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In Topic: (Un)Happy Accidents

Yesterday, 10:05 AM

I try to save everything I make, which I know I shouldn't, but I spend so long on each piece it's hard not to.  Usually if I mess something up now it evolves into another form.  I was throwing a big vase and I leaned over and knocked the rim.  I had to cut off a good 5 inches which would have come in at the top.  I could not get the remaining pot to narrow in at all so I left it, cut a hole in the bottom and now it's a large planter.

Altered rims are fun too and something I'm trying to improve on, even when I don't have to.

In Topic: (Un)Happy Accidents

Yesterday, 10:02 AM

Whenever somebody asks the forum how to repair or save a piece, invariably, many people say toss it and make another.  I respect that and believe it to be good advice.  I, however, derive much pleasure from the challenge of resurrecting (nod to Isculpt) my mistakes.  Luckily, I have the time, and don't need to the money.  My resurrected bowl came out of the kiln quite cute and funky and I don't want to part with it!  Will try to post a picture soon.

In Topic: (Un)Happy Accidents

23 January 2015 - 05:18 PM

I should have closed with:  I'd love to hear about your (un)happy accidents.

In Topic: How To Drill For Bat Pins?

12 January 2015 - 07:18 PM

I just got done drilling a bunch of existing plywood bats with the old 8 something inch offset.  At our community art center where I teach, we only have 1 wheel with the old style bat pins and I found a pile of bats drilled to fit that one wheel.  I took a sample bat, used a center punch to mark the holes to be drilled, then at the recommendation of someone who knows carpentry, used a fosner bit to drill the 3/8" holes.  That type of bit keeps the wood from splintering around the holes.  Worked great.  Happy drilling.

In Topic: Adventures Of A New Wheel Teacher

28 December 2014 - 10:24 PM

Pres, I never really thought about it that way!  Thanks for the insight.