My first blunge.....1 gal water boiled bentonite mixed in with hand blender, Thus added to 2 ore gallons, mixed blender let sit overnight. In am it was all a gel.
The clay was a bit buttery, sticky, finicky, possibly thixotropic (not sure if that's correct use), ( felt good after wedge but soft and flimsy when made, pulled or pinched, walls tended to be floppy until drier).
I'm hypothesizing (guessing) that original recipe was dry mixed and blunging increases the plasticity. Original recipe has 5% bentonite.
There bentonite ratio to kaolin is 1: 7. ( Digital fire states 1:10 ) (http://digitalfire.c...tonite_106.html
) the clay body also has about 14% om 4 also adding plasticity.
Has any one experienced an increase in plasticity more so when blunged, vs dry mixed.?
I'm going to reduce bentonite by 25% . Unless other wise advised?
I used 300 screen silica, would this add to the over plasticity?