gayle bair on wed 27 jan 10
I use a piece of dense foam that is used under wall to wall rugs.
It looks something like this:=3D20
Mine was whiter and possibly a bit denser and had thin barrier to =3D
liquids on the back side (which is easily pulled off).=3D20
I think it was made by Armstrong but that was 10 years ago.
You can probably get the left over trimmings from any rug store that =3D
does installations. Do not get the chopped up and glued stuff.=3D20
I wet it, squeeze it out lay on a hard surface, slide the foot over it =3D
and depending on the amount of pressure I can clean just the foot or =3D
higher. I can tailor the shape and have even cut it round and place it =3D
on my wheelhead. Sometimes I'll use it with the wheel spinning. I use =3D
both sides before rinsing and wringing it out. I've never had a mold or =
mildew problem. It makes a great cushions for the bottom of my tubs, a =3D
cushion for trimming pots, and best of all for throwing sponges. I =3D
easily cut it to size and shape. In the past 10 years I've only bought 2 =
clay supplier sponges and I haven't used them but once or twice.=3D20
I know the guys who laid my rugs 10 years ago thought I was nuts when I =3D
told them to leave some of it for me. I wish I had told them to leave =3D
all of it.
Bainbridge Island WA
On Jan 27, 2010, at 1:43 AM, Gwynneth Rixon wrote:
> Hi, I used to work in a small ceramic giftware factory.
> We used a one foot by two feet sheet of felt, which is made for this =3D
> It gets well wetted, then the excess is squeegeed off. It is placed on =
a formica or metal surface and smoothed over so that it doesn't move =3D
> One smooth pass over with the item to be cleaned is enough to leave a =3D
smooth glaze free base and a little up the side.
> When finished we hosed the felt sheet down in the sink and hung it up =3D
to dry. I believe it is made from sheep's wool.
>> Date: Tue, 26 Jan 2010 14:36:49 -1000
>> From: Patty@PATTYKALIHER.COM
>> Subject: Re: What to put on the foot if not paraffin
>> To: Clayart@LSV.CERAMICS.ORG
>> Wet Carpet.
>> What carpet do you use that does not get moldy and smelly?
>> Patty Kaliher
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