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In Topic: Firing With Propane, When To Upgrade Tank?

18 April 2014 - 01:02 PM

I would go with the bigger tank as well. The 500 lb tank should be big enough. They will come out and fill it, so you have to locate it where a big truck with a hose can get to it. You can probably sell your used propane tanks back to your supplier. Fire them empty first of course. Driving around with two 100 lb propane tanks in the back of a truck can be a bit dangerous. People look at you funny when you go through the drive through to order a Coke/Pepsi and you've got these two towering silver tanks sticking up over the cab of your borrowed truck.You do get respect at red lights though-people don't run the yellow when they see you coming.


In Topic: Do You Name Your Glaze Combinations?

16 April 2014 - 05:03 PM

Not the individual glazes, as most of those already have descriptive names, but do you have individual names for combinations of glazes that work well together consistently?

I've started doing this first so I have a pretty name to put in my etsy listings that means more to a customer than the individual glaze names, and second so I have a kind of shorthand to mark pieces with when I'm planning out my glazing. It's way faster to write "marshmallow" than to write "nutmeg lining, stone white dip".

Does anyone else do this? Do you have a similar but different shorthand? Any favorites?

Here's one from Mary -Jo Bole when we were grad students at Alfred

The Greeney Goopy Gloppy Glaze.

Pretty accurate description.


In Topic: Real-Time Kiln Advice (Kiln Curently Firing)

15 April 2014 - 02:41 PM

I am thinking that your secondary air is way too much. This is the dial on the back of your burners. Crank it way in to about 1/4 inch, or the thickness of a pencil.

You also mention a brick covering up your kiln shelf damper. If you remove it, more cold air comes in above the kilnshelf, into the chimney. This is called a passive damper. This will slow your draft down.

Good luck.


In Topic: What To Make?

15 April 2014 - 02:33 PM

Lucky it wasn't his crampon!    I thought TJR would have special whaletons of craptons.

What size is his doormat?

Doesn't matter what you give, it's in the giving.

i give pressies to pets and have seen Parmi's bowl ,avatar dog, full of salad.

next year, well this one, I am writing her name all over this one.

How does the size of my doormat affect a whaleton of craptons?

Just wondering.


In Topic: What To Make?

14 April 2014 - 09:15 PM


I like the word;"crapton", but couldn't work it into a sentence.


Many years ago I helped with the circus when it came to town.  Amoung the more noteable jobs was hauling the elephant waste to a dump site out of town.  That is the first thing that still comes to mind whenever someone makes reference to a crapton of stuff.


At the San Diego Zoo, instead of hauling away the craptons of elephant doo doo, they bag it up an sell it as "Zoo Doo". Apparently it is quite good for your garden as it is full of chewed up grass.

Remember, someone's crapton is someone else's zoodoo.

You heard it here first.