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Mark C.    1,807

Well I'm ordering My next years materials

I have a few items for other potters materials on this list like the stoneware white bodies

and some small quantity materials in 10# increments 

It looks like about 23,000 lb order for next year-good thing I'm slowing down-as my back is hurting looking at moving this into my clay shed which has less than a ton left right now.

I think I'm covered  well but you may see something I'm missing??

I'm also doing a (B) order for another potter-small order of a ton of Porcelain

This stuff will come in January

 

Liscom Hill Pottery Order (A)

 

Material- Cone 10 wet bagged clay

 

4 Tons WC 384 Dave’s Porcelain newest stock on floor Pent-#6 ¼

6 Tons WC 383 Dave’s Porcelain-pent #6 Special order

1000#s WC 631 550 Porcelain-newest stock on floor

500#s  WC 428 Babu Porcelain-newest stock on floor

200# WC 841 Danish White plain

500#  WC 842 Danish White W/sand

 

250# WC 419 wood and sagger clay IF Available ? Small chance

 

 

Dry materials (A)

 

10# Zircopax plus

10# Spanish red Iron oxide

10# Red NR-R-02

10# Alumina Hydrate

20# cobalt Oxide

50# custar feldspar

50# 325 mesh silica

100#s Nepline syenite A-270 (50# bags)

100#s whiting

2 bags Alberta slip (44# bags)

 

1 FS243 protection tube

1 FS 24012 thermocouple with block

15 -4 inch triangle posts (4 inch long X 1 ½ ) Please do not send square posts

15 -3 inch triangle posts  (3 inch long x 1 ½ ) Please do not send square posts

15 -1 inch triangle posts (1 inch long X 1 ½ ) Please do not send square posts

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Min    784

muscle relaxants, icy hot patches, heating pad, and 1 young strong hired help to move all that.  :)

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oldlady    1,323

2 apprentices, young and strong and willing to shut up and learn. <_<

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Mark C.    1,807

You can fit more work around the triangle posts as the have an angle edge.Square post take up more room. Since I load on average 35-40 shelves per fire this little bit adds up. as it 3 posts per shelve. Bowl rims can get closer to stilts  as well as all other forms. The tri posts (this are the larger 1 1/2 inch ones) not the small hobby kiln ones .Loading is an art in itself and is not spoken about much.

I own lots of posts(square round tri whatever) and over time they compress meaning they are no longer what they started out.

Thats why I am ordering more.

At cone 11 with a 5 foot vertical load on them and 25-30 glaze fires a year after 20-30 years the post are shorter and I get feed up mixing and matching posts to keep it all flat.

I coat the ends with wash as well.

I have 4 racks racks of post one at each kiln

This one next to car kiln has various size cubicles that are made for each size from small to longs.

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Pres    896

maybe you need a palette lift on there if you don't already have one!

 

 

best,

Pres

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Mark C.    1,807

Pres I get the stuff forklift pallet loaded into my truck two pallets at a time and unload it by hand into the clay shed.

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Mark C.    1,807

I do not see any:

 

copper carb/ox

epk/bentonite

cornwall stone

dolomite

gum/s

stains

wheel parts /batts

 

Nerd

I am well stocked in those items

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preeta    80

aaah Mark. thanks for the lengthy explanation. it all makes sense now. i have been allowed to help load the kiln. and before i put the posts in i have to size them and make sure they are the right height. i wondered why they shouldnt be. but the lab tech was focused on organizing loading the kiln so i didnt want to break her concentration. 

 

triangle is space consideration. wow. woudlnt even have thought of that. our school has all kinds too but mostly triangular ones. 

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Denice    243

Offer a swap to the other potter, pay for his porcelain if he will unload your clay or at least help.   Denice

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ayjay    119

You seem to be forgetting that you were going to be slowing down! :rolleyes:;)

 

 

I plan on cutting out a few shows in 2017 as part of my planned slow down.

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glazenerd    816

Mark:

I have gotten so good at mixing things: perhaps I should try some lithium carbonate based analgesic. Remember, you have to test.test.test....Thought 2: place an ad at your local community college for a "day with a production potter."   Leave the details out until the class arrives.

Nerd

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Saki    4

Regarding the 50# 325 mesh silica— is there a big difference between 325 mesh and 200 mesh? I've only used 200 mesh, which is a little cheaper.

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