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#1 Ginny C

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Posted 05 March 2013 - 02:39 PM

I cannot find the instructions or link to an article I've seen on cutting a lid after making a closed sphere. I've done this with a single, slightly angled cut, cutting 3 semi-circle arches into the lid so it will be easy to replace it correctly. But I've seen something about a way to do this which causes a gallery or offset in the lid that makes it fit perfectly. I CAN'T FIND THIS BY GOOGLING! And I'm ready to cut and want to do it that way!!! Anyone know what I mean and can send me to the instructions??
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Posted 05 March 2013 - 03:03 PM

Yo yo jars? HERE is a video. OK video, but the air holes are unnecessary, and wait til leather hard to separate the halves and clean them up.
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Posted 05 March 2013 - 03:14 PM

I cannot find the instructions or link to an article I've seen on cutting a lid after making a closed sphere. I've done this with a single, slightly angled cut, cutting 3 semi-circle arches into the lid so it will be easy to replace it correctly. But I've seen something about a way to do this which causes a gallery or offset in the lid that makes it fit perfectly. I CAN'T FIND THIS BY GOOGLING! And I'm ready to cut and want to do it that way!!! Anyone know what I mean and can send me to the instructions??
Ginny C


Not sure if this is what your're looking for....


http://www.youtube.c...h?v=IAzUhDNvg0s

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Posted 05 March 2013 - 03:15 PM

THANK YOU!! Exactly! I'll now go down (cellar studio) and do it! I've made a tall spherical form and chattered it so I need to cut the top with one line around rather than up and down. If it works I'll post a photo!
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ps do you know why he calls it a yo-yo jar??



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Posted 05 March 2013 - 03:49 PM

After you make the dent in the side it looks like the two halves of a yo yo. I've never known them by any other name.
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Posted 05 March 2013 - 04:31 PM

Ah! Well, mine is much taller so it doesn't look like a yo-yo, but I see that his does.
Thanks, Patti, for your link...another way to do it!

I wonder if anyone noticed that I said I'd chattered the pot, which means that it was already leather hard and then some! I didn't think about that until I started to push in to form the flange. Of course it was way to stiff to work right, and I ended up having to pretty much hand carve the thing! At least it didn't completely ruin the chattering, but it is an experiment I won't repeat on a leather hard pot!
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