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S. Dean

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  1. US Pigment sells inclusion stains and has a green - maybe that will work for you. https://uspigment.com/product-category/inclusion-stains/
  2. Regarding the e28t, here's a great explanation that Neil provided in another post about why many manufacturer's 10 cubic foot kilns are rated to Cone 8: Lots of people fire to cone 6 in cone 8 kilns. They work fine, however like you said, the elements won't last as long since you're closer to maxing them out with every firing. The L&L E28T-3 and kilns of other brands all fall into this same situation. The reason these 10 cubic foot kilns don't go to cone 10 is because they want to make them so they are plug and play, rather than being hard wired. That means a max of 48 amps kiln draw.
  3. Just curious, what do you not like about the Skutt?
  4. +1 for what Min said. Get a p100 respirator. It is also important that the mask fits well so that you get a good seal. A bad seal means reduced filtration effectiveness as unfiltered air and particles are getting around the mask and into your lungs. So, if you have a small face structure and are wearing a mask that is too big, you will not get a seal. 3M offers many of their respirators in small, med and large sizes - so buy the correct size (this will get you a better chance of getting a good seal, but it's not a guarantee as some face shapes and some mask shapes just don't fit toge
  5. I'd be interested in the splash pan if still available. Sent you a pm. Thanks.
  6. If you want the TS-Skutt, try calling Clay-King. When I was looking for wheels a few years back, the sales person mentioned that they try to have wheels in stock and ship from their facility in Greenville, SC. A friend of mine in Raleigh NC bought a TS-Skutt wheel (Stephen Hill model) from them and it arrived in less than a week. -SD
  7. I own the side load version which I think is a better configuration than the end load version. These are not near as sturdy or as large as a Brent or Bailey ware rack, but it works fine in my space. https://www.webstaurantstore.com/regency-20-pan-side-load-bun-sheet-pan-rack-unassembled/109APR1826L.html -SD
  8. Unfortunately Speedball did not purchase the HP/MP/Jr wheels from CI, so they don't support these wheels. I would think taking them to an electric motor repair shop would be your best bet. It looks like your wheels are the injection molded table design. This design was introduced in 1988 or 89, so your wheels likely date from 1990's thru early 2000's. -SD
  9. On my table, the slab roller sits in a notch in the frame rail. This frame rail is not flat. The output side (left side of the notch in this photo) is higher than the height on the input side (right side of the notch). Per Bailey's recommendation, I used 3/4" ply wood mounted on top of the frame rail (though it looks thicker in this photo because of the trim pieces used to finish the edges). The 3/4 in top combined with the notch depth of 1 3/4" on the output side and 1" on the input side will provide the proper heights for the bi-level table. Hope this makes sense. -Stephen
  10. Congrats on your purchase. My table was constructed per these plans.. The feed counter and the output counter are two separate pieces of plywood. The feed side counter is 1 inch lower than the output side. I'll post a photo of the frame construction so you can how the slab roller and the counter tops are mounted. =Stephen
  11. Nice find! The kiln appears to be in great shape and it looks like it will give you service for a long time. The only thing to be aware of is that Duncan kilns are no longer made. Here's some information Neil Estrick provided in another post about repairing Duncan kilns. This might be helpful to keep in mind when you eventually need elements or parts. Duncan kilns are no longer made. Paragon serviced them for a long time, but not any more. They may or may not have some parts still laying around. So if you get either of those kilns, you'll have to source parts from various places. The
  12. 710 is the grogged version of 266. There's lots of info here on 266 and when you search the forum you will find it that is a beautiful clay that can be temperamental. 266 prefers a higher bisque than 08 (try 04). Although Standard calls it a cone 4-6 clay they recommend firing it at cone 5. Frequently bloats at Cone 6.
  13. https://www.theceramicshop.com/product/20076/skutt-wheel-head-14/
  14. Bailey has generic instructions for building your own table that they will send you. Dimensions are important - have the slab roller unit on hand before you build a table so you can make sure everything fits: The table top on the feed side of the slab roller is 1 inch lower than the table top on the output side (output side is the same height as the top of the bottom roller) The distance between the bottom of the machine housing and the table top is not the same for DRD's and DRDII's - be sure to get instructions specific to the model you buy. Rather than 1 table, I ha
  15. Ceramics - oh so many opportunities to fail ..... this is when you have to channel Thomas Edison who said "I have not failed, I've just found 10,000 ways that don't work" Nice piece - the next one will be even better.
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