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In Topic: Whoops! Forgot To Turn On My Kiln Vent.

21 May 2017 - 08:48 AM

I once turned on the vent, but forgot to go outside and unblock the outlet.  I could detect no difference in the firing, but I felt pretty stupid when I discovered it very near the end of the firing.

In Topic: Lesson #541

21 May 2017 - 08:33 AM

The only refire I ever had explode was one that had had water in it.  It hadn't had water in it in a long time and I really thought it was dry.  I think if I ever seriously wanted to refire a piece like this, I would put it through a bisque fire first to make sure it was completely dry.  Probably I'd just make another.

In Topic: Shimpo Rk 2 Vibrating

17 April 2017 - 07:32 AM

Thanks guys!

In Topic: Getting Underglaze Onto Greenware With Brush Strokes

16 April 2017 - 09:07 AM

Thanks so much for following up and showing us a picture of your outcome.  It is quite lovely. By the way, the crack on the rim might not be because you bumped it.  The cause could be things like uneven drying, or stresses during forming.

In Topic: Shimpo Rk 2 Vibrating

15 April 2017 - 06:06 PM

Ring pulley definitely not bent.  Cone looked good, but I will check again to be sure.  Thanks so much for spending some brain cells on this Mark.  I will try calling Shimpo on Monday.