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  1. Thanks all for your replies. I’ve been testing all of them with some success still a bit hit and miss but practice makes perfect and, like Viking Potter says, you can never have enough rest tiles.
  2. I should also add that I’m using a plate setter with uprights and pins. Each setter holding about 10 plates.
  3. Hello I have recently acquired a small kiln for use at home (Hobbytech 40). It works and I’m happy with it for the most part, but when I have bisque fired plates, they crack during firing, down the middle to about halfway across the plate. This must be a fault when I’m making the items. Can anyone tell me what could be causing this so that I don’t waste efforts making anymore to be disappointed when they’re fired? I’ve not had this happen with plates I’ve made in my ceramic lessons. Some are wheel thrown, some are made from slabs. Clay bodies used are lavafleck stoneware, or white special stoneware. Are these plates now only good for the bin? Photos attached.
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    Question on new kiln

    I too have just acquired a secondhand Hobbytech 40 with LT-3K Kiln sitter. How did you get on with yours firing? I've used a large Northern Kilns kiln previously, with Stafford electronic controller, so the idea of firing at home is quite daunting. I am reading up everything I can online about the Hobbytech 40. Does anyone have a link to the user manual? I've tried Google for this but to no avail. Thanks Rob
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