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In Topic: Shimpo Rk 2 Vibrating

17 April 2017 - 07:32 AM

Thanks guys!

In Topic: Getting Underglaze Onto Greenware With Brush Strokes

16 April 2017 - 09:07 AM

Thanks so much for following up and showing us a picture of your outcome.  It is quite lovely. By the way, the crack on the rim might not be because you bumped it.  The cause could be things like uneven drying, or stresses during forming.

In Topic: Shimpo Rk 2 Vibrating

15 April 2017 - 06:06 PM

Ring pulley definitely not bent.  Cone looked good, but I will check again to be sure.  Thanks so much for spending some brain cells on this Mark.  I will try calling Shimpo on Monday.

In Topic: Shimpo Rk 2 Vibrating

15 April 2017 - 09:18 AM

Mark, I did do that. Everything stopped vibrating when I disconnected the motor from it's load, except a very slight vibration in the motor. That, and the advice of the two other people is what caused me to confidently bring the thing to a motor shop.

In Topic: Qotw: Is It Craft Or Is It Art

05 April 2017 - 09:56 AM

We use the term "art" in many settings. Think "the art of practicing medicine" as an example. Medicine can be very "cook book" and can give acceptable results if you just follow the recipe. Those who excel in medicine and other fields have the almost indefinable ability to step beyond technical expertise and apply a mix of intuition, perceptive abilities, creativity and a host of other qualities that I believe you either have or don't have. Maybe those qualities can be developed and improved, but if the kernel isn't there, there's nothing to expand upon.