04 September 2009
i.quit. (not really)
well, dang it all.
so, i bought the big expensive stainless steel container, filled it to the brim with brand new activated carbon. fired the whole set-up once with no work in it. and then, with great trepidation and excitement, slid this water etched piece in vertically, towards the back of the pan with at least 3/4-1" of activated carbon on top. i fired without the lid at 1110 for 30 minutes to burn out the binder, let it cool, put the lid on and fired for 3 hours at 1520.
and there's that darn cracking!!!
anybody (barb) have any ideas what i'm doing wrong?!?!