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    tanvi504 reacted to StudioLily in About Duncan Gold Lustres   
    Many thanks for your comments!
    I'll definitely test them like John suggested. Now back to the creative mind's infinite loop:
     
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    tanvi504 reacted to neilestrick in Kiln Setup - L&l Easy Fire   
    That kiln does not have the spring hinges. It doesn't need them since it's so small. You do need to make sure that the kiln is not rocking on the stand. Put sheet metal shims under the feet of the stand as needed to get it sitting evenly on all feet. Open the control panel and make sure all the connections are still tight. Make sure all the elements are seated into the holders, especially at the corners. Then you're ready to fire.
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    tanvi504 reacted to LeeU in Kiln Setup - L&l Easy Fire   
    You will love this kiln, and the ease of programmng...I have a larger one and it just floats my boat to happy places. (and thanks Neil for your help along the way)
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    tanvi504 got a reaction from Tanglewood in Why Is This Happening?   
    Hi everyone. So I tried some of the things that you guys suggested and I did manage to resolve the problem somewhat. Looks like it was a combination of trapping an air bubble at the bottom while smacking and also squeezing too hard at the bottom while coning up. Im still not getting it perfectly centered but its a lot better - and there was no knot at the bottom like my images - so thats good ! 
    thanks for helping everyone. I love how helpful this community is !
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    tanvi504 got a reaction from Pres in Why Is This Happening?   
    Hi everyone. So I tried some of the things that you guys suggested and I did manage to resolve the problem somewhat. Looks like it was a combination of trapping an air bubble at the bottom while smacking and also squeezing too hard at the bottom while coning up. Im still not getting it perfectly centered but its a lot better - and there was no knot at the bottom like my images - so thats good ! 
    thanks for helping everyone. I love how helpful this community is !
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    tanvi504 reacted to neilestrick in Why Is This Happening?   
    Make sure you have a nice round ball when you smack it onto the wheel, so it collapses outward. You're trapping an air bubble under the clay.
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    tanvi504 reacted to Pugaboo in Novice Firing Question   
    Tanvi504 - welcome to the forum.
     
    There are a few issues with your plan and a few ways of getting around them.
     
    Do NOT bisque fire your cone 5 clay to cone 5, your clay will be fully vitrified at that point and it will be impossible to get the white glaze to stick to it. Most Underglazes will remain dull if not covered in a clear glaze and some will burn out at cone 5 if not covered with a clear glaze.
     
    Now for suggestions on how to get you where you want to go...
    1) Paint your bone dry piece with a white underglaze
    2) Paint your design work on using your underglazes
    3) Bisque fire to cone 04
    4) Glaze your piece with Amaco HF-9. This is a Zinc free clear that doesn't affect and cause strange things to happen with your underglaze colors. Regular clears can at time do so.
    5) Fire your glazed piece to cone 5
     
    Alternative suggestion...
    1) bisque fire your piece to cone 04
    2) glaze your piece with the white you have chosen
    3) use Mayco Stroke n Coat to paint your design. This line of glazes turn glossy at cone 5. This will not work if your white glaze runs AT ALL. If it does it will cause your design work to move as well and possibly ruin it.
    4) fire your glazed and painted piece to cone 5
     
    Now I highly recommend making a couple of test pieces and try out both ways to see what turns out best. I hope this helps and good luck let us know how it turns out.
     
    T
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    tanvi504 got a reaction from curt in Narrowed It Down To A Couple Wheels?   
    I would like to reiterate what Curt said. Even though you might not throw large pieces, keep in mind the torque while centering. I (as a newbie) bought a Shimpo RK 55 that has a centering capacity of 25 lbs thinking it would be a long long time before I throw pieces larger than that. But it slows down when I try to center even 2 lbs. The reason is torque and the 1/8 HP motor. Make sure whatever you buy has a motor of atleast 1/4 HP if not 1/2 or 1. 
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