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Paragon Caldera

Postby vbrazzell » Tue Apr 07, 2015 11:59 am

Would anyone have a paragon caldera? I am new to everything. I started with a microwave kiln and I have purchased a paragon caldera and it's not the digital and I kind of wish that I had spent the extra on it but it's okay. I'm finding that it takes a about 40 to 45 min to get to 500 degrees. I have to kind of sit there and watch it for the time I am fusing. I found a fusing schedule for glass pendants and I'm not sure what type of kiln the author is using.

Also, would anyone have any suggestions on DVD's that I could buy or see on youtube for a person who is a beginner? I have been experimenting a little but I would like to learn techniques. I live in a town where there is no place to go for any classes or to buy any supplies.

It's so many things I want to do, I guess that I'm anxious and I know that it takes time.

Thank you for any input that you all may have

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Re: Paragon Caldera

Postby Stephen Richard » Tue Apr 07, 2015 12:30 pm

Look at the tutorial on this website. It will give you a lot of the information you need
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Re: Paragon Caldera

Postby vbrazzell » Tue Apr 07, 2015 1:01 pm

Thank you S. Richard

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Re: Paragon Caldera

Postby Valerie Adams » Tue Apr 07, 2015 3:22 pm

If you're ramping your Caldera up on HIGH, I don't think it should take over an hour to reach 500°. I'd contact Paragon, they're most helpful.

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Re: Paragon Caldera

Postby JestersBaubles » Tue Apr 07, 2015 4:19 pm

I like the Bullseye Videos. They offer some free of charge, plus there is the subscription. It is $39 annually, but I think they are worth it:

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Re: Paragon Caldera

Postby Gerry669 » Tue Mar 22, 2016 11:35 pm

I realize I'm a little late with my comments, but.... I bought my wife a Paragon Caldera for her silver clay, then thought of some glass, and we needed a controller. I bought a programmable controller and SCR from Auber instruments, used the leads from the thermocouple already in the kiln, wired it per Auber's diagram, and now we have a Caldera with a controller.

Contact me if i can be of any help, should you want to try this.

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