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Pres

Member Since 02 Apr 2010
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In Topic: Question About Walker Mixer/pugger

Yesterday, 10:07 PM

There was a reversing switch on the side of the unit. This was just a simple toggle switch that was back where the key fit in the box. Some people removed the key unit on the machine, by passing that safety. This removed the switch position. I really would try to rewire the unit for the reverse, as it is really helpful for cleaning the unit out, for mixing the clay when it is a rough mix of scraps, powder and sludge, and for removing any objects that might have fallen in or gotten in by accident or on purpose. Takes the pressure of the object makes it easier to remove when the motor is then turned off and unplugged.

 

PS... . really jealous of you having one, as I really miss the one we had in the HS. As Marcia says, a real work horse.


In Topic: How Would You Describe Your Current Studio Location. Suburban Garage, Urban B...

Yesterday, 01:56 PM

Urban one car garage, not attached to the house. Electric heat, brick uninsulated walls. Garage is built over underground river. Previous owners put drain in floor-dumps to river. I don't use it. Space is cramped, and I have two kilns, one CXC Brent wheel, a wedging table, long rolling cabinet form Sams club with a butcher block top, and 3 shelving units. One of the shelving units is industrial and keeps powders up off of the floor in bags or bins. I also have a workbench for house tools in the area, so there is just too much.


In Topic: Irregular Bowls

Yesterday, 01:51 PM

Thanks John, I understand the instructions, and am excited to try these out.

 

Best,

Pres


In Topic: Irregular Bowls

Yesterday, 12:24 PM

This will seem contradictory..........

 

First learn to throw incredibly "tight".  Totally and compulsively symmetrical. Like a machine.

 

It will take a long while.

 

Then the loosness you seek is possible.

 

best,

 

..............john

Yes John, I can almost feel the gears click each revolution of the wheel head, like a machine. How though do I become loose?


In Topic: Irregular Bowls

Yesterday, 12:23 PM

Neil hit it right on the nose! "Irregular" well thrown pots take a master. I am not one, as I throw very tightly, and cannot seem to break out ot the tight symmetry I am used to. If you look at one of these magazine pieces in person you will find that even though they are asymmetric, they are usually symmetric in their thickness. Whether it is pulling a slightly off center piece of clay or making a fast pull that leaves large waving ribs, all of it takes mastery of the medium.