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Which way Ben, the wooden form or the larger extruder. I did make several wooden forms for the HS after the workshop. The worked well, and students used them over the years for soap dishes, fancy boxes and other items. I returned to the HS after I retired, and the new teacher had cleaned house throwing out most of the tools and items she did not believe in or understand. Wooden forms were on, a GG nearly got thrown out before I showed her what it was. Sometimes you wonder. I do not have access to a deep throat band saw anymore, so it would be difficult to make the form. Could do it in pieces with my jig saw and laminate together, but that is a lot of work.

 

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Pres

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GEP 

Here is an more detail thread on the soap dishes-I was throwing away photos on my old posts because no one needs to see them anymore due to my over the limit photo files. I have reached my limit again-darn so I found this old post from 2012 on soap dishes-I will wait before throwing out these photos.I'm not happy about throwing photos away on posts that folks can still learn from but seems there is no other way.Or I could stop posting photos-ok rant 4 over tonight

 

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Here are the three pots I made, glazed using every glaze (^04 commercial) that I could find in my house/studio.  They are in alphabetic order until I ran out, then went searching for more.  

They are slab-built, around 200 mm/8 inches tall.  Biggest things I've made, and all three in one week.  All fired separately, couldn't get more than one in the kiln at a time.

Had some cookie catchers/saucers hanging around so glazed them and put them on the bottom shelf.

 

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My second attempt at a self-draining soap dish works! Big thanks to Pres for supplying this suggestion:

On 6/16/2020 at 12:15 PM, Pres said:

Mea, throw your old form with and inner wall up. Cut out the center of the inner wall to drain to the bottom lip, but still holding the soap.

Having a wall and a lip as two sort-of separate elements allowed me to cut a channel through the wall, but still have enough clay on the lip to pull and shape a spout. Now it allows the water to slide off, but not the soap!

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