Jump to content
Pres

QotW: What would your basic tool kit for glazing be?

Recommended Posts

Hi folks, again no new QotW in the pool so. . . .after last weeks QotW about handbuilding and throwing tool kits lets extend to Glazing.  What would your basic tool kit for glazing be?

I have been doing a lot of spray glazing of late, and will start off with a pair of dip tongs(for base coat dip glazing), compressor and spray gun. I use a simple one that uses standard quart jars that works really well for my purposes. I would also add a banding wheel, a bucket of water to clean out the sprayer between colors, and a small brush for brush work over glaze. Glazing for me also includes cleanup before loading into the kiln. Include here a potters sponge, a bunch of 1" sponge brushes, a bucket of clean water. I also wax bases of all of my pots before glazing so that would be with an electric skillet and paraffin. 

What would your glazing kit include?

 

best,

Pres

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Add scale, dust mask (not a throwaway), graduated cylinder, Epsom salt and/or vinegar, several sizes of kitchen whisk (already mentioned, however, I have one chucked up in my lightweight portable drill - lighter than the 1/2" corded drill + grout mixer), long scraper to check for globs on bucket bottom and particularly the corners, screens/sieves, masking tape, razor blades and utility knife, wax emulsion, map gas torch, assortment of brushes, grout sponges, bucketS, small/purpose cut sponges, patience to wait for stuff to dry, more patience. 

Haven't been into tongs at all, might give it a go...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Looks like everyone has a pretty complete list,  the only thing I would add is a pair of disposable gloves.   When I was in college I had a reaction to a wash with copper carbonate in it.   I  took my gloves off to get some wash into a tight area.    I only got it on my fingers but my teeth went numb after a few minutes.   My professor asked me if I had been wearing gloves,  I told him I took them off for a few minutes.  He said now you know not to take your gloves off.   Denice

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use.