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Fred Sweet

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  1. Lorna- Just brush off the grog onto s piece off newspaper and put into a container. Yes, reuse it for subsequent firings. I keep the container in the kiln room and don’t use it when mixing/recycling clay, since it’s relatively inexpensive. Regards, Fred
  2. Tom- Don’t over think your connectors. Piece of steel pipe (ID to fit your rod) cut into sections and welded to your angle iron. Regards, Fred
  3. Rockhopper- Here’s how mesh size is measured: Mesh (Mesh Count) — first, measure 1″ (from center to wire to center of wire), then count the number of openings in that 1″ span. This number is your mesh, or mesh count. 80 mesh is sufficient for most wet glaze sieving after mixing and prior to application. Hope this helps. Regards, Fred
  4. Joanne- I’m wondering whether this is a metallic luster at all. Most of the comments to date have overlooked the final words of your query: “......gold antique etch.” I believe that this solution may be for achieving an antique looking patina on the liquid gold after firing the luster by “etching” the surface. Try sending a personal message to Paul Lewing ( he’s a member here in the forum), as he is an expert on China paints and overglazes. If he doesn’t know directly, he has many contacts within the China painting community who were active 40+ years ago and may have had experience with this material. It is okay to tell him that I referred you to him. Regards, Fred
  5. Karen- Sounds like you are describing “Cuerda Seca”. Try doing a search from the main page. Regards, Fred
  6. Cynthia- You might try contacting Paragon directly at https://www.paragonkilns.com/pages/contact-us?gclid=CjwKCAiAnfjyBRBxEiwA-EECLPDEYxscuyl_k3QQndAeM6Oferfl0zVxtusQC-brQt7Ct0gO2huANhoCbj0QAvD_BwEor use their support page which contains most of the manuals for the kilns they manufactured. Regards, Fred
  7. BVS- Do a personal message to Paul Lewing here in the forum. He’s the author of the book China Paint and Overglaze. He has also done extensive painting with glazes at cone 6. Regards, Fred
  8. Tim- if Bill’s diagram doesn’t suit your needs, you may want to talk with the folks at Paragon Industries, Mesquite TX. Here’s a like to get in touch with them. https://www.paragonweb.com/Kiln_Guru.cfm Regards, Fred
  9. Tim- Try this: https://www.paragonweb.com/files/wiringdiagrams/W EA & DA 1029-2,4 Control Panel.pdf May be what you are looking for. Regards, Fred
  10. Sabbir- Looks like an iron oxide wash on a cream/tan clay body. Iron oxide and water (can add a little flux if needed), put on bisqued surface and wiped back with damp sponge. Leaves deposit in the texture and takes it off the high points. Doesn’t look like a glaze has been put on over the wash. Fired to mid-fire temps. Oxidation will give you a lighter highlight, whereas reduction will darken them. Experience/experimentation will tell you how much to wipe back and how to eliminate streaks. Hope this helps. Regards, Fred
  11. Here is the link to the replacement elements on the Paragon website. May not be the cheapest way to go. https://www.paragonweb.com/ELA66.cfm Regards, Fred
  12. Mudslinger- A few sites to look through which might give you the information you’re seeking. https://www.unifrax.com/product-category/papers-and-felts/?productcategory=235 https://www.gltproducts.com/products/ceramic-fiber-papers-20189 https://www.ceramaterials.com/ceramic-fiber-paper/ https://ceramicfiber.com/ceramic-fiber-paper/ https://www.armilcfs.com/blog/ceramic-fiber-paper-info/ Regards- Fred
  13. Sue- Are you releasing the slab from both sides of the canvas and creating a new “ramp” on the leading edge before adding a new shim? Sounds as if the clay can’t expand between the two layers of canvas due to it’s being stuck to one or both surfaces. Regards, Fred
  14. DB- Go to the Giffen store directly to get replacement pads: http://www.giffingrip.com/products Or go to their contact page and get more information: http://www.giffingrip.com/contact Regards, Fred
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