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06 December 2013 - 03:47 PM
Norm, Great idea to avoid ferric chloride when possible. Are you using ferrous or ferric phosphate, and
what did you buy it as (e.g. slug killer). Regards, Peter
04 December 2013 - 07:01 PM
Ref for use of wire to handle large pieces http://tinyurl.com/pbg68qo Regards, Peter
04 December 2013 - 04:20 PM
I have a vague memory of somebody raku-ing large/awkward pieces by parcelling them up in wire (iron?steel?nichrome?)
with a loop at the top. Might make handling a full tile-rack easier. Regards, Peter
03 December 2013 - 03:50 PM
There was another thread on this topic very recently called Kiln Flue Gas Analysis.
It included a reference to http://members.optus...ust_sniffer.pdf - but you should probably
read the entire thread.
29 November 2013 - 09:06 AM
AFAIK there are two big issues:
Firstly the firing changes the metal objects; oxidation, flaking, melting ...
Secondly the expansions of the metals and clays don't match: loosening, cracking, low structural integrity ...
Some people do work with metals and clay, but it's probably a fairly poorly controlled process. So test ... test ... test if you want to take that route.
... and make sure that any incidents in firing don't affect the kiln shelves or other users.
A google such as firing metal pottery finds a few hits, such as
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