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new suggestion on handles

updated wed 3 jan 01


will edwards on tue 2 jan 01


Lets look at some alchemy ideas. Why couldn't we use the SiO2 we have on =
and baking soda and add enough water to make a thin fluid mixture for
attaching handles or any other attachments.
High sodium plus SiO2 is glass when heated it melts and anything that has=
attached to it will bond to its self.
Soda ash and sodium are soda silicate when heated.
NA2O(SIO2)X (H2O)Y =

Below is the definition for it:

An alkaline salt, prepared by calcining diatomaceous earth. quartz, or sa=
with sodium hydroxide or sodium carbonate. The salt consists of varying
proportions of sodium oxide and silica. such as Na2SiO3. It is used in th=
manufacture of paper for improving physical tests, increasing the retenti=
on of
fine particles, and pH control. In this final use, it provides another me=
of increasing alumina in the stock preparation system. one that is
accomplished by raising the pH value of the stock, thereby forcing the us=
e of
additional alum to lower the pH. Also called "water glass." =

The SiO2 we use is already prepared and of course the closest form of Sod=
is easily bought at the store as baking soda. alum from alumina is presen=
t in
the clay so the forces of reaction are all in place for bonding.

Misinformation has ways of multiplying so keep in mind I made this up and=
not tested this nor recommend it. I will test it since I took some time t=
work it out on paper and burned some more brain cells. Also as with anyth=
ing I
say use caution and don't get this in your eyes. It is used in detergents=
its commercial phase.

My starting formula:
1 part SiO2 (flint)
2 Parts Soda (Baking Soda)
1 part Clay body (or no clay) Maybe bentonite?

William Edwards
Alchemy - Sticking with the business of dirt. It doesn't mean that I may =
blow some handles off a mug every once in awhile however!

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