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Posted 18 May 2013ok............... i promised myself i would not be an interfering old woman but today i looked at craigslist for atlanta and saw many good looking kilns for sale. they are in various places i am not familiar with but might be near you. they are so inexpensive compared to new and some look new from the pictures.
then i looked at craigslist for detroit and found even more and even better looking ones all over michigan. i cannot pm vervain to encourage her but maybe someone else in michigan needs a kiln today. don't think i am suggesting the bad ones (boy there are some doozies) what is a "coffin kiln" anyway?
if you have never used it, just go to craigslist and choose the city nearest you. it will come up with a box where you enter " Kiln" in the "for sale" box. the next screen offers additional choices to narrow it down. choose " title only" so you eliminate most of the kiln dried lumber and junk then choose " has image" so you get a picture. then hit "select" and you will see lots of things for sale in that city and nearby.
now i will shut up and go sit in the corner.
Posted 18 May 2013HOORAY!
this is exactly what i needed. and your pictures even have the tab NEXT and PREV plus the X at the bottom to exit the pictures only. how many times have i looked at pictures and not known how to get back to the post i was reading! it is frustrating to hit the wrong thing and wind up at my home page.
i promise i will try this soon. thank you, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!
Posted 18 May 2013i have a pacifica wheel dating back to 1772. it was harmed when lightning struck the pole outside and fried the electronics and my tv, all the ceiling fans and more back in the 90s. after a new pedal was installed i learned to unplug the wheel when i don't use it. i have also replaced the rubber belts that drive it. that was 2010 i think. it has always been my favorite. it is practically silent in operation. has it now been taken over by Laguna?
the florida studio has a clay boss. i find it noisy. the difference in the operation seems slight but the noise is annoying.
i hate brents for their noise. in a classroom setting all those things going at once means you can't talk to the person next to you.
Posted 18 May 2013a long time ago, the washington dc news on tv once had the anchor lady read off their new address. i remember her hesitation when she repeated what was told to her. w w w dot forward slash and then she looked at whoever was off camera to ask, is that right? before continuing.
thank you jim for your suggestion re pictures. maybe someone who has done it correctly has an idea or two. i was able to post pictures with help last year but i remember they were too big. can someone start a new thingy about posting pictures or will that strain the memory of the website?
Posted 18 May 2013come a long way from your original question haven't you? that i why the forums are so good. other people have ideas you can consider before making a decision. but 30 inch??? overkill, maybe.
if this is what you really, really want, please ask your handy husband to make the table bigger than what is shown on the clay king website. at least at one end so you will have working room after the slab is produced. find out how to remove the huge wheel handle so you can get at the slab to work without hitting your elbows. it is very handy to have flat work space right there so you don't have to lift the slab to another working surface. my northstar is fitted with a set screw and i just slide the wheel onto the shaft without tightening the screw when i want to roll a slab. (my Bailey is the same.) otherwise the wheel is stored standing on the floor at the end of the table since the tabletop is in almost constant use.
don't bother with a box to cover the working part, a clean heavy cloth will save your lifting muscles and the working parts.
the picture shows the smallest table i have ever seen and the most industrial looking heavy duty rolling gizmo. who makes it? why haven't i heard of it????
it is easy to drill the metal legs to support shelves. i put one about 15 inches from the floor. to hold plaster forms. then i put a smaller piece of plywood with wheels and a rope handle on the floor to hold boxes of clay. it rolls out when needed but is out of the way. every inch counts in a small studio.
the manufacturer's name is not shown. who is it?
good luck and make lots of things.
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