View Full Version : Testing to Destruction

04-13-2012, 12:38 PM
Hi everyone, from a newbie down under. I have just ordered a paragon SC3 and am hugely excited. This will be my first kiln, I have been playing with beads for 4 years now and previously tested to destruction (froze my beads overnight in a cocktail shaker, poured boiling water on them in the morning, then threw them on the concrete, I was confident all survivors were saleable!)
I live in the tropics (any day under 26 C has us reaching for the woolies and 32 C is the norm) so have no experience with thermal shock (>95% of my beads survive shock testing, up to 1" lentils). I am wondering if annealing temps and ramp times are the same everywhere or are there regional variations? Cheers, Fi

Too Cool
07-27-2012, 02:07 AM
If it was me, I'd e-mail the company (Bullseye, Uroboros, Spectrum) of the glass you are using to see if there are variations in the regions for the annealing temperatures. I personally don't think there are but I'm not the glass maker. Good luck with your Paragon! These are great kilns.