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    I normally have no problems with obtaining molds that are level. Several months ago I purchased one through the mail (a sea shell) that doesn’t sit level.  It has a flat bottom.  I’ve checked the kiln and the kiln shelf with a level and both are very level.  When I place the mold on the shelf, and cover it with my glass, the glass is no longer level.  Have tried propping with short legs but have not succeeded in getting a level surface.  Did fire once regardless at a very slow schedule and the result did wind up with one side further down in the mold that the other.  Which  I expected.  This does need air release so sitting it in some thing like vermiculite probably wouldn’t work.  Any suggestions?



    Stephen Richard

    I hope Paul will move this into the appropriate place.

    The key in this case is to level the surface the glass rests upon.  Use three wedge shaped pieces of kiln shelf or fibre board to ease the glass to a level.  To determine this use a bubble level – one with a central circle in a larger circle.  This is better than a two way level.

    Stephen Richard

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