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George Lewter replied Jul 20 to Pin holing -Revised Sapphire Blue Glaze

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Reply by Juanita Short

"120 grit is good for quickly flat lapping the foot, so a piece will sit flat on a ta…"

George Lewter replied Apr 21 to diamond discs

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"Low cost, diamond grit, flat lapping disc can be used on your potters wheel, if you,…"

George Lewter replied Mar 22 to diamond discs

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"About 1/4 of the volume of your pots (or even less) should allow you to pour a liner…"

George Lewter replied Feb 3 to Glazing inside large pots

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George Lewter replied Dec 11, 2017 to I am teaching an online Ian Currie Grid Glaze course

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George Lewter replied Apr 26, 2017 to Buisness Accounting, looking for info

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"We tried wave accounting for our accounting group class several years ago. As I reca…"

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"Get into the Way-Back machine, and take a look at Charan Sachar's video posted in 20…"

George Lewter replied Jan 24, 2017 to Slip trailing

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"Tony Hansen at Digital Fire has an extensive article on rutile (and almost every oth…"

George Lewter replied Jan 22, 2017 to Light Rutile Substitute

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"My main use is for the glaze Nutmeg. It formerly was a light tan breaking red brown…"

George Lewter replied Jan 11, 2017 to Light Rutile Substitute

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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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