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About graybeard

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  • Birthday 07/05/1947

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  1. Avery, is possible to heat the collars with a torch without burning any other parts. you would need to clean the grease around the top bearing and have a fire extinguisher handy. If you can heat the collar it will expand and loosen on the shift. IF OTHER PEOPLE ON THE FORUM THINK THIS IS A BAD IDEA DONT DO IT!! Graybeard
  2. Well, the day has arrived. I've had trouble with my kiln reaching ^6. How do I check the resistance of the elements and where do I find how many ohms is acceptable? Do I need to go into the control box or can I hook the vom to the elements inside the kiln? Any help appreciated Stay safe Graybeard
  3. Mark, you forgot you can also keep your coffee hot Graybeard
  4. I've always had a hard time repeating size and shapes with mugs, vases, bowls, whatever. I decided to try cutting the shape that I wanted to repeat out of a thin slab of clay and firing it to make a custom rib. It worked. I can't be the first one to try this but thought I'd put it out there. Stay safe! Graybeard
  5. If it was me I'd pick it up in a heart beat but I'm kinda handy. I would see what the other people have to say. But for 200 dollars I'd take a chance. Graybeard
  6. Hi guys, my question is about loading my kiln. If I load the kiln only 1/3 full will it make it harder to reach ^5 than if the the kiln is full? Thanks Graybeard
  7. What Neil & Liam said. It is amazing the crap people can come up with to steal someone's money or how low they will stoop. Graybeard
  8. A good friend and professional potter told me to "Push harder " it worked. Graybeard⁹
  9. Can you post more information about the kiln Thx Graybeard
  10. IT WORKED!!! To all that sent suggestions about mug rims many thanks. I was tending to curl the lips in instead of out so again THANKS Graybeard
  11. Ever stab your hand feeling around in your bucket for a needle tool? I put pipe insulation around the edge of my splash pan and stick my needle tools into the foam. I haven't stabbed my hand since. Graybeard
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