priddy on mon 13 nov 00
If you have all the pieces and they are still flat.
fire them and then mount them on a wooden board and grout them. =
it should take about an hour or two to do the mounting, or have a friend =
has done a little bathroom repair work do it in exchange for a pot.
When you have more time:
make a new one using thin squares of the tiles, 1/8th inch thick laminate=
onto a 1/4-1/2 inch thick clay slab. Put it on the kiln shelf before it =
completely dry so that you don't have to move it again.
hope this works. good luck with he show.
Penni Stoddart wrote:
> Ok I am desperate and need some answers...QUICK!
> I have made a chess set and have done the board twice now with no =3D
> success. The first time I mushed it up because it was too big for my =3D=
> small kiln (forgot about the fact that I live around the corner from ou=
> guild and their BIG kilns ).
> I just did another on the weekend and it was dry last night so when I =3D=
> went to load it I picked it up and it fell apart in my hands. What I di=
> was this...
> I am using mid cal 5 (a brown cone 6) and a cone 6 porcelain. I cut 2" =
> squares and laid them tightly beside each other to form the board. Then=
> I laid cone6 stoneware over the entire thing as a bottom. Dropped it a=
> couple of times to stick it all together (yes I scored and slipped =3D
> before I added the stoneware) and then trimmed the excess and left it =3D=
> covered loosely.
> As I said it fell apart when I went to pick it up. It seems that each =3D=
> square separated or they stuck together in blocks no bigger then 4 =3D
> My query is this. Is there a better and more successful way to do this?=
> Can I salvage the squares and use them again? I know this goes along =3D=
> the don't waste time on useless pieces idea but I have to ask. =3D3Do)
> Our Guild sale is this weekend and I could convievably do a glaze firin=
> on Thursday to unload it Friday (at the VERY latest) if I can find a =3D=
> technique that works. I desperately want to have this chess set as my =3D=
> centre piece on my table.
> Thanks in advance for all ideas I know I will get.
> Penni Stoddart of Penelope's Pots
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