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Benzine

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Benzine

I was pouring glaze over the outside of some little tumblers the other day. I used a small sour cream container lid to shield the bottom from glaze. Worked pretty well.
Aug 20 2016 08:06 PM
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    Roberta12
    did you simply place the lid over the bottom of the tumbler? Then pour?
    Aug 21 2016 10:04 AM
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    Benzine
    Yes indeed. I didn't want to bother waxing them, or spend the time wiping off the excess. I saw a lid sitting there, and I gave it a shot. If I wanted the end of the glaze to be further up, I would scoot the lid further to the side I was pouring on.
    Aug 21 2016 03:53 PM
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    Diesel Clay
    Why not just dip upside down? Were you using a different liner glaze?
    Aug 22 2016 05:17 PM
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Benzine

Did a Raku firing with my departing Art Club Seniors. For reduction, we used their old notes, papers and tests. Fun was had, minus the heat and humidity...
Jun 22 2016 08:13 PM
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    Marcia Selsor
    I need to bisque and raku fire but the heat is forbidding.

    Jun 23 2016 06:50 AM
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    Benzine
    Yeah, your heat is definitely worse that it is here. Walking outside yesterday, was like jumping into a pool. Instantly drenched.
    Jun 23 2016 01:39 PM
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Benzine

Came across a video on YouTube of a "Ceramics Throw Down" show on the BBC. Here's hoping they bring that one to the US too. Link for those interested: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ye4NT_j1d2U
Jun 17 2016 08:40 PM
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Benzine

For anyone in the Tennessee area, there is a Walker pugmill on Govdeals.com for sale.
Jun 02 2016 08:09 PM
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Benzine

So I was looking to make some "Score No More", and it call for dry gum powder. Will CMC Gum, or Veegum work?
May 12 2016 08:35 AM
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    Babs
    so Benzine is score no more different from the magic water?
    May 13 2016 09:19 PM
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    Babs
    The gum in the recipe by Old Lady is Gum Arabic, can't see why CMC won't work
    May 13 2016 09:28 PM
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    Benzine
    Babs. Score No More is Gum, Custer Feldspar and the clay body. So it's more of modified slip. Whereas the magic water is mainly water with the soda ash and sodium silicate.
    May 14 2016 12:27 PM
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Benzine

Mudtools Do All Trim Tool, where you have you been all my life? Loop tool, we've had a great run, and I promise I'll call you when I need to do some sculpting...
Apr 21 2016 08:53 PM
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    Benzine
    I've been making stuff, just to trim it...
    Apr 22 2016 07:33 PM
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    Joseph F
    Don't forget to use the shovel smooth side to burnish in an instant. I used that tool for over a year. its a great tool. I just wish I could have sharpened it easier and I would still be using it.
    Apr 26 2016 07:38 PM
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    Min
    Joseph, so you would not recommend it since it's difficult to sharpen? (i was thinking of ordering one)
    Apr 27 2016 01:57 PM
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Benzine

Went to an online site to buy some materials for "Magic Mud", ended up splurging on a Mudtool sponge and Do All Trim Tool, and a bevel cutter...
Apr 07 2016 08:45 PM
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    Marcia Selsor
    I did well through the venders exhibition. No brushes this year. BUT the new diamond tool veneer got me. My new set of diamond tips were back ordered and arrived yesterday.Now I can finish getting the wedding off the word fired pieces.

    Apr 09 2016 07:42 AM
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    Benzine
    Diesel, I'm glad you like the trimmer. I haven't had a chance to use it yet, but after watching some demo videos, I just had to buy it.
    Apr 09 2016 09:19 AM
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    Joseph F
    I have the do it all trimmer as well, I used it for a very long time, it is a great tool. I ended up buying some byson tools. now I just use those.
    Apr 10 2016 10:06 AM
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Benzine

Working on a design for an "Anti-Gravity" workspace mat. That way any dropped tools could be retrieved without bending over. Alternately, I could just use those things kids have to attach their gloves to their coats...
Feb 27 2016 09:07 AM
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    Babs
    Benzine, as a guy who pots relining on his lounge seat, I am amazed you have not inventing this thingie before now!
    Feb 27 2016 05:04 PM
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    rakukuku
    well they make all kinds of "grabber" gadgets for disabled people to pick stuff up off the floor. but my work chair raises and lowers so i can just do that.
    Feb 28 2016 02:47 PM
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    Denice
    I have one of those grabber things. So far I just use it to grab things that have fallen behind my kick wheel.
    Feb 28 2016 03:15 PM
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Benzine

Made a couple of ceramic Jack-O-Lanterns for the front porch. I love pumpkins as decoration, but I like carving them less and less each year. This will solve that problem.
Oct 18 2015 04:20 PM
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    Cavy Fire Studios
    Oh. My. PUMPKIN!! ^_^ That's a great idea! I think you just saved my hands. I was so disappointed about not being able to carve a pumpkin this year...great idea!!
    Oct 18 2015 07:27 PM
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Benzine

Homecoming Week at school, which means dress up days for students and staff. I did a wheel throwing demo today dressed as Mr. moneybags from Monopoly.
Sep 14 2015 09:03 PM
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    Diesel Clay
    I believe you've one-upped Mr Leach throwing in his 3 piece suit. I haven't seen images of anyone throwing in a top hat
    Sep 15 2015 10:00 AM
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    Diesel Clay
    I believe you've one-upped Mr Leach throwing in his 3 piece suit. Top hat for the win!
    Sep 15 2015 10:00 AM
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    Benzine
    Had the top hat, mustache, bowtie, the whole works. I did take the jacket off though.

    Sorry, no photos were taken.
    Sep 15 2015 09:22 PM