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JohnnyK last won the day on August 23 2016

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    Citrus Heights, CA
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    Ceramics, glazing techniques, photography, farming, reading all kinds of stuff but primarily thrillers

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  1. Glaze aftertaste

    It may seem silly, but have you considered the problem might be the coffee or tea? I say this because I also use Potter's Choice glazes and have never noticed a difference in taste...could be because I use cream and sweetener in my coffee.
  2. Seeing Cones

    Dark sunglasses won't work. I've used gas welding goggles and they didn't work well. I'll probably be doing a bisque/glaze firing this weekend and plan on checking the cones using an arc welding lens. I'll let you all know how it works. JohnnyK
  3. New Forum

    But this was all done to make it easier to navigate with those iPhones (the i stands for IDIOT phone!) and dumb phones. You know...the phones that you can do everything with but walk and chew gum...
  4. Just started a Raku class at Sierra College. Can't wait to start burning things!

  5. Seeing Cones

    I've tried gas welding goggles but the cones are hard to see, so the next firing I will try my arc welding lens. I'll let you know what happens.
  6. Surgey went well. No pain 2 days later. looking forward to a complete and successful recovery...Thanks for your well wishes!

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    2. GEP


      great news!

    3. Joseph F

      Joseph F

      That is awesome. Always nice when things go right.

    4. Roberta12
  7. Minor hand surgery tomorrow to fix a "trigger finger". Will be out of the clay for about a month.

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    2. Mark C.

      Mark C.

      good luck with the PK afterwards

    3. glazenerd


      Thoughts and prayers for a speedy and full recovery.

    4. Roberta12


      best of luck with that surgery. Let us know how it comes out.

  8. Remove Center Ring Of Skutt 1027?

    I find many times that one of the hallmarks of an artist is being adaptive, as you were in this situation, Denice. Too many times I've been told something wouldn't work until I tried it and was successful. JohnnyK
  9. Lowering Coe?

    Please enlighten me. I love to see these somewhat technical dissertaions BUT... What is COE?
  10. Miller Dover Casting Slip Issues

    Re: what Niel said...can you set the molds outside to dry or maybe cook them in your kiln at low temp to dry them out?
  11. Lockerbie K Kick Wheel

    After taking my first Learning Exchange pottery class at a local ceramic supply store/studio, my instructor gave me a wood-framed kickwheel that he was trying to get rid of. When I got it home, I found it had a couple of bad bearings, so I went ahead and replaced them. I made some other modifications and added a splash pan. Much to my dismay, I found that I did not have the hand/foot co-ordination to effectively use the kickwheel. Doing what I usually do in this type of situation, I figured out a way to motorize the wheel which made throwing a lot easier! Shortly after that, a friend of mine was cleaning out the barn on a piece of property that he bought and found a Creative Industries wheel in the mess which he "loaned" to me for however long I wanted to use it. It has earned a prominent place in my studio and 2 weeks ago I sold an old and tired kiln and the kickwheel to a chef who wanted to make his own low fire dinnerware. My question to you is; If you learned to throw on an electric wheel and used it on and off for so long, why would you revert to a manual kickwheel? Are you a masochist? Just asking... JohnnyK
  12. Is Anyone A Toolmaker Or Machinist?

    Here is my version of your tool. It's made from 5/16" steel tubing that I had laying around. Took about 5 minutes to make. The tip is relatively easy to shape so there is any design you may please to be had. JohnnyK
  13. Google Yourself!

    I found that show on YouTube last year and couldn't get enough of it! Finally the second season was posted and I binge watched it for a week. It's hard to believe that those are amateur potters and how well they handled the various challenges thrown at them over the course of the series. Any chance you could become a contestant? JK
  14. How about coming up with a glazing pattern that would be conducive to firing on a slant? JK
  15. Is Anyone A Toolmaker Or Machinist?

    As for shooting the pix, why not just clamp the tool vertically in your vise. You could also clamp it in a c-clamp, lay the clamp flat at the edge of a table or block of wood. Then you can shoot photos at all angles around the tool. I'm also thinking that it may be possible to use 1/4" stainless steel tubing to start with. The wall thickness will be more than adequate and the SS would be strong enough to last awhile as well as be sharpened more than a couple of times. Yes, I do have a fair amount of experience making my own tools, including a patent on a tool that doesn't pertain here. JK