Friday, April 20, 2012

A Delicate Operation

Where would I be without all of you? Not as far, that's for sure. Thanks to all of you for your comments and suggestions. I've learned so much from reading your blogs and from all of your comments. If you've got a predicament or problem, just blog about it, you never know who might be of help. Some time ago I posted about an engineering faux pas; I was truly in a dilemma. 

Lori of Future Relics Pottery suggested I use a non serrated knife and water to help me remove the handle to the cart I made. Please see the engineering faux pas to learn the reason why I needed to remove the handle. After about half an hour of a delicate operation I was able to safely remove the handle from the cart. Thanks Lori. Now I can fire it separately. All is not over though, look at those axles and small wheels, will they hold the cart up? And then there's still trial by bisque and trial by glaze. So stay tuned. Thanks for reading and for all your comments.


  1. oh yes, never count your pots until the kiln is cool ;^) good luck with this one..

  2. That truely is what makes blogging so special. Answers are often found.

  3. You're welcome, I'm glad it worked out well for you. Thanks for the link back to my blog.
    The cart doesn't look too heavy, I think the wheels should hold after the firings as long as you take care to not let them warp. I'd suggest keeping weight off of them even in the glaze firing.

  4. blogging is such a great way to share knowledge, camaraderie, and inspiration!

  5. Some of the operations that potters do rival the most challenging medical procedures. It is a shame that potters don't get the same financial rewards that medical specialists get...! Well done for achieving a successful amputation! Hope that the patient gets through the heat therapy part of the treatment! Good luck!

  6. Well - hope it does survive the kiln after all this engineering research you've done! You make some intriguing things! xCathy

  7. Hi Anna, thanks, yes so true for sure.

    Hi Patti, thanks, yes answers or good advice for sure.

    Hi Lori, thanks, not sure how I would fire it without setting it down on the wheels, I fired the others like that, of course the wheels splayed out a bit, part of their rustic charm. Ha.

    Hi Michele, thanks, yes it's good to share.

    Hi Peter, thanks, clay is a bit like surgery and cooking isn't it.

    Hi Catherine, thanks, some of these surgeries end up being worth it, some not, just never know, Ha.


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