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lampliner types and uses

updated tue 13 apr 99


Autumn Downey on mon 12 apr 99

Have just done a search of the archives and found a number of suggestions
for lampliner which include Axner's water-based liner, Elmer's glue cut 50%
with water and shellac. Have also heard of marine varnish being used.

I notice that some people are using unglazed bisque or raku with the
water-based liner. Is an unglazed surface better for absorbing this liner?

I am going to use Plainsman M370 because it seems like a tight clay. I
would also probably glaze the interior with Tony Hansen's 5X20 glaze. I
think if this covered well, it might be fine on its own. (But it's kind of
hard to see inside and I will probably go the other step, too.)

So, am wondering if there's any difference in water or solvent based liners
on an already glazed surface? (Also, if there's a Canadian source for the
Axner product or something similar?)

Some time ago, I tried a few lamps, discovered the seeping problem and tried
to solve it with resin. Which worked, but because the tops of the lamps
were concave, it didn't pour out completely. I wound up extracting this
extraordinarily syrupy stuff with a turkey baster and a straw.

Hoping to do things easier this time,

Autumn Downey