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Space Saving Tip For Kiln Firing Plates

Fire More Plates In A Kiln

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DIY Plate Crank Alternative

Plates are not great to fire in any size kiln and you may or may not have access to plate cranks.  Also, some customers say they don't have a budget to buy plate cranks.

Here is a space saving tip using a combination of stilts and props - also see both images below.

  1. Place one plate on the kiln shelf (dry-footed).
  2. Balance the next plate on a small prop (stilted).
  3. If you have space, balance the next plate using a higher prop (stilted).