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Member Since 28 Jan 2013
Offline Last Active Oct 19 2016 05:18 AM

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In Topic: Peterpugger Mixers

18 October 2016 - 09:20 PM

we have the little vm9 25lb and it works great for reclaim. Smaller but u can save some dough if you are doing small batches. I confess I let ours build up and then do 10 or so 5 gallon buckets at at time. We are fixing to do a round so I can let you know turn around. Not going to do it like Marks but unless you find one used the price diference migh make it worth it. I built a large rolling table for ours as the VM9 is tabletop.

In Topic: How Long Do You Like To Be In The Studio?

11 October 2016 - 09:52 PM

I would warn against going at it beyond the point of enjoyment if you are not doing this to pay the bills. Burning yourself out might make you pull away from something you love to do at some point.

In Topic: Oven Safe

11 October 2016 - 09:13 PM

Sounds right to me. We have always had first dibs on any ware with slight imperfections for our home dishes and that has always made me feel great about our wares as we use them day in and day out. We also don't coddle them at all want to really step them through the paces so if anything we use them to reckless abandon.


Sounds like I am going to have to take one for my customers and eat a lot of pie and quiche between now and my first show after thanksgiving :P


Hey Nerd you may have given me a reason to justify keeping my two grand blue bird mixer I bought 5-6 years ago now and never use. 


Thanks everyone! 

In Topic: New-To-Me Refurbished Kiln Overfires. Where To Go From Here?

10 October 2016 - 08:41 PM

I also would toss in there is no need to fire to high cones and melting ware onto shelves until ya get it firing right. I mean once its dead on low 08ish with the cones then you can re-fire to proper bisque temps and if those cones fall correctly THEN run a cone 6 glaze load. I do get you did it above because you thought you had the problem fixed though. At least thats what I would recommend anyway.


Good luck, sorry for your troubles.

In Topic: Anyone Deal With Buying And Shipping A Kiln From Clay-King?

09 October 2016 - 10:00 AM

Hey thanks everyone! While you have all made me feel better about buying and shipping in general and particularly Clay-King.


Since it would be an utter disaster to not have my kiln up and working in November/December I decided to bite the bullet and eat the extra few hundred to buy one I can go pickup. There is a local shop that has one in stock and they have been gracious enough to match the price so the few hundred in tax is the only difference. I originally balked so I hope they haven't sold the one in stock one.


I'm going to go grab it and personally take it to Dallas so at least that part of the equation is solved. Of course this kiln was shipped from Oregon to Tacoma so there is that :-)


Thanks again!