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Nothing is More Important Than Workshop Safety!

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Nothing is More Important Than Workshop Safety!

As we have heard a million times, “We're here to have fun, not to get injured.” Nowhere is that more imperative than in your studio or workshop. Protecting yourself from common issues is the first step. From Safety Gloves to Safety Glasses, sometimes it's just hard to find exactly what you need! With that in mind and a little inspiration from the epic song lyrics of Tina Turner... we have put together a few Kiln Frog favorites for you. The BEST Eye, Ear, and Lung Protection Your EYES - Keeping your eyes – and in some cases, your face –covered...

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Wheels up!

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Wheels up!

Did you know that all Paragon 7, 8, 10, and 12-sided top-loading ceramic and glass kilns now include a Deluxe Rolling Stand!  That means you can have wheels at no extra charge! The new Deluxe Rolling Stands have locking casters, a mounting bracket for the Orton Kiln Vent, and a greenware/mold drying rack. We love the convenience of effortlessly moving the kiln out of the way when not in use. The ceramic kiln stands are 12” high, and the glass kiln stands are 18” high. The Ovation oval kilns will receive two stands per kiln. The Deluxe Stand replaces the discontinued standard...

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Feeling Like I'm on Grey's Anatomy... Kiln Surgery... STAT!

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Feeling Like I'm on Grey's Anatomy... Kiln Surgery... STAT!

There's a sinking feeling that I get in my gut when one of my kilns behaves oddly. It's akin to the car making weird noises as you are driving down the highway. Thoughts of dread begin to fill your mind and you start to concoct scenarios of doom. Mainly, "ON NO, I HAVE TO OPEN THE CONTROLLER BOX!" It's funny because I've owned a lot of kilns over the last 14 years and changed a lot of relays, transformers, thermocouples, etc., but still that feeling of dread comes over me as though it was my first time "opening the box."...

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The Importance of Spare Parts... and other stories I didn't believe until it happened to me!

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The Importance of Spare Parts... and other stories I didn't believe until it happened to me!

A few weeks ago I had a minor traumatic incident. A visiting instructor was teaching at my studio and the kiln just decided to rebel. There was a tiny waft of smoke, and then a error signal from my controller. Part of me wanted to freak out and run around the room with my arms waving while screaming expletives at the top of my lungs. Luckily, I realized I had an audience so, I only did that in my head. So, after a few deep breaths and some positive self-talk, I turned the kiln off, unplugged it, and proceeded to...

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