John Post on sat 19 apr 08
I have one of the tiny Aim test kilns that I hooked up to a digital
It only came with one small test shelf when I bought in on e-bay.
For the last few years I have been gathering odd size electric kiln
shelves as well broken shelves from the kilns I use.
Today I rented a wet tile saw from Home Depot. I had 8 or so kiln
shelves that I cut into small 8x8-ish square shelves for my little Aim
kiln. The wet tile saw cut them like butter. It was a pleasure to
use. I ended up with a dozen little shelves for my kiln and a slew of
little rounded ends to use under especially runny pots in my other
I thought I would mention this because the subject of cutting kiln
shelves crops up on clay art occasionally.
The hardest part of the whole process was cleaning up the saw and
loading it back in my truck after I finished.
Sterling Heights, Michigan
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Arnold Howard on mon 21 apr 08
From: "John Post"
> Today I rented a wet tile saw from Home Depot. I had 8 or
> so kiln
> shelves that I cut into small 8x8-ish square shelves for
> my little Aim
Several years ago I bought an excellent tile cutter from
Home Depot for around $140. Owning the cutter is worthwhile
if you ever plan to do any tiling.
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