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Firing pottery Second Time.

Here are the results. One of my success stories firing pottery the second time.

My master piece. I have joined three pots together.

This piece has had two glaze firings, the second time firing, I touched it up with glaze, using a brush.

This piece is 10″ high. Three small bowls joined together.

Glazers used are Rutile Blue, the colour Blue and Brown, Cream.

This Glazes has been painted on with a brush, this is where you get different colours.

White Rutile for White.

Blue is Cobalt Carbonate with a little water.

Your Glazers come out different, colours using brush on method.

This is the end piece. It is like a space man with lots of eyes and no arms.

This is my Space man. Made out of Clay

You can glaze your pots 2 times, some times it works out ok,

other time your pot cracks.

Happy Potting.

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Need help ask me that Question. I might be able to help.

Have a great day.

Wendy’s Pottery Journey.

Wendy.

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Driving A RC – Help you understand how to use your RC.

Driving

Driving a RC can be very difficult to master.

Here are some basic tips to help you understand how to use it before you have your first go. (not nice to break it on your first go.)

With RC it is a good idea to be in a large area, so you can work out how fast it is. ( if there is a tree or gutter, in the area, yes, good guest you will hit it.)

Do not run on a public street or highway.

Do not run in water or sand.

If you keep pulling the throttle trigger on the transmitter, the vehicle will keep accelerating and run very fast. It is difficult to steer the vehicle running at high speed until you become used to driving. Drive the vehicle slowly by pulling the throttle trigger to the fullest and quickly releasing it.

You can turn the vehicle right or left while running.

When the vehicle is running towards you, you need to operate the steering wheel in the opposite direction to the operation when the vehicle is running away from you.

Practice turning the vehicle, referring to the following.

Rather than just paying attention to the direction of the steering wheel, imagine that you are at the centre of the steering wheel, looking ahead of the vehicle, to turn in the direction you like.

Once you become conformable driving the vehicle, practice driving on a track with cones.

Keep practising until you feel comfortable with steering, throttle and brake at low speeds

next try using reverse.

When you have mastered the basics you will be able to drive at higher speeds in a more controlled fashion.

Nearly everyone thinks they can drive a RC, It is sad when they return for parts for there RC, the same day or next day. Take it slow, learn about your RC.

Did you know you should never leave your batteries connected in your RC, Always disconnect, your batteries when you are not using your RC.

Read your Manuals.

Happy driving.

Look after your RC.

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Glaze Firing Gas Kiln. Second Shelf 5 Pieces of Pottery.

In this firing there was only five pieces of pottery.

The kiln shelf before firing .

The pottery plate below.

This plate had stain colours mixed with a base glaze. Some colours burnt out.

I should of put a clear glaze over the top of the colours. To run your fingers over the colours on the plate, it is  very rough.

Out side was a blue glaze painted on. the kiln was to hot the glaze burnt off in places.

Great test plate. With what the colours did.

Nice colours over all.

Retile blue. glaze.

The two pictures below is rutile blue glaze , love the different colours this glaze shows.. It is all to do with the different way you apply the glaze. Retile Recipe I use. Where you place your pottery in the kiln, also shows different colours in the glaze.

In the last picture the kiln was to hot on one side, that is when the brown colour comes out.

Pottery- Glaze- Rutile Blue.-Cone 9-10 In this picture below, the kiln was to hot on one side, that is when the Blue-brown -cream colours comes out in the rutile blue glaze.

This bowl, with the dragon fly, is a transfer picture in the middle . Clear glaze over the top.

Outside Tenmoku glaze, the colour did burn out a bit. Nice bowl. The bowl is patchy brown colour. It is nice.

The pot below , This planter had a green glaze and a blue glaze. One side was good, to hot for other side the glaze burnt off in places. The pot it self is very rough on the outside. Nice colours.

This is my master piece. I made it by joining three small pots together. It has a lot of different colour glazer painted on. On some parts of the pot the glaze did get a bit hot, so some places it is a bit rough to handle.

This piece will be reglazed. This pieces will go back for a second firing.

That is it for on of my the second shelf gas kiln firing , learning something every time firing I Fire.

Happy Potting.

Have a great day.

Wendy’s Pottery Journey.

