When I purchased a large top-loading Olympic kiln last summer, it arrived with a crack in the lid where the handle's screw had been run in, apparently without pre-drilling. The crack didn't go all the way through, and I was promised a new kiln lid if I would accept delivery of the kiln. The lid has one of those hinges that goes all the way down the back of the kiln, which I am told is not easy to replace. Before delivering the kiln, the merchant from whom I bought it repaired the crack with kiln mortar. It has been 8 months and the crack has not re-appeared. I know the seller is hoping I'll forget about it, and truthfully, I'd like to. I fear that things may go from (not-too) bad to worse if the lid is replaced. Given that the crack hasn't reappeared, should I feel relatively confident that it won't? Or am I being foolish not to replace it?
IsculptMember Since 03 Apr 2010
Offline Last Active Today, 01:14 AM
After 15 years as a professional woodcarver, I've starting over by teaching myself to sculpt clay. As of 2014, I have been sculpting off and on for four years, so I'm still learning the limitations and capabilities of clay. Since clay is heavier and more fragile than wood, I'm having to imagine new ways to achieve my design goals, but I'm enjoying the luxury of being able to "undo" my mistakes.
- Group Members
- Active Posts 351
- Profile Views 96,629
- Member Title Inexperienced but eager
- Age Age Unknown
- Birthday Birthday Unknown
Sculpting Clay, Sculpting Clay, Sculpting Clay
(okay... gardening, travel, writing, Southwestern and Native American art ...)