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Brian Reed

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  1. I can usualy get the wax off by scraping with the edge of a metal rib, you know the one that come in every beginner kit. Make sure you scrape deep enough to get all the wax which will mean you are digging some of teh clay body away as well. I have never burnt it off, but I am sure that is a good route as well, just costs for time and $$.
  2. Thanks for all the comments. I sped up the video to 8x speed so that was not real time. lol
  3. I promised a blooper, and here it is. This was attempt 4. They all ended pretty much the same. I took different approaches, 1. make cylinder as narrow as possible. 2. Make wide bottom and narrow top. 3. No bottom on cylinder. They all ended the same.
  4. I asked a similar question last year and got a varity of answers. Now when I introduce myself I will say Potter.
  5. Joshur, I am so very interested. I fire gas reduction and would like to purchase an O2 reading device, but the cost is too high for me. If you had an alternative that I could make I would so be all over that.
  6. On first thought I figured it would be easy. 3 lbs, 3 pulls, 12 inches. However in practice it was harder that I thought. I even made a video as evidence that I could do it..ha ha. I tried 4 times, with porcelain first and then stoneware, and all 4 times were a failure. I got closer with porcelain, where I was at over 11", but not quite there. I tried the narrow base method, and the wide base method, but could not quite get there. It was fun trying and with a few more attempts I am sure I could do it. thanks for the side track and the challenge! I now have footage for my bloope
  7. At the local teaching pottery here is Snohomish they have a very good rinse bucket that is actually a large horse trough. This works great and can hold a large load of clay and water. Each morning siphon off a few inches and let the clay settle. Once a week or very few weeks get down and pull out what settles and set aside for recycling. When I was in High school we has a similar recycle bucket and when most purchased bag clay the recycle bucket was free and I spent one entire class wedging and kneeding and bagging my own clay once a week. I think that this is a skill many do not apprecia
  8. Oops wrong image. This is a small White swirl egg vase with green interior.
  9. A celadon and iron oxide brushed chatter jar. 13" tall.

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  10. I am 6' tall and over weight. I have an issue with lower wheels because of my belly getting in the way and the strain on my back forcing my body down there. I have tried standing, but do not feel comfortable and stable enough. I put 2" block under each of the legs of my wheel and that seems to have done the trick. I have a shimpo M750.
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