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neilestrick

Member Since 04 Oct 2011
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In Topic: Recommendations For Triple-Beam Balance To Measure Glazes?

Yesterday, 11:43 PM

The postal scale I use for big batches is also a MyWeigh. They make good, affordable scales.


In Topic: Recommendations For Triple-Beam Balance To Measure Glazes?

Yesterday, 07:44 PM

The tare bar is different. It allows you to zero out the scale with just about any container you want to use.

 

I just use my digital shipping scale. For 10,000 gram batches it's plenty accurate.


In Topic: Recommendations For Triple-Beam Balance To Measure Glazes?

Yesterday, 07:29 PM

Make sure it has the tare beam, so you can use different size containers on it. I use my triple beams when mixing small batches for tests, but I prefer the digital scale for large batches because I can weigh out the big numbers in one shot.


In Topic: Small Kiln In House (Not Garage Or Basement)

Yesterday, 07:27 PM

A 1 cubic foot kiln won't heat up the room much at all. And a fan in the window should be plenty to vent it. Put a sheet of cement board under it, and keep it 18 inches from anything flammable. If you go larger, like a 4 cubic foot kiln, you'll want a real vent.


In Topic: Paint Mixer?

06 December 2016 - 10:12 PM

It will mix, but it won't reduce particle size very well. Meaning you'll still have clumps. You need something to move through the glaze to cut up and smash apart clumps, and/or move the liquid fast enough that it wears down the clumps, which is why we use a mixing blade on a drill. The paint shaker would eventually do it, but it would take a really long time.

 

I would get one just because they're really fun to watch. My grandpa owned a glass and paint shop when I was a kid, and we loved watching the paint shakers.