View Full Version : The good kiln Co.

08-25-2010, 03:04 PM
Anybody know anything about them. They have a small kiln on sale now for half the price of a Paragon or evenheat. Tell me something good, my antique gas forge is on its last leg and all I can afford...:confused2:

08-25-2010, 03:06 PM
These are "Sugar Creek" kilns. I know several makers here who use thier products and love them. Boss is now a dealer for them.

Erin Burke
08-25-2010, 04:07 PM
I have their Big Knife Kiln with digital controller. I feel that it is a good kiln for a great price... though the digital controls do add a bit to the final cost. I have only worked with simple carbon steel temps (near or below 1500F), but it is my understanding that these kilns may be a bit slower than similar Paragon and Evenheat kilns at reaching some stainless HT temps (~2000F).


Jerry Bond
08-25-2010, 05:10 PM
I also have the 24" one with digital controls. Takes about an hr&1/2 to get to 1950, and that bugs me. I HT ss and 0-1 and do the anealing of 75/80 in it.
All other carbon steel is treated in the gas forge.
When it gets up to temp It needs to cycle for a few min to line out but that is true with all ovens. If I had to do it over --For the money--I would still buy it


08-25-2010, 05:37 PM
I'd HIGHLY recommend a digital with any oven you choose. The manual controller will require constant attention to maintain temp, and on a 40 minute soak, that's a lot of wasted time. I've heard good things about the sugar creek ovens as well.


08-25-2010, 07:45 PM
Thanks guys, I'm sold now I just gotta convince my financial advisor..

Jerry Bond
08-26-2010, 04:51 AM
Just be ready to WORK when you unpack it.

Erin Burke
08-26-2010, 07:15 AM
Just be ready to WORK when you unpack it.

+1 to what Jerry said. ;) With the expanding foam that they ship these in, you're going to spend some time.

08-26-2010, 09:30 AM
I just bid on one at ebay last night but it went for what you could buy it new from Sugar creek the company who made it, thought I was getting it cheap guess someone wanted it more.

09-01-2010, 06:56 PM
the only thing I know about them is......I just ordered one of the small ones. :)

Jerry Bond
09-01-2010, 08:32 PM
Yeah Bootstrap, I sorta wish that I had gotten about an 18" one. Maybe it would be faster.

Shane Justice
09-07-2010, 02:22 AM
Fellas i looked at the Sugar Creek site but did not see any options that said DIGITAL controller.

Is this a DIY add-on?

Rudy Joly
09-07-2010, 02:42 PM
I wanted more info and e-mailed them.
I forget the price but that was the only option offered. They were quick to respond.


09-07-2010, 04:44 PM
Yeah, Shane. You can contact them and get the specifics, but they do offer a digital version.


Shane Justice
09-08-2010, 03:11 AM
Just a heads up.

I shot them an email too. They said the digital whiz bangs run another $250.

Which doesnt seem too bad a deal....considering the alternatives which means BIG $$$$