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Speedfire Super Mini Kiln for Metal Clay

Regular Price:

$94.95

Speedfire Super Mini Kiln for Metal Clay

Fires in less than 15 minutes! The SpeedFire SuperMini is ideal for fast firing and economical firing. This compact device is ideal for firing all low fire metal clay without fear of melting the projects. The SpeedFire SuperMini Kit comes complete with the SpeedFire SuperMini, stainless steel firing mesh, heavy duty stand, firing base and curved tweezers for handling fired pieces.

  • Fires in less than 15 minutes
  • Fires up to 40 grams of metal clay 7 cards thick
  • Portable - less than 2 pounds and 4" tall
  • Fires to 1550 F - safe against melting a creation
  • Firing area is about 2.5" square which is about 6 square inches
  • Full Tank firing time on high - about 30 minutes
  • Fuel consumption on high - 1 gram per minute
  • Uses standard Ronson and other brands of lighter fuel generally available
  • Firing cost is about 50 cents
  • Ideal for boiling PickleIt pickling blend

Finishing

Finishing

Precious Metal Clay or Art Clay can be:

*soldered*tumbled *wire-brushed *enameled *plated* patinated *burnished* *pickled *sandblasted* *polished *left as fired*

Polishing

To polish to a high shine, the metal should be burnished, either by hand or through mechanical polishing.

To burnish by handHand finishing with the soft brass brush

It is best to use the fine sandpapers to clean out any imperfections before you fire, and then after you fire polish with a soft brush and sand, using various grits from rough to super fine, to get a mirror finish. Or use a steel burnisher to rub the surface smooth. Follow with a light treatment of polishing compound.

Mechanical Polishing

Tumblers, in which small rods and spheres of steel are tossed against work by a rotating drum are ideal because of their speed and ability to polish without damaging the surface. However, tumblers polish your imperfections.

Dremel tools have many attachments that are useful, small brass brushes, polishing wheels……
Perhaps the most obvious option for finishing is to leave the Precious Metal Clay or Art Clay with the finish achieved in the kiln. In a piece that will be rubbed during wear such as a ring, the raised areas will be burnished naturally while the recesses remain white (silver) or yellow (gold).

Soldering

Precious Metal Clay or Art Clay is metallurgically just like other metals but structurally a little more porous. It can be joined by using the same flux, solder and torches as silver and gold, but because of its porosity, Precious Metal Clay or Art Clay will "soak up" solder. When possible, prepare an area to be soldered by burnishing to close the pores and reduce the tendency to absorb solder. Even then it's important to use a delicate hand with the torch, removing the heat as soon as solder starts to flow. Of course even in conventional metal, fine silver and gold behave a little differently than their more familiar alloys, so care and attention is recommended when first soldering Precious Metal Clay.Finishing art clay silver Because of its porosity, Precious Metal Clay or Art Clay objects can retain pickle unless they are thoroughly rinsed. Neutralize the acid by boiling the pieces in a dilute solution of baking soda and water or by cleaning them in an ultrasonic machine for about 15 minutes.

Coloring

Silver Precious Metal Clay or Art Clay can be oxidized with Liliver of Sulferlfur. Prepare the Liver of Sulfur as per the directions on the container, use with good ventilation as it smells BAD! Pure gold is very difficult to color in this or any other form, and will require commercial solvents, paint or plating. But why would you want to?

  • Art Clay Silver Syringe type

    Regular Price: $29.08

    Special Price $14.54

    Art Clay Silver Syringe 10g

    Old Packaging A-069 Special price 50% off

    Does not include tip. Used as a refill. Simply remove nozzle from previous, empty syringe and place on refill.

    Can be used to fill cracks or decorate unfired pieces. Fire as low as 1200°F. Can also be fired with a butane torch or gas stovetop. 

    During firing this clay shrinks between 8-9%. 

    SYRINGES CANNOT BE REFILLED WHEN EMPTY!

    Out of stock

  • Art Clay Silver 950 50 grams

    Regular Price: $119.00

    Special Price $95.20

    Art Clay Silver 950 - 50g Clay +10% Bonus Pack!

    The familiar and ease of use and look of  Art Clay Silver, plus added durability and strength. 

