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clay lover

Member Since 08 Apr 2010
Offline Last Active Yesterday, 06:33 AM
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Posts I've Made

In Topic: Cost Of Replacing Elements

30 August 2014 - 06:53 AM

I was clueless and took the rings apart for my 1027, but got it done in one morning, with a call to the Highwater tech for assistance at one point. 


In Topic: Tips & Tricks

28 August 2014 - 09:13 AM

My bottoms are very smooth, I'm always inviting people to fee it, er B), them.


In Topic: Input On Studio Setup

27 August 2014 - 06:52 AM

I must not be potting hard enough.  I can't figure how you guys get your shoes that dusty.  I don't have dust and don't mop very often.  Maybe because I open both front and back doors whenever possible and often have a good breeze through? Or I walk through the grass in the yard to get to the house?


In Topic: Irregular Bowls

26 August 2014 - 07:58 PM

What fun ideas to try!  can't wait, thanks, all.

What is a landscape rim?


In Topic: Advice On Purchasing An Extruder

24 August 2014 - 07:14 AM

I chose the Scott Creek large4" square one.  I have their hand held for smaller amounts . Why that one ?  I wanted the largest box without going to an expansion box, although it is offered for this model .  I do not find it at all hard to clean.  Larger, you fill it fewer times before you get the job done , holds 22 lbs.,and it makes large hollow extrusions.  If you have curling problems with them, as I did initially, it is about not having the center die spaced evenly in the housing, I block it in with clay lugs that are pushed out with the first 2" of extrusion.  I load it with fresh pugged clay made softer than it comes out of the bag.  Well prepped clay is imp.  I block it and load as evenly as possible.

They make sets of shapes dies and a set of 3 larger ones .  If your clay is soft enough, important, the dies for the smaller gun can be used in the larger, but can't do the reverse.  Another reason for choosing the 4" square box, I can get a diagonal strip that is almost51/2 wide with it. I use that feature a lot when hand building.