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Member Since 04 Apr 2013
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In Topic: Another Amateur

24 July 2013 - 11:57 AM

Q1-2 - Do you have a kiln manual or can you find one online? A "hold" is a temperature stay and is used for maturing a glaze during a glaze firing.


Q3 -An easy and cheap way to test if the kiln is ready to open without a pyrometer, is to roll up and stick a piece of paper in a peephole. If it catches fire, smokes or singes, don't open the kiln. Paper burns at 451 degrees.


Q4 - Nope


Q5 - Wiping it down will not matter. Be sure only to kiln wash the top of the shelf and not get any wash on the sides or bottom of the shelves. This is a lesson I learned the hard way!

In Topic: Preventing Pattern Cracking

28 June 2013 - 12:13 PM

In addition to drying them more slowly, try rolling a small ball of clay ind pressing it into the peak of the juicer from underneath. Blend it in with your finger and compress well. I do this to prevent cracks in this type of shape and it always works.

So simple - Yes! I just don't want to waste time on a trouble form, but that is a great idea. The cracking is right along the stress lines where the collaring was done so I think this will work nicely.

In Topic: Preventing Pattern Cracking

28 June 2013 - 07:42 AM

Thanks. I think I will try just a few the next time and dry slow.

In Topic: Indoor Craft Show Lighting at Reasonable Price

26 June 2013 - 08:19 AM

I had the same issue. I went to Lowes and bought 3 nice track lights for about $50 each. They were easy to mount and take down too with cable ties right onto the pipe and drape. Cheap and easy and they are very bright.

In Topic: Preventing Pattern Cracking

25 June 2013 - 06:45 PM

Oops! Sorry about the ginormous pictures. lol