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clay lover

Member Since 08 Apr 2010
Offline Last Active Jun 28 2015 09:30 PM
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In Topic: Thinning Slip Water Or Deflocculant?

09 June 2015 - 09:32 AM

I think if you defloculate it, you will have less shrinkage , therefor less chance of cracking ???


In Topic: Quick Question: Progressing From Test Glaze Batches To Production Batches

09 June 2015 - 09:25 AM

I like the "crap ton of 100 g batches". I am also doing a crap ton of 100 g batches.

In Topic: Suggestions Needed For Colorants

31 May 2015 - 12:54 PM

thanks, I think I will try dropping the rutile first,
5%
3%,
then none. and see what happens there, then go on to cobalt in very small amounts in those same tests.

In Topic: Large Flat Pieces Cracking During Glaze Firing

26 May 2015 - 06:56 AM

How do you store the long thin bisque coils when they are not in use to keep them from getting broken? I would think they are really easily broken.

In Topic: The New Extruder

17 May 2015 - 08:54 PM

I have the 5" square Scott Creek, and it nearly drove me nuts until I figured out how to keep the center in the center. I put the die set up on the box end, and BEFORE I drop the plug of clay in the box, I sort of stand on my head, center the die and push lugs of clay up into the space that the clay will come out of. The plugs hold the center where it needs to be until the extruding clay pushes the plugs out. I guess you could cut come material that would be exactly the thickness of the wall measurement and that would work as well. I understand how irritating this is, and it took me a LONG time to get a system worked out that settled this problem. But now I get along well with it .