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Slip trailing

Started by Lawrence Weathers in Glazes - Application Techniques. Last reply by Lawrence Weathers on Sunday. 6 Replies

Light Rutile Substitute

Started by George Lewter in Glazes - Theory and Chemistry. Last reply by Wyndham Dennison Jan 11. 6 Replies

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Lawrence Weathers replied to Lawrence Weathers's discussion Slip trailing
"Right now I am frozen out of my studio. When it warms up a bit I would check the slip recipe to see…"
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Lawrence Weathers replied to Lawrence Weathers's discussion glaze flaking off in high magnesium glazes
"What end up working best is mixing a little Elmers with the Glaze.  If you put too much Elmers…"
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Lawrence Weathers replied to Lawrence Weathers's discussion Slip trailing
" I found my  solution in small tattoo bottles that I bought  on eBay for $.75 a set.…"
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Wyndham Dennison replied to George Lewter's discussion Light Rutile Substitute
"Tony Hanson at digitalfire has a discussion on rutile blues and slip clays, a good read. I think…"
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George Lewter replied to George Lewter's discussion Light Rutile Substitute
"My main use is for the glaze Nutmeg. It formerly was a light tan breaking red brown. When used as…"
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Wyndham Dennison replied to George Lewter's discussion Light Rutile Substitute
"You know rutile is used  as a flux compound in welding. If I remember you can buy rutile dry…"
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Norm Stuart replied to George Lewter's discussion Light Rutile Substitute
"We have three different bags of rutile and each one looks different. One produces a milky white…"
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American Weigh Black Blade Digital Scale, 1000g X 0.1g $11.08 

For the non-digitally inclined the old standard Ohaus Triple Pro Mechanical Triple Beam Balance, 2610g x 0.1g, with Tare $169.00

And finally a low cost clone of the OHaus. The Adam Equipment TBB2610T Triple Beam Mechanical Balance With Tare Beam $99.62

ebay is a great alternative for many tools and the equipment used in the ceramics studio - kilns, wheels, extruders, slab rollers are often listed there both new and used.

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