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Single Firing?

19 May 2014 - 07:13 AM

I have a small kiln and a deadline and would like to single fire.  I am using anasazi cone 5 clay with extra iron: http://nmclay.com/Pr...e5withExtraIron and firing to cone 6.  I am using coyote cone 6 glaze.  Does anyone have any tips.  I will be firing a decal on afterwards.  Thanks and sorry for taking over the forum at the moment.

Dishwasher Safe Markers?

19 May 2014 - 04:49 AM

So I'm making plate trophies for an event.  Due to my lack of work with decals, I want to write each event name on the back.  There are 23 different events, and I dont have the means to print out 2 of every one if I mess up.  Any suggestions?  Thanks!

How In The World Do I Make This?

17 May 2014 - 06:17 PM

I 3d printed this object out, and am trying to make 2 a piece mold for it, but the plaster keeps sticking on the inside.  The inside angle is a little over 3 degrees.  I tried using oil to make it slippery, and even made a plaster mix with a higher water ratio than normal.  Thanks.

Decal Help Please!

13 May 2014 - 09:48 PM

I got the word today that I will be making 23 plate/trophies for a local event June 7th.  I have never worked with decals and don't really have much time for mistakes.  Can someone please give me some advice as to where to buy my decals and any tips that may help me out please?  I will be making the plates out of cone 6 red clay. I am aware that the decals will fire to a different cone.  I do not own a laser printer, and am looking for the cheapest place to get both color and black decals (it doesnt have to be the same store.  Included is a rough draft of what I plan on doing.  Thanks!

Object Stuck In Usg-1 Plaster....help Please!

30 April 2014 - 10:17 PM

I took a 1 inch circumference doll rod and drilled a 3/4 inch circumference cone shape into it about 3/4 of an inch deep.  I put a spray finish on it, sanded it down until super smooth, then put greensoap (3 coats) on it and made a one piece mold of it.  it is roughly 6 inches long.  I can not get the doll rod out of the plaster.  I'm thinking it may be a suction issue.  I poured the mold about 20 hours ago.  I slapped it with a shoe.  I drilled a hole in the doll rod (the 1/2 inch sticking out of the mold), and put a screw in it and tried to pull it out with about 150 lbs of pressure, and it wont budge.  Does anyone have any suggestions?  Thanks in advance.