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perkolator

Member Since 08 Feb 2012
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In Topic: Brent Wheel Won't Stay Stopped

19 November 2014 - 08:39 PM

yep, open the foot pedal via the bottom plastic plate.  inside there are two crews that control the stops of the potentiometer.  manual explains it much better.

 

if it was an issue of the wheel never stops or never starts - usually it's resulting after you drop the foot pedal - usual cause is either the plastic lever inside has somehow slipped off the potentiometer's lever arm, or the two plastic tabs on the main arm have broken off and no longer move the potentiometer.  I have both of this fault happen at least once a year on my Brent wheels.

 

this pic pretty much shows all the parts:

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In Topic: Crawl Glaze

13 November 2014 - 03:15 PM

crawle/textured glazes like this are dependent on how you apply - a thin spray will definitely look different than a single brushed layer.  i think you will have to do some testing to learn to control it if you plan to spray and have never done it with this glaze.  i've sprayed a crawl glaze a few times and it definitely gave a more even surface than when i traditionally would brush/pour/dip the same glaze - not necessarily a bad thing, but different.  i used a Critter siphon feed sprayer so i could mix it thicker than what i'd typically have going through a different sprayer.


In Topic: Store Bought Clay Slip Is Way Too Thick...

10 November 2014 - 06:07 PM

^this.  being commercially made, the water content is likely where it needs to be, and the slip needs to be adjusted (with a deflocculant).  sodium silicate or darvan would be a good place to start.  perhaps decant some of the slip into another container and add a drop or two of darvan to see if it helps and go from there.


In Topic: Studio Floor Protection / How High Should My Kiln Be Off The Floor? ?

30 October 2014 - 12:55 PM

yes, hardibacker or durarock or similar cement backer board that will not burn


In Topic: Glazing The Bottom Of My Pottery

29 October 2014 - 06:50 PM

aside from the foot itself, you will have to learn to use and control your glazes so you can get them close to the edge without them flowing past - test test test