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JohnnyK

Member Since 10 Nov 2012
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In Topic: Silicone Caulking Cure Time?

02 December 2016 - 10:44 AM

When you talk about bearings, Min, do you mean "lazy susan" types or individual ball bearings? Lazy susan types can probably adhered with "Liquid Nails" for construction. Individual balls can be done with 5 second Lazer Bond. You have to be able to see the Lazer Bond adhesive to cure it properly with the UV light.

Do NOT use Loctite construction adhesive...it does not set up as quickly and strongly as they claim. When you say the application won't be open to the air, how is it being installed? Can you post some pix of the layout?

JohnnyK


In Topic: Extruder Dies

30 November 2016 - 11:00 AM

Hey, Benzine,

You have a spare blank...go ahead and drill the fifth hole and give it a shot (or should I say "squeeze"). You'll find out soon enough if you've weakened the die too much. If you have a plastics supply store near you, you could probably buy material to make your own die blanks.

I built my own extruder and since it was a "custom" size I had my local supplier cut my square die plates out of 1/4" polypropylene.  My 6" square plates cost about $2 each. I don't know what round plates would cost.

JohnnyK


In Topic: Efflorescence On Plaster Wedging Board

30 November 2016 - 10:44 AM

I would scrape It off with a wide blade drywall knife if brushing doesn't get it, then wash off the little residue that's left.

JohnnyK


In Topic: The Price Of Art

27 November 2016 - 11:57 AM

The value of art is in the eye of the purchaser...

Your comment is reminiscent of an email I had gotten regarding a world famous violinist playing a world famous tune on a world famous $2M Stradivarius on a subway platform in NYC and the majority of people in the station ignored him to the horror of some pointy head critics who thought their (the passers-by) reaction was blasphemous when just a few folks put a few dollars in his collection plate.


In Topic: Qotw: Do You Need A "symbol"?

24 November 2016 - 11:48 AM

I wear an apron when I'm throwing but rarely for anything else pottery related:  I think my symbol would be a candle burning close by, (also when throwing),  my Zippo doesn't work so well when covered in clay slurry.

So you're nekkid under that apron? :o