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What To Add To Slip To Reduce Brush Strokes?

11 February 2017 - 05:49 PM

I would really like to reduce the amount of brush strokes I get when I apply my slip. The image I am going to screen has a lot of details in it and the texture from the brush strokes in the slip is a bit af a problem.

What can I add to my slip to make it either brush on smoother or smooth out once applied?


Commercial Glaze Deadpanning

10 February 2017 - 06:00 PM

I have a friend that has a gallon of commercial glaze that settles like concrete to the bottom of her bucket. What can she add to it to make it stay suspended better?

I add bentonite to my own glazes to keep the suspended better can I just giver her some to add to hers?



02 February 2017 - 08:43 PM

I just ordered a hydrometer and need to get a clear test tube to use with it... what milliliter size do I need to get?

Also it came with no instructions... ummm .... how do I use it to rest the specific gravity of a glaze?

Yeah I know my blonde is showing. I could bat my eyes and act the dumb blonde (wouldn't be much of a stretch!) and get someone else to do it...but I want to learn this myself.

I am beginning to mix more of my own glazes and also buy powdered instead of premixed glazes so would like to get a better understanding of how much water I should be using to do so.

Thanks for the help!


Choosing An Angle Grinder

28 January 2017 - 08:21 AM

I am looking to get an angle grinder for doing kiln shelves. There are a lot of different models out there, what should I look for so that I get one that will work for doing kiln shelves.

Here are some of the things I have found I need to choose from (so far):
Amps 7, 9, or 11
Weight of the tool 5-7 pounds
9,000-12,000 rpm
Type of control switch... paddle seems to be preferred
Disc sizes 41/2 or 7
Brand, I recognize quite a few and have always had good luck with DEWALT tools.

Once I decide on the model to get I need to know what kind of grinding wheel I will need:
General grinding wheel
Masonry grinding wheel
Grinding CUP
Flat grinding wheel

So those of you that have one and use it to do kiln shelves any recommendations? Anything I am not considering?

Thanks for your help.

Question About Height Of Wheel To Stand And Throw

16 December 2016 - 10:34 PM

I am getting ready to try raising my wheel so I can throw standing up. Can those of you that throw standing up give me an approximate height according to the body to start with? I am sure it will take some tweaking to get it perfect but am looking for a starting point.

Thank you!