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Old 02-20-2012, 09:00 AM
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Hi everyone, I am new to this and just started bead making. I have a kiln which I used for ceramics before going on to slump glass. My kiln is the type which uses the dawson kiln sitter and to slump glass I use a 015 cone. How can I use my kiln to anneal glass beads as I am not sure what temperature and cone to use as I suspect it might be too high. Hope someone out there can advise me. Many thanks
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Old 02-22-2012, 09:03 AM
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Re: sprinkleme

Morning, Sprinkleme and welcome to WC!

I started out using a huge ceramic kiln. I used kiln shelves to bring the interior shelf up to about 8" below the top. Use kevlar gloves to put the beads in. I rested the end of the mandrel on a bar so the bead would not touch the shelf. When done for the day, I would just shut off the kiln because of the mass and it would still be hot in the morning.

You will need to find out what cone temperature is equal to around 960 degrees for soft glass.

Hope that helps a bit. Have fun and post some photos.
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Old 02-25-2012, 12:19 PM
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Welcome Sprinkleme.
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