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JohnnyK

Member Since 10 Nov 2012
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In Topic: Propping Kiln Lid

17 February 2017 - 10:34 AM

I reused the screws that were holding the handle on the lid when I switched them.  If they are too rusty to use go to a hardware store and buy some replacements, don't forget to take the old one with you for comparison.   Denice

If You replace rusty screws, do so with stainless steel. They're a little more expensive, but they're stronger and won't rust.

JK


In Topic: Manufactured Amaco Shino Glaze?

16 February 2017 - 01:55 PM

Those are Amaco's Potter's Choice glazes. If you go to their website and scroll down to the "Layering" section, look under Potter's Choice and you will find literally hundreds of layering combos that should pique your interest. Do NOT use Palladium as a bottom glaze. You'll wind up with a bunch of large drips.

JK

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In Topic: Manufactured Amaco Shino Glaze?

14 February 2017 - 06:24 PM

I have not used the shino glazes but I absolutely love amaco's Potter's Choice glazes used in combination layering. Just getting ready to glaze about 20+ pieces with various combinations.

JK


In Topic: Clay Buyers Guide

13 February 2017 - 10:42 AM

I want a porcelain that fires hard as nails is translucent and is super cheap ((300$)a ton) only needs 1,000 degrees to mature (for low firing cost)Has great throwing legs will not crack and has zero platelet memory hand builds great throws great fires SUPER white.I have few other requirements but this is the short list. Any suggestions on a where to get this body???

Somewhere on the moons of Jupiter? <_< 


In Topic: Hummingbird Feeder Spout Placement

12 February 2017 - 10:55 AM

My wife & I made and sold these feeders and didn't have much of a problem with juice leaking out.

Since your cork is tapered, I would suggest that you make a test strip of clay about 2"x6" and the thickness of the globe feeders you are making. Because the clay will shrink in the firing process, you should cut multiple holes in the strip that range from about 1/8" larger in diameter than the small end of the cork  up to the largest diameter of the cork in 1/16" increments if you can.

 Bisque fire the piece; glaze it and glaze fire it as you would if you were firing your globes. I would not glaze the inside of the holes because the glazed holes might be too slick to keep the cork in place. The finished test piece will give you a range of hole sizes to work with.

 

A photo of your globe feeder would help for suggestions on where to put the hole.

 

JohnnyK

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