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04/22/2014

Alexis Bratto Wins a Paragon Caldera Kiln for her School.

High School sophomore Alexis Bratto, who wants to pursue a career in the arts, received the Para ...

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10/24/2013

John Hohenshelt Steps Down as President of Paragon Kilns.

The Hohenshelt family, owners of Paragon Industries, L.P., just announced ...

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10/07/2013

“If I were stranded on a desert isle” . . . Ann Davis.

A new Paragon ad in Metal Clay Artist magazine features jewelry artist Ann Davis. The ad includes ...

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10/07/2013

A Jewellery Kiln: The Closest Thing to Alchemy.

Hilary Bowen teaches silver clay jewellery in Breamore, a village in Hampshire, England.

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04/22/2013

Mary Wills Wins Paragon Caldera at Glass Craft & Bead Expo.

Mary Wills won a Caldera and Bead Collar at Glass Craft & Bead Expo in Las Vegas, Nevada. Mary li ...

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04/11/2013

Maggie Sweeney Wins a Paragon Digital FireFly for Her School.

Maggie Sweeney, a senior at Trinity Episcopal School in Richmond, Virginia, was awarded the Parag ...

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01/30/2013

Pizza for the Kiln Builders.

The aroma of fresh pizza wafted through the office this week. A customer named Gene sent us the w ...

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07/26/2012

Paragon Begins Construction to Expand Kiln Factory.

We have just received a permit from the City of Mesquite, Texas for construction of a 20,000-squa ...

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04/25/2012

Paragon Celebrates Employee Seniority. Paragon is an employee-focused company. In a world where people frequently change jobs, Paragon is p ...

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04/11/2012

Paragon Kiln Survives Fall from Ford Explorer.

Glass artist Jacob Moskowitz of New Jersey recently moved his Paragon F-130 kiln a short distance ...

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11/22/2011

Paragon Introduces the Darby Dipper Crucible Kiln.

The Darby Dipper crucible furnace is designed for glass blowers who need a small, 120 volt kiln f ...

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09/06/2011

Paragon Introduces the Ovation-1013, an Oval Glass Fusing Kiln. The new Paragon Ovation-1013 digital glass fusing and slumping kiln is designed to fire rapidly. The ...

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08/16/2011

Bullseye’s Online Educational Program.

Bullseye Glass helped start the glass fusing movement in the early 1980s with their line of fusin ...

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06/30/2011

Paragon Expands Kiln Production Capacity. We are constantly trying to find better ways to make kilns and to improve the delivery time of your ...

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06/13/2011

Cory Hunter Wins a Paragon Caldera for Kastner Intermediate School. Paragon Industries awarded a new Caldera-S kiln to Kastner Intermediate School in Fresno, California ...

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05/03/2011

Free Furniture Kit with the Purchase of a Select Paragon Ceramic Kiln!. For a limited time only, receive a free furniture kit for every glistening, new Paragon ceramic kiln ...

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12/29/2010

Why Ceramic Studios Prefer Paragon Kilns. “Helping open almost 400 paint your own pottery studios is tough work,” said Connie Speer, pottery a ...

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12/01/2010

Merry Christmas from Your Friends at Paragon!. A Paragon kiln is a gift that keeps on giving. Once you own a Paragon kiln, you can make gifts throu ...

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12/01/2010

Tucson Bead Show. Tucson Bead Show, February 2 – 6, 2011, at Tucson Doubletree Reid Park, 445 S Alvernon Way, Tucson, ...

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12/01/2010

Lab Day Chicago Dental Laboratory Show. February 25 – 26, 2011, 301 East North Water Street, Chicago, IL 60611. Please stop by the Paragon t ...

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12/01/2010

Interweave Bead Fest. Interweave Bead Fest, March 10 – 13, 2011, Santa Fe, NM. 90 workshops, 130 booths in two great bazaa ...

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12/01/2010

National Art Education Association Conference. National Art Education Association Conference, March 17 – 20, 2011, Seattle, Washington. Please stop ...

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12/01/2010

Glass Craft & Bead Expo. Glass Craft & Bead Expo, March 30 – April 3, 2011, Las Vegas, NV Get ready to cut glass, fire kil ...

