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new direction of work!

Discussion in 'General Chit-Chat' started by OldPaint, Sep 18, 2010.

  1. OldPaint

    OldPaint Major Contributor

    wellllllllllllllll......i aint buyin no damn big printer, and i still want to do ARTISTIC stuff that requires some talent..............so i scored these pieces of equipment for a great price. not much fixin to do and i should be in production by begining of 2011. did this work while in college in the 70's. and just never could find kilns and wheels at decent prices. but it came together this week!
     

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  2. davidcarr87

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    have no clue what im looking at..would you tell me what it is without laughing at me to hard? :p
     
  3. OldPaint

    OldPaint Major Contributor

    the 1st pic is a 3 head pottery wheel table. the 2nd is an a-100 paragone cone 8 kiln, the 3rd is a duncan cone 10 kiln. these are for making pottery, cups, vases, plates, bowls, and then they are glazed fired in the kilns to 2300 degrees. if you attend art shows in your area, you will see a lot of people selling their "art" as pottery.
    http://www.google.com/images?hl=en&...esult_group&ct=title&resnum=6&ved=0CEsQsAQwBQ
     
  4. davidcarr87

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    okie doke...i was kinda thinking it was something along those lines after i posted and looked at em a second time..:D good luck with it all...
     
  5. Dave Drane

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    Good one OP!! Please show pics of your work when you get it all up and operating.
     
  6. threads1

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    OP......did that set of wheels come from a production line? Would 3 people be sitting next to each other making stuff? Neat equiptment. I think your going to have fun with it.......electric bill is going to be a tad higher tough.
     
  7. Pro Image

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    GREAT.....Old Hippie is going to start making Clay Bongs for the pot heads..............hahahahahahah
     
  8. signgal

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    If you're really feeling creative, try fusing glass. It rocks! there's gotta be some good art glass houses there. I used to run my stepdad's stained glass shop when we tried it. It can be a little pricey but I often think about how cool it would be to make signs that way.
     
  9. surf city

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    Congrats on the score Old Paint, I'm sure you'll have fun with that stuff.
     
  10. signmeup

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    Cool! Why are there 3 wheels in a row like that?
     
  11. Stealth Ryder

    Stealth Ryder Very Active Member

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    I wondered the same thing?
     
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    I thought it was a still or the makings of a meth lab
     
  13. Malkin

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    would explain a lot!!!))))))))))









    j/k OP... have fun!
     
  14. Techman

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    I want to be the airbrusher spray tanner at those tanning places.
     
  15. omgsideburns

    omgsideburns Very Active Member

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    OP,

    Here is the part of the game where I tell you that I'm upset that you have kilns and are getting in to pottery and glass because you're encroaching on my SO's business.

    That's what we do around here right? ***** when other people get in to free enterprise that involves what we do? ;)

    Have fun with it OP, we very much enjoy making stuff just to see what happens when you put it in a hot oven for 20 hours.
     
  16. Craig Sjoquist

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    Way cool OP awesome find 3 wheels wow and 2 kilns wow you can do some pottery and be free with creative thoughts indeed, since you done that before you never forget how much fun it is and relaxing to be using your hands to create a master pieces

    can't wait to see some of your awesome work you get to do
     
  17. curtrnev

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    Be sure and plug that kiln into your neighbor's outlet !!!!:Big Laugh
     
  18. OldPaint

    OldPaint Major Contributor

    after doing some research on line, i think that 3 headed table is a one off piece. and i remembered AMACO makes a wheel that resembles each one of these. its a 1/3 hp, 2 speed with an oil transmission. i guess someone took 3 of them, built the table and installed em.
    heres what a single wheel looks like.
    http://www.dickblick.com/products/amaco-no-1-potters-wheel/ and i got THREE!!!!
    I also have another potters wheel, wife got me for a birthday couple years ago.
    http://www.dickblick.com/products/c...mcid=adwords&gclid=CPXHlp_RkaQCFYxU2godrVRhJA
    now i need to buy clay, chemicals for glazes and lots of 5 gal buckets)))))))))))))
     
  19. bob

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    Now you can get a head start on making clay bunnies and tile ashtrays against the time when your handlers finally catch up to you and carry off back to the home. Perhaps in time you can progress to producing alphabet macaroni name tags.

    //cynicism mode off//

    At any rate, it's always a Good Thing when anyone gets a chance to have a go at something, anything, in which they've always wanted to be involved. I hope you enjoy the reality as much as the anticipation.
     
  20. Keith Rae

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    Some of the true value in ceramics in in the design and finishing or the piece. With your talent with a brushes the possibilities are endless. Congratulations on the addition to your shop and looking forward to seeing some posts of your masterpieces.
    Have fun playing.
     
  21. wes70

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    Great find OP! Besides selling pottery you could also have people come make their own... maybe offer classes.
     
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