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In Topic: What Is This? Is This Mold?

Yesterday, 10:26 AM

As Ben says, check out the electrical components, the switch boxes, setter etc. The kiln itself looks mostly OK, I would make certain some of the dust and other things are cleared of the elements-I noticed something that looked like a piece for broken firebrick in a top element groove. I would do an over night candle with the bottom element only-lid propped open 4-6 inches to thouroughly dry the lid section and the rest of the kiln, then fire at slow bisque cycle. You really don't want to heat it up too fast if you have water in the brick, this could cause cracking or spalling.  All this in my humble opinion. . .. 





In Topic: Brent Cxc - Good Investment?

Yesterday, 08:23 AM

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In Topic: Brent Cxc - Good Investment?

25 November 2015 - 07:19 PM

I use a CXC that I purchased nearly 20 years ago. It won't quit, and won't slow down when I crank on it with a large amount of clay(20-30#) The wheel is noisey, but all in all it is like a fine draft horse works all  day and asks for little-not even hey! I have worked on other wheels Baileys, Creative Industries MP and HP, and Brent C and Brent Motorized kick, and learned on a Randall powered kick. Really loved the Randall for big splash pan and pan head, but once I used a direct drive I was lost until I got my own. 

In Topic: Do You Eat Off Your Own Pots Everyday ?

23 November 2015 - 04:09 PM

I don't use these every day, but honey jars, bowls, mugs, plates, casseroles, mortar and pestle, lidded storage jars.

In Topic: Handles

23 November 2015 - 01:10 PM

Maybe I should clarify, I don't do anything more with mug handles than pull them join them, and use the bamboo inside to help reinforce the join. The other handles are more for teapots, pitchers, and other things like lid handles etc.