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April 28th 2018 Kiln building Course Deposit



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We are running another kiln building course in Canberra on the 28th of April 2018. The total cost of the course is $1650. We have a new manufacturer of the kiln bodies and they are slightly more expensive (and slightly better) - hence the $50 price rise.

Key features

Chamber size 440 mm x 440 mm x 190 mm – (37 litres).

Comfortably takes 400mm x 400mm shelf.

Operates on a standard household power point - 240V AC 10 amps.

Designed temperature range 650° ~ 850 °C – perfect for warm glass. [But we are aware of people who bisque fire their moulds in these kilns (around 1050 °C ) although it takes a lot of power and reduces element life]. All refractories are rated to at least 1100°C.

Fully enclosed in a solid stainless steel box (we moved away from Galvanised) – unlike most imported kilns which rely on their kiln bricks for strength.  These kilns can even shipped on a small pallet without any need for external protective packaging.

Added insulation reduces firing costs (equivalent to 6” of fire brick) compared with most designs at 2.5”.

Square interior.

Fully complies with Australian Safety standards – i.e. power cuts off when lid opened – unlike a number of imported models.  If you are playing in the kiln when it is hot, you don’t need to worry about electrocuting yourself.

How much does it cost?
If you are able and willing to construct your own metal body kit – base, body shell and lid – and make your own kiln controller system, then the materials for the kiln could cost you from $693 but for most we expect it to be $1650. A commercially built kiln of this size would normally cost you in the vicinity of $3000.

The course has no additional fee per participant - whilst one person can assemble or build the kiln, you may benefit from an extra pair of hands and it should be a fun time to drag someone else along too.

To build a kiln, you need relatively basic skills – Nothing that has been beyond anyone who has taken the course so far:

do some fine cutting/adjusting of pre-machined bricks and boards.
rivet body together.
fit elements into bricks.
attach fibre to lid.
fit handle and hinges on lid.
attach cut-out mechanism to lid.
attach controller to body.
  • Model: kilnapr2018

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