Ultra Lite Beehive Kiln
Ultralite Beehive Kiln
Use to fire small metal clay pieces (25 grams or less), bond gold to fine silver (keum boo, Accent Gold), and for enameling and granulation work.
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Silver Clay Firing Discs are mini-ceramic kiln shelves. Fine silver pieces are placed on the disc to fire. One insert (3" in diameter) is placed on the heating element and allowed to pre-heat. Dry metal clay items are placed on the insert to fire. Fine silver clay cannot be fired without an insert.
Temperature Control is designed to lower the kiln temperature for Keum Boo and fusing fine and sterling silver. There are 10 temperature settings on the controller: From 850°F - 1550°F. The kiln has a very short cord, so the temperature controller works as the perfect extension cord as well.
Brass Keum Boo Covers are a set of 2 discs that fit over the heating elements to distribute heat evenly and regulate the temperature for the technique of keum boo. A cover is placed on the kiln and allowed to pre-heat with the kiln. The flat cover is for flat pieces, and the cover with the depression will allow you to work on dimensional items such as rings, beads, etc.
Flat Cover is placed on the heating element to raise the internal temperature to 1600°F for enameled pieces. Fire with the lid off when using the flat cover to avoid going over temperature. The flat cover is also used under a firing tin to fire Accent Silver.
The UltraLite plugs into a standard household outlet and draws 250 watts. Hourly cost to operate on average: 2 cents.
The feet on the UltraLite Kiln are made of aluminum and can become hot enough to scorch wood during extended firing times. Use a 12" x 12" ceramic tile under the kiln to protect the table or counter surface.
The kiln is warrantied to be free of defects in workmanship for a period of 90 days from date of shipment. Manufacturer will repair or replace any parts that become defective under normal and proper use during the specified period.
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