And now I know why the little kiln was set aside and forgotten for all these years. The darn thing never came up to temperature, After 6 hours it stalled out at 1350 degrees ... a far cry from the minimum 2000 degrees I needed to achieve for these parts. Quite a disappointment. Now I remember that happening before, even after a new heating element was put in it. I have an email off to Paragon kilns for suggestions at this point. My husband suspects that he was sold the wrong element he replaced years ago. Perhaps he's right. If we can't get it running I will just fire these tiny little parts in the big kiln, but I will wait a few weeks as (my sister) Tricia is sending me a few "old doll parts" molds she is making. I'll cast and fire them and then send them back to her. So, quite a bit of a delay on this. I REALLY am looking forward to having these parts to play with.