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Mart

Member Since 30 Dec 2012
Offline Last Active Oct 02 2014 04:58 AM
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In Topic: An "office" Kiln

30 September 2014 - 10:34 AM

I had a studio in a office building for more than a year. I rented the office, had my kiln, pottery wheel and all the stuff I needed there. I only had 22 sq meters :) 

Your kiln will not get remarkably hot at the bottom. My kiln was standing on a wooden pallet it did not even get warm.

My kiln vent was "connected" (it is not a airtight connection) to office ventilation duct and it caused zero problems.

 

Only problem you are going to have is dust on the floor -> footsteps in other areas of the office. 

 

Cheers!


In Topic: How In The World Do I Make This?

19 May 2014 - 03:27 AM

Are you sure you do not need a 3 piece mould? (I can not tell form the picture, how your piece looks like) - 2 for sides and one for the bottom.
If not, use 2 piece - one for the bottom.

I mix olive oil with "household soap" (old school stuff still used to hand wash clothes on washing board. I have no idea how it's called in US.) aka mould release etc.

The bottom part for your mould (blue).

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When the plaster gets hot and then starts to cool, it pushes lots of water out from the plaster. Sometimes (not always) this is the best time to open the mould. But it obviously depends what plaster mix is used, how big and what shape etc is the piece etc.
I have left stuff sitting overnight and never had problems. Start with that.

In Topic: Banding Wheel To Throw Light Pottery?

30 April 2014 - 04:58 AM

Sure you can use banding wheel for throwing (why is it called throwing in English? ... never mind).

You need the one with really heavy metal wheel. If you do not have one, pour miniature concrete "wheel", centre it and connect it to your branding wheel. It can keep enough momentum. It will not be like your kick wheel but it still works with soft slippery clay.

 

If you have a correct size lifting weight (those round ones, that go on a bar) you can use that as a flywheel.

Use soft clay for connecting the bat to your modern "stone age" throwing wheel :)

 

Make a hole to the top side of the bat and use a stiff stick to spin it up.


In Topic: Spoonrests or Top Ramen

13 March 2014 - 11:05 AM

Spoon rest must be a American thing. Really interesting that people buy those.

Nobody here wants them even for free ( I made few to see do people like them)

They ask: "Why use "spoon rests" if we have saucers that work as well"


In Topic: Sanding Cone 10 Bisqueware?

02 March 2014 - 06:29 AM

use water and wet sandpaper... dust problem solved.