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Made a banding (decorating) wheel.

Piece of scrap 2×4, 1×8. Cut a disc out of 1×8. Cut spokes of bicycle wheel and removed hub and attached pieces. Hub gets screwed to 2×4 and axile must spin freely in hole drilled in it. Axle gets attached … Continue reading

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Making a clay Extruder

Making a Clay extruder. These cost starting around 40-50$. And although they are around 14 inches or so, the one I made only cost me about 4$. I already had a couple of 9 inch caulking guns lying about. After … Continue reading

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From the post, Making clay

I drained the excess water off. I stole my wife’s old grease splatter screen as it would make a decent sieve, and she had a new one anyway. So I starred sieving, it was a pane, especiecially with a flat … Continue reading

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Playing in clay – Vase

Started last night, little smaller than the 1st pic. These two pics two stages tonight 

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Making clay

Today I started trying my hand at making some clay. Well more precisely, getting clay from my yard and processing it into clay I could use for my pottery. Or some of my pottery, as there is a lot to … Continue reading

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Demolding

Demolding molds I poured the other night.  This mug would have been great, but the handle did not complete. Air in it I guess. And I think my slip may be to thick for it. Anyway.  The mug with the … Continue reading

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Found some slip molds

K so I lucked out and found a lady with some ceramic molds they were selling. About a hundred or so. Problem is I have neither the work space or budget for them. But I was able to buy 14 … Continue reading

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1st slip mold pour

Ok. The pic below shows my 2nd mold attemp on the little pot. This time I filled the little hump on the bottom o the pot so there is no under cut. 1st is the 1st half of the mold … Continue reading

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First attempt, slip cast mold making

OK so today I had my first go at making a slip casting mold. I made my coddle box, pics one and two. And a little pot that I am holding in pic three is my subject piece I am … Continue reading

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Kiln test one

So after I get the Kiln, I did not have a place to plug it in. The kiln has a 50 amp 3 blade plug, in my dryer outlet is a 30 amp for blade outlet. So I need to put in … Continue reading

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