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azor

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Re: Cone 6 soda
« Reply #8 on: September 03, 2015, 08:57:05 AM »

ditto on the link Ray.
Thanks for the feedback Kellyh.
I'll do a reply on the kiln section to keep the tread strait.
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Kellyh

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Re: Cone 6 soda
« Reply #7 on: September 02, 2015, 10:17:32 PM »

Thanks Ray for posting that link to the other thread!

Yeah Robert, cone 6 soda is exactly what I want to do, for similar reasons. Also, since I'm pushing limits of kiln materials, the "wear and tear" issue is big for me. I don't want the shelves making up the kiln roof to sag and if the IFB in the walls can last a little longer at cone 6 than cone 10 then I'm doing good.

The clay is a mid range (cone 5-7) body. It's actually scrap of a few different mid range bodies. Something I hadn't mentioned was that some pieces on the top shelf started to bloat and distort. It got much hotter there. Unfortunately I didn't have cones there so I can't say how much hotter.

I made some adjustments and will stack it differently next time to try and even things out. I'm slowing it down too. 5 hours to cone 6 was awfully quick, the opposite of the problem I was expecting.
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Re: Cone 6 soda
« Reply #6 on: September 02, 2015, 08:56:20 AM »

Robert....Kelly has posted more info on his kiln in the Kilns area.  Here's the link: http://forum.clayartarchives.com/forum/index.php/topic,75.0.html

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Re: Cone 6 soda
« Reply #5 on: September 02, 2015, 08:07:37 AM »

Nice cups Kelly!
What made you want to do cone 6 soda?
 Is the body rated to cone 6 or higher? I too, am venturing into cone 6 soda. Love cone 10/11 soda/wood but I want to conserve on energy and time output.
. How long did your firing take and what is the kiln design? Did you coat the interior brick? Is it hard brick on the interior?
Should we start a cone 6 thread? So many questions....
thanks for the slip!
Robert


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Re: Cone 6 soda
« Reply #4 on: August 27, 2015, 05:21:29 PM »

Nice cups and boy am I jealous of your kiln. Kiln envy...the worst.
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Re: Cone 6 soda
« Reply #3 on: August 27, 2015, 06:17:44 AM »

You bet Ray, here it is! There are more pics and detailed info in the firing/kilns section under the topic "Cone 6 is down..."
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Re: Cone 6 soda
« Reply #2 on: August 26, 2015, 03:22:32 AM »

Thanks for posting Kelly.....Very nice cups!  I'd like to see a pic of the kiln and I bet others would too!

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Cone 6 soda
« Reply #1 on: August 26, 2015, 01:11:25 AM »

Second firing in the new kiln. Wow, cone 6 soda is a thing! Fired with wood and propane. Grolleg40/McNamee40/neph sy20 slip on the outside, Malcolm Davis shino with dark cobalt liner on one, celadon liner on the other.
« Last Edit: August 27, 2015, 06:18:26 AM by Kellyh »
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