Hi all, lurker-first poster-newbie here.
Here is my dilemma:
I have temporarily moved in to a small apartment in Chicago. I will
be here about a year. The apartment has about 3 sprinklers in every
room, arrgh. I currently have a little torch, which is fine for
everything I need it for, except annealing. I also have a Prestolite,
which I had previously used for annealing. I am not comfortable with
using the Prestolite in this place. I am thinking that since I will
need a kiln for future enameling and casting burnout, perhaps I can
find a kiln that I could also use for annealing. First, can I anneal
in a kiln, mostly sterling, and if so, what is a good kiln for
all-purpose use? I have looked at the Paragons, and the less
expensive ones seem capable, but I am not sure if certain features
matter. Such as–top loading or front loading, does it make a
difference for what I would like to use it for? Is it nec. to have a
digital kiln? And, do I need a window? My daughter may use it for her
beads and PMC as well. Is it possible that I can find a small kiln
that does all of this?
Extremely grateful for you Orchidians!
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