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Silicone Caulking Cure Time?

01 December 2016 - 05:42 PM

I have to stick metal bearings on the bottom of pots, I usually use E6000 but I don't have time for it to dry for this batch. I'm using clear 100% silicone instead this time. Anybody know how long before it cures? The only info I could find was for caulking a 3/16 bead it takes 24 hours usually. Problem is my application won't be open to the air so I'm guessing cure time is longer? These metal parts need to be vertical without sliding for my display.


Thanks in advance for any advise, help or just hunches.


Throwers Sign Language?

13 September 2016 - 10:50 AM

I stumbled across these images of hand positions while throwing, from tortus - copenhagen. Thought they were beautifully done. You can see the clay even though its not there.



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?