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Posted 21 May 2013One thing I find to be rude, is to respond to posts, you disagree with, by hitting the person with a negative rating. Honestly, that should be reserved for someone, who is being belligerent or completely disrespectful.
Now if there was any doubt, that this topic was created, in response to Jim, or something he said, that doubt has long since been erased by the carpet bombing of Jim's "Reputation", via the negative button.
From my experience, neither Jim, nor any other poster has said anything blatantly rude, that wasn't first provoked in some way. There have been times, where I've seen Jim, go a bit far in a debate, but I've also seen him apologize for that. Usually, his curt responses, were to those, who made blanket, matter of fact, statements, without backing up their statements in any way. This is usually compounded by the fact, that the posters, haven't identified themselves, or their expertise.....I haven't done much, in my profile, but it's just because I'm a combination of busy and lazy. Then again, I've never claimed to be an authority on anything, and just offered opinions/ perspectives.
That's just my view, on the matter.
Thanks, Benzine. When the trolls, Stevie and Heidi, started wearing their little fingers out pushing the negative button, I knew before she came out of hiding that there were two of them because there were just too many buttons being pushed, so at first I told my wife that it looks like she and Jose (the guy mowing the lawn) and some of our friends would have to sign up on the CAD forum to blow a couple of trolls out of the water with the negative button. It would have been easy to play their little game (I love games!) by getting 8 or 10 people to click the neg button on every post they made and positive on mine. After my wife understood my devious plan, she used one of her favorite maxims "There's the right way and there's Jim's way," and added, "Do you really want to lower yourself to their level?" "Not really," I said. "You've always had a bad reputation. Do you want to change that now?" "Not really," I said. "Go tell Jose he should wear a dust mask," she said. "Okay," I said.
Posted 21 May 2013
Posted 20 May 2013Jim,
I don't know if any of the earthenware suppliers for handcraft type potters are doing this, but an industrial trick to get the glaze on earthenware to go into slight compression (to prevent any crazing) is to deliberately add some of the cristoboalite form of silica into the body formulation. Because it has a very high COE... it helps the body shrink slightly MORE than the glaze (which without lead is typically dominated by hiogh COE alkaline fluxes) and keeps it from crazing. So if the glazing application is uniform and covers all of the clay........ no leaks.
This does not stop the absorbtion of moisture through unglazed areas like the rings of feet. Ot into things like pinholes and other such glaze defects. So microwave use after getting them wet is still potentially an issue.
That's very interesting. I was guessing that at lower temps it is much easier to get a glaze to fit the clay well enough to stop leaks. I've been around long enough to know stuff like this, but I don't: does terra sig stop leaks? That would solve the problem of the raw areas absorbing water.
Posted 20 May 2013
Posted 20 May 2013
QuoteLike Reservoir Dogs? That's just madness! What was the dispute over?
Not that dramatic. A neighbor hunting in my woods. I tell him to leave and he points a shotgun at me and I jump behind a tree and point my rifle at him. We were so far apart that his shotgun wouldn't have done much damage to me so I had all the advantage. It ended with him inviting me to swim in his new pool.... Gotta tell you this one, though, even though somebody's gonna say, "What the hell does this have to do with "Recommended Glazes?".... On the other side of our woods lived a big family (two double-wides full) of repo-people. For fun they shot beer cans off posts while riding their Harleys. They got all POed over me shooting one of their dogs gutting one of my goats and after a lot of arguing and threats we end up in court. I whisper to the judge that I don't want to take an oath that has anything to do with a Bible or some fantasy guy in the sky. The judge laughed and my neighbor and his wife went crazy thinking the judge and I were friends. I think he almost died right there, he turned so red and started sweating. I won and my neighbor was fined a couple of hundred dollars. I gave him the finger and walked out. A few days later my neighbor had a heart attack and died. He had 4 hardcore redneck, Harley-riding, repo-men sons and a wife who was meaner than any of them. I knew they'd say I killed their dad. So I had to carry a gun to my studio and couldn't leave my wife alone for a month or two until one of my llamas died near their house and I went down there and they came out and said, "We ain't mad at you no more. The meth's what really did him in, not you." One of them helped me drag the llama into the woods for the buzzards.
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