Hehe, was getting really frustrated trying to make a clay model for my Mjollnir pendant project, and then I realized I got the wrong kind of clay (I got the claymation kind, it's too soft to hold carving). Hopefully it drops below 100 someday soon, so I can fire up my forge. I think I know what you're talking about with the spacers, pretty sure I've seen them in someone's kit. But if you can show me a pic, that's be great. I've got some new stock to try making the strainer from, as well, just been out of town the last 2 weekends. Also need to make myself a ladle for pouring casts.