Posted 23 May 2013 - 09:26 AM
Anybody knows what would work like that shaker /how to make that kind of equipment?
Posted 23 May 2013 - 09:52 AM
Posted 23 May 2013 - 10:08 AM
Kiln Repair Tech
Owner, Neil Estrick Gallery, LLC
Posted 23 May 2013 - 10:26 AM
Mixer blades work great, and they're faster than shakers. Mixers also do a better job, because they break up clumps with the shearing action of the blades. Shakers are not good for clumps. Mixers also scrape the bottom of the bucket to get all the settled stuff into the mix. They use shakers for paint because it allows them to mix with the can closed, so it's much cleaner. Imagine having to wash paint off a mixer every time you mixed a gallon...
OK, thank you for the answer. Just seems like the mixer is pulling some glaze off the can every time I use it, but what you said makes sense.
Posted 23 May 2013 - 10:27 AM
Posted 23 May 2013 - 02:47 PM
Posted 25 May 2013 - 12:22 AM
Chris Seminara Ceramics
Posted 25 May 2013 - 06:36 PM
I have found that the best way to find a missing item is to purchase a replacement.
I used a drill/mixer for years, right up til I did a major cleanup a few month ago and misplaced it. Coincidentally, just before that, I had also taken the advice of Mea and purchased plastic toilet brushes from the dollar store. I keep one in each bucket. They mixup the glaze so well that I haven't missed using the mixer. but I still want to know WTH the damn thing is!
Dry Ridge Pottery
Posted 25 May 2013 - 08:15 PM
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