William & Susan Schran User on wed 21 dec 05
On 12/21/05 1:50 PM, "Kasia Bock-Leja" wrote:
> I am trying to fire demitasse spoons on a tall bead rack with bead wire
> that is rated for cone 10 and I'm firing to cone 6 1/2 to 7. Problem:
> the wire is bending to a U-shape, sagging and causing the spoons to rest
> on the kiln shelf. I'm firing 8 or 9 spoons per wire
Obviously the weight is too much for the bead wire at that temperature.
Since you are strapped for time and need to fire many at a time, I'd suggest
cutting back to perhaps 6 spoons per wire and in between the spoons propping
up the wire with kiln posts or cut firebrick of the appropriate length. This
should keep the wire from sagging/bending.
-- William "Bill" Schran
Kasia Bock-Leja on thu 22 dec 05
Thank you so much for your suggestion. I'd never heard of those!
Kasia Bock Leja
Play in the Mud Studio
629 Constitution Lane
Madison, WI 53711
From: Clayart [mailto:CLAYART@LSV.CERAMICS.ORG] On Behalf Of Eleanora
Sent: Thursday, December 22, 2005 5:57 AM
Subject: FW: bead wire urgent help needed
Dear Kasia and all,
If I was doing this I would support the spoons on those bar stilts that
have wire pin supports in a row. They are about 4" long. I have some
that have the supports every 1/4", some every 3/8". Three spoons could
probably be supported between two bars. The vertical space this would
take up in kiln would be minimal. I bet if you are doing such a project
as this you would find other uses, too, for this particular stilt.
Just looked them up at Axner.com they are item 254368 #4B-15 , take a
look and see what you think. This is a commonly available stilt.
>I am trying to fire demitasse spoons on a tall bead rack with bead wire
>that is rated for cone 10 and I'm firing to cone 6 1/2 to 7. Problem:
>the wire is bending to a U-shape, sagging and causing the spoons to
>rest on the kiln shelf. I'm firing 8 or 9 spoons per wire, weighing a
>total of 85-96 grams (or 3-3.4 oz).
>I have to fire 150 of these little buggers for a wedding that's coming
>up in a couple of weeks. Any wisdom to share?
>Kasia Bock Leja
>Play in the Mud Studio
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