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GEP

Member Since 08 Apr 2010
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In Topic: Need To Make Slip A Bright White

09 February 2016 - 08:05 PM

Standard 213 is a cone 6 porcelain, and makes a bright white slip too.

In Topic: Help With Mixing Laguna Dry Glazes

09 February 2016 - 12:58 PM

Agree with High Bridge here ... the right answers for you will be figured out after some testing. Do it with test tiles, rather than pots. Take careful and detailed notes. You'll have it figured out in no tme.

In Topic: Bailey Quick-Trim Ii Vs. Giffin Grip Model 10

08 February 2016 - 11:02 PM

I use a Giffin Grip to trim just about every pot, except for pots that are too big for it. I should add that I do a lot of volume and my pots are round, so this tool saves me massive amounts of time. I've never used the Bailey but I imagine that would be comparately much slower for my situation too.

You'd have to pry my Giffin Grip out of my dead fingers.

In Topic: L&l Easy18-3 E-2 Error

08 February 2016 - 10:24 AM

145 is a lot of firings, even if half of them were bisque. You should consider that new elements are in your near future.

But I think the main issue here was the unbalanced load.

Yes, you should do the check list from the L&L page anyways. If everything checks out, run your next firing with a balanced load, and see what happens.

In Topic: Annoyed At Postal Service

06 February 2016 - 09:23 AM

ronfire, here's a tip I learned about shipping plates. They travel more safely if you pack them on their edges, like file folders in a file drawer. Plates are heavy, and this way they don't put any weight on each other.

If I am shipping up to 4 plates, I will stack them horizontally because the proportion makes more sense in a horizontal-ish shipping box (maybe 14l x 14w x 10h). If I am shipping more than 4 plates, I'll use a box that is the same height and width, but with a longer length, and stack them vertically (18l x 14w x 14h).

For the order you described, I would use an 18x14x14 box, stack the 6 plates vertically in the middle, and pack the other pots on either side. This way the weight is distributed symetrically, which is easier for someone to carry, less likely for someone to drop.