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fw: questions about polishing terra sig

updated sat 13 jun 09


Vince Pitelka on thu 11 jun 09

Carole Fox wrote:
"First- I want to use the grocery bag trick to polish, but I can't figure
out how the heck to keep it from wrinkling when I wrap it around my
finger(s)- tried with 1,2, and 3 fingers. What am I doing wrong? Jeepers- I
just thought of another question! Sorry!- but how do I remedy the problem
of a sharp edge of terra sig that occurs at the bottom of the pot where it
meets the banding wheelhead?"

Carole -
Regarding your first question, I cannot visualize the problem. Are you
cutting your grocery bags into smaller squares - 8" or 10"-square? When
they are cut that small we have no problem stretching them over several
fingers. Be sure to cut away any seams and handles so that they do not
bunch up and scratch the terra sig surface.

And your second question - I have no idea what you are referring to. You d=
not ever want to let the terra sig drip down so that the pot is sitting in =
puddle of sig, so I hope you are not doing that. I cannot imagine how you
are getting a sharp edge. You should be coating a portion of the pot at a
time, and you can turn the pot upside-down when coating the bottom. Try no=
to let the terra sig drip down the pot while you are coating it, and if it
does, chase down the drips and wipe them away with the brush right away.

Good luck -
- Vince

Vince Pitelka
Appalachian Center for Craft
Tennessee Tech University;