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#41 Biglou13

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Posted 20 November 2013 - 04:25 AM

Bravo!!!

Yeah!!!!!
It can be done!
You da man!!

First name on wall of fame.  congrats!!!!!


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Posted 20 November 2013 - 05:43 AM

neilestrick, awesome job.
Are club members going to have a special forum badge or something? :)

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Posted 20 November 2013 - 08:54 AM

Thanks, all.

 

Phill, it was at 11 inches after the second pull, so I knew I had it then. This was actually my fourth try. The first try got up to 11.5". For the second and third tries my clay was way too wet to handle such aggressive pulling, and they totally failed. So I found some stiffer clay and it worked. I used Standard 365 grolleg porcelain. It did have a bottom, but not much. I think without a bottom you stand a greater chance of ripping it off the wheel since there's less surface area holding it on.

 

I was really surprised at how challenging this was. I was throwing some 7" tall mugs yesterday with 1 1/4 pounds, so it seemed like an easy transition to the 12 inch cylinder challenge. Maybe it's just the number of pulls that makes it difficult. The other big challenge was figuring out how to put the video into my post! The directions in the forum Help section don't match up with the buttons available in the posting box.

 

This was fun. A nice break from the usual throwing. We should have a challenge every month.


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Posted 20 November 2013 - 02:30 PM

I bow to a master!

 

Great vid!


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Posted 20 November 2013 - 09:33 PM

Neil,
Great to see your in person. I wish more people would show their faces and give a little info. Nice video for the 12 inch club!
Do you need to show a video to be a member? That could be a lot of fun!


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Posted 20 November 2013 - 10:56 PM

Neil, you have a small splotch of clay, on the upper left side of your wheel front.

 

Also, nice video, and a great job with the challenge.


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#47 Biglou13

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Posted 20 November 2013 - 11:00 PM

Neal I had a stressful day at my "real job". But it was happy thoughts knowing you joined the club. And a plus to see the face behind the words, and kiln builds.

Marcia yes we've seen two great videos within a week with faces.. Video isin't necessary to join club but it definitely adds clout. Most smart phone have easy video , with easy web posting capabilities. But If everyone else is ok with it a photo will do. However when I join the club it will be with video. (Neil has set a high bar, with great pulls, and production value). (Neil when I watched video I was waiting for you to do a happy dance)

Rules so far

3 pounds of clay
3 pulls...12 inches.(30.48 cm)
If using throwing stick or stick like device please note.
Ribs and sponges are allowed see 3 pulls.
No drying, no torches.
Stay as close to three pulls as possible (see Neil's video)
Collaring allowed but cannot increase height in doing so

Video (best)
Pictures will do.

Maybe someone can wrangle up some prize sponsors .... (Hint hint admin, Sherman, sponsors etc etc)
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#48 neilestrick

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Posted 21 November 2013 - 03:04 PM

Thanks again. I assumed that without a video it wouldn't count. I shot mine with my phone propped up on my propane torch.

 

Benzine, I cleaned that spot. But honestly, I can't remember the last time my wheel was clean. I usually just scoop it out when it gets full, and keep on throwing. My students, however, have to clean each time they use a wheel. Sometimes they try to clean my wheel but I stop them because I'd rather they spend their time throwing. It drives a couple of them nuts to see it so dirty all the time.


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#49 Benzine

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Posted 21 November 2013 - 10:07 PM

Neil, my work area is usually pretty sloppy, but I keep my wheel fairly clean. 

I like to keep in the habit of cleaning the wheels, as I expect the students to do the same.  I tell them, I don't expect them to clean up after me, and they shouldn't expect me to clean up after them.


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#50 Davidpotter

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Posted 17 December 2013 - 10:59 PM

i'm going to give it another crack. i was able to get about 9 inches out of 2 pounds of clay so i'm fairly confident in making 12 with 3. hopefully i can post a video


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#51 Rebekah Krieger

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Posted 18 December 2013 - 12:31 PM

:o   He blew past the 12' mark - the standard has been set! I have only been throwing for a year and a half... but Now I know what to aspire to! ;) perhaps a few bloopers from a newbie potter would entertain? 

Membership has it's rewards.....I'm not sure what they are, but I'm sure they'll be awesome.

 

 


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Posted 18 December 2013 - 02:17 PM

Neil is absolutely the best!  And he is an amazing teacher!!!



#53 neilestrick

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Posted 18 December 2013 - 02:27 PM

Neil is absolutely the best!  And he is an amazing teacher!!!

 

Awwww shucks. Thank you, and happy holidays!


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#54 Rebekah Krieger

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Posted 18 December 2013 - 05:54 PM

I have to say, I made an attempt at this just to see how much more I have to go- I tried once, 2 pulls, and 10 inches.  I pulled it up too aggressively and so it was too thin in the center and very thick at top so I didn't dare attempt a 3rd pull.  I am pretty proud of myself for that since I consider myself one of the lesser experienced potters here. 


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Posted 21 December 2013 - 08:41 PM

Neil,

I noticed you took quite some time to throw this very straight forward shape.

Would you work at fulfilling this in less time from now on!

And it was rather large  , 11.04%  outside the design limits.

Complete awe, Neil. :o



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Posted 26 December 2013 - 02:36 PM

I promised a blooper, and here it is.

 

http://youtu.be/_mBgqva1h80

 

This was attempt 4.  They all ended pretty much the same.  I took different approaches,

 

1.  make cylinder as narrow as possible.

2.  Make wide bottom and narrow top.

3.  No bottom on cylinder.

 

They all ended the same.


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#57 Mart

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Posted 26 December 2013 - 04:28 PM

Cheers Brian.
Now I feel like getting me ass back to the studio and giving it a second try. I missed me first one by 7/8 of your funky measurement units.

BTW, we started a local chapter of 12" (30.48 cm) club.
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Posted 27 December 2013 - 07:07 PM

Thanks Brian, your wheel was spinning fast!!, Your clay was super soft!!! Great go!

Can't stand photos, don't do videos, but I am working on the project, my xmas present to myself, and my New Years resolution. Prob wont show results because of above, but I will know, that's one person I cannot fool.

Mart.. 30.48cms sounds a lot taller, I'm gonna aim for that.

Neil, self taught here, I keep watching your video just to see you throw, ever grateful. Such clarity and efficiency in movement. Blown away!



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Posted 27 December 2013 - 10:08 PM

Love this thread! Am hoping one day to aspire to the one footers club. Love 'em long!



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Posted 28 December 2013 - 06:51 AM

 

You can always try slowing your wheel down just a tad.

 

I thought that too: but it did make a rather rapid ending which I found amusing.






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