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SmartsyArtsy

Member Since 29 Oct 2011
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In Topic: Tips & Tricks

11 September 2014 - 02:30 AM

I have one of those too! Very handy. I take the entire cabinet with me when I teach offsite.

In Topic: What Do You Cover Your Work Tables With?

02 September 2014 - 07:15 PM

Well, I must say that HD and the fabric store had the most unhelpful and unimaginable employees!!! UGH!

In HD I looked at Formica (possible at some other time), coated MDF, which I think you use with the linseed oil, Neil ($9 a sheet; color is the issue with me), sheet vinyl (a very possible for me @ $12.50 for a 3x7 sheet). The coated MDF is only available in their larger store so I will be up that way in a week.

I was disappointed at the vinyl options in the fabric store. It appeared all the marine vinyl was coated with poly, and the rest seemed too thin. I am not, though, satisfied that I saw every possible option. Those fabrics were costly anyhow.

In Topic: In The Studio Forum F. A. Q. Listing (Frequently Asked Questions)

02 September 2014 - 04:11 PM

WORKSPACE Surfaces / Coverings

http://community.cer...ering#entry2407

In Topic: What Do You Cover Your Work Tables With?

02 September 2014 - 04:02 PM

Just found this very good discussion

http://community.cer...ering#entry2407


I am off to look at several options at HD and a local industrial fabric shop. Lots of good possibilities in the above linked to thread. I have several doors as table tops and am not sure how I feel about working on wood because of the dark color. I have also worked on Formica and liked that. Just need to keep the dust down as well as I can

In Topic: Firing Error And Bloating

31 August 2014 - 11:19 PM

I wondered about the clay body/glaze fit, but doesn't that also include the firing error as a factor?

Unfortunately, (but really fortunately) there was only one other piece and a few test tiles in there beside the planter. The other piece was fine (except for where the bloated planter kissed it) the test tiles even looked ok. They were just a test for a pattern design of two reliable glazes in my repertoire. So, regardless of the lower temp reached and the free fall cooling, all else was OK. I can and will test fire another piece with the same clay/glaze.

The Error says that the heat was climbing less than 12 degrees per hour. sounded like a voltage drop to me, but I would like to understand how to check the thermocouple.