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Re: cleaning candle wax off of my kiln

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Sidnie Miller (sidmill.us)
Sun, 21 Feb 1999 11:43:36 -0800 (PST)


Hi Susan--does sound pretty awful. About the kiln, I'd try to scrape it
off as well as possible--certainly the wax will burn out with a firing
but I would discuss it with your local fire dept?? or someone who is
knowledgable and definitely fire it when the kids are gone. I'd have
a fire extinguisher ready and plan to be around for the whole firing.

During my old hippie days we'd take a cardboard box and fill with damp
beach sand, then carve out a negative mold with our fingers. We set
up the wicks and poured in wax, laying in different stripes of colors.
When it was hard we pulled it from the sand. You could leave it that
way with a sand crust, but we used to torch it off with a propane torch
so that the colors showed (clearly an outside event) They were really
beautiful, sort of biomorphic looking. Use visquine or something under the
boxes in case they leak. Sid

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