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#1 jrgpots

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Posted 27 April 2014 - 09:33 PM

I found this on ebay.  It is a 23-24" saggar with lid for $25.00.  Is it worth it?  Where else can one get saggars?  I have some refractory clay. Would it be better to throw a saggar with the refractory clay?

 

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Posted 28 April 2014 - 07:22 AM

I make my own with raku clay

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Posted 28 April 2014 - 09:14 AM

Who knows how many firings that saggar has been through and how many more it will last. Could crack in your first firing. Better to make your own.


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Posted 28 April 2014 - 12:12 PM

I am doing an experiment with some on Mark's crack repair on an older saggar of mine.
So far so good.
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Posted 28 April 2014 - 01:21 PM

I make my own with raku clay

 

I will throw and slab build a few saggars with the raku clay and save the refractory for other uses.

 

Neil, you have a great point about not knowing the firing history of the saggar in the pic.

 

 

Thanks.

 

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Posted 28 April 2014 - 05:57 PM

 

I make my own with raku clay

 

I will throw and slab build a few saggars with the raku clay and save the refractory for other uses.

 

Neil, you have a great point about not knowing the firing history of the saggar in the pic.

 

 

Thanks.

 

Jed

 

 

In addition to longevity, there's no way of knowing what it might be contaminated with. They may have been putting all sorts of nasty stuff in it that's going to fume out into your pots.


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Posted 28 April 2014 - 09:17 PM

Any chance any one have a saggar clay body recipe. Using saggar xx as ingredient?
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Posted 28 April 2014 - 09:40 PM

Any chance any one have a saggar clay body recipe. Using saggar xx as ingredient?

 

I think sagger xx is just a ball clay, don't think it's used specifically for saggars.



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Posted 29 April 2014 - 08:03 AM

Any clay that is quite groggy and matures hotter than your peak firing temp will work. 


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Posted 26 August 2014 - 04:54 PM

I just use raku clay.

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Posted 26 August 2014 - 08:20 PM

I am doing an experiment with some on Mark's crack repair on an older saggar of mine.So far so good.Marcia


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