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Mark C.

Member Since 09 Jan 2012
Offline Last Active Yesterday, 06:23 AM

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In Topic: Firing With Propane, When To Upgrade Tank?

Yesterday, 01:15 AM

If every method works, then just for what is cheapest and/or easiest. Sometimes it's worth paying for convenience.

I would pay for the convenience myself as the larger tank is easiest
You can set it up where they come every so often or when you call them
Inquire on the options- usually they provide the tank for free or low cost.

In Topic: Buying A Gas Kiln

18 April 2014 - 01:20 PM

Before talking brands I would like to know your planned use
Full time potter
Just having fun
Or something else?
This will help me recommend a brand
Also how large cubic foot wise are you thinking?.
Mark on Molokai

In Topic: Clay Scraps Question...

18 April 2014 - 03:30 AM

I as pres believe that working with clay heals wounds faster
I know for me minor cuts heal fast with clay in skin.
If the wound is deep than this is not true as water slows the healing down.
When I had 3 wrist bones cut out 2 years ago I had to keep it dry almost one month.
This is also true with ocean salt water
That helps minor wounds heal faster as well I have found in my years in the sea.
But with deeper larger wounds it also slows the healing down .
For me this is fact not wives tales but your truths may vary.
I seem to have cut hands a lot and now as I am older my skin is thinner and cuts more easily especially on backs of hands.
Something you younger potters will come to later in life.

In Topic: Wasp Nests In My Kiln

18 April 2014 - 02:34 AM

Use a mirror and a flash lite to see where you can not get your head.
Take your time
Just a soft vac brush attachment works well no need for the small straw.

In Topic: Wasp Nests In My Kiln

18 April 2014 - 02:21 AM

A soft brush may dislodge the mud daubers mud.
I have had them clog holes in my outboard motors
I would not use water as that will make the mud flow more in the element groove.
Keep it dry also a small bottle brush may help
Just take your time as this is a one time deal.Get the dirt out. The element grooves are where it matters to get clean.