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MadDog Mike's Platterful of Pupule-Kiln Controller
hiltiki
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From: Reseda, calif.
Posted: 2015-12-13 8:33 pm   Permalink

I like it.

 
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TikiAno
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Posted: 2015-12-14 11:00 am   Permalink

Nice! Love the enlarged eye via monocle. No step by steps??

 
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MadDogMike
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From: The Anvil of the Sun
Posted: 2015-12-14 8:20 pm   Permalink

Thanks Hilda
David that monocle is the lid off a Trader Joe's pepper grinder LOL I made a form a few years back for a series of shrunken heads. I just slabbed over the form and added features



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hang10tiki
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From: Las Vegas
Posted: 2015-12-14 11:48 pm   Permalink

Me like Ned

 
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MadDogMike
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Posted: 2015-12-25 5:59 pm   Permalink

Merry Christmas to all!







 
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hang10tiki
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Posted: 2015-12-25 6:48 pm   Permalink

Awesome Bruddah

 
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TikiAno
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Posted: 2015-12-28 12:54 pm   Permalink

Hahahaha! Love that shirt, Mike!

 
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MadDogMike
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Posted: 2015-12-28 2:11 pm   Permalink

Thanks Jon & David. I forgot to mention that I put a magnet in Donner's crotch and can put a pair of silver "jingle balls" there on occasions when it is less inappropriate

 
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hang10tiki
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Posted: 2015-12-28 7:15 pm   Permalink




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MadDogMike
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Posted: 2015-12-28 7:48 pm   Permalink

That's the idea but not quite so big


 
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hang10tiki
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Posted: 2015-12-29 3:25 pm   Permalink





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MadDogMike
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Posted: 6 days ago; 5:50 pm   Permalink

I found a kiln controller for $400 from TheroMart in Canada and my sweetheart bought it for me for Christmas. My manual kiln WITHOUT an automatic shut-off was a pain in the butt. Normal firing schedule was to turn it on low at 6am, turn it to medium at noon, and to high at 2pm. Check on it every hour or so until it close to temp then check every 15 minutes until time to turn it off. Averaged about 10 trips to the kiln per firing and had to be done on the weekend when I was going to be home.
So I was looking forward to being able to set the kiln controller and walk away but it turned out to be rather frustrating. This controller is made for a wide range of temperature control application, everything from ceramics firing to beer making. So it doesn’t come programmed. That’s fine except the programming directions sucked. So did customer service. It always took 1-4 WEEKS for them to get back to me and they we’re very helpful when they did reply. Finally got it programmed and it still wouldn’t work. Turned out my outlet wiring couldn’t carry enough current and the voltage drop kept re-setting the controller. So I ran a new heavy duty circuit and a new breaker. 4 months and 3 days after Christmas it looks like it is finally working!!!




 
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danlovestikis
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Posted: 5 days ago; 09:52 am   Permalink

I really know your frustration. I bought a scale that would weigh up to 222 pounds. Perfect only the instructions said you had to calibrate it with weights. I called customer service and was told to go to a box store and ask to use their weights. I took it to the box stores in our town and was told "Oh we use a service to calibrate". I ended up giving the scale away and just weigh at the post office. Bummer. Wendy

PS glad you got it working, now you can do many projects to entertain us with
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