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    Hulk reacted to Pres in What’s on your workbench?   
    Reposted as I had it in the wrong strand!  These are a few from the last load.
     
     

     
     

     
     
    best, 
    Pres
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    Hulk got a reaction from Chilly in QotW: What is your studio companion lately?   
    Condolences Chilly.
    ...I'm still noting topics for next conversation with Dad - coming up will be twelve years - Mom was always easy to chat with, Dad, I kept/keep a running list of things to talk 'bout. I believe Mom watches out for me; coming up will be five years ...dozens of occasions I'll have a random thought to turn here, stop and check a tire, etc. right before a tight spot; thanks Mom!
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    Hulk reacted to neilestrick in Can anyone help identify this wheel?   
    The pedal and the shape of the splash pan remind of a Creative Industries wheel. The motor alignment is odd, though. Is it direct/gear driven rather than belt driven? If so, it could be a Max Wheel.
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    Hulk reacted to Benzine in QotW: What is your studio companion lately?   
    As I noted, in my recent Status Update, my cat Mari, hangs out in the studio, sometimes more than I do.  The past couple months, she was sleeping against my tool storage bag, and it was matted with her fur.
    She used to get into my throwing water bucket, and steal my sponge.  I'd have to follow the trail, to figure out what she did with it.  
    My daughter will occasionally come in, as she has an easel in there.  When she was younger,she used to come in, when I was trimming, and collect all my scraps to throw in my reclaim container.  She doesn't do that anymore...
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    Hulk reacted to Selchie in QotW: What is your studio companion lately?   
    Hulk, Is that a self-cleaning wheel???? There would be a market for that - a Roomba for the studio, too. Sigh. I expect it is too good to be true, but maybe some day.
    I use a bluetooth speaker, too - listen to audio books, CBC (Canadian Broadcasting) podcasts, and ABC (Australian Broadcasting) podcasts.
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    Hulk reacted to Jackpots in QotW: What is your studio companion lately?   
    Bandit keeps me company.  I hope it is true that dog hair fires out in the kiln!

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    Hulk reacted to Pres in QotW: What is your studio companion lately?   
    Understand house having an attitude. Years ago, our starter home that we never moved from had an attitude. Doors we knew were closed were open, footsteps sounded in the middle of the night, things in the attic were moved around, doors would slam without any reason. Disconcerting! Over the years, we have made major changes to the house, stripped rooms to bare walls and redone, added space with bump outs at old porches, created different movement patterns by consolidating smaller rooms, and made a bathroom suite across the back of the second floor while adding a downstairs bath. House is now quite quiet. I guess things are at rest or it wasn't home anymore. We did find out that there was a tragedy when someone died in a burning kitchen, evidenced from framing exposed during a kitchen renovation a few years ago.
     
    best,
    Pres
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    Hulk reacted to Callie Beller Diesel in QotW: What is your studio companion lately?   
    My furry companion passed a couple of weeks ago, and everything is so quiet without her. 
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    Hulk reacted to Denice in QotW: What is your studio companion lately?   
    I totally agree the passed friends,  relatives and pets look out for you.   My MS is very slow progressing,  my neuro calls me wonder woman.  I had two aunts that had MS and I think they are doing everything they can to slow it down.  I have also  asked pets from the past to help me with my current dog.  The first time it was for a behavioral problem,  my dog settled down immediately after I asked for help.    Ten years later my dog decides he doesn't want to eat any more,  he lost so much weight his hip bones stuck out.  The vet ran a bunch of test and couldn't find anything wrong with him.   I asked for help and he started eating again and regained the needed weight.  I use to live in a haunted house and the spirit  was listening   all of the time and let us know if he was unhappy with us.  My pottery studio was in the basement and he used to play with the balance beam scale.       Denice
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    Hulk got a reaction from Denice in QotW: What is your studio companion lately?   
    Condolences Chilly.
    ...I'm still noting topics for next conversation with Dad - coming up will be twelve years - Mom was always easy to chat with, Dad, I kept/keep a running list of things to talk 'bout. I believe Mom watches out for me; coming up will be five years ...dozens of occasions I'll have a random thought to turn here, stop and check a tire, etc. right before a tight spot; thanks Mom!
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    Hulk reacted to Mark C. in Yet another glaze sprayer posting - Compressors?   
    I agree on the small oiless compressor for glaze spraying. Jonny K summed it up well in above post.
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    Hulk reacted to JohnnyK in Yet another glaze sprayer posting - Compressors?   
    For your glazing, I would go with a pancake style diaphragm type oiless compressor. Just do a search on Amazon and you can find one for $109. The Harbor Freight $10 spray gun will work as a starter gun...as you gain experience, you may want to upgrade. The 150lbs of output pressure is inconsequential since you will only be spraying at between 10 and 30lbs since the gun is a high volume low pressure (HVLP) gun. Having been a contractor for 40 years, I have experience using HVLP, air, and airless sprayers, each having its advantages and disadvantages as well as specific applications.
    As for painting in the house, you'd be better off renting an airless sprayer. It does not work by magic … you are spraying just the paint at a very high pressure (in the range of 1200 to 2000lbs). You could use the HF spray gun to paint the room or the garage door, but not the whole house. You'd be spending more time putting paint in the gun than spraying.
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    Hulk reacted to liambesaw in Yet another glaze sprayer posting - Compressors?   
    I just have a super cheap 5 gallon compressor, it's oil lubricated.  You can install a particulate filter/water trap if you're worried about oil mixing in, but I've never run mine hard enough to get oil or water coming out. 
    The compressor we have at work is a 200 gallon oilless compressor and it condenses so much water it's incredible.  Our Auto-bleeding mechanism on it got unplugged one time and both tanks on it filled past halfway with water, it was amazing.  We went to investigate and noticed the bleeder unplugged, someone plugged it back in and 100 gallons of hot, rusty, stanky "water" filled the basement 3 inches deep.  Not fun.
    Anyway, that story has zero impact on this discussion, it's just something fun that happened.  Long story short, I've never had oil come out of my nozzle.
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    Hulk reacted to Chilly in QotW: What is your studio companion lately?   
    I have the box containing my dad's ashes.  Soon to be joined by my mum's as she passed away last weekend.
    Live companions include the robins nesting under the greenhouse staging, many bees and butterflies - which, unfortunately get caught up in the spider's webs before I can set them free.
    Occasionally a sparrowhawk sitting in the tree outside the window.
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    Hulk reacted to Mark C. in QotW: What is your studio companion lately?   
    I have full blown large set of speakers(cerwin-vega) in studio also a set in outer kiln loading area-and 5 more sets spread around like kitchen living room salt kiln-office all hooked to two 300 cd disc players and also can pipem pandora thru the system.Most speakers have their own volume control nearby. The players and amp is in the living room so its dust free.There is a 8 speaker control as well. Player goes all day on shuffle .Or pandora on a shuffle mix .
    Music is must for me. 
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    Hulk reacted to Min in QotW: What is your studio companion lately?   
    I bought one in January for my workroom. I like that it is voice controlled but would really recommend syncing a bluetooth speaker to it. The Echo speaker is okay for listening to the news or talk radio etc but for music I find the sound quality is pretty bad, worse when you crank up the volume. 
    @Hulk, I don't think my wheel is ever that clean! 
     
