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About Chilly

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    those who know, teach
  • Birthday March 24

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    Langdon Hills, Essex, UK
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    Pottery, gardening, cycling, Scouting, outdoors.

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  1. That's a bit like asking at what point in a life do you stop breathing? I'm doing less pottery and more glass, spinning, weaving, sewing, especially during the winter, but in all my hobbies there is always a "ooh, wonder what will happen if I........"
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    White or Clear glaze

    As @Minsays, test, test, test. Tiles with a curve rather that just flat, as the glaze will/may move differently.
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    UK version
  4. @JDP When you look on eBay, if you select "completed listings", quite often they've not sold for as much as you think they might. I sold a front loader last year that was donated to the scout campsite for the scrap metal value. Got £40 for it. The wiring was really old, no controller or sitter. I usually find if it starts at 99p there will be a reserve set, if it starts at £50 or so, that's the minimum the seller is prepared to accept. Good luck in your search. I fired, as many on this forum, a manual kiln for a while, paid £25 for mine, then later added new elements and a programmer. Still cheaper than new.
  5. What's on my workbench? Replacements for the one I dropped, just as we were working out where to stick it - grrrrr. And as it was one of a mirrored pair, I've had to make another pair.
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    @oldladyhow I wish that was a bird from the UK, sadly, as said above it is about as far from me as you could get I'd love to have him visit my bird feeders.
  7. Not clay, but glass. Still goes into the kiln.
  8. Also, moulds have a life-span of around 30 casts before they deteriorate and need re-making. So, depending how much use they have already had.............
  9. Yes, well found, thank you.
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    Once fire and glaze

    @Nicky S the title has not changed, can you try again please.
  11. Sorry, didn't know that,
  12. https://player.bfi.org.uk/free/film/watch-primitive-potteries-in-dorset-1912-online?fbclid=IwAR2cQbfjZUYZq4Scmk9Ewykm7mwd0rJFr8xcopr4L7d6C1baacbPi8A2qNo
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    cress FX 27 P kiln

    Is there a lid switch/door security device? That needs to be in place before it will fire?
  14. Sorry @oldlady but it's highly unlikely to have that if it's a domestic scale. Mine has two buttons, one to switch between metric and imperial measurements, the other is the on/ zero button. Doesn't even have an off button. Just keep adding ingredients till you get what you want, or zero between each addition.
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    Best way to fire flat pieces

    Yes, single fired, unglazed. Not all those photos in my gallery became "fired". Lots were to show the lovely people here, and get their opinions. Only the final photo layouts got fired.

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