Norm Stuart reacted to Tyler Miller in Stainless Steel In Kiln?
Titanium would likely burn at cone 6. It's very reactive and when it burns it's bad news. Metal fires are scary and would probably mess up your kiln pretty badly.
I don't want to discourage you from the way you want to do things, but it would be really easy to make the kinds of tools you want from stainless with a hacksaw and files and make the handles separately.
Edit: MSDS for Titanium: autoignition is 1200C for solid metal, under heading four.
Norm Stuart reacted to MudBug in Stainless Steel In Kiln?
At cone 6, the metal I found out to be still stable and not melt is Molybdenum.
I was looking for metal to make some stilts with that wont melt at cone 6.
Found that Molybbenum is the one to use which has a melting point of 4753 degrees F.
I am not an expert in these things. Just sharing the info I found during my research. I have not tried the Molybdenum rods yet. I am going to in spring!