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The Fear of Buying your First Kiln

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The Fear of Buying your First Kiln

Don't sweat it!  We've got you covered. From glass to pottery, heat treating to annealing... we have handled thousands of questions that revolve around buying your first kiln. So, we thought we would share our favorite nuggets of advice from some of our most frequent questions. Q1: I am considering buying my first kiln. The choices and information seem overwhelming as they all look so similar. How do I know which one is right for me? It can be an instant information overload. We think that choosing a kiln becomes simpler when you narrow the search with these factors: The...

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Long Blade Friendly Knife/Heat Treat Ovens

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Long Blade Friendly Knife/Heat Treat Ovens

Last week, Evenheat introduced their new Long Blade or LB Series of Knife/Heat Treat Ovens. We love them... and, think you will too! To start, the LB Series has an innovative design as the elements are only located on the sides of the oven. By removing the heating elements from the back, the ovens are able to maintain a more balanced temperature throughout the chamber. So, now you can utilize the entire depth of the oven, regardless of blade length. The firebricks used in the LB firing chamber are held together using compressive force to form a single piece. They are not cemented together like...

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Price Drop on the Jen-Ken ProFusion Fiber 52

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Price Drop on the Jen-Ken ProFusion Fiber 52

Effective immediately, Kiln Frog has lowered the prices on both the ProFusion Fiber 52 and the ProFusion Fiber 52 Deep... a savings of over $700.00!    The ProFusion 52 is the largest kiln in the Jen-Ken family of fiber kilns, and is one of our all-time favorites! With an interior size of 10.71 cubit feet, it's big enough to handle your largest work, and fiber fast for everything else! The stand of the ProFusion 52 puts the floor of the kiln at about 34" high; the perfect kitchen-counter height for ease of loading. Plus, the lid is spring-assisted, so it is extremely light...

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Increasing the Life of your Firebrick Kiln

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Increasing the Life of your Firebrick Kiln

Throughout the years, we have seen 10+ year old kilns with firebricks that are still in pristine condition and relatively new kilns that looked like they had been dropped from a three-story roof. It's pretty easy to tell when a kiln has been cared for and given that extra level of TLC or, what we like to call "KLC"... Kiln Loving Care!  Here are a few tips from Arnold Howard at Paragon Industries on how to give your firebrick kiln that extra Kiln Loving Care: 1. Vaccuuming is a must. Vacuum the kiln interior regularly using the soft brush nozzle of...

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