Tuesday, October 02, 2007

'Gary, Boy Electrician'




'Kids, don't do this at home'

I have fixed this kiln abou four times, and others a few times, and thankfully had spare parts. Kilns get extremely hot and so there is wear and tear on parts, and you can replace them because who is hanging around to help? The instructions were good,

I had the needed parts, the kiln now fires OK. Always feels good to fix something.

10 comments:

CM said...

It looks like it's snowing in that first picture. Then again, I don't have my glasses on.

gr said...

ah! There are clay and glaze specks, like paint splatters, all over everything, including me.

Gordo The Geek said...

Good job, Gary!

ML said...

Yeah, not only can he throw 'em, but when the need arises fix the thing that cooks 'em! And I don't know of many cities where you can find a kiln repairman in the Yellow Pages, either, so obviously, it pays to be handy in more ways than one.

Ellen said...

I hope mine doesn't die on me...I am electrically challenged....

gr said...

oh, Ellen, it is awful, but things wear out right?
I plan to adopt ML as an honorary Auntie.

Greg said...

hmm sounds like it could alway be a good roadtrip to visit ellen and fix her kiln if you need to! Heck, why not make it a group road trip! .. support staff and all ;)

gr said...

as long as she has some tasty baked goods around the house

ML said...

When does the bus leave? I'm real good at handing pliers and other sundry repair tools to the doc.

Ellen said...

Well, I AM known for being a outstanding chef. I bought my potter's wheel and kiln with money I made decorating cakes....made from scratch cakes, I might add! When the kiln breaks, I will call on Gary and company and start baking. It figure I will have about ten hours to get the house full of tasty baked goods.