The way cones bend


Thursday 16th October 2014

An unfired cone (right) with others at various stages of bending. It can take 20 or 30 degrees to go from straight until bent as the first one. But the more a cone bends the faster it goes down (between the next two may only be 5 degrees). If the tip touches (as has happened with the front one) then it no longer indicates temperature change accurately. It is wise to have a cone in all glaze firings to verify the electronic readings.

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