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was big spouted pitchers - now what to do with chamois skin

updated fri 13 dec 02


John Rodgers on thu 12 dec 02

Not clay related but maybe of use sometime:

A chamois sckin over a funnel will separate gasoline and water when the
mix is poured through the skin. The gas goes through, but the water is
trapped in a puddle on top of the skin. Old seaplane bushpilot trick.

John Rodgers
Birmingham, AL

J. B. Clauson wrote:
> Just in case anybody cares:
> Shammy or chammy = Chamois - for some reason we in the US pronounce this
> word shammy. It is the skin of a goat-antelope (the chamois) indigenous to
> Europe. Sometimes the skin of sheep or deer that is of a similar texture is
> sold as chamois (no cow, not soft enough). It is primarily used as a
> polishing cloth. I used one to wipe down my bulldog before he went in the
> show ring to give him that extra glow to his coat that judges supposedly
> loved (didn't work, he lost anyway). Most common use in my area is to buff
> the wax on the car. I use small strips for the final forming and smoothing
> of lips on wheel-thrown vessels.
> Jan C.
> -----Original Message-----
> YOu can trim a pitcher and then use wet shammys ( for those not in usa
> thats
> skin of a dead animal I' m thinking cow ) to soften the lip enough to pull
> then add a coil or a cut piece of fresh thrown wall with the groove like
> steve does for his pitcher. I've done em both ways and its faster to just
> use a tapered coil for me.
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