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Member Since 07 Apr 2013
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In Topic: Lettering Techniques - Which Is Best?

Yesterday, 03:30 PM

If you have a trophy/engraver nearby that has a laser engraver, they can make a deep cut rubber stamp with out a backing that has worked well for me. I roll out a thin slab and dust it with cornstarch "Ala Mea's idea" and press it in trim and apply with a bit of slip.


In Topic: Kiln shelves warping

21 October 2014 - 09:53 AM

I flip them about every other firing. Since I have a supply of the older 1 in shelves, I use the light weight ones higher in the kiln where it's hard to lift the others head high, getting too old and too slow to play like I was 50 :)

Higher is also a 1/2 cone cooler.


In Topic: Recentering Issue, Trimming Problem

17 October 2014 - 07:22 PM

Take a top/lid from  a jar and place it in the GG to check for centering. Sometime one leg can have something between the clip and the wheel keeping the GG og\ff center, the lid will show up any off center. Maybe one of the sliders skipped a track


In Topic: Tea Pots Cracking Violently

08 October 2014 - 03:20 PM

I'm wondering about the SCM glaze as a possible problem area. It has nearly 3 % Lithium and that might affect the other glazes and the body adversely. .

I also think I saw that the handle is hollow, do you have an air release hole somewhere on the handle? If you don't the air pressure from firing might be an issue.

Hope you find the answer soon


In Topic: Help! Hand-Dug Clay Needs Additive For Strength

07 October 2014 - 08:02 AM

You might get in touch with the SC state geologist office. they may have mapped that area and help find a new deposit near by and accessible .By describing the color to a geologist may help him pinpoint other deposits for you.

What part on SC are you referencing, just wondering.

We have a local clay called Buck Tallow that is silty muck but other clay that works well is under this seam.


As to the bisk, trial & error