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Offline 2ndtimearound

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Re: My WFO Crossroad
« Reply #20 on: November 20, 2019, 10:07:24 AM »
Jon,
Do you think a 50/50 fireclay and sand mix will work or just straight fireclay to set them in?
I need to keep the layer as thin as possible.

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« Reply #21 on: November 20, 2019, 12:21:43 PM »
Jon,
Do you think a 50/50 fireclay and sand mix will work or just straight fireclay to set them in?
I need to keep the layer as thin as possible.
If you were going for thin, I'd go with straight fireclay. I bought a bag of fireclay from a local pottery supply place and it was very fine like a powder. But I think that either the blend or only fireclay would work. I suppose the thickness will be dependent on the fineness of the material.

Just looked it up to give you a link to where I got fireclay and the place has permanently closed a few weeks ago. It was under $20 for 50 pounds when I got it.

Not sure where you are MA, but there is another pottery supply place in Hadley that says they have fireclay.

http://www.amherstpotters.com/

Thought there was another one in western MA with Shelbourne in the name. Cant find it right now.

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Re: My WFO Crossroad
« Reply #22 on: November 20, 2019, 12:35:06 PM »
Thanks
I got half a bag left over from when built my oven, its very fine like baby power. I'm trying to keep the layer as thin as possible. Maybe make a thick slurry and just set them on top. My concern is once the water evaporates will the clay shrink and the stones settle?

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Re: My WFO Crossroad
« Reply #23 on: November 20, 2019, 01:16:14 PM »
Thanks
I got half a bag left over from when built my oven, its very fine like baby power. I'm trying to keep the layer as thin as possible. Maybe make a thick slurry and just set them on top. My concern is once the water evaporates will the clay shrink and the stones settle?
I don't know what the water would do. I used the fireclay dry to level the oven floor as I built it. Kept sliding a metal peel over the joints to make sure the peel didn't grab.

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Re: My WFO Crossroad
« Reply #24 on: November 20, 2019, 01:32:54 PM »
maybe i'm over thinking it ;)

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Re: My WFO Crossroad
« Reply #25 on: November 20, 2019, 03:01:32 PM »
Overthinking it?!?  You're talking to a guy that just printed out his Thanksgiving spreadsheet.

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Re: My WFO Crossroad
« Reply #26 on: November 20, 2019, 03:02:52 PM »
I'm glad I'm not the only one with spread sheets for big meals!  ;D
Cheers,
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Re: My WFO Crossroad
« Reply #27 on: November 20, 2019, 08:34:53 PM »
Thought there was another one in western MA with Shelbourne in the name. Cant find it right now.
Shelburne (no o) Falls is the name of a small town near where I went to boarding school. Its a little northwest of Greenfield, MA - if that helps.
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Re: My WFO Crossroad
« Reply #28 on: November 20, 2019, 08:52:29 PM »
Shelburne (no o) Falls is the name of a small town near where I went to boarding school. Its a little northwest of Greenfield, MA - if that helps.
That was just the jog I needed.  I had the name wrong. It is Sheffield pottery.

https://www.sheffield-pottery.com/

I had it crossed with Shelburne Falls. I used to visit the town. It's near a summer camp. Very cool glacial rocks and swimming hole there. And a seriously old school pharmacy with ice cream counter.

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Re: My WFO Crossroad
« Reply #29 on: November 20, 2019, 08:53:54 PM »
I'm glad I'm not the only one with spread sheets for big meals!  ;D
Birds of a feather....

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