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faceting tea bowls--hank's wire tool

updated thu 6 jun 02

 

Dave Finkelnburg on tue 4 jun 02


Hi Valerie!
Jeff and Tony have covered the basics well. I would add that one
excellent tool for faceting tea bowls is called Hank's Wire tool. It's
basically a cheese cutter design made of spring steel with a very
high-quality stainless steel twisted cutoff wire that leaves an attractive
texture in the cut facet. It comes with several different size wires and
twists so you can make different textures. The tool is available through
Georgie's in Portland, OR.
Hank Murrow, who developed it, showed me that you can do some throwing
of the piece after faceting, and that can produce some nice alterations to
the piece.
Good faceting!
Dave Finkelnburg, just in from a gorgeous hike, more of a wildflower
wander really, in the mountains of Idaho

From: Valerie Johnson

Could someone please explain to me how the faceting is done on tea bowls?

Charles Moore on tue 4 jun 02


Dave,

Hank's Wire tool sounds great.

What is "Georgies" in Portland, OR? Can you supply a phone number or
address?

Thanks,

Charles Moore
Sacramento
----- Original Message -----
From: "Dave Finkelnburg"
To:
Sent: Tuesday, June 04, 2002 10:03 AM
Subject: Re: faceting tea bowls--Hank's wire tool


> Hi Valerie!
I would add that one
> excellent tool for faceting tea bowls is called Hank's Wire tool. It's
> basically a cheese cutter design made of spring steel with a very
> high-quality stainless steel twisted cutoff wire that leaves an attractive
> texture in the cut facet. It comes with several different size wires and
> twists so you can make different textures. The tool is available through
> Georgie's in Portland, OR.
> Hank Murrow, who developed it, showed me that you can do some throwing
> of the piece after faceting, and that can produce some nice alterations to
> the piece.
> Good faceting!

Dave Finkelnburg on tue 4 jun 02


Charles,
My apologies for not including this before.
Georgie's Ceramic and Clay Company, 503.283.1353 800.999.CLAY
Dave Finkelnburg

From: Charles Moore

>Dave,
>
>Hank's Wire tool sounds great.
>
>What is "Georgies" in Portland, OR? Can you supply a phone number or
>address?
>
>Thanks,

islandplace on wed 5 jun 02


Picked up a small faceting tool free from my dentist. A "y" shapped tool
that is supposed to provide easier flossing. About 2" across the two arms
with a small wheel that you wrap the dental floss around to provide tension.
Mike
----- Original Message -----
From: "Dave Finkelnburg"
To:
Sent: Tuesday, June 04, 2002 1:03 PM
Subject: Re: faceting tea bowls--Hank's wire tool


> Hi Valerie!
> Jeff and Tony have covered the basics well. I would add that one
> excellent tool for faceting tea bowls is called Hank's Wire tool. It's
> basically a cheese cutter design made of spring steel with a very
> high-quality stainless steel twisted cutoff wire that leaves an attractive
> texture in the cut facet. It comes with several different size wires and
> twists so you can make different textures. The tool is available through
> Georgie's in Portland, OR.
> Hank Murrow, who developed it, showed me that you can do some throwing
> of the piece after faceting, and that can produce some nice alterations to
> the piece.
> Good faceting!
> Dave Finkelnburg, just in from a gorgeous hike, more of a
wildflower
> wander really, in the mountains of Idaho
>
> From: Valerie Johnson
>
> Could someone please explain to me how the faceting is done on tea bowls?
>
>
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