Lee Einer’s post reminded me of something I did with great
success. I took a piece of kiln lining. I’m not sure what exactly
this material was as it was just scrap I picked up somewhere out of
curiosity. It looked like a rather thin natural fiber quilt
batting but with more body. Maybe someone who works with kiln’s
knows what I am referring to. I cut a hole in it and pulled just
the part that needed to be soldered through the hole. It didn’t
disturb any of the patina on the main part of the piece.
From a peaceful little farm near the Columbia River, with a view
of Mt. St. Helens and Mt. Hood. And, on a clear day, Mt. Adams
and Mt. Rainier.