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Benzine

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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
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Benzine

A heads up, to those up North. There are several kilns and wheels up for bid on Govdeals. Also, for anyone in Arizona, there is a front load Paragon kiln.
Jul 30 2015 07:49 PM
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    jrgpots
    The one in AZ looks good. There is a 40 cf alpine in UT also looks great
    Jul 31 2015 05:59 PM
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    Benzine
    Yeah, that Alpine is out of my wheel house... And price range.
    Jul 31 2015 08:25 PM
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Benzine

Ummm, did anyone lose some posts? I made a couple comments last night and this morning, and they no longer exist. Unless I'm imagining it all. Is this something to do with the update that was mentioned a while back?
Jul 01 2015 07:23 PM
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    Denice
    Thought I was going crazy there for a minute. I was wondering if I said something the administrators didn't like.
    Jul 02 2015 08:10 AM
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    ChenowethArts
    I thought it had something to do with my short term memory problem...but realized it was just something to do with my short term memory problem :)
    Jul 02 2015 02:38 PM
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    DirtRoads
    LOL I thought the same thing as Denise so I reworded my post about insurance ... I thought someone saw it as a sales push for Progressive insurance (you can NOT sell insurance across state lines unless you are licensed in that state)
    Jul 02 2015 02:54 PM
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Benzine

A mug a made five years ago, for my brother broke a couple months ago on the handle. I saw it in person this past weekend. It was not at the attachment point, so not sure what happened.
Jun 03 2015 09:06 AM
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    Benzine
    Also, I still really like the glaze combination I used, but it's a little "heavy" and the foot ring too sharp. Live and learn...
    Jun 03 2015 09:07 AM
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    Pres
    Stay young, keep learning!
    Jun 03 2015 02:42 PM
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Benzine

Spring cleaning, in the studio. Mopped, organized, ready for the next project.
May 25 2015 05:27 PM
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    Denice
    At least you have one, my last studio the windows were bricked over for foundation work.
    May 25 2015 09:34 PM
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    Marcia Selsor
    I need to mop. My cat is shedding.

    May 26 2015 06:38 AM
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    Benzine
    You make it sound like cats ever stop shedding. Our's gets blocked out of my work shop, when I have a bunch of things going. She is too nosey, sheds everywhere, and steals my sponges.
    May 26 2015 08:02 AM