Chris Campbell on tue 30 apr 02
I just realized that some may have missed the original posting with
the basic instructions..........
You put the fresh slab of clay on a board then drop it to the floor from
waist height once or twice. This aligns the clay particles and prevents
warping. You cut the tiles and decorate them afterwards without lifting them
at all. Move them by sliding horizontally. Dry them as quickly as you like.
No warping will occur.
I did not mean that you just drop the clay slab on the floor !!
Craig Clark on wed 1 may 02
The detailed provision of the neccessity of "dropping" the slabs while
on a board as oppossed to just dropping them directly onto the floor (it
would be difficult at best to move them from the floor without picking them
up a bit, unless perhaps one has one of those giant pizza spatulas they use
in pizzaria's) reminded me of a couple things.
When decscribing a procedure assume that the individual following the
procedure knows virtually nothing or invariably a mutant procedure with
horrible results will be spawned.
If unfamiliar with the required depth of detail I suggest John Miurs
"Idiots Guide to Volkswagon Repain." It was a wonderfully entertaining and
informative book. Had pictures of wrenches, with arrows leading to the
pictures with detailed captions stating, :this is a wrench:
Secondly, whenever a thing, detail or procedure is thought to be idiot
proof God just invents a better idiot. I believe someone has alluded to this
in a recent thread.
My 4 yr old daughter, who is not an idiot eventhough her father - yours
truly- occassionally exhibits said tendencies, was watching me drop the
slabs, on the boards, and asked me what I was doing. Told her I really had
no idea and that it's a miracle cure for warpage. She looked at me with a
puzzled expression and then announced, "...o daddy, your just being silly."
We shall see.
Looking forward to test results!
Craig Dunn Clark
619 East 11 1/2 st
Houston, Texas 77008
----- Original Message -----
From: "Chris Campbell"
Sent: Tuesday, April 30, 2002 10:46 PM
Subject: More on Dropping Tiles re: warping - Ooops!
> Sorry -
> I just realized that some may have missed the original posting with
> the basic instructions..........
> You put the fresh slab of clay on a board then drop it to the floor from
> waist height once or twice. This aligns the clay particles and prevents
> warping. You cut the tiles and decorate them afterwards without lifting
> at all. Move them by sliding horizontally. Dry them as quickly as you
> No warping will occur.
> I did not mean that you just drop the clay slab on the floor !!
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