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In Topic: Newbie

23 March 2017 - 07:54 AM

If your building a kickwheel you might try to find a large metal fly wheel instead of making your kick wheel out of concrete.  I bought one that has a metal flywheel, much easier to kick up to speed and it holds it's speed longer, also easier to take apart and move.  Some kind of industrial salvage would probably have something like that.  I have seen kick wheels on Craigs list for $100 every so often, most people are looking for electric.  There is nothing like a smooth running kickwheel for trimming.   Potter

In Topic: How To Reverse Baily Pro-50R Wheel?

18 March 2017 - 09:48 AM

Just for fun you might try throwing on it with the wheel turning the other way.  I have a kick wheel and will throw backwards now and then.   Denice

In Topic: Advice Needed! Cone 06 Clay With Cone 6 Glaze - Yikes!

15 March 2017 - 08:31 AM

I am not familiar with that clay but if it is low fire clay the answer is no.  I have seen low fire clay melt into a puddle when fired to high.  You could hurt the kiln, shelves and other peoples work.  You wouldn't have a good glaze fit between the 06 clay and 6 glaze, more glaze problems than I can list.  Sorry they need to be thrown away, all potters have things like this happen to them.  It is part of the learning process.   Denice

In Topic: Qotw: What Shape Do You Prefer?

15 March 2017 - 08:23 AM

I had to think for a minute about it,  I have been making coiled pieces for a couple of years now and I make one shape for a while and change because I am getting bored with that shape.  My favorite for now is a round balloon shaped pot with a small recessed lid.  Potter

In Topic: That Time Is Approaching... How Hard Is It To Change Elements On An Olympic K...

14 March 2017 - 04:01 PM

I am lousy at rewiring kilns my husband and I have tried twice and never again.  My local ceramics dealers offers that service but there is a waiting list.  I getting a new kiln next time I need new wires.  Denice