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Glen Peters

Member Since 14 Jan 2013
Offline Last Active Apr 24 2013 12:17 PM

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Propane Burners

12 April 2013 - 08:42 AM

I bought a propane burner and wondered whether it would be appropriate for a small raku kiln (modified 45Gal drum)

This burner is rated at 500,000 BTU/Hr. It was on sale for for $60.00 Cnd regular $80.00 And if 500,000 isn't enough I could buy two???

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inclusions in slabs

03 April 2013 - 09:31 AM


I want to press items into slabs but I can see it causing cracks?

What can I do to avoid that?

I thought of using strands of fiberglass to reinforce the edges where the cracks are likely to form but there's probably a better way?


Spray-able wax

31 March 2013 - 07:37 AM


Does anyone have a formula for a spray-able wax resist? I thought I might try an aerosol furniture polish (Pledge?) But pledge proudly states on its can "Contains no wax"

I should mention that I'm trying to take impressions of tree bark using latex or silicon. I tried using motor oil but it messed with the latex and didn't release so well!


Brick for pit fire

25 March 2013 - 01:02 PM


I was watching a CAD video on pitfiring with Sumi von Dassow and wondered about the brick she lined the pit with, it looks like ordinary brick as opposed to refractory brick?

My question --can I use regular brick or even concrete block to line a pit! and while I'm at it can I build a raised (pit) or kilm with either of those materials?


Slab Cutter?

20 March 2013 - 11:20 AM


I'm not sure what to call what I'm going to try to describe: I have a vague recollection of a frame that will cut thin slabs from a large slab (or block) in uniform pieces? Tet me try again: I want to reduce a large cube of clay into uniform slices by removing (lowering) the height of the frame after every cut?

Hope that paints the right picture. I forgot to mention that a cutting wire is drawn across the frame by hand for each cut (frame lowering)...