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justanassembler

Member Since 16 May 2011
Offline Last Active Nov 22 2014 09:06 AM
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In Topic: Used Pottery Wheel

14 June 2014 - 09:41 AM

that looks like an old kit/homebuilt wheel.  Especially since its in an attic (its heavy-- I'm sure you noticed), its worth next to nothing.  If you get lucky, you might not have to pay someone to take it out of there for you.


In Topic: Kiln

01 May 2014 - 11:15 PM

research babcock burners, you should also look at Jon Faulkner's burners--theyre simple compressed air vegetable oil burners, Ive built them and the work reasonably well. (http://www.jonfaulknerpottery.com/).

 

Louis Katz is currently on sabatical in thailand, and if he is in your area, you might try to meet up with him.  He has a good bit of information about kilns and firing, and has spent a good deal of time in thailand researching pottery and production techniques. 

 

Best,

 

Michael


In Topic: Buying Mason Stains?

30 April 2014 - 01:27 AM

US pigment will also mix the colors discontinued by mason color--their prices are usually at or slightly below most clay suppliers.  The guy you'll talk to is Syed, and he is quiet knowledgeable and friendly--doesn't mind helping you with troubleshooting or questions (his background is in chemistry and materials science, he knows his stuff.)


In Topic: Pottery Wheel Repair

30 April 2014 - 01:26 AM

you should be able to do it, you can release the tension by loosening four bolts on the motor mount, and re-tension it using these four bolts.


In Topic: Oops! Bought A Brent With The Flat Controller

24 April 2014 - 02:26 AM

talk to Bob @ amaco...  last time I had one of those he sent a controller to me for free because he was sick of seeing them come back for warranty.  He is their head tech and more than helpful...