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Min

Member Since 31 Mar 2010
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In Topic: Over Fired

29 August 2015 - 10:44 AM

 The problem is my supplier does not carry sitter cones. I always set the cones up the same way and is the # stamp as a guide to place the cone but still find there is small changes to the witness cones between firings .

 

I can pick them up for you and put them in the mail if it helps, I'm in BC too. PM me what cones you need and your mailing address if you want some.

(prices from where I buy mine are Small cones (box of 50).....$10.90 Small cones, each.................$0.44)


In Topic: What Do You Use To Grind Glaze Off Of Your Pots

28 August 2015 - 01:35 PM

 

 

That"s great, I used them with blown glass but they are quite slow aren't they. What size is that. Do you have a source for them. I see a lot from China that are very reasonable.

 

 

It's not as fast as a bench grinder but I've never lost a pot using the diamond lap. I'm guessing you could get a coarser grit if you wanted to go faster. Mine is an 8" one, I bought it online from an American manufacturer. I paid around 40- for it at the time, can't remember the name of the place, sorry. I'm not so sure I would buy one of the really cheap ones that are on ebay.


In Topic: Suggestions For A Lime Green Glaze?

28 August 2015 - 01:28 PM

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would an underglaze with a commercial clear over work? Duncan has a neon green that is pretty close. CN505 Duncan Concepts line.

 

 


In Topic: What Do You Use To Grind Glaze Off Of Your Pots

27 August 2015 - 09:06 PM

diamond flat lap disc stuck to the wheelhead with a pancake of clay. needs to be kept wet while grinding so I dribble water onto it with a sponge. mine is a few years old so I'm not positive but I think it's about a 120 grit

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In Topic: Pug Mills :)

27 August 2015 - 01:20 PM

The clay is wonderfully creamy and evenly damp. What I do is cut my pugs for the poundage I want and then turn them side wise on the wedging table, or sometimes just at the wheel, on the bat, and give them 3-4 quick wedges, to break up the spiral from the pugger.  I had been trying to throw with the pugs standing up on end, like a soup can,and they throw BEAUTIFULLY that way, but I was getting too many S cracks.  There was a topic on this and several people do throw that way with good bottom results, but I haven't been able to overcome the cracks.  Wish I could.  I think from that thread that Mea might have been one who did with good results.   For HB, I just flatten the pug on one side a bit with my fist and throw it in the slab roller.  I do rotate it several time as I roll it to the thinness I want.  I don't have any warping problems with that method.

 

+1 for on their edge.

 

about 5:30 in

https://www.youtube....h?v=7kRHdmzTTrM