    With the added strength of the 950, it is well suited for making moving parts, such as clasps and hinges, and holds it's shape well for those larger form from rings to bracelets.

    Firing time is an approximate 2 hours, excluding cooling time.


    Finished pieces can be marked as Sterling with a purity level of .95.

  • Art Clay Silver 950 25 grams

    Regular Price: $63.00

    Special Price $50.40

    Art Clay Silver 950 -25g Clay +10% Bonus Pack!

    The familiar and ease of use and look of  Art Clay Silver, plus added durability and strength. 

    With the added strength of the 950, it is well suited for making moving parts, such as clasps and hinges, and holds it's shape well for those larger form from rings to bracelets.

    Firing time is an approximate 2 hours, excluding cooling time.

    Finished pieces can be marked as Sterling with a purity level of .95.


  • Skutt FireBox 8x4 LT

    Regular Price:

    $636.00

    Skutt FireBox 8x4 LT

    Fires as fast as you want!

    The FireBox 8x4 LT has all the speed of the FireBox 8 but with the accuracy of the GlassMaster LT Controller.Brand New Controller

    The FireBox 8×4 LT now has a brand new controller that allows you to fire Glass and Ceramics. It even has built in programs for Precious Metal Clay. Here is what you get

    • GlassFire Mode allows you to write a program simply by choosing your technique and the speed. It’s that easy!
    • ConeFire Mode allows you to fire Ceramics simply by entering the Cone Value, Firing Speed and Hold Time.
    • PMC Mode is even easier. All you enter is the type of Metal Clay you are using and press start.
    • Write your own firing programs with up to 8 Segments using Ramp and Hold. Now you can store up to 5 programs.
    • Adjust temperatures or hold times while the kiln is firing using Add Time or Add Temp or simply select Anneal Now to set your project and begin annealing it.

    Plugs Into Household Voltage

    Nothing against electricians, but who really enjoys paying to have their house rewired. With the FireBox 8×4 LT you take it out of the box, plug it into any spare 120V outlet you have in the house and you are ready to start fusing. Okay, it does need to be a grounded outlet.
    KilnMaster Controller

    Stay Cool Handle

    Glass fusers are always lifting their lids when their kilns are hot to take a peek. The wood handle on the FireBox 8×6 LT stays cool even when the kiln is at peak temperature.


    Lid Opens Over 90 Degrees

    Why is this important you ask? We are glad you did. When the lid can open past 90 degrees it will not be in your way when you go to load your shelf. That’s it!

    The Warranty

    • Unlike most warranties, ours covers Parts AND Labor.
    • Never Pro-Rated.
    • Serviced by the most extensive, knowledgeable and talented distributor network in the industry.
    • Backed by a company whose mission statement is “We help you make great things”. When your kiln is down, you can’t make great things.

    And So Much More!

    When you are buying a kiln, you are not just buying the equipment, you are also buying the service that comes before and after the sale. From the moment we cut that first brick to the day you open the box, to the day you are ready to retire it, our reputation is on the line and we take that very seriously. Get the whole story here.

    Resource Links

    Below you will find links to resources that are specific to this model:
    FireBox 8×4 LT Kiln Manual


  • Speedfire Super Mini Kiln for Metal Clay

    Regular Price:

    $94.95

    Speedfire Super Mini Kiln for Metal Clay

    Fires in less than 15 minutes! The SpeedFire SuperMini is ideal for fast firing and economical firing. This compact device is ideal for firing all low fire metal clay without fear of melting the projects. The SpeedFire SuperMini Kit comes complete with the SpeedFire SuperMini, stainless steel firing mesh, heavy duty stand, firing base and curved tweezers for handling fired pieces.

    • Fires in less than 15 minutes
    • Fires up to 40 grams of metal clay 7 cards thick
    • Portable - less than 2 pounds and 4" tall
    • Fires to 1550 F - safe against melting a creation
    • Firing area is about 2.5" square which is about 6 square inches
    • Full Tank firing time on high - about 30 minutes
    • Fuel consumption on high - 1 gram per minute
    • Uses standard Ronson and other brands of lighter fuel generally available
    • Firing cost is about 50 cents
    • Ideal for boiling PickleIt pickling blend