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oldlady

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About oldlady

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    single firing an electric kiln to cone 6
  • Birthday 08/30/1940

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    harpers ferry west va and pinellas park fl
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    architecture, old Sears mail order houses, cocker spaniels, name a subject, I will love it

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  1. there is a group of AARP volunteer accountant retirees who do taxes for seniors in many places. they have done my schedule C for me for many years. they do not do state taxes here but i do not know what they might do in alabama. try to find if this service is available to you. free is really good.
  2. i have seen youtube videos of people turning plaster in various ways. maybe you can find one and check with the maker of the video.
  3. liam, years ago, people with money traveled to europe and purchased whatever they liked and sent it home. one house i visited in leesburg va was built around 1900 and had a tile floor that had been bought in italy and the tile setter was imported as well to do the finishing of the floor. do not know whether he went back to italy after doing the work. detroit had fountains that were bought right out of the city squares in italy and placed in parks as a memorial to the person who bought it. some were very elaborately carved white marble. i remember one on belle isle that must have covered an acre.
  4. welcome, you might want to add another website to your search. it is something like Cone6pots, google that one and you will find a community of potters of all types who work at cone 6 with stoneware. cone 6 is a very wide field with all kinds of clay that is useful for your purpose. the difference between the groups is that this one seems to have more people who are interested in making their own glazes, physically making kilns or other equipment and much more technical and chemistry interests than the other one. there are many who fire porcelain and stoneware to cone 10 here. those folks appear to mainly use commercial glazes. both are very useful but there is that slightly different emphasis. it would also be very helpful to put your location in your avatar so we know what country you live in. BTW that is my dog but he is black and white, not green and white unless he rolls in the grass too much.
  5. CONGRATULATIONS! Lazarus is really well thought out and executed. Remodel would have made van Gogh proud. how did you make the throne with all those perfectly melted cones?
  6. to do something like this, i would use the base clay to make thick slip and add a ton of grog or sand or both and some coloring oxides to create a faux "paste".
  7. min, just came across the thread you started on the 11th of January, 2019. excellent! it is wonderful that this group can have an actual discussion about subjects that could cause friction but result in understanding, not antagonism. (i think it funny that the original question was the first by a member who asked it on January 9 and who has not been heard of since.)
  8. have you called bailey and talked to one of their great tech people? they know the most about your slab roller and how to use it EMPHASIS on talk, not text, not email, not anything but talk.
  9. i have seen many beginners just sitting at the wheel and allowing their tool to slide over whatever shape the clay happens to be at that time. i don't think they realize that purpose of the tool is to make the clay do what YOU want.
  10. make sure the electrician has had experience with kilns. many have never seen one and do not know anything about them.
  11. allsky, the last time lewp was on the forum was last november. if he/she has entered an email address and wants personal messages sent there, you might try that route to reach him/her. click on the avatar and look at the profile for an envelope. might work.
  12. and the scrubbing someone might give a nasty smelling vase that held an old bouquet that was forgotten over several days.
  13. amy, 6x6 seems very small and cramped to me. if you already have the kiln, try putting a 6x6 square of tape on the floor around it. you have to think of loading the kiln and having somewhere to hold the pots before and after loading. walk around the kiln and see if you will have enough room to avoid touching a hot side when you are checking the firing. the kiln itself will take up a considerable amount of room because you need to keep it away from the walls by the recommended amount. lumber is commonly sized to work in 8 foot increments, i think 8x8 would be a minimum, very minimum amount for a long term kiln shed.
  14. well, now do you see why i said look at the library? printing out a few new glazes to add to your current books would save space and $.
  15. rae, if you email the architect of the capitol you might get an answer.
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