Sanding down glaze drips on Cone 6 ware
Posted 06 November 2012 - 05:07 PM
Any suggestion for what to use to smooth down glaze? My dremel grinding stones aren't quite doing the job.
Posted 06 November 2012 - 08:51 PM
Number of downloads: 57 I use a diamond disc in my dremel tool. Also try to drip some water on it as I grind. Being a sort of new potter I'm always looking for suggestions from more experienced potters, and I picked up this trick. I try to cut a shallow depression near the bottom of each piece to give excess glaze a little place to pool up in. Also wiping with a sponge around the edge of the bottom has helped. Here is a picture of a utensil holder with real runny glaze that this process worked on.
Posted 07 November 2012 - 10:47 PM
I have gotten used to using sanding discs on the wheel head-Harbor Freight has some discs that are white, that work extremely well to smooth bottoms and edges after the largest drip areas are ground off. I usually don't get much in runs or drips, but once every 4-5 loads. I use the sanding disc always to just freshen up the base, to make certain nothing is there to scratch a table... When I have problems on the side of the pot with a ground area, I follow up with a soft rubber grinder, then a hard buff with tooth paste to polish to the same as rest of pot. Most small areas cannot be found afterwards. This also works with debris that may fall on plates etc.
Posted 13 November 2012 - 02:33 AM
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Posted 13 November 2012 - 08:31 AM
"But it does move," said Galileo under his breath.
Posted 13 November 2012 - 08:36 AM
I was using my dremel grinding bits in the past for different kind of drips -- but these were pretty serious drips and this solution worked.