Thanks to all who replied to my questions about the deceased burnout
kiln and the half burned out flasks.
I purchased a new kiln, a Sierra 1100. I was going to just get the
old kiln fixed, until I stumbled on this one while I was in CR Hill
asking about repairs to the old one. It was a bit more than I'd
planned on spending at the time, but that's why I have a credit
card--instant business loan when I need it.
I really needed a larger kiln anyway. The old one can only handle 4
flasks at a time. I don't cast every day, but when I do cast, it's
usually 12-16 flasks worth of charms. The new one will save me a lot
of time, as it can hold at least 12 flasks per burnout. I could
almost fit the old kiln inside the new one. And it's got a
programmable controller, so I can set it up and do other things while
it works, rather than babysitting it. Now I just need to get it out
of the car and into the house! The store loaded it into the car for
me, but it weighs 90 pounds in its shipping crate, and I can't move
it alone. My husband is in Florida hoping to see the shuttle to
launch tomorrow, so it may sit in the car until he gets home this
My first project once it's in the house and set up will be to try to
finish burning out those partly burned flasks. Like a kid with a new
toy, I can't wait to try it out!
Feathered Gems Pet Jewelry