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In Topic: Wax Resist

Today, 01:14 PM

Are you intending to dip or paint your glaze?


I've very limited experience ... but it is my impression that wax emulsion works much better

when dipping rather than painting glazes. [All: please correct as necessary.]

In Topic: 3D Printer To Make Master Mould?

29 July 2015 - 08:21 AM

Can I ask why you want/need the master to be in plaster? Is it to smooth it after 3D printing?

In Topic: I Might Be Buying A Test Kiln. Paragon Xpress 1193

16 July 2015 - 05:20 PM

When you are using a small test kiln like this do you need to down-fire?

[To replicate the cooling characteristics of the main kiln useed for production firings.]

In Topic: Green Soap And Drape Molds

16 July 2015 - 04:58 PM

Does anybody recommend using WD40 as a parting agent when making slip-casting moulds,

or is it just used for drape/slump molds?

In Topic: My Kiln Keeps Turning Off

06 July 2015 - 06:21 PM

While you are sitting waiting to see if the kiln turns off, it might be worth thinking about power-line glitches.

- do the lights flicker

- if you have an mains volt-meter, does show any variation at the moment of stoppage

- any changes in electric load; either in-house or by other local users

- any evidence of day-of-week effects


How precise is the 5:15 figure. +/- seconds or +/- 5-10 mins?


PS I'm vaguely reminded of the saga of telephone trunk line that had an intermittent fault -- but only in

the early evening on rainy fridays. It took them a while to figure that one out.