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Member Since 11 Jul 2011
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In Topic: Between Two Wheels

09 August 2013 - 11:02 AM

Hi Brad,


Never having used a Brent wheel I don't have an opinion on them...I do have 2 of Baileys' Pro series wheels...


The guild, I am a member at, uses wheels with removable splash pans...Great because of the rule that the pan must be cleaned after each use..

For my studio though I find the slurry drain at the back of the pan and a small removable side door which allows me to push trimmings and dried slurry out the side into a 5 gallon bucket works well for my application.  I will leave my wheel dirty if I'm using the same clay for days at a time.  Then using a sponge I just wash out the remaining clay into the drain bucket and it's onto the next...


My .02 and a thumbs up for Baileys



In Topic: What Is Going On With My Slab Roller?

06 August 2013 - 03:30 PM

If I may chime in.  I've been using my Bailey's roller for a few years now and never had any trouble.  I run the clay through from a 3"tapered log to 1/4 inch thick in one feed.  The rollers have a rough gripping surface and the canvas that originally came with it was quite coarse also..


My original instructions say to lay the canvas (approx. 7' long) with half in front of the rollers and the other half draped over the roller assembly.  Place the clay on the canvas, fold the rest back over it and feed it through folded side first.  


I found that using 2 sheets causes the rollers to feed top and bottom differently.  The bottom wants to go through while the canvas is still held back a bit by the compression of the clay and the coarse roller on the bottom will grab and hold the canvas longer while turning thus buckling it......


My .02 cents....


In Topic: Safety while electric kiln is firing

07 March 2013 - 01:30 AM

Hi Bette,

Not sure about California but should something happen, would your insurance company cover your loses if you were not there? I think it could be an expensive gamble.Posted Image


In Topic: Yellow clay

03 March 2013 - 12:08 AM

Hi there,

Plainsman F-95 fires to a nice natural looking yellow. I'm not sure if its' still available. Some of our guild members had trouble with the pieces leaking even after being glazed inside and out but I've only used it for decorative wear and love the bare finish with some glaze accents.


In Topic: My first firing at my new studio

02 March 2013 - 11:53 PM

Congrats on the new studio along with that exciting first firing. And thanks for taking the time to make this great video....