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    Hulk reacted to LeeU in QotW: What is your studio companion lately?   
    A rat took up residence in my studio (a converted bedroom in my old-ish mobil home)  while I was out of town for a couple of weeks.  He ate--completely destroyed--the good welder's gloves with the extended cuffs for stoking the big anagama kiln.  He ate my leather studeo shoes. He ate all things cardboard. He ate my foam core and one dry wall shelf board. He ate a plasaic  texture roller. He ate through the old semi-crumbling cement foundation (!) to get in and out. He did not eat any food. I did not have a cat. I highly recommend that you add a second cat. 
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    Hulk reacted to liambesaw in QotW: What is your studio companion lately?   
    I have a nice Bluetooth speaker setup in my shed that I blast tunes on.  But most of the time I'm throwing alone in silence.  
    There are also a few camcorders for recording what I'm doing so I can watch it back and/or make YouTube videos.  That's kind of like having a companion, I feel like the cameras are a person and talk to them too.  I also talk to myself while I'm throwing even if the cameras are off though, so I guess the voices in my head are another companion haha. 
    Recently I found a rat or squirrel had visited my studio, so I wonder if they have taken up residence.  I don't think so because there's no food and my cat is in and out all day, but there was evidence!
     

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    Hulk reacted to Denice in QotW: What is your studio companion lately?   
    I use to have a television on or a radio and my dog sleeping next to me.   Now that my husband has retired  he is in and out of my studio hanging around,  borrowing a tool or just cooling down.  I have to really concentrate on what I am working on because of all of the new distractions.    I don't mind him getting out of the heat,  the garage isn't air conditioned,   I will get use to our new life eventually.  Denice
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    Hulk reacted to terrim8 in QotW: What is your studio companion lately?   
    podcasts : Marketplace, Planet Money, Freakanomics - its all so interesting & entertaining
     
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    Hulk reacted to Pres in QotW: What is your studio companion lately?   
    As there have not been any new questions in the question pool, I will pose an old question.  QotW: What is your studio companion lately? This for some of you may be a pet, or it may be a radio, or a television or some other device . . . CD player. . . 8 track tape?  At any rate, I pose the question.
    I have a television in my studio, and use old movies or movies that I don't have to watch to keep me company. Long hours of wedging and throwing can be repetitive and to some degree boring. The tv adds a little noise and on occasion I do watch. Lately though, I have been wondering about putting an Echo Dot in the studio. The prices right now are really low. it is voice controlled, and can play off of a variety of streaming services both free and for subscription. I prefer free! It will also play audio books. Might be a possibility. What are your thoughts?
     
    best, 
    Pres
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    Hulk got a reaction from Koojakkaran in QotW: What is your studio companion lately?   
    Condolences Chilly.
    ...I'm still noting topics for next conversation with Dad - coming up will be twelve years - Mom was always easy to chat with, Dad, I kept/keep a running list of things to talk 'bout. I believe Mom watches out for me; coming up will be five years ...dozens of occasions I'll have a random thought to turn here, stop and check a tire, etc. right before a tight spot; thanks Mom!
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    Hulk got a reaction from Koojakkaran in QotW: What is your studio companion lately?   
    … reflections on 61+ years in this life, local Public Radio, KPIG (also radio), mp3 library - all through 6.1 surround sound, the local birds (when door is open), passing neighbors, an' good ol' Jack the Nanday conure.
     


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    Hulk got a reaction from oldlady in QotW: What is your studio companion lately?   
    … reflections on 61+ years in this life, local Public Radio, KPIG (also radio), mp3 library - all through 6.1 surround sound, the local birds (when door is open), passing neighbors, an' good ol' Jack the Nanday conure.
     


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    Hulk got a reaction from Min in QotW: What is your studio companion lately?   
    … reflections on 61+ years in this life, local Public Radio, KPIG (also radio), mp3 library - all through 6.1 surround sound, the local birds (when door is open), passing neighbors, an' good ol' Jack the Nanday conure.
     


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