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12/01/2010

NCECA (National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts). NCECA (National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts), March 30 – April 1, Tampa, FL The 201 ...

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10/04/2010

Two Potters in Remote Roscoe, Montana. In 2008 Paragon featured Julie Dickinson and Janet Hero Dodge in full-page, color magazine advertise ...

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09/28/2010

Paragon Announces Kiln Video Contest Winners. MESQUITE, TX – Paragon Industries held a contest for the most creative or entertaining videos about ...

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09/15/2010

Paragon’s Basic Kiln Maintenance Seminar October 8 – 9, 2010. Paragon’s 1–1/2 day Basic In-Plant Kiln Maintenance Seminar is designed to provide students with the ...

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08/26/2010

Glass Annealing Kilns from Paragon Industries. Expand the production capacity of your glass studio with the massive PAF and PAT series glass anneal ...

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07/15/2010

Paragon Introduces new CS-Series Clamshell Glass Kilns. We have just released the 14” square x 6 1/2” deep CS-14S and CS-14D glass fusing kilns. CS stands f ...

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03/29/2010

Paragon to Give Away Three Kilns in Video Contest. Paragon Industries is holding a video contest for potters, ceramists, glass artists, and jewelers. T ...

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03/24/2010

21st Century Glaze Project Tests 38 Glazes Per Firing in a Paragon Xpress-1193. By Paul Miller The 21st Century Glaze Project is a nonprofit web site (www.Glaze21.org) for ceram ...

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03/02/2010

“I love my little SC2 - I'd be lost without it!” --Helen Prole. Helen Prole is a part-time bead maker living in the UK. She learned glass fusing from Jodi Wright an ...

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02/03/2010

Paragon Adds Third Plasma Cutter to Kiln Production. Paragon has just installed its third high-capacity plasma cutter to make kiln and furnace sheet meta ...

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02/03/2010

Paragon Adds Third Plasma Cutter to Kiln Production. Paragon has just installed its third high-capacity plasma cutter to make kiln and furnace sheet meta ...

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01/26/2010

Two Pre-1976 Paragon Workhorses Still Firing. “We were contacted by the craft center on campus in the union, which was closing. They said they had ...

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01/14/2010

Advanced Kiln Maintenance Seminar February 19 - 20, 2010. We are holding an Advanced Kiln Maintenance Seminar February 19 - 20, 2010 at the Paragon factory ...

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01/14/2010

Tucson Bead Show. Tucson Bead Show, February 4 – 7, 2010, Tucson, Arizona ...

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01/14/2010

NCECA (National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts), March 31 – April 3. NCECA (National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts), March 31 – April 3, Philadelphia, Pennsy ...

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01/14/2010

Glass Craft and Bead Expo, April 7 – 11. Glass Craft and Bead Expo, April 7 – 11, Las Vegas, Nevada ...

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01/14/2010

NAEA (National Art Education Association), April 14 – 18. NAEA (National Art Education Association), April 14 – 18, Baltimore, Maryland ...

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10/30/2009

Paragon Introduces a Portable Kiln for PMC and Art Clay Silver. Paragon Industries has just announced the SC-1 jewelry kiln, which weighs 15 pounds and operates on ...

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05/21/2009

The QuikFire Kiln That Went Around the World. -- By Betty Jean Scott (Las Vegas, Nevada) My Paragon QuikFire 6 has traveled around the wor ...

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04/28/2009

Paragon Introduces Square Glass Fusing Kilns. We have just released the new Fusion-14 and

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04/23/2009

2008 and 2009 Glass Craft Expo Paragon Kiln Winners. For the last two years we have held a kiln drawing at Glass Craft and Bead Expo in Las Vegas, Nevada ...

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02/24/2009

Paragon Introduces New Glass Kilns. Paragon has just released its Professional Series glass kilns. They are painted black to distinguish ...

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02/17/2009

Glass Craft Expo in Las Vegas, Nevada: April 1-5, 2009.

Paragon is furnishing kilns to classes throughout the show. You can get gr ...

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10/22/2008

Paragon Introduces the MagicFuse Microwave Kiln. Paragon’s newest kiln is the affordable, exciting MagicFuse. It fires inside a microwave oven to gla ...

