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JohnnyK

Member Since 10 Nov 2012
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In Topic: Corbels

Yesterday, 09:35 AM

Definitely decorative for your corbels...

You could install T-bar or angle 90 degree supports for the counter top and cover them with your corbels.

When you design the island, keep in mind your corbel design, then design the framing of the island to accept the mounting plan for the corbels.

Generally, the finish material or the counter, whether it be concrete or granite, is supported by a 3/4" plywood deck. The concrete deck can be formed with a recess which would hide the plywood. Your steel supports would then be fastened to the plywood bottom and through the island's vertical wall to the framing. You can design the corbels with holes for fastening to the plywood bottom and the framing components of the island walls.

 

(A year and a half ago I retired from my remodeling business in which I designed and built high-end kitchens and bathrooms)

The Kitchen pic is of my kitchen which I designed and built 20 years ago. The corbel pic shows wrought iron support for the cantilevered granite deck. You could make the supports from as noted above and cover them with your sculptures.

 

Good Luck,

JohnnyK


In Topic: Stilt Mark Question

27 June 2016 - 12:59 PM

If you insist on using the stilts with the metal pins, you might consider removing the 2 inner pins on each leg. This will leave you with just 3 marks to repair instead of 9, and still maintain stability.

JohnnyK


In Topic: Qotw: Would You Laugh At Me If I Told You That I Am Using A Gg?

22 June 2016 - 08:26 AM

Anytime you can find something that can make your job easier or more productive or more creative is fair game! I'm currently working on a magnetic grip that Min talked about some time ago. I also have a drawer full of crown and other moldings that should give me some interesting profiles.

I guess I just love working with my hands and clay gives me all kinds of opportunities to express my creativity both in what I create and the tools I have made to accomplish that.

Good luck with your new GG. Hope it makes things easier on your hands!

JohnnyK


In Topic: Qotw: What Would Be The Title Of A Clay Book Of Yours?

08 June 2016 - 10:25 AM

"Glaze Effex"

It would be a compilation of photos of glazed pieces that for some potters and artists are standards in their trade but unusual in their look.

Too many times I see photos in glaze books, but they lack a description of HOW the glaze effects are accomplished.

I've spoken to artists about this point and the usual answer I get is "Where's your creativity?"

Being creative is one thing, but being able to reproduce a particular look or effect that I like is what I'm interested in.

Who knows...in time I may just work to produce such a book...

JohnnyK


In Topic: Reconstituting Bone Dry Clay

07 June 2016 - 03:13 PM

Thanks for all your suggestions. I'll get out my 10lb sledge and get cracking!