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Kiln Comparisons

I am considering downsizing my kiln from Skutt 1027 to one size smaller. The ideal size for me would be the newer Skutt 1022, where I could…

Started by Gina Skillings

7 Mar 10, 2015
Reply by Gina Skillings

Immersion Blender Great for Small Batches of Glaze

John Britt and others have touted using stick blenders to mix smaller batches of glaze. Not too effective on a 5 gallon dipping bucket full…

Started by George Lewter

2 Feb 17, 2015
Reply by Jeff Wilson

Making your own pottery equipment... Cheap

In getting my studio set up after a 40 year detour, I did not want to spend a huge amount of money. I began making all varieties of things…

Started by Lawrence Weathers

31 Jan 13, 2015
Reply by Andrea Wolf

Adjustable Slab Slump Molds

I just got my rectangular mold in the mail today, and I am a happy camper. I got a chance to try one last winter at MIY Ceramics and Glass…

Started by George Lewter

0 Jul 26, 2014

Digital Scales

My triple beam scales have cratered on me, so I'm in the market for some digital scales.  I hope someone is  using scales that they could r…

Started by Denice E. Demuth

21 Jul 11, 2014
Reply by Jacob Smith

SHIMPO RK-3E without bat pin holes - PLEASE HELP ME

Hello to all I bought a wheel Potter Shimpo RK-3E. O Wheelhead não tem bat pin holesAttached photo of the WheelIs there any model for this…

Started by Maria Correia

3 Jul 10, 2014
Reply by Marina Reijsmeijer (Kleierij)

Raku kiln from an old electric kiln

After several attempts to keep them going, I have two kilns that I have been told have too much age and need too much work. (Some of you kn…

Started by Cyndy shorter

8 Jun 10, 2014
Reply by Ersatz Soubriquet

microwave oven

I just became the owner of a new microwave oven I don't have a current use for. Has anyone found something to use one for in pottery?

Started by Lawrence Weathers

7 May 21, 2014
Reply by Rodney Allen Roe

Slipcast molds available for sale through eBay

Hi guys, A recently deceased relative left several ceramic slipcast molds, most of which were stored in handmade wooden boxes for the past…

Started by Shine Chisholm

0 Apr 12, 2014

gas to electric conversion

hello everyone, can anyone help me in converting my 20 cuft gas kiln into electirc kiln. i need to know how many elements will i need and h…

Started by Maulik Oza

11 Feb 26, 2014
Reply by Jeff Poulter

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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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