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diamond discs

Started by josi rica in Network User Guide. Last reply by Norm Stuart 2 hours ago. 6 Replies

Raw glaze recipe

Started by Tom Humphries in Glazes - Theory and Chemistry. Last reply by Tom Anderson Mar 17. 5 Replies

gum in glazes

Started by Autumn Downey in Glazes - Application Techniques. Last reply by Norm Stuart Mar 13. 6 Replies

Firing with Cornstarch on the Clay Surface

Started by Barbara Hanselman in Firing Techniques. Last reply by Barbara Hanselman Mar 4. 6 Replies

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Norm Stuart replied to josi rica's discussion diamond discs
"George's idea works great. Just use epoxy to glue a washer onto the center of a potter's…"
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Wayne Batchelder replied to josi rica's discussion diamond discs
"Diamond core tools were at NCECA with a broad range of diamond sanding and grinding products.…"
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Fire It Once

Single Fire for Fun, Profit, and a Smaller Carbon Footprint
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Jay Decker replied to Arnold Rowntree's discussion My next development project in the group Insight-Live User Group
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Arnold Rowntree replied to Arnold Rowntree's discussion My next development project in the group Insight-Live User Group
"Yo Jay, to float the frit means to do something that counteracts the tendency of frit to sink to…"
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josi rica replied to josi rica's discussion diamond discs
"ok thank you George I will go to see on these  websites and choose  which suits me"
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Jay Decker replied to Arnold Rowntree's discussion My next development project in the group Insight-Live User Group
"This is interesting, but I am new to glaze development and have couple questions.  What do you…"
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Low cost flat lapping disc can be used on you potters wheel if you, drill bat pin holes in it, and provide a trickle of water to cool it. At amazon.com, 120 grit for aggressive material removal. Click the image to purchase 

Members have had great things to say about John Britt's new book, Mid-Range Glazes. Click the image to buy from Amazon.com

Purchase Glazes Cone 6 by Michael Bailey, The Potters Book of Glaze Recipes by Emmanuel Cooper, or Making Marks by Robin Hopper, all available at amazon.comMastering Cone 6 Glazes by John Hesselberth & Ron Roy is now out of print.

Harbor Freight is a great place to find unbeatable prices for better HVLP spray guns with stainless steel parts and serviceable economy models, as well as detail guns, all tested by our members for spraying glazes, as well as compressors to power the guns. As yet no one has tested and commented on the remarkably inexpensive air brushes at harbor freight.

The critter siphon gun is a spray alternative that is well liked by some of our members, and is available at amazon.

Amazon is also a competitive source for photo light tents for shooting professional quality pictures of your work. They also have the EZ Cube brand favored by several of our members. You might also want to purchase the book Photographing Arts, Crafts and Collectibles . . .

If you are up to creating videos of your work or techniques you might want to invest in a flip video camera

Following are a few scales useful for potters. Your final price could be less or more - things change.

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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