Turning Archive 2005

Subject:
Shavings

tek-Brunswick, Ohio
>My younger daughter is a student at Kent State University. He is working on a degree in Ceramics. One technique for glazing ceramics requires the piece, hot out of the kiln, is plunged into a can full of sawdust or wood shavings. The piece is so hot it sets the sawdust on fire. The lid is then put on the can. The fire without sufficiant oxygen,causes a reduction process, which brings out varied colors in the glaze. OK! Here is the point they never have enough sawdust. I have lots of sawdust and wood shavings. Guess where my lathe shavings go now? If you ahve a University near you that has a Ceramics department, they may be happy to take your shavings.

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