Developed to meet the specific needs of the Boro flameworker
The Mini Scarab (not so mini) has become a very common fixture among the Flameworking Community. It's big enough to handle the most common pieces yet small enough to go mobile.
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The Skutt Mini Scarab
See Marcel Braun outline the details and features of the Scarab
Many of these features are shared with the Mini Scarab
such as the GlassMaster 33 controller
The software for the COE Controller was developed by Flameworker Marcel Braun to fit the specific needs of the Boro Flameworker.
It can be easy as pressing Go to start working and Go twice to anneal your piece and call it a night.
The Controller is programmed to heat to 1100 F but you can set it for whatever temperature you want.
You can choose between the 3 preset Annealing programs or creat your own.
Marcel knows how important it is to know how long your piece is at the set point temperature. That is why he programmed a feature in the controller that tells you exactly that amount of time. If you dip below that temperature it waits until it is back to set point and restarts the clock.
It also includes built in striking and repair programs.
Primary Point Rest
The Primary Point rest is designed to slide up and down to support your rods and tubes. If your handles are extremely long we would suggest adding the Optional Secondary Point Rest which extends further out from the kiln and is fully adjustable up and down.
When you are ready to anneal you slide the point rest up tight against the doggie door to seal off the chamber.
The point rest is constructed of solid brick and stainless steel for maximum life. To operate them simply loosen the the knob, slide the rest to the position desired and tighten the knob. It was specifically designed to be a one hand operation so you can hold your glass with the other hand.
Balanced Main door
The Main Chamber Door hinge system has been completely redesigned with precision hardware for smoother operation. The door is balanced using an counterweight. The arms holding the counter weight were engineered with a precise bend that places the counterweight in a neutral position when the door is half open. This allows for enough weight when the door is down to keep it closed and keeps it from wanting to get away from you when you open it.
The entire door is constructed of insulating fire brick surrounded by heavy gauge stainless steel. The handle is also constructed of stainless steel to prevent corrosion.
The "Doggie" Door
The Doggie Door (sometimes referred to as a bead door) is the brainchild of master flameworker Marcel Braun. It is constructed using a channeled stainless steel frame which holds a section of soft fiberboard. When you close the door it rests gently on your glass handles, sealing in the heat without scratching the glass. If it ever wears out you can replace it easily and inexpensively. The door is counterbalanced to stay open on it's own with a weighted wood handle that stays cool to the touch.
Let’s face it, these kilns are heavy!. The last thing you want to do is to start wrestling around with them to get at a component that needs to be replaced. All Scarab kilns are designed with a Removable Chassis which holds all the main electrical and electronic components. Just remove the screws that hold it in place and slide it out. You can even disconnect the power cord and ship the whole thing back to Skutt for testing if necessary.
One of the most problematic components of kilns has traditionally been the relays. Mechanical relays have a limited life which is why Skutt has upgraded all Scarab Kilns with Solid State Relays. These relays or kept cool with a fan mounted in the side of the kiln (not necessary on the Mini Scarab because the Amps are so low).
Did we mention these kilns are heavy? Every Scarab kiln is equipped with two pairs of handles so the can be moved easier. The handles are ergonomically placed to balance the weight while you are carrying it and also positioned low enough so you can lift it onto a table.
Optional Secondary Point Rest
The Optional Secondary Point Rests, another unique design of Marcel Braun, are generally ordered on just about every Scarab that goes out of here. Flameworkers love its ability to hold long handles, preventing their work from popping up off the floor. Its well thought out design allows you to move the rest to almost any position you want. It not only moves in and out but also moves up and down. The scalloped edge ensures that your rods will stay in place.
Comes with kiln free of charge
Features of the Mini Scarab
Designed by renowned artist Marcel Braun
GlassMaster 33 controller - up to 4 custom programs with up to 8 segments per program
Controller made specifically for annealing borosilicate glass
Removable electronics chassis
Solid state relays
Counter balanced "Doggie" door
Low Mass Type K Thermocouple
Simple to use point rest
Secondary point rest
Carry handles to simplify moving
Skutt Mini Scarab
Drop shipped from the Manufacturer. 4-6 weeks delivery. Shipping costs to be determined at time of order processing
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Includes secondary point rest free of charge
Purchasing the Optional Stand available for the Scarab and Mini Scarab is one of the smartest decisions you can make. Did I mention these things are heavy? These stands are built to not only hold the weight, but also to roll around. Think how nice it would be to roll your kiln out to your pickup and then back out to your demo location. Believe me, having moved literally a ton of these kilns, it makes a difference.
The stands are constructed of heavy duty square tubing and are equipped with high quality locking metal wheels (won’t develop flat spots if they sit too long). It also has a convenient, built in, expanded metal tray that will catch falling glass and provides a place for your tools.
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See table below for technical specifications
Front Loading Square
Understanding Chamber Measurements
1.4 cu ft
30W X 31L X 52H inches
762W X 788L X 1321H mm
Circuit Copper Wire Size
Disclaimer: The specifications above assume that the kiln will be plugged into a dedicated circuit. Local electric codes supersede our recommendations. Consult your local electrician for your specific installation.
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The pricing and electrical specifications for the above products reflect their design for use in the United States. The International versions of most models will have variations in electrical specifications and price due to consumer safety requirements or electrical regulations.