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#21 Crusty


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Posted 20 October 2014 - 04:17 PM


I look at the floor this way,, its in every firing and its eventually going to get glaze on it... Not every firing is going to call for a full shelf on bottom, seen a lot of threads lately where folks are asking how to make custom kiln furniture...


We just got a kiln and had to order wash for it, my floor is getting wash on it...


Some folks use a full size shelf on the bottom on low posts, look at it like that low "shelf" is their floor- not everyone has the space in their kiln to do that so they use the floor of the kiln...


my floor is not heated-


Thanks for the thread Pugaboo

I like to throw red clay, it balls nicely and hurts like hell when it hits you...

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Posted 20 October 2014 - 04:52 PM

Always put a shelf at the bottom, on short stilts (broken kiln shelves work well). It will help insulate the floor and save the floor in the case of runny glazes. Cost of replacing a shelf: $25-$50. Cost of replacing a floor: $200-$350.

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