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Marcia Selsor

Member Since 16 May 2010
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In Topic: Firing By Eye?

18 September 2014 - 06:21 PM

One thing to be cautious about...going blind. Adelaide Robineau's husband, Samuel, fired her crystalline glazes by eye. He went blind from cataracts. It is hard to judge temperature by eye through safety goggles. be careful.
Use cones, and watch them with safety glass or goggles.
After several firings you will know how often to check and when to expect to be finished.
Marcia

In Topic: Leveling the Wheel

18 September 2014 - 06:57 AM

I think it is always a matter of what works for you.My large orbs get trimmed and I like them to be even.Sometimes when I pull them off the bat I tilt them a little. Then I have to get them back to even.

Marcia

In Topic: Leveling the Wheel

17 September 2014 - 02:31 PM

I use a bullseye level to level my wheel. I also use it when leveling pots to trim in chucks.It speeds things along.

Marcia

In Topic: Stacking Help For Reduction Gas Firing

17 September 2014 - 08:12 AM

Are the target bricks slanted at 45 degrees to bounce the flame up? I have built double cross drafts before and they fired well.They were much bigger 40 and 60 cubic feet. I don't question the concept.
You need space for the flame to travel and you need to bounce it up. Are you using smaller shelves than you would if this were electric?

Marcia

In Topic: Stacking Help For Reduction Gas Firing

15 September 2014 - 09:36 PM

Neil, I meant that handle an appendices can get blasted by the flame as what seems to have happened here.
Is there a target brick. Is your flame real hard or softer and licking? If it is hotter on the bottom, cut back on the ain't for a longer flame and use the target brick.
Marcia