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In Topic: Some Changes To The Forum

28 February 2015 - 11:44 AM

I always wanted bigger muscles 



Bigger muscles will just see you asked to shift heavy things. ^_^


All we need now is an off topic section, somewhere to just jabber about the weather/news/kids/grandparents/etc etc. I can't think of any other forum that I'm a member of which doesn't have one.


You could call it  "Craic Pots"  :- but anything else would do too.  B)

In Topic: Drilling Holes In My E18 L&l For Air Inlets.

28 February 2015 - 11:21 AM

So I am reading L&L's manual they say the following:


Holes may be drilled in the lid brick at any time if later found necessary. If you decide to drill holes in the lid start with a 1/4” diameter hole drilled about 4 inches in from an edge of the lid (and then add other holes as necessary in the back of the lid and then on the sides). BE SURE NOT TO DILL ANY HOLES WITHIN 6” OF THE THERMOCOUPLES. You do not want cold air flowing onto the thermocouples.




Does that mean Drill them 4 inch's down from the lid on the first part of the kiln body.  No! that's not in the lid.





My kiln has a hole (and appropriate plug) the same size as the peep-holes on the side at the centre of the lid, in your situation I think I'd be inclined to fit one of those rather than be drilling random holes all over the lid.

In Topic: Tin Oxide

11 February 2015 - 03:33 AM

Slip made with a  50/50 mix of Ball Clay and China Clay (+ oxides if required)  will work on bisque.

In Topic: Amaco Chalks?

03 February 2015 - 06:29 AM

Info about them from Amaco's website is the only help I can offer.



In Topic: Community Challenge #1

03 February 2015 - 06:28 AM

Re names,


my Christian names are Alexander John:  everyone in my family (on my fathers side) is known by their second name, not their first, (I don't know why and there's no-one left to ask but I can speculate fairly accurately I think),  it's caused me a few problems over the years with officialdom and so our son is known by his first name - (it's Owen if you're interested).

Anyhoo - my wife started a pottery evening class and for about three years she continued to bring home these small sad misshapen lumps and I thought "How hard can it be? I'll have a go."

She signed me up and when we arrived my wife said to the tutor, "This is John", the tutor looked at her register and said, "Well, who is this Alexander on my register?"

i began to explain and she said "Oh, I cant deal with all that, you'll have to be AyJay" -  and so to everyone at my pottery class I'm Ayjay  -and I've also used it on the net ever since.


You can all call me whatever you like, ( I never listen anyway :D ).


Off to study the sky now - if I can see it through the snow.