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"Thanks Norm The Bartlett control docs gives me plenty if things to think about. I'm…"

Robert Coyle replied Dec 18, 2015 to Home grown Kiln controller

12 Jan 13, 2016
Reply by Marina Reijsmeijer (Kleierij)

"I try to throw as thin as possible. I use a heat gun to stiffen up the last couple o…"

Robert Coyle replied Sep 16, 2015 to Dry pulling....

2 Sep 16, 2015
Reply by Robert Coyle

"I don't know if this was mentioned before, but there is a nifty little free image ed…"

Robert Coyle replied Jan 27, 2015 to Photographing Your Work

17 Feb 19, 2019
Reply by JC

"Kabe gives good advice. Very few glazes result in a slam dunk on the first trial. Th…"

Robert Coyle replied Jul 13, 2014 to opulence matt base question

3 Jul 13, 2014
Reply by Wyndham Dennison

"Sorry Dani... you just can't be a dummy and develop glazes, but you don't have to be…"

Robert Coyle replied Jun 9, 2014 to Glaze Development for Dummies

13 Jun 12, 2014
Reply by Norm Stuart

"Interesting article Darthe. I think I will have a go at it also. The photos presente…"

Robert Coyle replied May 12, 2014 to Photographing Your Work

17 Feb 19, 2019
Reply by JC

"Gosh Doc, when do you have time to make pots???"

Robert Coyle replied Apr 11, 2014 to Making your own pottery equipment... Cheap

31 Jan 13, 2015
Reply by Andrea Wolf

"I buy the ready made solution in the hardware store... too thin. I leave the lid off…"

Robert Coyle replied Apr 8, 2014 to Water etching

25 May 27, 2014
Reply by Daniel Spruyt

"I have used a similar technique using shellac as a mask and wiping with a wet sponge…"

Robert Coyle replied Apr 8, 2014 to Water etching

25 May 27, 2014
Reply by Daniel Spruyt

"CuO3... yeah that would be some energetic compound. If it did exist, you probably wo…"

Robert Coyle replied Mar 28, 2014 to CuO3

3 Mar 28, 2014
Reply by Norm Stuart

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