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oldlady

Member Since 29 Jul 2010
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How Easy Is It To Become A Member?

26 November 2013 - 01:52 PM

i have noticed that a number of new members have little info in their sign in section.  is it  because the software is still a unfriendly as it was when i became a member?  could someone try to pretend to be new and sign up.?  even biglou's suggestion that more info should be provided has not produced results often enough to matter.

 

i remember not being able to enter my city or birthday or other basic stuff when i signed on.  it took a while to get even the little there is to be accepted.  

 

there are a number of members from different countries whose info contains no location, even just a country name.  is something available to identify them so we in the USA don't sound so silly suggesting something not available in europe, australia, etc?  sometimes it is only the UK spellings that identify folks from elsewhere.

 

yes, i know that the forum is connected to a US entity and we just expect members to be from the states but we could be a little more accurate if we know where a poster is located before we tell them to buy a product that is thousands of miles away from their home. 


Can ^6 Oribe Green Be Modified To Lose Shine & Become Matte?

23 November 2013 - 11:32 AM

recently, i have been making lots of things with leaves as the main focus so most of my glazes have been variations of green.  the one i most often use is Oribe using the recipe Bill van Gilder gives in workshops.  it is a great green, allowing the veining of the leaves to show easily but it is very shiny.  i have other green glazes to spray  randomly as accents but i would love to have a more matte version of Oribe.  i understand adding clay might help but i am not a chemist. (read wizard alchemist) 

 

some of you chemical gurus will know immediately how to do this.  not a big change, just more matte.  will you please share your advice?

 

Oribe Green

 

zinc oxide...................................8

Edgar plastic kaolin...................12

whiting.......................................24

silica..........................................24

custer feldspar..........................32

 

total..........................................100

 

add copper carbonate................4%

bentonite....................................1%

 

 

thank you.


Anyone Have The Recipe For Spearmint Glaze?

13 November 2013 - 04:52 PM

i don't have a copy of this recipe and would like to use it.  thanks for your help.


Custom Made Extruder Dies

31 August 2013 - 11:01 AM

has anyone had these things made in a machine shop?

 

my first attempts in plastic work but i want perfect ones.

 

my daughter found a site online which produces dies from cad software.  the price is by a quantity of 12.  is anyone interested in exploring the possibilities?


Big Lou, Have You Made Your Clay Yet?

26 August 2013 - 01:22 PM

wondering how everything came out.