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About Biglou13

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  1. i got volunteered to look at this kiln...... i've done some work on modern skutts and L&L kilns. this kiln is way before my time. figured i'd ask the CA hive mind. it has model k kiln sitter, with digital brain made by company long gone. checked continuity everything i could. metered all the standard checks. my wild guess is transformer or board/brain is dead, if controller is dead there is no hope. is the 4-07-6024 mci transformer standard? i could not see any nomeclature on this part. i'm going to suggest that she get a modern kiln. not that i would but
  2. the cup of water, bag submerge, didn't work for me... ill try it again
  3. Contraction inequalities due to un even drying secondary to inadequate compression . Slowing down drying and turn plates to facility even drying ito top and bottom surfaces?
  4. i have used the standard lightweight shopping bags from market, but double bagged the pugs. found some Ice bags... then found ice bags on line for least cost. i've seen a technique where they use One larger gusseted bag from uline excess bag ends up doubling the protection with one bag, if i recall this bag size was approximatey 30 cents, i use empty coolers, or just stack pugs in closet
  5. curious why they were bisque fired at such a high temp?
  6. I'm thinking. Wild stab here. Re bisque piece to hold glaze. Save piece till next wood firing. Another thought the Troy clay( I understand my recipe a derivative of) is pretty reactive with out glaze, so washing is an option. but even washing will leave some residue of original glaze. Did you mean bisque at 5 or 05?
  7. two small burns on right forearm.... healing nicely..... battle scars/souvenirs i've participated with catenary, anagama, train, and manbigama wood firings... i love them all. have found kilns have different "personalities", they also respond to firing leader's emotions, good progress when well rested, up and down when nervous, up hill battle when tired...... it always interesting to participate , zen like, when firing team is tune with each other and the kiln
  8. +1 what neil said ^^^ i can only spiral wedge one way but have tried both directions on wheel .... no issue. also have tested rams head wedge , from multiple directions... no issue i think the cone up and down is most important....
  9. Hey don't give out the secret recipe..... Yes pretty much same recipe... I up the spirt or other thinner to get a deeper penetration on earlier coats. But finish with thirds..... I really like the way. Walnut finishes with the danish oil.... I also use it in all my wood pottery tools
  10. Love it Ron... I looking for some scrap pieces right now .... thinking sanding and my home made danish oil mix...... what Size drill bit fit the chop stick?
  11. So I had a bag of grit spill on the porch, I cleaned up most of it    turns out my cats,   one is named  shino,  likes the fine grit dirt bath...  I let them out in backyard today, when I called them in, yes they come when called,  they had some gray dust on them ....Well they found the spot where I had spilled some Alberta  slip.....  high class kitties..... regular dirt is no longer good enough.....


  12. made glazes toaday

    1. glazenerd


      On my agenda for tomorrow. 

    2. Joseph Fireborn

      Joseph Fireborn

      on my agenda for every single day of the future. = )

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