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MichaelP

Member Since 16 Mar 2013
Offline Last Active Oct 20 2014 10:50 PM
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In Topic: Cutting Off The Hump

13 October 2014 - 03:56 PM

Exactly.

 

A piece of dental floss with a small weight on the end (I use a small washer) works well for me. Put the weight in the area where you want to cut the piece off and slowly rotate the wheel.


In Topic: What Is The Best Book In Your Pottery Library?

30 September 2014 - 10:31 AM

One more vote for "Clay: A Studio Handbook" by Vince Pitelka. No BS, clear and logical explanations and suggestions.


In Topic: Skutt Model A Wheel Used

27 September 2014 - 11:48 AM

all belt driven, we will pass...

Why? Belt drives, by definition, are much more simple (=reliable) than gear drives, very inexpensive and easy to repair and, with all probability, less noisy.

 

Many types of machinery benefit greatly from using gear drives, but a pottery wheel, esp., an old one, is not one of those, IMO.


In Topic: Dry Glaze

24 September 2014 - 11:46 AM

Irene,

 

Thank you. Hard to imagine how she managed to keep the vase standing up while making so many holes (esp., starting from the base). Also, did she work separately with the edges of each hole? How?

 

Mike


In Topic: Dry Glaze

22 September 2014 - 05:39 PM

Thank you for the link. Beautiful work. I wonder how she creates the coral reef texture.