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  1. What is the beast way to glue ceramic plates to each other? I need a permanent strong hold for a wall installation made of several plates. Tried liquid nails for tile/mirror and it didn’t work, it stays soft-ish and doesn’t give a permanent bond I’m looking for. Any advice?
  2. I will try this for sure! Thanks you for the ideas!
  3. Got it! I will try to test it both with underglaze and stroke&coat, I have a few bottles, so I might just test with what I’ve got. And yes, I know about the mixed colors in glaze that they not necessarily follow the rules of paint, I just didn’t know how to explain better ))
  4. So I have a design idea for a client and thinking what would be the best way to realize it and if it’s even possible )) Maybe someone has an idea. Just general info: I’m firing to cone 04 bisque and then 5-6 for glazes. I have white clay piece, I will glaze with dark blue glaze half of it and need to add yellow strokes on top of blue/white where glazed part meets unglazed clay. Is there a ways to paint yellow on top of blue so that they don’t mix and don’t become green where they are layered? I also will be using red glaze on some pieces and need yellow strokes on top not becoming oran
  5. Looking to buy a used wheel around Bay Area. I’m in Monterey, but could drive to pick it up. I need a second wheel and not ready to splurge on a new one at this point. Any advise where to search, would be very appreciated.
  6. Thank you for idea on how to measure a bounce! I guess my issue is not hotizontal wobble, but rather side to side. Here are two videos: https://streamable.com/d3e9xz https://streamable.com/zumsa6 Am I being too sensitive about it? )))
  7. Ok, so here is the horizontal video of the head. https://streamable.com/jj870h Regarding the build, head slides into two plastic parts, which are mounted to the base with bolts and nuts. I’ve disassembled and cleaned everything. I’ve tried to film those parts as well.
  8. I’ve adjusted the motor a bit, also straightened it up with the bolts, no difference. I’m waiting for a new belt to come, to see if this would make a difference. But even without the belt I can see the bounce when I manually spin the head. Attaching the photos of my spare head and pulley, so you can see the bearings construction. Also uploaded the video of the top, you can notice the wobble on the rim which worsens with pressure and weight of clay. https://streamable.com/gv1pnbBy
  9. Also if you look at the video on the bottom of the wheel head you can see the bounce. I can even hear it, I know this rhythm too well now ...ugh
  10. I will try to attach more photos. The belt sits in the grooves on the motor, I lined up the pulley so it goes right in the middle of a pulley. I’m now thinking if I should move the motor lower and pulley as well. It seems I can’t move the motor up if you see the mounting.
  11. The head definitely gets the wobble, I especially feel it when trimming. I’m not sure if I can move the motor though. You mean to “straighten it up” right? Because I can’t move it up or down
  12. I managed to upload a video https://streamable.com/r72cdj I have two wheel heads and switching them doesn’t make any difference. Each head comes with its own bearing, it’s assembled this way. When I pull it out, it cones off all together. So I basically slide the head and fix the pulley to it.
  13. Everything is tight, I disassembled and switched heads two times, made sure it fits snug. The only thing I did is switch the motor, but again, everything is tight and nice. Motor is new, so is the head, so this should not be bearings, right? The only thing that is old it’s basically the base and the belt. The wheel is leveled and I don’t move it much. I’m trying to upload the video, but seems that the size is too big or it’s the format.
  14. I’m trying to figure out my Speedball Clay boss wheel. I bought it second hand and worked for a few months on it. Recently it started to bounce and it affects my centering, especially larger amounts of clay (2-3 pounds and up). Also trimming. When I look at the pulley I see a vertical wobble. I was in contact with the customer service and they sent me a new pulley, no change. I also have a spare wheel head, makes no difference. I’ve tightened the belt to maximum, today tried to loosen it, still the wobble. I just ordered a new belt, may an older belt cause a wobble? I’m out of ideas...
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