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Vertical Air Baths

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Vertical Air Baths

New Ideas in Heat-Treating Blades!     This is a story about what happens when a kiln manufacturer is presented with a challenge and thinks outside the box to find a different solution.  All of our manufacturers go to great lengths to provide our customers with the best designs possible to get the job done, whether it be in glass, ceramics, heat treating, or even industrial heat work.  This blog is about how one of our manufacturers came up with a new solution through experimentation, innovation, and perseverance to create a different approach to heat treating blades.  Even if you aren't a...

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Observing a Kiln During Firing... What's Normal?

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Observing a Kiln During Firing... What's Normal?

  A big thank you to our friend Arnold from Paragon Kilns who helped answer these important questions about observing your kiln during firing. Gail also added some nuggets of information to help round out your knowledge! The heating elements hum when they turn on.  The sound is generated because the elements vibrate in the brick grooves due to magnetism between the coils. So, it's totally normal! The sound actually diminishes as the kiln gets hotter because the elements soften. Notes from Gail: This is also true in kilns with suspended quartz wrapped tubes, but it's harder to hear since the elements are...

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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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My first big kiln! What should I be looking for?

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My first big kiln! What should I be looking for?

I remember this like it was yesterday. I had been fusing for a while and I was ready to go to my first "big girl" 240 volt kiln. The truth is I really did not know what I was supposed to be looking for in a bigger kiln. I just knew I wanted more space and I had the money in my pocket ready to go. This was about 14 years ago, and I'm sure there were answers out there, but I didn't really know who to trust and what their motives might be. Here's my story... (without any bias to...

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The Power of A Small Multi-Use Kiln

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The Power of A Small Multi-Use Kiln

I love my big, very capable kilns, but so many times they just are not the right solution for my smaller projects. Having a smaller multi-use kiln for making jewelry, firing metal clays, making drawer pulls or glass bracelets, small ceramic projects, pulling vitrigraph stringer, bead annealing, and enameling is just a must in my studio. I'd be lost without my little wonder of a kiln! Here are some kilns that I really like as they do A LOT for the money... It's definitely hard to choose which one is best. It really just depends on what smaller projects you...

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