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## restoring lid

### Lili Krakowski on tue 29 jun 10

I would not dream of second guessing Arnold Howard. I only can speak of =
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my own experiences.

Try to cut a replica of the original lid out of heavy corrugated or =3D
plywood...just so as to give your pieces support as you work.

With help from several hands, slip the destroyed lid onto =3D
that...keeping it together with string, cable, a wide leather belt, a =3D
ratchet belt such as Arnold speaks of.

Reglue if you can, as best you can. Then buy the longest hose clamps =3D
your automotive supply house carries and put those around the lid as =3D
your final belts. I use two rows (all that will fit) and stagger the =3D
closures. Point being that the original straps on the metal belts on my =
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electric kilns were soldered or welded or maybe even riveted-on hose =3D
clamps. I measure the circumference of the lid or section and then buy =3D
hoseclamps to suit.

I love hose clamps. If we had them of our lives we would not need =3D
therapists!

Lili Krakowski
Be of good courage

### Kathy Forer on thu 1 jul 10

On Jun 29, 2010, at 10:22 AM, Lili Krakowski wrot=
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> Reglue if you can, as best you can. Then buy the longest hose clamps you=
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automotive supply house carries and put those around the lid as your final=
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elts. I use two rows (all that will fit) and stagger the closures. Point =
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eing that the original straps on the metal belts on my electric kilns were =
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oldered or welded or maybe even riveted-on hose clamps. I measure the circ=
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mference of the lid or section and then buy hoseclamps to suit.

Pipe clamps are quite virtuous as well. A set attaches to a length of pipe =
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nd makes for a very solid hold. Great for holding flat glued parts solidly =
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ogether.=3D20

Kathy

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