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Pottery- Glaze- Rutile Blue.-Cone 9-10

Cone 9-10 high firing 1300 Reduction.

The way you apply this glaze, is all about the colour you get.

Dip, Brush On .,Pour Over.

How hot the kiln is. Each shelf can give you different colour.

One side of the kiln might be hotter than the other. Colour will be a brown.

This is the colour from brush on.

I fine that I you get nicer colours from brush on.

The colour when dipped in bucket.

Pouring the glaze over the potttery.

Above are only some of the different colours I have got with the glaze Rutile blue.

Leave a comment and tell me the colours you have got.

Add different Oxide for different colour.

Make a small batch first.

Polash Feldspar. 40

Silica 30

Whiting 20

Kaolin 10

You have to add your Oxides.

My first mix I add Iron Oxide instead of Red Iron Oxide.

So I added some Cobalt Carbonate, to the mix. Yes it is a real dark blue.

This is blue.

Add Oxide 1.

Red Iron Oxide 5

Rutile 5

Add Oxide 2.

Iron Oxide 5

2 teaspoons Cobalt Carbonate.

Different colours you get using Rutile Blue Glazers.

This is rutile blue with Oxide 1.Slow Pour Over.
Rutile.Oxide 1. Dip
Rutile Oxide 1. Pour over.
Rutile Oxide 2
Rutile Oxide1. Brush on.

As you can see there is a lot of different colours of Rutile.

For White, add Tin Oxide. 10g

For a light blue some time light brown. add Rutile 7g

Have fun working out Rutile colours. I like them all.

Happy potting.

Wendys Pottery Journey.

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We are always learning, different things.

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Pottery-Firing at home. Gas Kiln. Second Time Firing.

Secondhand gas Kiln. The kiln has 3 shelves. Second firing of glazed pottery.

The picture above is my Kiln being delivered.

I  glazed my pottery and put them in the kiln for two weeks, before firing. just waiting for a day to fire my pots.

Firing the kiln takes nearly the whole day.

The Glazer I used in this firing.

No143 Butter White.

Rutile blue with Red Iron Oxide.

Ice cream.

B Blue.

Rutile Blur with 2 Cobalt Carb.

The firing was not hot enough some colours were great, glazers ran and stuck to the shelf, other burnt out .

I was very excited to see the results. turning plain clay dishes in to pretty colours. Every time there is different colour on each shelf.

bottom Shelf of my kiln before firing.
Second shelf of the kiln before firing.
Third shelf of my kiln before firing.

Here are some of the results of the firing, the colours that came out.

The plate above had underglaze painted on, three times. And a clear glaze was poured over the top. Great colour of blue. the art work is not that great.
This plate went in for it second firing. I brushed rutile blue on it for second firing.
The results are a little better. Great seeing what colours the glaze bring out. This plate was on the third shelf of the kiln.
Second firing. I put this bowl in for second firing. the green was suppose to be red. I wanted red. That is why it went in for second firing.
Not a good result. After second firing. The dish was on the third shelf.
This cup the glaze was burnt of the rim.
No change the glaze did no stick to the rim, nice colours
Brush on rutile blue
This container went in for its third firing. The glaze was running thick in places. So it was brown/black Brown.

No change

The pot split. No change to the glaze.

This glaze was nice. the pottery dish was not compressed, uneven plate bottom. Made a different in the colour of the glaze.

Well that is all for this Gas Kiln Firing, second time firing pottery, might get a good firing, your pottery might crack ,watch your glaze colours change. you will never know until you try.

Happy Potting.

Wendy’s Pottery Journey.

Wendy

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Home Made Clay Pottery.

Making every thing from Small Plates to Large Plates, Cup, Bowl, Planters and more.

Hand building clay pottery or wheel pottery.

Making a clay plate take a while to get to the end product. First thing you have to make something. then before it dries, you trim it to make it nice and smooth, some of my pottery is not even, I am not compressing/ smoothing out, taking the excess water away. After that you have to wait about a week for it to dry. If you put wet pottery in the kiln, it will brake, Shatter in to pieces. Broken pottery only good for the bin.

