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  1. I align by eye; notice the center hole's center line is in the same plane as the top of the notches.
  2. BAH HUMBUG !!! I like hammers, bricks and Volkswagens! You see what just happened?!?!?! This things just told me Volkswagens isn't a word!!! What has this world come to when technology denies the existence of, not only the most mass produced car in history, it was actually a unit of measure!! "About the size of a Volkswagen" "As heavy as a Volkswagen" BAH, HUMBUG !!!! (Notice I didn't say HumVolkswagenBug because, apparently they are "incorrect"....) There is too much technology in use...but it aint nuthin bricks and hammers can't fix!
  3. This is the earliest known prototype of the modern hot air balloon. The engineers were very hope but production never got off the ground.
  4. I've used these everywhere I've worked for almost 20 years now and they are great. I have three in mine, two in our teaching studio, one in production/kiln area, two in the house and one small one somewhere else at a place I make special guest appearances at that I can't talk about.
  5. We use pyrometric bars. Have you readjusted and reached max flux capacitance yet?
  6. "What's on my mind"? Boy, if that aint askin' fer trouble...I don't know what is... :)

  7. We use pyrometric bars. Adjust the sitter again, throw the gauge away and use the force. I set mine by eye/feel/flux capacitance. Total spiritual creaminess can be achieved through the focusing of Chi. If you have a problem with unfocused Chi, I recommend one of these: http://chia.com/chia-pets/
  8. Try adjusting the sitter: http://www.hotkilns.com/how-do-i-adjust-my-kiln-sitter
  9. That's a tough call. IMO pieces of equipment are just like people; everything ages, some more than others. While one individual of a certain vintage may be in poor shape, another may be perfectly fine. I once knew a man that at 87 could work men half his age "into the shade". What he was capable of doing would most certainly hospitalize, if not kill; most men that old. We have a Skutt KS 1227 here from the 70's that was given to us; it's old and beat up but it does work. We used it as an overflow/backup kiln for our production runs and it worked great despite having been put through seve
  10. yup very true! Never said nor implied but the main thing they did is change the industry forever.
  11. Ah, so you are looking to be the Al/Grippo Megasquirt of the kiln world; not a bad idea. The only problem I see is you'd have to come in under the $219 cost of a new Bartlett V6-CF enough to make it worth while. Lol - not sure about that ;-) but I was thinking about £95 / $126. Those guys came out of a garage and changed the automotive aftermarket forever. I knew it was just a matter of time. https://www.diyautotune.com/
  12. Ah, so you are looking to be the Al/Grippo Megasquirt of the kiln world; not a bad idea. The only problem I see is you'd have to come in under the $219 cost of a new Bartlett V6-CF enough to make it worth while.
  13. Bah, HUMBUG! I hate social media. We don't tweet, cluck, quack or make any other animal sounds. We're just very private people and like to keep some things to ourselves. Too much data being collected on folks presently and now equipment is being installed along the interstate/freeway system to collect bluetooth and GPS signals...like that is actually needed.... ....and I don't need a refrigerator that takes pictures of the inside of itself neither. If I'm too stupid to realize when it's outta food...then I need to go ahead on and starve to death....
  14. One of these? I'd say get an electrician too. I'm a former Harley and Honda tech. Nothing against your uncle, but there isn't anything in there remotely close to motorcycle electrical. That appears to be all AC and a completely different animal to anything on wheels (aside from an EV). You need someone with electrical experience, not mechanical.
  15. Ya know folks eat bentonite so just open up a smoothy place that features "good earth" smoothies.
  16. If you don't have the room for this you can made something similar. http://ceramicartsdaily.org/clay-tools/making-clay-tools/how-to-make-a-better-homemade-sink-trap-for-your-pottery-studio/ You will definitely need to do something or you will pay the price with the plumber. We using something similar to the above but just a 5 gallon bucket used as a single stage (above it two) that feeds into the top of the bucket and then out the side to the drain pipe. We once had a plastic garbage can instead of the 5 gallon bucket at the old studio. Pretty much anything will work as long as it's water
  17. Yeah, I've dated women that were built like rolling pins too.....but once you've had a few drinks......
  18. I would have but she killed the idea dead. The dog was a complete idiot; no idea why he did that other than complete stupidity.
  19. Me; I'm just tryin' to figure out if it's me or the dog who has gas.....
  20. I make oysters in my underwear....oh, wait...that didn't come out right....
  21. All of my artist friends are cracked in some way. It's kind'a like an egg, you can't get the good stuff out unless it's broken. ...think about it...
  22. She's done maybe six. My cousin needed one for her grandmother (not mine) and was complaining about how "expensive" it was ($150 and she makes a LOT more than we do). I told her, "Well,.... I have an ol' mayonnaise jar here you can put granny in...." I know that sounds callous but I was really mad at her (cousin-and still am; I've never have liked her). She didn't even visit our grandmother when she was dying and here she is going on-and-on about some woman who didn't care for her anything close to what our grandmother did...and then she's gonna cry about money....and then somethi
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