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Member Since 15 Mar 2013
Offline Last Active May 20 2015 08:27 PM

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In Topic: Stream Of Consciousness Back Fires ....

14 May 2015 - 05:43 PM

I just fired a gingerbread church. It was 27"x 24" at it base and 24" high. It weighed about 65 lbs. Two of us lowered it into the kiln with tiedown straps.

I feel your pain and celebrate your success.


By-the-way, the next house will be smaller.

In Topic: Iron Speckles

12 April 2015 - 08:50 PM

I remember an organic chem lab I had to take. I made vanilla crystals which normally are large and white. Mine were small and green. The size came from being too much in a hurry. I can buy that....But the green color? The mass spectrometer showed copper in the mix. It turned out that I used an old chrome plated scoop to measure ans stir my soln. The chrome had worn off and the copper metal was exposed to the acidic solution. The result...green crystals.

It comes to mind every time I have an unusual outcome. When it comes to glaze making, it is ever present on my mind.

Just reflections.


In Topic: My Extra Large Mug Is On Tv Tonight

09 April 2015 - 09:58 PM

Cool...a nice pat on the back...


In Topic: Iron Speckles

07 April 2015 - 11:08 PM

Wallastonite can have many impurities,such as garnet as mentioned in digitalfire. Could this be the source of your specks? I would try a different source of this ingredient.

That's my guess.


In Topic: Help With My Nuka Glaze

29 March 2015 - 10:19 PM

Like I said precious material....

Min, I was hoping that the ferro 3124 would boost the Aluminun and lower the melting point. I may be way too low on the amount of the frit, because I have not achieved a good melt yet. Adding more 3124 should add Al and drop the melting point.