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  1. I had a good look after they came out of the kiln, I previously said they were a D but on inspection they’re really ears joy
  2. A load of honey pots & mugs ready to glaze. joy
  3. My handles are wide D. I don’t backfill I use enough slip that it pools around the attached points. I wipe off excess. I occasionally put a thumb hold. Joy
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    Plaster for wedging table

    Why not slide in a piece for cement board the size of the table for a wedge board. My husband screwed an L shaped joined to hold it in place.
  5. I clean after throwing to keep the dust down. If I sweep or rather drag the broom, I have a spray bottle in my hand to also keep the dust down I empty the trimming & clean up the floor after trimming, so I keep the studio as free from dust as I can. The studio is a small room in the basement. My sink & glaze area is in the furnace/laundry/hallway to the studio so any drips get wiped up immediately to keep my pup from licking them. I keep the studio washed up better than the rest of the house. I do clean the rest once in a while. Joy
  6. I cut out stencils from thick tablecloth vinyl & use iron oxide to stamp. I use a tub with folded jersey cloth for a pad to keep the amounts of oxide just right for a stamping foam brush the pad allows the oxide to fill the stamping tool but not too much. I stamp on top of a glazes as control of the oxide is essential, too little & the stamp fires faded too much & it is dark & messy. I periodically add water with a small squirt bottle for moisture. joy
  7. In the process of glazing my honeypots.

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  8. I started with classes &books with weekend workshops &more of the same. Then experimenting . joy
  9. Depending on your humidity with a dry bat a pot should be loose within a day, I normally cover the piece with plastic. joy
  10. Did your plaster bats have time to dry before being used? I’ve only used regular plaster from the hardware store for bats & never had that issue but I made a Mold with potters plaster & had problems waiting for the poured clay to pull off. It seemed the plaster had trouble absorbing enough of the moisture. Make sure when using plaster you don’t put any down the drain. joy
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    Handy Techniques

    I use kids thin craft foam for drying mugs upside down to protect the rims. I also use that foam for templates for hand built forms. I have so many self made tools that there are 2 many to mention. joy
  12. Joy pots

    PQotW: Week 33

    4, 2, 2 3 its a partial guess. joy
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    What's your Mug?

    My mug preference is a good handle. I have small hands & arthritis, so my grip is poor therefore a thicker handle helps. I have about 4 mugs self made that I prefer,all different in shape & size. They are mostly ones I used for demo when I was teaching. I also like throwing ribs & dents on mugs & often hold under the handle. joy
  14. I have a vl whisper, can’t tell you the model right now but it’s about 7 yrs. old. I’ve thrown for over 40 yrs. & have arthritis so my strength has diminished somewhat but I still find the torque in the whisper much lower than the Skutt.
  15. Over 6oo grams, i find it just doesn’t have the drive. I used to have motorized kick eas wheels. You just don’t feel the strength in the shimpo as you center & throw there is no problem with the skutt. joy
  16. I have a vl whisper & bought a Skutt cause I was frustrated with the lack of torque on the shimpo & I don’t normally throw large pots. I throw mugs & other smaller pots. I do throw larger pots & am so happy with my Skutt that the shimpo is now my trimming wheel. joy
  17. I sign my initials with an old stick pen. My last name is 3 letters 2 small 1 cap so is different. I made a stamp but just singing on leather hard is easier. I had a ring with my family coat of arms & initials, but it wore out. Joy
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