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#1 Mark C.

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Posted 08 June 2014 - 03:01 PM

Ok after many months using my peter pugger (V30) vacuum model

I started using my wet porcelain scraps thru it 

I threw some 5#-6# 8# bowls straight out of the machine last week

They threw great-had legs and was not at all what I recall from the olden days with my alpine vertical pugger(no legs )

I threw them side ways in direction of the pugged slugs.

as well as a few pugs straight up to see if there will be cracking.

Those bowls are getting glazed on Monday and I'll let you know if cracks occure

I was amazed as how well these clay threw.

I'm slowy getting convinced this pugger is a wonder machine

I had been using it only on scrap from the slab roller.

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Posted 08 June 2014 - 05:33 PM

I throw right out of the pugger. It is de-aired. and I pay no attention to packing spin. Have been reclaming commercial clays that dryed out over several years.


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Posted 10 June 2014 - 11:40 AM

It's worth getting use to, like going from a kick wheel to electric. Now if I could only find the recipe for self centering clay :)

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Posted 10 June 2014 - 11:56 AM

It's worth getting use to, like going from a kick wheel to electric. Now if I could only find the recipe for self centering clay :)

Wyndham

 

That self centering clay recipe comes from Armstrong...*pah-dum, ching*

 

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Posted 10 June 2014 - 11:58 AM

OOOOHHH!  PAUL.......................


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Posted 10 June 2014 - 12:37 PM

Amaco has you covered on the self-centering clay Wyndham.
"Anything worth believing, is worth questioning"

#7 Armen Enikolopov

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Posted 10 June 2014 - 02:43 PM

Mark,

  What do you mean when you say they had legs?

They threw great-had legs and was not at all what I recall from the olden days with my alpine vertical pugger(no legs )



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Posted 10 June 2014 - 04:05 PM

Legs are what us potters call clay that can pull a cylinder up well with. Many tmes reclaimed porcelain will not throw well  (meaning it can only be made into small forms) if it has legs it can throw into large and taller forms.

Scrap reclaim porcelain traditionally has poor legs.

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#9 Armen Enikolopov

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Posted 11 June 2014 - 04:13 PM

Legs are what us potters call clay that can pull a cylinder up well with. Many tmes reclaimed porcelain will not throw well  (meaning it can only be made into small forms) if it has legs it can throw into large and taller forms.

Scrap reclaim porcelain traditionally has poor legs.

Mark

Ah. I hadn't ever heard the expression. Thanks. 



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Posted 11 June 2014 - 07:35 PM

I had only ever heard "legs" in reference to wine - learn something new eh!



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Posted 13 June 2014 - 02:56 PM

Well the news on the bowls I threw out of the pugger are zero cracks S or other wise

Here they are-

also Babs the toasty orange pot there  on right is a french butterfish 

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Posted 13 June 2014 - 05:38 PM

Thanks Mark, love your free glazing!.

Compression compression compression, et voila, nae S cracks!






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