Dean on thu 28 aug 08
I've had very little warping with Thorley's 5/8" shelves fired to cone 10. Mine are 24" on the long side using 3 posts only. Laguna sells them or get them direct from Thorley's. Specify Thorley's if you order from Laguna, they've got some other ones from somebody else that are junk, didn't last one firing.
Dean on fri 29 aug 08
Ric: I used 5/8" 14x14 thorley shelves for 15 years in a cone 10 gas kiln w=
ith minimal warping. I'd flip them when they needed it, not often though. T=
hey're not supposed to work well at cone 10 but they do. I've got Advancers=
now, totally awesome shelves.
--- On Fri, 8/29/08, Ric Swenson wrote:
> From: Ric Swenson
> Subject: RE: Kiln shelf advice
> To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Date: Friday, August 29, 2008, 2:37 AM
> my Thorleys shelves lasted for many years.....but they were
> thick........... 1 1 /2 inches thick....12 X 24...for an
> olsen 24 kit never a crack or warp...but somewhat heavy to
> Good exercise for the able-bodied.....those that can't
> lift and extend to a few feet into the kiln should use a
> lighter shelf....with a lighter shelf life maybe? keep them
> stored at hip height and keep your body in shape if you want
> to extend shelf life....not everyone can, of course....but
> it is good exercise none the less. =20
> Thorleys are my favorite mullite shelves. My CM article
> describes a method for managing heavy shelves. CM Jan 1981
> 'Selecting and designing a studio'.=20
> just my 2 RMB....
> "...then fiery expedition be my wing, ..." -Wm.
> Shakespeare, RICHARD III, Act IV Scene III Richard H.
> ("Ric") Swenson, Teacher, Office of International
> Cooperation and Exchange of Jingdezhen Ceramic Institute,
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> > Date: Thu, 28 Aug 2008 22:35:41 -0700> From:
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> CLAYART@LSV.CERAMICS.ORG> > I've had very little
> warping with Thorley's 5/8" shelves fired to cone
> 10. Mine are 24" on the long side using 3 posts only.
> Laguna sells them or get them direct from Thorley's.
> Specify Thorley's if you order from Laguna, they've
> got some other ones from somebody else that are junk,
> didn't last one firing.> Dean
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