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    terrim8 reacted to JohnnyK in moved the wheel back into the basement from the outdoor shed. any other cold weather   
    So it looks like your avatar is becoming a true representation of you and your situation...
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    terrim8 reacted to Denice in The challenge to Self these days is my old nemesis--lack of patience. So, to push mys   
    That is what it looks like, it is suppose to throw better.   I remember potters putting beer in when they were mixing clay they thought it would mold faster.   Denice
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    terrim8 reacted to JohnnyK in The challenge to Self these days is my old nemesis--lack of patience. So, to push mys   
    I heard from a pro potter that, like bleu cheese, mold in clay is good...
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    terrim8 reacted to Denice in The challenge to Self these days is my old nemesis--lack of patience. So, to push mys   
    I bought clay a couple of days ago,  I thought I was out.  I looked at the companies web site and it wasn't listed,  freaked me out.   I had tried several clays  for throwing and this one worked the best for me. Turned out they had a new website and the web designer didn't include it.    When I was making space for the clay I found two bags that were covered with mold,  I bought it around Christmas.  Never had clay mold this fast,  using it first.   Denice
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    terrim8 reacted to oldlady in It's a bit chilly here this week and my wheel is in a shed that is outdoors with a ga   
    terri, were you ever a weatherperson in florida???  their vocabulary list contains only two words,  "chilly" or "warm".  it is NEVER cold or hot.    i think your temp reading places you in the definitely instantly freezing category.
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    terrim8 reacted to Min in Back to work for two weeks then a new hip for my wife-two weeks off for me then to ca   
    Best wishes to your wife for a speedy recovery.
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    terrim8 reacted to Callie Beller Diesel in It's a bit chilly here this week and my wheel is in a shed that is outdoors with a ga   
    Oh you're trying that too, eh? I started mine at about 1. 
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    terrim8 reacted to Callie Beller Diesel in It's a bit chilly here this week and my wheel is in a shed that is outdoors with a ga   
    Yeah, we were being all smug about being warmer than the Midwest, and now we just spent 2 days trying to get a friend's truck started. (No block heater.)
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    terrim8 reacted to Min in It's a bit chilly here this week and my wheel is in a shed that is outdoors with a ga   
    We lived in Fort Nelson for a year, one winter was enough. 
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    terrim8 reacted to Callie Beller Diesel in It's a bit chilly here this week and my wheel is in a shed that is outdoors with a ga   
    They were finding ticks in Calgary last week, and then this hit. 
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    terrim8 got a reaction from Min in It's a bit chilly here this week and my wheel is in a shed that is outdoors with a ga   
    We've had it good for about 10 years now with warmer winters but this used to be standard fare for the prairies. I still have the warm clothes minus a pair of wool pants that were a favorite- miss them Just think of all the pine beetle that will be toast!
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    terrim8 reacted to Min in It's a bit chilly here this week and my wheel is in a shed that is outdoors with a ga   
    If -27C is just a bit chilly I hate to think what cold is!!! (I guess that would be Winnipeg)
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    terrim8 reacted to Callie Beller Diesel in It's a bit chilly here this week and my wheel is in a shed that is outdoors with a ga   
    Sounds like a good day to mix glaze tests inside.
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    terrim8 reacted to Callie Beller Diesel in still haven't had a chance to make any cone 10 stuff but I'll get there. Maybe we can   
    But then we couldn't get all ragey about the guilt tactics that diet manufacturers and health clubs use this time of year!
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    terrim8 reacted to Pres in been trying some mold making. Think I prefer the wheel.   
    Mold making for me is not as immediate as wheel throwing. I make lots of mugs, each a little different even thought they start with same amount of clay. Making all the same would be boring on the wheel, but mold making not so much if I could get through the first part to the second part. However, I am not really interested in going with all the slip casting process.
     
    best,
    Pres
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    terrim8 got a reaction from Roberta12 in Over this past weekend I had a conversation with a woman who’s dad has mild dementia.   
    it's definitely a long grieving process - glad the bear helped a bit- maybe for both of them   Going thru this myself now with my Mom.  We bring Italian cold cuts, cheeses & olives  & sourdough bread - stuff they don't serve at her care home. 
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    terrim8 reacted to Min in raku'd all morning & then I get into the kitchen tonight and burn my hand from th   
    ouch! hopes it's minor! 
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    terrim8 reacted to Benzine in raku'd all morning & then I get into the kitchen tonight and burn my hand from th   
    When you are dealing with temperatures around 2000 F, for a ceramic firing, you are ready for anything.
    A couple hundred degrees, in the kitchen, autopilot is engaged...
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    terrim8 reacted to glazenerd in raku'd all morning & then I get into the kitchen tonight and burn my hand from th   
    Next time throw the dinner in the raku on the down fire. Funny how life works sometimes.
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    terrim8 reacted to JohnnyK in Visual Society... the next big thing!   
    In other words...Zombie Apocalypse!
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    terrim8 reacted to oldlady in 2019 Smithsonian Craft Show, here I come!   
    HOORAY FOR MEA!!!!!
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    terrim8 reacted to glazenerd in Starting to read thru the gerstley borate substitute items on the forum. Has anyone t   
    Terri:
    given your background: study ulexite.
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    terrim8 reacted to Dick White in Starting to read thru the gerstley borate substitute items on the forum. Has anyone t   
    Back in the day, one issue with Gerstley was its variable chemical content. Natural materials are always variable over time , depending on what part of mine it came from, etc., but Gerstley was variable from batch to batch, and some even gave it the nickname Ghastley Borate. When Laguna bought the whole mineyard (but not the mine, nothing new coming out of the ground anymore), they processed it all at once and thoroughly mixed it all. So now the many years worth stock in the warehouse is all pretty much the same. But also slightly different than what it was 20 years ago. The published analysis of the current stock compared to ~1999 show somewhat less silica than before, but other fluxes are about the same +/-. So get some Gerstley and make a test batch of your glaze recipe to see if it needs any tweaking.
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