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"Amazing"

Brent Farler replied Aug 22, 2014 to Iron Reds

9 Aug 22, 2014
Reply by Brent Farler

"I switched to a type 'S' thermocouple which made all f this much easier to achieve c…"

Brent Farler replied Aug 22, 2014 to Iron Reds

9 Aug 22, 2014
Reply by Brent Farler

"Did you ever try? "

Brent Farler replied Jul 5, 2014 to silicon carbide in red reduction glazes for an oxidation environment?

12 Jul 7, 2014
Reply by Jeff Poulter

"I second Jeff's comment on throwing it in with a bisque firing , strange but true. T…"

Brent Farler replied Apr 11, 2014 to PA Frogskin Glaze

22 Apr 11, 2014
Reply by Norm Stuart

"i bought a small 100g scale and a 5000g scale last year  The small scale was like $1…"

Brent Farler replied Apr 8, 2014 to Digital Scales

21 Jul 11, 2014
Reply by Jacob Smith

"We use 2 coats of Firebrick Red applied first.  Then 2-3 coats of the layered glaze…"

Brent Farler replied Jan 10, 2014 to Amaco potter's choice

18 Apr 9, 2015
Reply by Norm Stuart

"The MC6 Glossy base recipe needs to be modified if you cannot buy G200 or if you are…"

Brent Farler replied Dec 2, 2013 to Clear cone 6 recipe

7 Dec 30, 2013
Reply by Norm Stuart

"Get the proper ohm readings from the manufacturer.  the resistance varies by coil le…"

Brent Farler replied Dec 2, 2013 to Issues firing Duncan Teacher Plus Kiln to Cone 6

4 Dec 2, 2013
Reply by Brent Farler

"Bartlett makes the boards for all these guys.  When you get the type S make sure it…"

Brent Farler replied Aug 26, 2013 to Firing Schedule - Fine tuning your electric kiln controller

45 Aug 27, 2013
Reply by Norm Stuart

"BTW, my type K thermocouple was reading quite nicely for bisque firing (Orten cones…"

Brent Farler replied Aug 25, 2013 to Firing Schedule - Fine tuning your electric kiln controller

45 Aug 27, 2013
Reply by Norm Stuart

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