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In Topic: Community Challenge #1

28 March 2015 - 04:24 PM

Over a month on and no posts :( not even work in progress. I know everybody is busy, I haven't even managed to get my entry much past the starting post... 


Just a friendly reminder  :D about a month to go.


I'd worked out a couple of ideas, but unfortunately a combination of work and family stuff, (i.e. my wife has been unexpectedly unable to walk since last November) has not allowed me the time to even look at a lump of clay yet this year let alone work on anything.


The ideas are still there, I quite like them and they may yet come to fruition, but it won't be in time for the challenge.

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.