The glass shop is a full service facility capable of fabricating scientific glassware, both simple and complex. Design assistance is available if needed. Russ is experienced in working with both borosilicate (pyrex) and quartz glasses. Repairs and modifications can be made to existing glassware, often at a fraction of the cost of new. Additional services include cutting, grinding and polishing of tubing and plate. An extensive inventory of tubing, stopcocks, valves and ground glass joints is maintained in the shop as well as a small supply of plate glass. Also, a number of commonly used items are fabricated and sold through the Chemistry Stockroom.