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How to make bottoms less abrasive?

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MichaelP    21

What are your tricks to make unglazed bottoms of stoneware items less abrasive? I don't want them to scratch table or countertop surfaces.

 

Do you polish them with diamond wheels/points or belt sanders? Any other approaches short of attaching felt?

 

 

Thank you.

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TJR    359

I sand all of my work. I first sand with a green "stainless steel wool" type thing for kitchen scrubbing.After glaze firing I sand bottoms with course sandpaper. Wear a dust mask.

TJR.

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JBaymore    1,432

Slow revolution wet silicon carbide grinder with a wide wheel. Diamond blade for the first go on the really nasty stuff (I'm a woodfirer).

 

best,

 

......................john

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Mark C.    1,805

Back when I did stoneware I ran them all on a 6 or 8 inch brass wire wheel mounted on the bench grinder. Really did a good job fast.

Mark

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Pres    896

What are your tricks to make unglazed bottoms of stoneware items less abrasive? I don't want them to scratch table or countertop surfaces.

 

Do you polish them with diamond wheels/points or belt sanders? Any other approaches short of attaching felt?

 

 

Thank you.

 

 

I use silicone carbide sandpaper adhered to a bat on the wheel. Works well for the fines stuff. For bigger stuff a dremel. Always a mask!

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Bette    1

Baileys carries a silicon carbide disk that with adhesive backing - fits on a standard bat so you can use your wheel

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timbo_heff    37

I have taken to burnishing the foot more when leather hard ... saves on dusty, loud post-firing finishing. Then a tiny hit with waterproof sandpaper finishes the foot very quickly with no dust.

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