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Old 2014-02-09, 9:59am
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I'm going to try these tonight. I bought some special wire someone on the forum mentioned (can take high heat) and I know some people use a pin vice to hold the wire while they're working it, but if I want to pop them into the kiln, I can't imagine messing with getting the wire out of the pin vice and then reaching into the kiln with a short piece of wire. I bought some fiber blankets and could make a bunch and pop them in the blankets and then batch anneal them later. I've never used fiber blanket though--wondering if the headpins will be safe in there until I'm ready to batch anneal.

How do people get these into the kiln? Am I an idiot?
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Old 2014-02-13, 6:03pm
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I'm going to try these tonight. I bought some special wire someone on the forum mentioned (can take high heat) and I know some people use a pin vice to hold the wire while they're working it, but if I want to pop them into the kiln, I can't imagine messing with getting the wire out of the pin vice and then reaching into the kiln with a short piece of wire. I bought some fiber blankets and could make a bunch and pop them in the blankets and then batch anneal them later. I've never used fiber blanket though--wondering if the headpins will be safe in there until I'm ready to batch anneal.

How do people get these into the kiln? Am I an idiot?
Lillian, I just unscrew the pin vice a half turn & grab the bit sticking out with pliers & put them into the kiln. The wire is so thin that it only takes a half turn or so to loosen it enough that it will come out.
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Old 2014-07-20, 2:10am
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Old 2014-08-04, 2:14pm
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Thanks for bumping the thread! I love these!
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Old 2017-06-12, 8:43am
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bump I need to go through this so I can get the right kind of epoxy!!
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Sweet! Thank you for sharing!
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Old 2018-07-07, 5:26am
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Gosh, these are so pretty. You clever lady!
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Old 2020-08-09, 6:57pm
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how long do you cut your wire for the headpins?
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