If you can not build your own pottery, have not got time. you can buy bisque wear pottery. You can paint it, or get it glazed. buy Bisque wear pottery

The large plate in the picture above, it has been put in the kiln and fired once. So it has been bisque fired, then it goes in for it’s glazing stage. Glazing pottery you have special mixers of coloured glazes that you cover on you pottery, the plate below I brushed painted lots of different colours. Lastly the pottery is put in a kiln (very hot oven) and fired to 1280 or more. Take about 8 hours to fire glazed pottery. Below the picture of the plate after glazing. I like colour.

Weight of this plate is 1200g

High 50mm, Width 210mm.

Before the pot was put in kiln, for glaze firing. You can see the glaze on it.

The pottery after the glaze firing.

It had a rutile white in the middle, then a brush on glaze on the out side and a glaze put on the top.

High 120mm. Width 130mm

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Electrical Science. No28505. Build a Electrical Alarm.

Science Time. Build a Electric Alarm.

Step into the Amazing world of electrical energy.

Easy to Learn, Easy to Build and Easy to Understand.

Introducing the hottest high tech experiment for ages 8-88 Years old.

Build a Electrical Alarm

Spend hours of fun in developing knowledge thinking and learning about electrics.

What is in the box.

1 Siren Cover

1 Plastic Cone.

1 Led Light.

1 Resistor.

1 Siron Body.

1 Gear Cover

1 Motor.

1 Switch Plate.

1 Metal Plate.

1 Buzzer.

4 Spring Connectors.

1 Base Plate.

1 Plastic Tag.

Items required. Batteries 2 x AA.

Build your electical Alarm step by step instruction with pictures.

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DU-Bro Products. EZ Bender Wire Forming Tool. No 480

A commercial quality wire bender, built specifically for the hobby industry. This will bend wire from 0-90 degrees and makes perfect Z-Bends, L-Bends, landing gear & more! With one movement, the E/Z Bender will form wires to your exact specifications.

The E/Z Bender features hardened steel forming dies for long lasting operation. It’s design was made to be a perfect addition to the modelers workshop. It can be hand held or easily mounted to your work bench. It also fits perfectly in your bench vise. 1/pk.


The E/Z Bender can be used with spring and music wire* and comes with two forming dies for bending wire. Additional forming dies available separately.

Works On: .015″-.047″ Wire.

*Note: Not to be used with hardened wire above 0.062″ such as “music wire”. Hardened wire below this size can be used.

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Du-Bro Products. For RC. Spare Parts.

Tailwheel.

Du-Bro Tailwheels look great and have a machined one piece aluminum hub. They are molded solid for unmatched durability and strength and are preferred by professional pilots worldwide. 1/pkg.

Cat. # – DiameterAxle Dia.WeightWidth
75TW – 0.75″ (19 mm)1/16″ (2 mm)3 grams/wheel0.367″ (9.33 mm)
100TW – 1.00″ (25 mm) 3/32″ (2 mm)7 grams/wheel0.450″ (11.4 mm)
125TW – 1.25″ (32 mm) 3/32″ (2 mm) 13grams/wheel 0.520″ (13.2 mm)
150TW – 1.50″ (38 mm) 1/8″ (3 mm) 22grams/wheel 0.672″ (17.0 mm)
175TW – 1.75″ (45mm) 1/8″ (3 mm) 30grams/wheel 0.674″ (17.1 mm)
200TW – 2.00″ (51 mm) 1/8″ (3 mm) 45 grams/wheel 0.770″ (19.6 mm)

1-1/4′ Dia. Tailwheel for .60 Size Airplanes. (3/32′ Axle Diameter.) $4.00. Buy now.

1′ Dia. Tailwheel For .40 Size Airplanes (3/32′ Axle Diameter) $3.20 Buy Now.

SPINNER

Spinner for RC Airplanes

Simple, easy and safe to install. The spinners are available in 7 sizes. Each spinner comes complete with 5 shaft adapters (5mm, 6mm, 1/4″, 7mm, 5/16″). You don’t have to drill out our back plates!
Features a unique nylon insert lock design for attaching the back plate and spinner – giving a solid and secure hold. Designed with safety in mind. 1/pkg.

