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Biglou13

Member Since 09 Mar 2013
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In Topic: Working With Kiln Bricks. Wet Or Dry?

03 March 2015 - 08:09 PM

 

 

When I am working insulating firebricks they are always worked wet.  Brick and fiber dust is "bad news".

 

Isn't going to do much for the chipping factor.  Work slowly.

 

best,

 

...................john

i never thought of this we are building a kiln now!

are hard bricks safer?

i suppose a hose down isint going to hurt

how am i going to convince teacher and class to let me hose down bricks..........


In Topic: Cone 6 Silica, Alumina, Flux Ratio

22 February 2015 - 05:10 PM

To many variables......

In Topic: Durable Cone 6 White?

20 February 2015 - 06:48 AM

If you use porcelain you won't need white glaze but at decent clear which may be easier to test than a white glaze. You decorations could easily be made with mason stains with same porcelain slip, or washes/stains

In Topic: Yunomi

19 February 2015 - 09:15 PM

it took me a while but figure above site out.... must click on potter ....

thanks for posting

and killing many hours ...... so far


In Topic: Durable Cone 6 White?

19 February 2015 - 08:35 AM

As bruce alluded to find a good strong clay body at temp and atmosphere you will be firing.   then test. test test  restaurant wares will have to be sturdy enough for the dishwasher and and hammer handed waiters,  glaze will need to be not crazed for health inspector reasons,  glaze will have to pass cutlery test.  acid test , basic test. for the most part if will need to follow all the "functional" rules.  there is an "american hotel china" recipe by val cushing that may be of interest if you are mixing your own clays.. what you ask is no easy task with no simple answer.