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Zircopax Kiln Shelf

22 June 2016 - 03:01 PM

This looks interesting, if you could get the zircopax for a decent price. Be nice to have an alternative to Advancers or Corelites for lighter shelves, plus to be able to make ones own.


(ps, HighBridge, there is a little bit on bubbles in glazes 1/2 way down the same page)


Bottom of this page http://digitalfire.com/index.php


K26 Versus K23

16 June 2016 - 12:00 PM

The arched roof and the door of our front loading electric needs replacing. I can get some good quality unused K26 bricks cheap but am wondering what the downside of using those would be since the rest of the kiln is made from K23’s. 


I was thinking that cutting the element channels for the door bricks would be less crumbly? Also, we would have to cut the bevels in the arch bricks, can set the table saw up outside to do this plus the router table for the channels. So do we save a few hundred on the K26 or keep the bricks all the same? I get that the weight and mass of the K26 is more but anything else to consider?

Mahavir Feldspar

10 June 2016 - 07:05 PM

anybody tried this pot spar that Laguna is carrying?



Feet For Slab Work

09 June 2016 - 10:30 AM

Stumbled across a neat idea for making feet from slabs. 

Foot cutter from a corn cob holder: http://www.grpottery...2503/footmaker/


I think I would probably stick with extruded ones but maybe an option for some.

(check the prices on the forms if you are looking for one)

Drying Bamboo Quickly

24 April 2016 - 07:39 PM

Anybody know how to speed dry black bamboo without it cracking? Also, how to stain regular coloured bamboo a dark brown? (I need the chair caning I’m using with it to match the bamboo so I can’t torch the bamboo)  I’ve read of using Rit Dye with alcohol and also heating up Rit Dye and water and simmering the bamboo, anyone know if either of these methods actually works? Wood stain?


Thanks for any suggestions.