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terrim8

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I made a large porcelain bowl. It is 14 inches tall and 22 inches in diameter. Think I need to support it for the cone 6 firing?
Jul 14 2017 07:03 PM
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    terrim8
    the foot is kind of small- about 6 inches diameter. It's handbuilt- not thrown.
    Jul 14 2017 07:05 PM
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    glazenerd
    Depends on the clay, wall thickness. The fact you are not sure, suggests maybe you should.
    Jul 15 2017 07:28 AM
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    Roberta12
    Let us know what you do and the outcome. I always wonder about those things.
    Jul 15 2017 07:53 AM
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terrim8

just realized why I like Plainsmans M340 cone 6 body. It has muscovite in it! I just ribbed a pie plate very smoothly and noticed the sparkles in the sun.
Jun 24 2017 12:21 PM
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    glazenerd
    :)
    Jun 24 2017 05:37 PM
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    Marcia Selsor
    I had a student /rancher that said Plainsman clay got their clay from her Montana ranch. I don't know what part of a clay body it is. I have used M340 when I taught in Billings.

    Jun 25 2017 09:24 AM
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    terrim8
    interesting- they are close to the border so I guess they operate all around the area.
    Jun 25 2017 10:44 AM
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terrim8

how long would it take you to throw 100 mugs? I think it would take me all week.
Jun 23 2017 02:03 PM
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    terrim8
    ya- me too. I have wet pulled handles. I thought about a week- more or less. I'm not "speedy gonzales". I wonder where that came from- speedy gonzales?
    Jun 24 2017 11:20 AM
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    terrim8
    oh- just googled it- a cartoon character.
    Jun 24 2017 11:21 AM
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    Mark (Marko) Madrazo
    You're a young one terrim8. LOL or you just didn't watch cartoons on Saturday mornings. ;)
    Jun 24 2017 11:29 AM
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terrim8

trying out my rebuilt little Paragon kiln to cone 6 today. I usually just use it to bisque but the electrician said it can go to 6 but the elements won't last as long. I wonder what that means exactly....
Jun 08 2017 12:58 PM
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    Marcia Selsor
    my test kiln has fired loads of ^6 firings and I still have my backup elements standing by. I have replace the switch in 20+ years. The higher firing do wear out the elements faster. Something like 564 bisque firings or 378 higher firings > Those are random but ball park figures.

    Jun 10 2017 10:14 AM
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    Mark (Marko) Madrazo
    I have a A82B Paragon kiln that I fire to ^6 without any problems. It has actually saved me when my big kiln went down.
    Jun 10 2017 12:54 PM
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    Mark (Marko) Madrazo
    Unless the electrician checked the ohms on the elements. And the condition. I don't think he could make that assessment.
    Jun 10 2017 01:01 PM
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trying a quick dry method- involves trimmed mugs, 2 fans and outdoors in warm & unusually humid air for our area.
Jun 01 2017 01:26 PM
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    terrim8
    mugs and lamps so fingers crossed. (i.e. mid fire grey clay and some porcelain)
    Jun 01 2017 08:48 PM
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    terrim8
    it worked!
    Jun 02 2017 10:05 PM
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    Roberta12
    Great!
    Jun 05 2017 12:02 AM
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terrim8

So happy & relieved - my home-mined glaze is good to go. Lab results were good!
May 01 2017 03:14 PM
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    glazenerd
    Sounds like a good day at the pottery mill.
    May 01 2017 07:18 PM
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    Min
    phew! glad to hear you got good lab results : )
    May 01 2017 09:18 PM
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    terrim8
    I will be planting roses this week and mining with each rose.
    May 02 2017 09:19 AM
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terrim8

that lab is slow. I think I'm stuck behind a big order they're working on. I'll show pictures of the new glaze as soon as I pass the tests!
Mar 07 2017 08:22 PM
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    Callie Beller Diesel
    If they're running Dean Starks, or anything else related to core, you're probably not their priority right now. You'd likely get faster service in the summer.
    Mar 08 2017 09:17 PM
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terrim8

still testing glazes....but making things while I wait for results.
Feb 15 2017 08:12 PM
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    glazenerd
    We going to see these results?
    Feb 15 2017 10:38 PM
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    terrim8
    yep! I hope to pick up some today- mind you its just test chips before I glaze the next load- then i'll post pictures.
    Feb 16 2017 09:26 AM
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lots of glaze tests this week- need some new ideas & experiments
Jan 18 2017 01:02 PM
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    terrim8
    wish I had a mini kiln for tests
    Jan 20 2017 07:55 PM
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    Mark (Marko) Madrazo
    ebay, Craig's List, garage sale, estate sell, etc. There's on out there waiting for you. Never give up looking.
    Jan 21 2017 01:00 PM
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    Marcia Selsor
    get a copy of Ian Gregory's Kiln book. I forget the exact name of it, but it has all types of little test kilns. I want to do the soda kiln.

    Jan 21 2017 11:19 PM
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terrim8

the soda tacos worked- have to wait till Sunday to open the kiln.
Jan 06 2017 07:06 PM
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    Marcia Selsor
    its Sunday. Anxiously awaiting pics.

    Jan 08 2017 10:01 AM
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    terrim8
    tired from the drive but i put two up before i left. Have to rest so more pictures tomorrow.
    Jan 08 2017 05:15 PM
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    terrim8
    found a couple more- going for a nap now.
    Jan 08 2017 05:50 PM