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Member Since 16 Mar 2013
Offline Last Active Dec 05 2014 11:48 PM

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In Topic: Diy Kiln Vent

03 November 2014 - 10:28 PM

..would such an addition in my situation be overkill?

IMHO, it would. Just consider how many potters never used one. :)


Certainly, it will have a positive impact: especially, on more even heat distribution throughout the chamber. So if you have a problem with uneven firing, by all means, try it. Otherwise, I doubt that you'll notice any real difference. But this is just my humble opinion.

In Topic: Diy Downdraft Vent

03 November 2014 - 04:44 PM

No need for the extra holes in the collection cup at all.  Make them in a rigid part of the pipeline connecting the collector and your fan. The openings can be easily made adjustable through the use of a hose clamp or a similar device partially covering the holes.


I'd, probably, make the holes closer to the collector just to keep the rest of the line cooler and somewhat less prone to corrosion.

In Topic: Diy Downdraft Vent

02 November 2014 - 11:38 PM


In Topic: Cutting Off The Hump

13 October 2014 - 03:56 PM



A piece of dental floss with a small weight on the end (I use a small washer) works well for me. Put the weight in the area where you want to cut the piece off and slowly rotate the wheel.

In Topic: What Is The Best Book In Your Pottery Library?

30 September 2014 - 10:31 AM

One more vote for "Clay: A Studio Handbook" by Vince Pitelka. No BS, clear and logical explanations and suggestions.