calculating the glass sizes needed to make your project.

Part #CBS1
Replaces the previous Teeny Turn Table and Teeny Circle Guide. The Teeny Circle System is an inexpensive method of making small circles, but is so much more.  Most inexpensive circle cutters have two critical shortcomings... they can't make smaller than 3 inch circles and they use a much lower quality cutter wheel than your regular glass cutter. The Teeny Circle System is for circles of 6" or smaller. This unique design allows jig setups for much more than circles. With the TCS1 you can make teeny circles using your personal glass cutter.

Part #TCS1


The Layout Block System is a replacement for wood board, wood strips and horseshoe nails of traditional project layout board. This system is widely used and recommended by teachers for the home hobbyist.

Ten 6-inch aluminum blocks and 40 push pins utilize inexpensive soft boards for layout.

Part #LB01
Four 12-inch and four 3-inch aluminum blocks and 40 push pins give you the flexibility to make both large and small projects.

Part #LB02
Two 17-inch aluminum blocks and 16 push pins greatly expand the entire Layout Block System for those larger project layouts.

Part #LB17
Two 23-inch aluminum blocks and 16 push pins greatly expand the entire Layout Block System for those larger project layouts.

Part #LB23



A powerful extension of the Safety Break System. Effortless power and control make it the right choice for breaking textured or rippled art glass. Widely used by the skilled glass worker.

Part #SB80
A patented two-part breaking method. Allows staring the break anywhere along the score. Includes Breaking Button, powerful and easy-to-use Pressure Block and Morton Runner. The Morton Runner improves the power an control of hand breaking.

Part #SB01
Makes the assembly of geometric dimensional shapes easy. Basic shapes like the triangle, square and pentagon are easily assembled into jewelry boxes, lamps, paper-weights and much more. Instructions for eight exciting projects are included.

Part #PG05


Use the Morton Twister to twist copper wire, brass wire and lead came into decorative edge trim. A must for every glasscrafter.

Part #MT01
Holds a lot of glass for its size.  It is great for regular storage and keeps your work-in-progress organized. As you cut big pieces into smaller ones, use the Caddy to hold your usable scrap.
(5¼” high, 11” wide, 5” deep)

Part #GC01
14.75" wide, 25" long and 4.5" high. Comes as unfinished wood with simple assembly required.  Add the G.E. “Bright Stik” for a great light box.  Made for use with SS02 gridded cutting surface, use the cell side up for glass cutting and smooth side up for drawing.  Does not include light fixture or SS02 top surface.

Part  #TLK1




Helps keep the Morton Surface organized. Six durable plastic holders for cutters, glass markers, pencils... and much more.

Part #CC06
Used for holding glass to ease finger fatigue while grinding the edges to final shape.

Part #GA04
A uniquely designed wood vise that holds the thin metals used in the outer borders of stained glass panels secure for cutting without crushing them. In addition to holding the zinc or brass secure, the vise also gives saw guides for making accurate 90o and 45o cuts using a standard hacksaw.

Part #ZM01


Sit Mr. Splash around your grinder and protect your work area.  Place the Mini Surface under your grinder to trap the mess and keep your grinder dry.

Part #GA02
  Position Safety Splash over your grinder to protect your eyes.

Part #GA03


Strong Line is a thin (.020”) coppered steel strip used to greatly increase the strength of copper foil or lead channels. The strip height, about the same as most glass is thick (.114”), fits the lead channel perfectly and can be used on both sides for extra reinforcement.  Strong Line is easy and fast to use. The wire is easily pulled from the cardboard dispenser in much the same way as scotch tape. Package contains 25 feet.

Part #SL25

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