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    Mark C. got a reaction from shawnhar in Haven't made anything in like 6 weeks... moving sucks!   
    My next move is 6 feet under
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    Mark C. reacted to Pres in New kiln was shipped today.   
    Received a call today from shipper.  Kiln will be delivered tomorrow morning. Asked for it early as I have appointments (bowling) in the afternoon.
    Have to have it dropped at the driveway. Luckily tomorrow is a no rain day.
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    Mark C. got a reaction from Pres in New kiln was shipped today.   
    Congrats-I still am in the Stone Age with a Manuel kiln. Enjoy all the time off after the learning curve.
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    Mark C. reacted to JohnnyK in Many Years Ago Back In High School In the Art room was a Potters wheel sitting in the   
    Kinda like riding a bicycle...
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    Mark C. got a reaction from Joseph Fireborn in Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all you wonderful people.   
    yes happy holidaze
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    Mark C. got a reaction from Benzine in Annual clay order comes in next week. 33,000 #s total -my share is 25,000#s.I odered   
    Thats 48 boxes per pallet always from Laguna when ordered in bulk(over a ton )-all 10 tons is special order soft.12 boxes per layer 4 layers high per pallet.One pallet will be a mix of clays.
    I have them trucked to a nearby lumber yard as its about 12 hour drive to LA one way-11 pallets are mine on the 15 pallets coming on my order.$ pallets for two other potters.
    I will have them power loaded (forklift) at lumber yard 2 per trip in my pickup.I have to then handunload into my clay shed(I have a hired helper for part of this job,The 10 tons of clay fits into my shed and the 1 ton of glaze fits in two loctions where I store glazee materials-all of it come off the pallets and get hand move once. The clay is backed up to shed and taken off truck with about 6 feet of max movement-stacked 9 boxes high.
    about 500#s gets mixed into my peter pugger for an 84 year old potter friend who I mix and deliver her clay to her as a friend. She can only handle 25# bags
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    Mark C. got a reaction from Rae Reich in Annual clay order comes in next week. 33,000 #s total -my share is 25,000#s.I odered   
    Thats 48 boxes per pallet always from Laguna when ordered in bulk(over a ton )-all 10 tons is special order soft.12 boxes per layer 4 layers high per pallet.One pallet will be a mix of clays.
    I have them trucked to a nearby lumber yard as its about 12 hour drive to LA one way-11 pallets are mine on the 15 pallets coming on my order.$ pallets for two other potters.
    I will have them power loaded (forklift) at lumber yard 2 per trip in my pickup.I have to then handunload into my clay shed(I have a hired helper for part of this job,The 10 tons of clay fits into my shed and the 1 ton of glaze fits in two loctions where I store glazee materials-all of it come off the pallets and get hand move once. The clay is backed up to shed and taken off truck with about 6 feet of max movement-stacked 9 boxes high.
    about 500#s gets mixed into my peter pugger for an 84 year old potter friend who I mix and deliver her clay to her as a friend. She can only handle 25# bags
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    Mark C. got a reaction from Dale pots in Did you say you were planning a dive trip to Bali? I don't dive any more, but my long   
    I have caught  Albacore  past past 23 seasons-from Montery to Middle Oregon. some years starigh out from from Eureka
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    Mark C. got a reaction from GEP in Heading out for a well-earned vacation. Goodbye winter! At least for a few days.   
    YA-nothing is better than a warmer climate in winter
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    Mark C. got a reaction from Joseph Fireborn in That moment you have been making jars with a gallery and also a lid inner gallery tha   
    Lucky dog is right-almost a real large disaster -hey if it easy everyone woiuld be doing it
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    Mark C. got a reaction from Benzine in Last Glaze day of the year for me on Monday-sale is going strong now at my pottery bo   
    I NEVER count  pots-If I did I would have gone crazy years ago. What I can say is I count tons of clay used per year-Its been about 10 the past few years  . This year  its about 7.5 for 2018 . Have not counted exactly  yet but thats my guess.I'm slowing down fast now but that said my guess is a few thousand spoon rests and the same with sponge holders.The rest I do not want to know.
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    Mark C. got a reaction from JohnnyK in Unloaded two glaze fires today Backstock is piling up like never before   
    More like I had a show worth and broke my arm and cancelled show so now I'm swimming in stock
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    Mark C. got a reaction from Benzine in Daylight savings time is going away this weekend which means less time in the yard an   
    It ends my drying time outside as the sun has lost its power to dry my pots outside . That means I have the heater going in studio and its hot in there and you learn to work in the heat.T -shirt weather always until x-mas production is done.Shop was over 80 yesterday to dry pots before todays bisque load.
     
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    Mark C. got a reaction from terrim8 in Starting to read thru the gerstley borate substitute items on the forum. Has anyone t   
    Its still very available . I bought #1000 when they thought it was going away.
    Now Laguna still have many tons-just find a Laguna outlet.No need to substitute at this time
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    Mark C. got a reaction from Joseph Fireborn in How is everyone? It has been a while. Just wanted to check in and say I love and miss   
    good you are back-I'm out of state-just did my big show.Drive home 12 hours in am.
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    Mark C. got a reaction from Pres in firing two cone 11 glaze fires on a hot day   
    none right around us.No smoke here as well.
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    Mark C. got a reaction from Tam U. in I'm new to the community. Hello   
    welcome to the board
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    Mark C. got a reaction from terrim8 in One minor wound on my hand from the metal but I'm ok- did the basic construction of t   
    super glue the wound-works great 
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    Mark C. got a reaction from Marcia Selsor in In the midst of rebuilding my tower. CPU was 6yrs old, went dead. Requires a new Mobo   
    This talk sounds like a non Mac issue?
    WISH YOU THE BEST ON TOWER REBUILD
    will it have a moat around it?Maybe some burning hot barrels of oil to ward off hackers that get to close
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    Mark C. got a reaction from Marcia Selsor in Mixed up two clay bodies (50/50)for fellow potter who is 83 yr old.Its 500# and I wil   
    I have used and liked her work for the past 35+ years. We had the same teacher.She can no longer lift a box of clay.
    but a pug she can handle.She gave up shows long ago but still supplies a few outlets.
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    Mark C. got a reaction from Marcia Selsor in I am thrilled to be turning down my first commission request! I am not going to do or   
    I tell them I do not write words or do special orders.
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    Mark C. got a reaction from Roberta12 in I am thrilled to be turning down my first commission request! I am not going to do or   
    I tell them I do not write words or do special orders.
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    Mark C. got a reaction from LeeU in I am thrilled to be turning down my first commission request! I am not going to do or   
    Feel the power of not loosing money.
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    Mark C. got a reaction from Roberta12 in I am thrilled to be turning down my first commission request! I am not going to do or   
    Feel the power of not loosing money.
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