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Chantay

Member Since 01 Aug 2012
Offline Last Active Nov 16 2014 09:05 AM
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In Topic: Stubborn Ideas.

15 November 2014 - 10:28 AM

ayjay,  I wished I had your problem.  With the increase in age and health issues I have a mind like a sieve.  I will have a great idea, then, like a whisper, it's gone.  If I don't write it done, completed it a couple of times, I just can't remember. Uuugh!!!


In Topic: How To Manually Vent The Kiln When Bisquing

10 November 2014 - 10:57 AM

I would check for things it may be vibrating against.  Also, you probably need a large boom box and some heavy metal CD's.  At the proper volume your neighbors should completely forget about the vent noise.

 

 


In Topic: Thinking Of Trying Porcelain

10 November 2014 - 10:54 AM

OK everyone, great info.  I currently work with both red and white stoneware.  I do a major cleaning when switching between one and the other but you get the occasional brown boogey on the white.  I think I will give it a go. If I like it, I will probably drop the white stoneware.  I like the stoneware, and some of the glazes only work on white and not the red, but I feel like I need a change.  It will be awhile, I've got a couple of hundred pounds to clean out.  Thanks again everyone.


In Topic: Glaze Fires Are Waiting To Open

08 November 2014 - 05:34 PM

I won't start the kiln if thunderstorms are forecasted.  1.  people here freak about a little heavy rain and wind, 2. the power is always flickering off.  Just a few minutes, but enough to cause the kiln to reboot.  So if I am not paying attention and know what segment was running, I have to guess and restart the kiln.  If I ever went into do a lot of production I would check into a battery back-up. 

 

-chantay

 


In Topic: Discontinued Gare Underglazes

06 November 2014 - 02:34 PM

Try Ebay.  I use to see that brand on it all the time.  This may be a good time to look into making your own using mason stains.