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In Topic: Non-Plastic Clay

17 April 2014 - 08:11 AM



Are you saying that clays high in nephsy, feldspar   have limited storge time.  

I may not want to stock my cave to deep if that is the case

In Topic: Clay Scraps Question...

16 April 2014 - 08:07 AM

I've done what you are doing. But 5 gal bucket without water. I'd throw in daily trim,scraps, leather hard culls, if it looked dry I'd spray on water, but remnants from splash pan usually kept even if not wet consistiency. I'd keep at damp rag on it all times and covered. I'd Never let get much more than 1/2 bucket, before I start preliminary wedging, if too wet it sat out or on plaster wedging table. If too dry it stayed in bucket longer

Now I throw all scrap trim slop in a bucket. Mix with drill mounted. Paint stirer Then strain. Then i use this slurry as part of liquid percentage to a dry clay mix recipe. This bucket can get a bit funky depending on how long between clay making sessions.

Unsure why, or if necessary to actively dry scrap? Enlighten me please.

In Topic: Ftl Error Message

13 April 2014 - 09:13 AM




How long does cycle u programmed usually take?
What did you program in?
How was last firing?
Do you have a multi meter?

I'd call paragon. But not on Friday. Decent customer service/tech support. (But not as good as skutt...IMHO)

In Topic: Cone 6 Body Or Cone 6-10 Body: Much Difference?

11 April 2014 - 03:54 PM

This unfortunately takes LOTS of test firings.  You need a small test kiln that matches the firing type of your "normal" firings (oxidation/ reduction/soda/wood etc.).
To plot the "cone 6 to 10 clay" for Apparent Porority .... you'd likely fire to cone 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10,  11, 12, 13 ...and for accuracy... put in the half-cone firings as well.

I don't actually think ill actually do the tests.......
The homework was ...... I spent hours on the Internet studying MOR, and porosity curve....
I will apply the knowledge to emprical results. And guestimations.

Me likes crazed!!!

In Topic: Cone 6 Body Or Cone 6-10 Body: Much Difference?

11 April 2014 - 07:51 AM


Homework again......