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gas to electric conversion

hello everyone, can anyone help me in converting my 20 cuft gas kiln into electirc kiln. i need to know how many elements will i need and h…

Started by Maulik Oza

11 Feb 26, 2014
Reply by Jeff Poulter

Porcelain Rings

Happy New Year Everyone I'm trying a new project and I was wondering if anyone had any experience or advice. I want to make some seamless p…

Started by Brenda Outram

4 Feb 18, 2014
Reply by Brenda Outram

Ball Milling of Glazes

Does anyone here have any experience with ball milling glazes after mixing? Do you do it wet or dry? I have heard very good things about do…

Started by George Lewter

3 Feb 13, 2014
Reply by Lawrence Weathers

Grinding Pots to Remove Glaze or to Smooth Foot - Asked by Louis Ford

Louis Ford Does anyone have suggestions on what works best when grinding glaze from the bottom of pots? We have a bench grinder (with 2 d…

Started by George Lewter

8 Feb 13, 2014
Reply by Lawrence Weathers


I would like to know what others recommend for their choice in a pyrometer and why. I don't have one yet and there seems to be a lot of opt…

Started by Troy Bungart

7 Dec 12, 2013
Reply by Troy Bungart

Loading Ring to protect firebrick

Does anyone use a "Loading Ring" on their top-loading kiln to protect the top firebricks from damage? Are loading rings commercially availa…

Started by Norm Stuart

3 Jun 1, 2013
Reply by Patricia Bridges

Drying Cabinet

I recycled a failed Upright freeze as a drying cabinet. It works so well that things don't actually dry in it:).  Actually we have to prop…

Started by Brent Farler

1 Mar 23, 2013
Reply by JR

Magnetic Trimming Chuck

The simple Magnetic Trimming Chuck can be a weekend project if you have a few hand tools and some experience cutting sheet metal.  The 11.5…

Started by John Forstall

8 Mar 14, 2013
Reply by John Forstall


Does anyone know anything about respirator sizing? I figured that I am a small woman (5'3")and therefore a size small...Also any ideas for…

Started by Nadine Mercader

1 Jul 2, 2012
Reply by Nadine Mercader

Small test kiln

I found a small 115V kiln on my Craigslist and I think it would make a great test kiln.  I'm limited in space right now but I would like to…

Started by John Talbot

2 Jun 29, 2012
Reply by Nadine Mercader



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