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S. Dean

Member Since 18 Jun 2013
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In Topic: Broken Ceramic Element Holders

09 January 2017 - 12:32 PM

Here's some info from the L&L site: https://hotkilns.com...element-holders


My gut reaction is that I would go with Method 2 unless there were only a few element holders to be replaced.  Maybe Neil can weigh in on this from his wealth of experience.


I believe that L&L updated the design of their element holders at some point. I'd suggest that you call L&L with your kiln model and serial number and find out what your options are.

In Topic: Warping Of Platters

22 December 2016 - 10:01 AM

Hi Andrea,


Lovely work.  Some more questions for you in addition to Roberta's:


What are you using for your mold (plaster, bisque, wood, plastic, other?)

How stiff are the platters when you are removing them from the mold? 

How are you forming/rolling your slabs?

How do you transfer the slabs into the mold?

How are you removing the clay from the mold?


 It could be a handling issue as clay has a memory. Minimizing handling and flexing the clay might help.  However, some porcelains are very finicky for hand building and warpage is the price to be paid for working with that clay body despite careful handling.


Please tell us more about your process and maybe we can try to offer some long distance advice.



In Topic: Creative Industries Model Mp

20 December 2016 - 04:35 PM



I also sent a higher resolution copy of this photo to email account provided in your pm.


Let me know if you need anything else.  For reference, the blue block with the "8533 Japan" is part of the on/off switch



In Topic: Creative Industries Model Mp

17 December 2016 - 07:02 AM

Here's the wiring diagram that lives under the cover for the power switch from my circa 1988 Creative Industries MP.   Good luck getting any kind of manufacturer support from Speedball on these wheels.  I've been told by Speedball that they did not buy the HP/MP/JR line.



In Topic: Mahavir Feldspar

10 December 2016 - 06:36 AM

bump - anybody using Mahavir Feldspar to replace G200? results?