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Min    784

They are spacers for using when you stack 2 kiln posts on top of each other to stabilize them. They get sandwiched between the posts to make them less wobbly.

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Cherry    0

Thanks. That had occurred to me but when I tried it, they actually made the stacked posts more wobbly. Guess I'll toss them back in the box!

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Min    784

Huh, maybe they are for something else then? Are the top of your posts a bit nubbly with bits of wash? Seems logical that is what they are if they fit the posts but maybe not?  Maybe someone else has another idea. 

About that box, the odd bits do pile up don't they? I've got some unused L shaped right angle posts that came with an old kiln that I've never used. Hard to toss them out since I might one day need them. (probably I'm just a packrat though)

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glazenerd    816

Min:

my supplier has a section for firing beads in his store. I saw something similar to these laying there.  I do not do beads, nor have I seen these before.  Just a random thought.??????

 

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neilestrick    1,381

They are similar to the insulators that the kiln element pigtails go through where the elements go through the kiln wall, but not quite the same. I've never seen them triangular.

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Min    784

Curiouser and curiouser, I thought it was just a hollow one of these but for triangular posts.

It looks like the nubbin bit is on both sides hence my assumption it was for joining posts. 

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Benzine    610

They look familiar...  My first thought was insulator, but can't be certain.

The post spacer makes sense as well.  Were the post you used square, round or triangular?  If it was one of the first two, then it probably would make the posts more wobbly.  They might only work with triangle posts.

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