•The secret to cool bodies and glazes is a lot of testing.
•The secret to know what to test is material and chemistry knowledge.
•The secret to learning from testing is documentation.
•The place to test, do the chemistry and document is an account at https://insight-live.com
•The place to get the knowledge is https://digitalfire.com
Crank, plate setter
A special kiln shelf that has legs (usually three) and stacks by interlocking with others. Cranks are used to fire plates and tiles (one per crank). They are employed to overcome poor use of space in kilns when trying to fire flat objects.
By Tony Hansen