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06/19/2008

Energy Saving Ideas from Paragon. .... By Arnold Howard Paragon has always had a “green initiative” to reduce energy consumption ...

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06/16/2008

Paragon Introduces Ceramic Fiber Lids / Tops For Glass Kilns. Paragon Industries has released a ceramic fiber lid / top that is optional on most Paragon firebrick ...

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03/13/2008

NCECA. The largest pottery convention in the world. March 18 - 23, 2008. ...

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03/13/2008

National Art Education Association.

The NAEA annual convention provides professional development services that include the advancemen ...

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03/13/2008

Glass Craft and bead Expo.

The show is held April 2-6 at the South Point Hotel and Casino with classes beginning on the 2nd ...

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03/13/2008

Southwest Ceramic Association Show. April 4, 5, & 6, 2008 in Mesquite, Texas. Call 972-270-7062. ...

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02/26/2008

The New Paragon FireFly Digital. Paragon’s newest kiln is the portable $635.00 FireFly Digital. It plugs in almost anywhere on a hous ...

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01/04/2008

New high-temperature glass windows; new prices effective January 14, 2008. We are now offering optional glass windows on most of our glass fusing and jewelry kilns. This is es ...

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11/07/2007

New on-line kiln instructional videos, audio interviews, recommended books. Click here for videos and audios

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10/23/2007

Enameling on Metal Clay. Pam East has just written Enameling on Metal ...

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07/19/2007

Why 2 women in remote Montana have fired only Paragon kilns since 1972. Pioneer Pottery near Roscoe, Montana is so isolated that bears smudge the windowpanes with nose prin ...

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07/09/2007

Leslie Perlis' 45 Foot Fused Glass Wave. Just outside the Brigantine Restaurant in Del Mar, California, waves from the Pacific Ocean hiss and ...

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07/03/2007

Paragon will be closed July 4 - 6. We will be closed July 4 - 6. Please click above on "Where to Buy" to find a Paragon distributor. ...

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06/20/2007

Frances Darby, Founder of Paragon Industries, Dies. Frances Darby, founder of Paragon Industries, died during the night of June 17, 2007. For those at P ...

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03/29/2007

Introducing the Paragon FireFly Kiln. The portable and convenient Paragon FireFly will give you unbridled freedom. It plugs in almost anyw ...

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02/13/2007

Paragon Introduces the DT2-7 Digital Pyrometer. We are now selling a hand-held digital pyrometer, which retails for $75.00. Enjoy digital accuracy o ...

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11/28/2006

“Opening the kiln is magical.” –Becky Johnson. At the Creative Art Center of Dallas, a weathered sign on the front of the building reads “Bayles Sc ...

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11/28/2006

A potter and his Paragon kilns. The popular image of a potter is one who lives in seclusion, working quietly at a potter’s wheel. Th ...

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10/11/2006

The adventures of a potter. Mel Jacobson is the author of “Pottery: A Life, a Lifetime.” Arnold Howard of Paragon Industries ...

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10/03/2006

Paragon adds a pyrometer to the E-9AX, E-10A, E-14A and Q-11A enameling kilns. We have just redesigned our manual-fire E-9AX, E-10A, E-14A, and Q-11A kilns. The firing chambers re ...

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08/21/2006

Announcing a new Paragon oval kiln that fires pottery and glass. The Paragon Janus Ovation has heating elements in the top and sidewalls. Select between glass and po ...

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06/05/2006

Glass Art Society: Glass Gateways June 15 - 17, 2006. Visit the Paragon booth at the Glass Art Society conference. The theme of GAS' 2006 conference, " ...

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06/05/2006

Blade Show and International Cutlery Fair June 16-18, 2006. Visit the Paragon booth and see over 108,000 square feet of knife exhibits featuring custom knives, ...

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06/05/2006

Florida Art Education Association Convention October 19-22, 2006. Please visit the Paragon booth. Conference location: Hyatt Regency, 225 Coastline Drive East, Jackso ...

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06/05/2006

Texas Art Education Association Conference November 14-19, 2006. Please visit the Paragon booth. Show location: Ft. Worth Convention Center. ...

