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Kiln

Alaska Handmade Jewelry is expanding its artistic product line. The acquisition of a kiln has made this possible. No, it is not new, but is in like new condition.

The Skutt kiln came Skutt 609 Kiln at Alaska Handmade Jewelrywith a kiln setter. However, in the age of technology, this device has been replaced with a Fuji PXR-3 digital temperature controller. Now, the kiln can be used without the need to purchase cones for temperature measurement.

The planned use is to design low fire clay pendents for jewelry focal points. And to work with PMC (precious metal clay) which when fired will be 99.9% pure silver.

Fuji PXR3 Temperature ContollerAnd our third use for the Skutt will be to anneal lampwork glass beads. With the Fuji controller this becomes a simple process. For COE 104 glass the aim point will be in the 940 to 960 F degree range.

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