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  1. Fish making day for Anacortes show in two weeks

    1. Denice

      Denice

      I love your fish!   I wanted to let you know that I am finally becoming one with my wheel.  I felt like my foot pedal wasn't working right,  I told my fix it husband about it.  He said I had never thrown on a electric wheel I just needed to get use to it.  Someone posted a video about adjusting a Brent foot pedal,  it said if your wheel kept running after you took your foot away it needed adjusting.  Mine kept running.  He took it apart and tuned and lube it,  works like a dream now.    Denice

    2. Mark C.

      Mark C.

      Here is all the how to with Brent equipment

      glad the pedal is working well now.

      https://www.amaco.com/equipment_how_tos

  2. firing two cone 11 glaze fires on a hot day

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    2. Teala62

      Teala62

      That’s great! Hope it stays that way. 

    3. Denice

      Denice

      The kilns feel so much hotter in the summer than the winter.  There is only a 20 or 30 degree difference in the room temp,  It doesn't seem like you should be able to notice it when your firing in the 2000 degree range.    Denice

    4. Mark C.

      Mark C.

      my kilns are outside in large 30x40 covered roof area.open on two sides.

  3. Glaze day as well as load two glaze kilns.35 cubic car kiln and 12 cubic updraft. Lunch break now .

  4. suns out =high production days

  5. My 45th year of 4th of July local show is in the am.

    1. Gabby

      Gabby

      I am going to try to get to your Anacortes show.

    2. Mark C.

      Mark C.

      See you there -my booth is in front of the rockfish cafe 

      319C, 320C
      Between 3rd & 4th streets in the Center

    3. glazenerd

      glazenerd

      Congrats on 45 years- hit the 45 year mark myself. 

  6. Two glaze fires going today-just like last week on this day.

  7. Another Glaze Monday

    1. DirtRoads

      DirtRoads

      Get a TV in there!   VOD is your friend.  How many days a week do you spend glazing versus making?

    2. Mark C.

      Mark C.

      I seem to glaze and load two gas kilns on Monday-at least every other week in my slow time. I did this last Monday as well so thats 5 days making one glazing . I'm doing a 4th of July show and have lots of extra stock-so my plan is take 3 weeks off from glazing-which is an extra week. I need to go fishing .

  8. Summer must be here as the board is slow  with less posts these days

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    2. glazenerd

      glazenerd

      This forum is probably the largest repository of information on every aspect of all things ceramics. I suspect people are doing searches in lieu of asking questions. Of the 28,000 plus members, less than 100 post on a regular basis.

    3. DirtRoads

      DirtRoads

      Yes.  I got 2 responses on my productivity question from people who have never posted here.    They actually went to my website.  One of them has 28 employees.    I have another forum member that's on my Face Book and chats occasionally, who used to post here.  I guess some people don't post on forums. 

    4. glazenerd

      glazenerd

      Same here. I get more questions in my PM or direct email, than I do in the forum. Not exactly sure why, but I suspect most members do. Would imagine Mark gets alot of them given his production history.

  9. Glaze day today for two glaze fires

    1. glazenerd

      glazenerd

      Total CF of both kilns is?

  10. Roto tilled and a planting garden while firing glaze fire

    1. yappystudent

      yappystudent

      Nice to see you take breaks once in a while. 

  11. Glazed day on Friday

  12. Two glaze fires unloading on Friday

    show on Mothers day weekend coming up

  13. Monday glaze day-been nursing pulled back muscle all week

    1. Min

      Min

      ouch! Pulled the muscles down my right side a couple weeks ago, still need help loading the kiln and lifting boxes of clay. Hope you heal fast, hard to slow down isn't it?!!

    2. Mark C.

      Mark C.

      Could not put socks on for a few days and no I do not heal fast at 65 anymore. I took this week off from glaze firing and am only moving lighter loads.I may take two days to glaze and load two kilns this week instead of 1

  14. Sun and rain sun and rain-up to 34 inches for the year for rain less for the sun

    1. Denice

      Denice

      Mark is that the average rain fall you get every year.   We have had a little over a inch of moisture since last November.  I just noticed that you had your 65th birthday in March, congratulations.  I had my 65th October 15 last year.  I  am going to draw off of my husbands Social Security,  I will get more money that way.   I have to wait until I am 66 and he has to enroll also.   My husband is still working and is retiring next October.    Denice

  15. Another middle 60s day great for drying out pots-This past week has been great weather for pottery drying outside

    1. Benzine

      Benzine

      It snowed here yesterday, and this morning we had wind chills near zero...

    2. terrim8

      terrim8

      #**!!@^% its -10 here right now. The pond is still frozen. I'm feeding the poor robins and other birds. Not supposed to go over negative temps until Monday. Ice age anyone?

  16. Friday is glaze day

    Saturday fire two glaze fires

  17. Back to throwing today-sunny and pots are outside drying in sun-65 degrees today

    1. Pres

      Pres

      Today was warmer in the shop 48F., wearing insulated pants, base layer 2 sweatshirt. Throwing honey jars, and mugs lately. Don't ever seem to get warm even when back in the house.

       

       

  18. Never got over 50 degrees at home today and raining and we are freezing after a month in Molokai 

    1. Denice

      Denice

      Is this your last blast of winter?  We have been in the 80's already but it is suppose to be in the 60's and rainy all week.  Last year it dropped down to 10 degrees one night at the end of March  and cut down on the population of wasps that chase us around every summer.  Denice

  19. salt fire came out really nice .

    1. Denice

      Denice

      Post some photos when you get back.   Denice

  20.  salt fire two is unloading today at 9.30 MolokaI TIME ZONE

  21. Salt kiln firing today on Molokai

  22. salt kiln loading afternoon

  23. salt kiln glaze day at Molokai Art Center-starts at 2pm-then I load kiln.

  24. Salt kiln is coming together -I'll try to take some more photos.should be done today.

  25. cloudy and cooler today -76 degrees with light trade winds

    1. Mark C.

      Mark C.

      We got the salt kiln lined today with fiber .

    2. Min

      Min

      Really enjoy seeing the build in progress, thanks!  Can't wait to see how the pots come out. 

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