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JBaymore

Member Since 06 Apr 2010
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In Topic: Pottery Wheel Suppliers

Yesterday, 06:48 PM

Diane,

 

Welcome to the forums.

 

I live in NH.

 

Only places to get ceramic suppies near here are Portand Pottery Supply in Portland, Maine (Pr down on the south shore of MA) ..... Sheffield Pottery Supply in Sheffield, Massachusetts ..... and Amherst Pottery Supply in Amherst, Massachusetts. There is no in-state supplier.

 

Not sure whoe has demonstrater wheel in the showrooms.

 

best,

 

.....................john


In Topic: Well Said

Yesterday, 06:43 PM

Also the drama ... "Every single piece I make is ripped from my soul."

 

What Chris.... your's isn't?   Clearly your work process is lacking ;)

 

best,

 

.........................john


In Topic: How Forgiving Is Placement Of Posts Under Shelves?

20 October 2014 - 04:33 PM

When the posts line up over each other, a given shelf is only "carrying" the weight of the ware ON that shelf. If a post from shelves above is placed on a shelf and not aligned over the lower post, then that shelf is bearing a portion of the weight of everything above it. Worse, all of that weight is concentrated on a surface area that is the square area of the post itself where it contacts the shelf it is on.

Easy to get a failure of a shelf in a large gas, wood or electric kiln (BIG one)if you do this.

No magic to 1" or 1/2" or 3" in from the sides of the shelves as far as support goes. For small electric kilns...... this practice tends to get the posts a bit away from the elements...... which transfer heat energy mainly by radiant means. This improves the radiant heat transfer a small bit.

best,

.................john


In Topic: Small Stuff Sells-This One Sweet Dish Is From Oldlady

19 October 2014 - 09:36 PM

i died on an operating table in 1974 but i am still here.  i celebrate the name.

 

And may you celebrate it for a long time to come!

 

best,

 

...................john


In Topic: White Crystals On Fired Vase

19 October 2014 - 09:27 PM

marshadhor,

 

Do you have a water softener in your home?

 

best,

 

..............john