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In Topic: Cutting Dies From Plastic, Need Advice

27 August 2015 - 09:58 AM

I had the same problems and finally tried a cheap thin cutting board used in a kitchen. I used a hole saw to cut out the blanks, a drill press to hog out the pattern and then hand files to smooth,  I had some of the curly edges scrap kind of melt but not enough to cause me any problems.  I was mostly disappointed that I could use any of the plastic from the scrap yard, I like to reuse and recycle.  Denice

In Topic: I Need A Finished Product With 3/8" Mounting Hole?

26 August 2015 - 08:59 AM

If you do a lot of work like this a shrinkage ruler is nice to have around, I think you can buy them at any ceramic supplier.    Denice

In Topic: Kiln Didn't Reach Temperature

22 August 2015 - 09:39 PM

I use to leave them in my boxes but the local supplier  started selling them in ziplock bags in smaller amounts which was great for trying out a different cone of clay and glaze that you don't normally work with.  Bad for organization I ended up with a lot more broken cones in the baggies.

In Topic: Teenager In Adult Beginner Wheel Class.

22 August 2015 - 03:34 PM

I enrolled my son and his best friend when they were 13 in a community pottery class and myself so I could teach them.  The classes are pretty overloaded and the teacher is spread too thin.  The first day of class the teacher showed up with bandages all over her hands she had tried to break up a dog fight.  I ended up teaching the class and spent very little time with my son and his friend.  They didn't cause any problems and picked up throwing quickly, they pretty much worked in a corner by themselves.  If this boy is wanting to take this class you shouldn't have any problems, my son was just looking for something to do.     Denice

In Topic: Skutt Firebox Lt

21 August 2015 - 08:41 PM

I have a older Aim 88 test kiln that is the same size and style that is a manual kiln.  The size is great for test tiles but a little tight for anything else, you could fire a cup and a saucer as an example.  My Aim fires to Cone 10,  I have seen larger kilns than this that can be plugged into a regular outlet but they may not fire as high.  You may have to do some searching on the internet to find it but I think it would be worth the effort.    Denice