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Member Since 08 Apr 2010
Offline Last Active Yesterday, 12:32 PM
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In Topic: Weird Liquefied Slip ....

Yesterday, 12:32 PM

Neil, does that mean I might saved this full bucket of poorly behaved glaze by making ,say, 1,000G of the dry recipe and adding it to the bucket, and then more water?


In Topic: Cutting Dies From Plastic, Need Advice

27 August 2015 - 08:21 PM

Pres, those are the tools I have been using, that are giving me melt- back- together cuts.  What am I doing wrong? 


In Topic: Pug Mills :)

27 August 2015 - 08:18 PM

Clay is CHEEEEP, I used to do horses!  Pug mills cost less than a good saddle B) .


In Topic: Pug Mills :)

27 August 2015 - 07:02 AM

The clay is wonderfully creamy and evenly damp. What I do is cut my pugs for the poundage I want and then turn them side wise on the wedging table, or sometimes just at the wheel, on the bat, and give them 3-4 quick wedges, to break up the spiral from the pugger.  I had been trying to throw with the pugs standing up on end, like a soup can,and they throw BEAUTIFULLY that way, but I was getting too many S cracks.  There was a topic on this and several people do throw that way with good bottom results, but I haven't been able to overcome the cracks.  Wish I could.  I think from that thread that Mea might have been one who did with good results.   For HB, I just flatten the pug on one side a bit with my fist and throw it in the slab roller.  I do rotate it several time as I roll it to the thinness I want.  I don't have any warping problems with that method.


In Topic: Weird Liquefied Slip ....

27 August 2015 - 06:53 AM

This topic always makes my head spin! Can a glaze get so messed up ,flocculated-deflocculated ,that you have to trash it and start over?