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    I want to have like a blanket of lathe tape to put over the part of my U lathe that is catching the most heat. I dont have much swing on my machine and worry about heat from doing small vac stacks, and just working over it hours on end in general. Does anyone have a roll of some stupid large lathe tape they would sip me a 16 inch chunk off of? I am paypal ready
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    Swim,
    You are looking for 16" length. What width do you need? I may have some options for you.

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    Welding blanket is either ceramic fiber or glass fiber. I have used the ones from hazard fraud in ovens holding close to 1,000f for years at a time. If you feel it's off gassing (smells strange) you can cook a piece in the kiln at 1,000f and it will burn off all binders.

    I found tin foil with a air space behind it does a good job of deflecting heat. I mentioned the welding blanket (refrasil) because you inquired about lathe tape. Either one should work fine.

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    Default Re: large piece of lathe tape material

    I am open to suggestions and options, Lux, what is your widest option? I would like a 16x16 piece or bigger
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    Quote Originally Posted by somewhere View Post
    Welding blanket is either ceramic fiber or glass fiber. I have used the ones from hazard fraud in ovens holding close to 1,000f for years at a time. If you feel it's off gassing (smells strange) you can cook a piece in the kiln at 1,000f and it will burn off all binders.

    I found tin foil with a air space behind it does a good job of deflecting heat. I mentioned the welding blanket (refrasil) because you inquired about lathe tape. Either one should work fine.
    ONe of my teachers Is always telling me to just use tin foil, which I do, but I tend to fucker it all up after a few days, I want something permanent that will maybe even have a few other purposes. Hazard faud is a company??
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    You could always hit up Ben Moreau on FB for a kiln mat in whatever size you need. Not the intended purpose but would probably hold up in the long term. If that's too pricey a fiberglass or carbon fiber welding blanket would probably work great.
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    Swim,
    That is a lot wider than I was expecting. My largest lathe tape is only like 3" wide and I have refrasil rolls but it is only 5"-6" inches wide. I was thinking you just wanted to lay a piece across the bed but it sounds like you want it draped over the whole base. The welding blanket that somewhere linked above looks like a good option. find one of Harbor Freight 20% off coupons and that is really cheap.

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    thanx guys, got what I need
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    Default Re: large piece of lathe tape material

    What did you go with in the end?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Swim View Post
    thanx guys, got what I need
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    the big blanket from hf, giving that a go, gonna cut it up
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    You can use a stapler to hem the edges once you figure out the size you want. You can also cut a piece for the bottom of your kiln.

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