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neilestrick

Member Since 04 Oct 2011
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In Topic: Firing In Mold

18 March 2015 - 02:27 PM

Shrinkage could be an issue, as the mold will not shrink at the same rate as the clay unless it is made of the same clay. Thickness will also be an issue, since to withstand the pressure of dry pressing the mold would have to be very thick, and would probably not survive firing.


In Topic: Help! Nichrome Wire Leaving Green Stains On White Stoneware

18 March 2015 - 02:25 PM

Are you firing in reduction or oxidation?


In Topic: Firing Disaster? Fired For 20 Hours - 9 Hour Soak?

17 March 2015 - 06:55 PM

 

Even if there was a relay or element problem, the controller should have shut it down and thrown up an error code. I hate to say it, but I'm thinking there was a programmer error...

Is that a Human error???? :ph34r:

 

Yep.


In Topic: Is Anyone Using Speedball's Wheels?

17 March 2015 - 04:26 PM

Are they still using the plastic pedal on the Speedball wheels? From photos I can find it look like they are. Make sure you try out the pedal before you buy a Clay Boss or any other model from that line. The plastic pedal takes some getting used to if you're used to a heavy cast metal pedal like other brands use.

 

Back when Creative Industries still made those wheels, I was working as a tech for a clay, glaze and kiln manufacturer. I think it was around 2002, and CI came around and talked with all their distributors at NCECA, and asked us what they thought needed improving on their wheels. I told them I dislike the lightweight plastic pedal, and they said everyone else said that, too!


In Topic: Gloss Going Matt

17 March 2015 - 02:40 PM

Did you just dry mix the 10,000 grams and pull out 100 gram tests of the dry mix, or were you working with wet mix?