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Member Since 08 Apr 2010
Offline Last Active Oct 01 2015 06:26 PM

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In Topic: Production Tips For Production Potters

01 October 2015 - 08:34 AM

Frankie, what are those cute little things on your square bats?   I, too, use that system from Euclids , with bisque tiles from Lowe's.  BUT it took me a bit to stop grinding off my ring finger nail on the bisque tile.  When it has slip on it, you don't even notice that your are down to the quick until you clean up for the day and have no nail left!!

In Topic: Weird Liquefied Slip ....

30 August 2015 - 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.