Home Made Stilts can I use nails to make my own stilts?
Posted 21 July 2010 - 11:27 PM
I also have made some long hanging curls to use for wind chimes and need something about 8 to 10 inches high to hang them from
I am thinking of useing some long nails in a very tall cone to hang them from to fire them, will this work?
Posted 22 July 2010 - 07:37 AM
I have also seen them use cylinders with triangular holes in the walls repeated up the side. They insert handmade clay pegs with points aiming upward. These are plate setters. Three cylinders per set. I believe I saw this in Mula, Spain in the SE part of the country.
Posted 23 July 2010 - 07:49 PM
I found mine on ebay way back when I did it. I even got some 6" ones I use for small t-pot lids and such. I just drilled a hole in a shelf post and set them in.
If you google stilts there are a lot of results
Posted 24 July 2010 - 08:26 AM
You can also insert the metal pins into a soft insulating firebrick, but be aware that a large solid thermal mass in close proximity to the base of the piece may cause a differential in heat work on the piece in question......particularly if you fire a fast cycle.
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