6.20.2010

Its all in pieces...

I think that must be a lyric to a song of even the name of a pop classic. At any rate, it seemed fitting for my pug mill this weekend. I spent all day yesterday trying to get this thing fixed.
I did get out alot of aggression and I think I must have used some pretty good arm muscles in the process but the rusted barring won't move. DRATS! That barring, as you can see, is so stuck on there! I may try and wack it again some more today after it sat all night in some more WD40. I think on Monday I may have to call around town and see if anyone here can fix motors. What will do if I can't get this things fixed! POTTERY NIGHMARE!!I threw a few things with one of the new Standard clay bodies that I wanted to try. Its a very grey looking clay and pretty stiff. I think it may crack even more than the Helios I use but I"m not 100% sure about that yet. It may not even like the sprigs!

Happy fathers day to all the Dad's out there. We are planning on a little bit of shopping and some lunch today. I hope to get back in the studio tonight because Blowing Rock is right around the corner!

6 comments:

FetishGhost said...

DOH!!!

Brian said...

Have you tried heat? Carefully, since there's WD40 in there now, but a little torch action might break it free.

Jen Mecca said...

Good idea...hadn't thought of that!

littlewrenpottery.co.uk said...

Hope you get your equipment fixed soon theres nothing worse than things breaking! Hope you had a good fathers day

Slo-one said...

I wish I had all the hours back in my life that I spent fixing our pugmill. Yup ours needs fixing too.

Kim said...

I would be completely helpless trying to fix something like that. Good luck!