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05/03/2006

David Snyder's favorite kilns. David began repairing kilns at age 15 in his parents’ ceramic shop. That was 30 years ago. Today he ...

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04/06/2006

David Hendley, Psychologist Potter. When David Hendley signed up for an eight-week pottery class in 1972, he had no inkling that it woul ...

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03/31/2006

An Ancient Lesson in Ceramics. By Arnold Howard Ceramics is one of the world's oldest arts. I learned how special it is when I w ...

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03/28/2006

Paragon's newest glass kiln: The Ovation-10.

Paragon’s newest glass kiln is the glistening Ovation-10. It will inspire ...

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01/12/2006

Beadmaker anneals glass and fires PMC in the Paragon Caldera.

Emma Ralph is a prominent, full-time bead maker who lives in Coulsdon, a town in Surrey, England. ...

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01/12/2006

The Three Stages of Learning in Glass Fusing.

By John Hohenshelt Sr. and Arnold Howard

Until you actually fuse something yourself, glas ...

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12/21/2005

SC-2 and SC-3 Kilns Available with Both Bead Door and Window. Paragon Industries is proud to announce another new design on our popular SC Series kilns. Both the ...

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12/06/2005

15-Foot Mosaics Fired in a Paragon TnF-27-3.

Artist Mario Miguel Echevarria of Longmont, Colorado used a Paragon TnF-27-3 to fire mosaic relie ...

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04/05/2005

Preventing Glass Bubbles. Bubbles in hot glass are usually caused by trapped air between the glass and the kiln shelf or betwe ...

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02/24/2005

How to Improve Heat Distribution in a Ceramic Kiln. 1) Load more ware in hot sections of the firing chamber and less ware in cool sections. The greater ...

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02/15/2005

Introducing the Paragon Super Dragon. Paragon has just released a cone 10 kiln called the Super Dragon. The interior is 27” wide, 27” deep ...

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01/26/2005

Kiln Pointer from Paragon: Replacing Elements. Replacing heating elements is easy with a little practice. Here are a few pointers that will simplif ...

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12/13/2004

The New Iguana Paragon Kiln.

Paragon Iguana

The Iguana has pow ...

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12/01/2004

Kiln Pointer: Digital Controllers Firing to Completion. CPLT (complete) appears on digital controllers after a kiln has finished firing. If your controller ...

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11/04/2004

New Optional Bead Door for the SC-2 Jewelry Kiln. We have just added an optional bead door to the Paragon SC-2 silver clay and glass jewelry kiln. The ...

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10/07/2004

Paragon's New Glass Crucible Kiln. Paragon has just introduced a glass crucible kiln called the Vulcan. It heats glass to a molten stat ...

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07/21/2004

Fire both glass and pottery in the new Paragon Janus kilns.

Photo: Top-loading kilns, left to right: Janus-1613, Janus-23, and Janus-2 ...

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07/21/2004

Paragon's small front-loaders can now ship by UPS. We have redesigned the Xpress-E-9A, Xpress-E-10A, Xpress-E-14A, and Xpress-Q-11A small front-loaders ...

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04/01/2004

New Paragon Multi-Purpose Glass and Ceramics Kiln. MESQUITE, TX—Paragon has just introduced a digital top-loading firebrick kiln called the Janus-1613. ...

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12/18/2003

Paragon Introduces New Glass Kiln. Paragon has just introduced a glass kiln called the Pearl-18. The name comes from the “clamshell” ti ...

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08/27/2003

The Paragon Dragon Kiln.

The Dragon is an industrial furnace designed for pottery and ceramic studi ...

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05/08/2003

The Dragon High Fire Kiln. The Dragon is an industrial furnace designed for pottery and ceramic studios. And considering its fe ...

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04/27/2003

Check the Electrical Plug Regularly. From time to time, check the wall outlet of a studio kiln for over-heating. This is an indication of ...

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02/20/2003

Thermocouples. A loose connection in the thermocouple wires can cause the temperature readout to fluctuate. Sometim ...

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02/20/2003

New Kiln! The Portable Home Artist.

Paragon Home Artist

The portable ...

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