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Nancy S.

Member Since 05 Sep 2012
Offline Last Active Nov 23 2014 09:56 PM
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In Topic: Bats-

13 November 2014 - 07:59 AM

I've been using something I got from my local studio -- it's like the Wonderbat, with a heavy-duty base that takes inserts. The inserts are actually bisqued tiles that fit into the square space.

 

I do a lot of small stuff, so the square tile-bats work great. I pop them out of the base with an old butterknife and let them dry on a rack (air flow underneath and above helps them to dry evenly). Plus, they release as soon as they are ready to be trimmed! Since they're bisqued I don't have to worry about plaster chipping off, either.

 

The ONLY issue I've had is that sometimes the tolerances of the tile's manufacturing cause a bit of a wiggle. But a little slip down in the crevice fixes that easily.


In Topic: Standard 630 - Glazes Crazing

09 November 2014 - 11:12 AM

The studio bisques at ^05. They used to do ^06 but had bloating on one of the dark Standard bodies. So that could be a possible cause. On to the experimentation!

 

Thanks for your thoughts and suggestions! :D

 

(and yay that I can still use my bowls in spite of the crazing!)


In Topic: Stuck T.s. Wheel Head!

30 October 2014 - 07:53 PM

Had the same problem last year -- I had to 'rock' the wheelhead and whack it a bit to loosen it, and since then I have been using the anti-seize goo. That really helps to keep it from sticking. :-)

In Topic: Newbie Help On Buying A Used Pottery Wheel

25 October 2014 - 07:50 PM

Mug -- a-freaking-men. I had a similar start...minus the chainsaw.

Maybe instead of an 8-week class, ask about a 'try out pottery for a day' option?

In Topic: Kiln Questions

25 October 2014 - 07:23 PM

Does the plug on the kiln currently fit into your existing dryer outlet? If so, you're probably good to go, but it wouldn't hurt to have an electrician verify everything. You never know when some crazy cracker did a hack DIY job...as a fer-instance, my mother had aluminum wiring in one spot (a fire hazard) and our house came with the wrong size wire on our hot water heater (it went kaput shortly after we moved in, which is how we knew, since the company wouldn't replace the tank until we changed the wire).