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Benzine

Member Since 08 Sep 2012
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In Topic: Glaze Chemistry, Is It Really Biology?

Yesterday, 10:19 AM

Yeah, I've heard theories, that alien life could indeed be silicon based.

There have also been science fiction shows/ movies based off this idea. The "Aliens" in the Alien franchise are silicon based, which is how they are able to have acidic blood. And the X-Files had an episode, where they discovered a silicon based organism in some volcanic caverns here on Earth.

In Topic: Can This Piece Be Salvaged?

31 July 2015 - 08:05 PM

Also add a few teaspoons to a tablespoon of hydrogen peroxide, to prevent bacterial growth. I've had my mixture last a summer, with only a bit of mold growth on it. No smell, just the mold.

I used to buy a mender liquid, that you added to slip. It worked OK, but this stuff is waaaay better and cheaper.

In Topic: Teenager In Adult Beginner Wheel Class.

31 July 2015 - 12:24 PM

I can see Grype's points.  Things might be a little bit awkward for both the young adult, and the adults.  

 

Buuuuut, as an educator, I never like discouraging any chance for a student to take the incentive to learn more.


In Topic: Can This Piece Be Salvaged?

30 July 2015 - 07:00 PM

I actually dab or spritz vinegar on, before using that recipe.  I try to avoid using any water when mending bone dry pieces, unless I'm rehydrating it.  That may be unnecessary, but it's worked for me so far.

 

I will say, that recipe works wonders.  I've used it to reattach small pieces, that I just loaded into the kiln.  I do mix a little tissue/ toilet paper with the vinegar, before adding the other ingredients though.


In Topic: Diy Sieve

30 July 2015 - 03:32 PM

I have one exactly like the one Neil linked to.  I haven't had it long, but it does work quite well.