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About buckeye

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  • Birthday 01/16/1976

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  1. I just realised I'd not seen any of your posts lately .... and then I thought that I rather miss them! Hope you're well and look forward to your return to the forum. Christine

  2. How has everyone been? My life has been crazy (as usual) but good. A few months ago I had a couple bad firings in a row and about the same time the weather started getting nice enough for me to get out and enjoy the weather with my other hobbies and then business picked up so much that I havent had time for much else. I have been working on a very big project with a lot of research and time devoted to it but today I found myself with some time and no customers calling so I turned off all my communication devices, ran upstairs and sat at my wheel for a few hours. Even though I havent thrown for months it has constantly been in my mind and I have had this serving bowl or fruit bowl in my mind that I wanted to try. I grabbed about 5 pounds of clay, threw it on the wheel and away I went.. I was shocked how well I did, it was like I hadnt even taken a few months off! It felt so good to be on the wheel again! I hope all has been good with everyone!
  3. Missing your post, let us know what you have been up to!


  4. Not sure what is with the negative two rating on your reputation, but someone obviously has a stick in the wrong location. Hope to see you back soon.

  5. Buckeye;

    I haven't from you in a while. I hope you are still on the blog. I enjoy your posts. I hope I haven't offended you about something I have said.TJR.

  6. Hey, buddy, where are you? I finally got a wheel, and you were the first one I thought about, wanted to share my news with you. Get your butt back in here! :-)

  7. All of the other information in the other posts is very relevant to your problem. I would definitely turn the bowl over by using another bat on it. I have also found a little trick that seems to help when moving and drying a wet bowl. I take a square of thin paper and place it evenly over the rim, smooth down lightly and then move the bowl. I often throw bowls on the wheel head, and remove them as thrown, as I am often throwing off of the hump around 20#. This trick will allow me to move the larger thinner bowls without warping them. This also helps the bowl to dry a little more evenly. I just want to make sure I understand you correctly.. throwing from the hump, before you remove the bowl from the hump you put a piece of paper on the top, smooth it down slightly to the rim then remove and it keeps it round while you are moving it? If so I HAVE to try that! If I have that right, are you then sitting a bat on top of it and leaving it sit upside down?
  8. nevermind... dindt mean to cause drama on the forum, was not my intention
  9. cant believe how many posts this got so quickly! thanks everyone, I figured that was the problem and thank you for all the great suggestions.. I am going to sloooow they dry down.
  10. Lately I have been having trouble with bowls warping. I think I might have a clue why but I am up for suggestions and if I am correct would be nice to have it confirmed. After throwing I cut them off the bat, leave sit for a few hours to set up then I re-cut them and flip them over.. very careful not to push in on the sides. Several hours later they are ready to trim and when I look at them they are warped. The only thing I can think of is they are drying to fast. I have noticed since late fall the air seems dryer and everything is drying quicker... doesnt really make sense to me why drying faster they would warp but its the only thing I can come up with... any suggestion would be helpful. I am using a stoneware clay.. everything is drying so quick that if I throw bowls in the morning they are trimmed and done by evening.
  11. I have had a Bailey now for just over a year and so far it has worked flawlessly and I couldnt be more impressed at how sturdy it is and I absolutely love the big splash pan. I bought the shelf for the back and I keep my bucket of water and all my tools on it.. little bit of a stretch to the bucket but I am glad I got the shelf.
  12. Thanks everyone for your support. I will keep you updated if anything sells and how it goes.
  13. Thank you so much for taking the time to share this. I know it took some thought and time to print it up but I hope you (and others with so much experience) will keep sharing all your knowledge.. thank you!
  14. Hey, buckeye;

    I enjoy your enthusiasm. Keep up the great posts.Tom.

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