  • 1-1/2″ (38.1 mm) – 12 grams
  • 1-3/4″ (44.5 mm) – 19 grams
  • 2″ (50.8 mm) – 26 grams
  • 2-1/4″ (57.15 mm) – 34 grams
  • 2-1/2″ (63.5 mm) – 49 grams
  • 2-3/4″ (69.85 mm) – 57 grams
  • 3″ (76.2 mm) – 69 grams

In Stock.

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2-1/2″ Dia. Spinner Black Buy Now $9.20

2-3/4″ Dia. Spinner Black Buy Now $9.90

Tailwheel Bracket.

The Tailwheel Brackets are made of lightweight durable nylon. Available in three sizes to fit most airplanes from .40 size to large scale. Includes 1 bracket, 1 wire form, 1 dura-collar and 3 flat washers. 1 assembly/pkg

  • #375 – 1/16″ / 1.5mm Axle Dia / Weight: 6 grams
  • #376 – 3/32″ / 2.3mm Axle Dia / Weight: 8 grams
  • #377 – 1/8″ / 3mm Axle Dia / Weight 14 grams

Tailwheel Bracket No 375 (For .40 Size Airplanes.) Buy Now.

Ball Link Sockets.

Self-threading nylon ball link sockets. When switching radios to another plane, you can keep the same trim setting for future flights by leaving the nylon links on the pushrods. For up to .072 wire. (QTY/PKG: 4) Weight: 0.25 gram

Ball Link Socket No 188. DU-BRO Products. Buy Now.

Brass Dura-Collars.

High quality machined brass shaft collars that are great for wire landing gear and axle shafts. Enough stock so that threads will not strip and can be reworked for many other uses. Includes set screw and one wrench. (Wrench not included with #243 & 244)
Allen Wrench Sizes:

  • 1/16″ (1.5 mm) – 3/32″ (2.3 mm) – 1/8″ (3 mm) = .050″ Wrench
  • 5/32″ (4 mm) – 3/16″ (4.7 mm) = 1/16″ Wrench
  • 7/32″ (5.5 mm) – 1/4″ (6.3 mm) = 5/64″ Wrench

Item No 596. 3/32″ Plated Brass Dura-Collars. Buy Now.

Plated Brass Dura-Collars

Plated Brass Dura-Collars Item No 243. 7/32″

Tailwheel Bracket

Wheel not included.

The Tailwheel Brackets are made of lightweight durable nylon. Available in three sizes to fit most airplanes from .40 size to large scale. Packet Includes 1 bracket, 1 wire form, 1 dura-collar and 3 flat washers. 1 assembly/pk.

  • No 375 – 1/16″ / 1.5mm Axle Dia / Weight: 6 grams
  • No 376 – 3/32″ / 2.3mm Axle Dia / Weight: 8 grams
  • No 377 – 1/8″ / 3mm Axle Dia / Weight 14 grams

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Avon Bottle Collection. Start a new Collection.

Start a new collection, Old Avon bottles.

Nine Old Avon Bottles to start your collection. Buy Now.

First Avon Bottle.

The Telephone. Old fashion telephone. La belle Telephone 25ml. Occur cologne.

This bottle is empty, you can still smell the cologne that was in it. Pretty Bottle. High 3cm


Number Two Bottle .

A pistol . Thomas Jefferson handgun. The cologne is Everest. Still has the cologne inside. It is 26cm long.

Number three Bottle.

Vintage Avon Magnifying Glass Cologne Bottle. Clint After Shave cologne still inside. 25cm long

Number Four Avon Bottle.

Windjammer Pipe. 85ml After Shave Cologne bottle. Cologne still inside.18.5cm long.

Number Five Avon Bottle.

1876 centennial express. Spicy After Shave. This Train Avon bottle still full.145ml. 22cm long.

Number Six Avon Bottle.

Straight 8 Avon Car Bottle. Spicy After Shave Lotion. Full Bottle. 5Fl Oz. Bottle is green. 16cm Long.

Number Seven Avon Bottle.

Canada Goose Avon Bottle. Tai Wind After Shave cologne. 142ml. stands 19cm tall. full bottle.

Number Eight Avon Bottle.

Crowned Swan Avon Bottle, Blue Bottle. Bottle empty. 8cm high. Can still smell cologne.

Number Nine Avon Bottle.

Turtle Avon bottle. Bottle empty. 9cm long.

This collection is being sold as 9 Avon Bottles. Buy Now.

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