For bisque I stack plates on their edges in threes with a small diameter
spacer in between each group of three. If I pack them in quantities of
more than three, I tend to loose the middle ones because their centres
don't get as hot as the edges and so shrink at a different rate causing
them to split. I pack on their edges because the bottom one(s) of a
vertical stack get pinned to the shelf by the weight of those above and
THEY split. I pack nests of up to 20 bowls in a stack with 3 squares of
ceramic fibre between each bowl and under the bottom one. You could
perhaps pack your plates like that. Squares of fibre allow the pieces to
move/shrink without being pinned, and also allow heat between the
In article , Steve
I have the same problem with my news server
at home. I get about half the messages. My
business service at my office gives me everything.
Must be the news server of certain ISPs are
programmed only to accept messages from a
limited number of other servers. Must be a
filtering or censoring thing as some of the news
servers will allow "EVERTHING". That is what
my home isp service explained to me anyway.
Plus, they purge their message about every three
days to free up space. I noticed that other services
allow you to go back into years past of postings.
The only way around this is to subscribe directly
to some other news service with more liberal policies.
As far as I can tell the cable servers are only keeping the absolute minimum
storage for the news groups. My groups only keep a day if that of the
postings. It is very frustrating and difficult reading.
A note on bisque stacking. I remember when we used to load a small
electrick kiln (maybe 18" X 36") with no selves. All the ware was stacked
and we had very little breakage. It became a real art to get all the pots
in that we did. I can't imagine doing it now. DK