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timbo_heff

Member Since 24 Apr 2012
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In Topic: Cooking Pots?

22 October 2014 - 11:38 AM

DON'T DO IT !

There is a reason pots are made of metal !


In Topic: Pottery Wheel Suppliers

22 October 2014 - 11:36 AM

What Diesel says is IMPORTANT !!!

Without a CSA inspection sticker you put yourself in peril in Canada.

All electronic devices in Canada NEED to be inspected.

What happens is that if there is a fire, your insurance company can deny any claim since it could have been started by your non-approved device !

 

Order a wheel from Tucker's or one of the other Canadian retailers. They get all wheels approved and deal with import hassles as well. Looks more expensive at first, but once you get your feild inspection and pay tariffs, you will find they are the same price or cheaper and do not endanger your home insurance!


In Topic: White Crystals On Fired Vase

20 October 2014 - 12:41 PM


 

The suppliers sell these 6 to10 thingies this way to keep from having to stock SO many clay bodies for all the various firing temperatures.

 

...................john

 

Another reason clay makers have these compromise 6-10 bodies is for studios that have cone 6 and cone 10 kilns: prevents major mishaps in favor of minor mishaps (;


In Topic: Cooking Pots?

16 October 2014 - 12:44 PM

If you are talking about a pot to go on the stove top, you are talking about a flameware clay NOT a terracotta.

This is very specific type of clay and it is advisable to NOT make flame ware pots even with the correct clay !

Oven ware is easier to achieve safely : Are you taking about a stove top pot or bakeware?


In Topic: Blistering

08 October 2014 - 11:47 AM

or it cooled too quickly and the molten glaze froze while bubbling rather than settle down first.

Sometimes if you run a very light weight load in the kiln it will cool too quickly since it does not have the thermal mass to cool slowly.

Was it a light load?