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Week 36 The author recommends building your own dry clay mixer using a _____________ with the standard reinforcement ribs. This should be an unused container as some materials stored may have been quite toxic or flamable. trash can wooden barrel steel drum plastic can The author has plans for a welded steel frame kick wheel, a ________________ kick wheel, and a DC-powered kick wheel. wooden frame steel pipe table mounted automotive rear axle A catenary arch kiln using ________________ , clay and water, may be cast and fired in pieces. It should not be allowed to be outside as the insulation will absorb water, becoming more crumbly. This type of kiln is only suitable for earthenware and raku. plaster vermiculite cement course sand The author warns about using a car kiln as a ________________ kiln as eventually the wheels and rails will freeze up due to _____________ damage. reduction raku oxidation salt This weeks questions come from Building Pottery Equipment, Roger Harvey and Sylvia and John Kolb, c 1975, 1978 Watson Guptill Publications, NY NY Note from Pres: This book has been in my library for many years, one that I often thought to use, but realized I would rather buy equipment if I could than to expend my labor and time on building my own. Good book though for those looking to cut corners.
Hi y'all, just wanted to do a survey of opinions on wheels! I've been reading a lot of reviews, but everyone has different tastes so I'm still feeling a bit lost. People say good things about the Brent CXC, but I'm still not sure if it is the best investment for me. I've only ever used Brent wheels and kickwheels, so I'm open to suggestions. I want to buy a wheel before graduation so that I can keep up production right out of school. I will be buying new because the school awarded me a scholarship. Ideally, this wheel will last a very long time and be adaptive to my growth as a potter and as I throw increasingly larger forms. Most of the work I make now is 15 pounds max, and I usually just throw section by section if I make anything bigger. I also might build my own splash pan set up or just forgo one in general because they always seem to be getting in the way. Pedal precision is very important. I've had problems with some of the Brent Bs at my school and at a studio I worked at because the pedals are finicky and the speed change is awkward, which has ruined many a trimming experience. Is this a common issue with Brents? I know the ones I've encountered have been used by students for many years, so I don't want to judge them solely on past experience. Thanks much! Chloe
I love casters and vertical storage! Recently when cruising samsclub.com, they had the perfect combo of both. Pegboard was arranged in a teepee fashion on top of a dolly. Theirs was horrendously expensive since it was poly pegboard and an aluminum frame but the same could be accomplished with a sheet of 4x8 hardboard pegboard cut in half, some 1x2's, a scrap of plywood for a shelf/support for the casters and 4 casters. And as an alternative rather than pegboard with individual hooks you can use plain plywood (use 3/4" and you probably don't need the 1x2's) with wire shelf grid (or even wire fencing) installed on 1 inch standoffs. The standoffs allow you to insert your tools into the grid. This is perfect for me to wheel next to where I'm working then push back out of the way. 32 sqft of tool storage, easily accessible.
I am inspired to post this as I have walked around a saber saw on a stand in my studio for low these past two years. I did not ask for this saw, nor do I know how to use it. It is good for hanging my parka on.The owner got it out of his house. He left with a good feeling, having rid himself of an uneeded piece of equipment. I have been gifted clay, glaze, a gas kiln, more glaze,un-named white powdery bags of something.These are gifts that keep on giving. What have you been given that you didn't want, didn't ask for, and don't need? Merry Christmas. TJR.