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Topic: Scoring and Slipping: How much is overkill?  (Read 1403 times)
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« on: July 16, 2009 07:01:31 PM »

I've seen people score then work up slip on the claybody, then score and work up more slip, then score and work up still *more* slip.....then I've seen people score in a crosshatch pattern, rub the area with water from their finger, then attach the pieces.

Is all that scoring and slipping really necessary when just scoring and slipping once seems to be enough to hold the piece on?


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« Reply #1 on: July 17, 2009 08:01:25 PM »

I'm pretty lazy myself, that does seem like overkill.  I rough both pieces a little with a toothbrush, get a little slip on the brush and glop it on.  So far so good. Cheesy

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« Reply #2 on: July 23, 2009 09:41:31 AM »

I use a toothbrush too, but I don't add any extra slip to it.

I read in a book where a guy said the toothbrush scores and slips at the same time so I've been doing it his way ever since! I'm also lazy and will cut corners if there's a way!


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« Reply #3 on: September 20, 2009 06:38:45 PM »

You can't really do it *too* much, and it's nice to have that peace of mind that you did everything possible to make sure your piece won't crack.. but I'd only go as far as giving each side a deep scoring, adding generous slip to both sides and re-scoring.
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« Reply #4 on: May 14, 2010 08:25:10 AM »

Practice helps after a while you'll find your amount- I'm also lazy and sometimes just wet the piece and it works fine.
« Reply #5 on: June 02, 2011 12:27:51 AM »

it really depends on how wet the clay pieces are that you are joining and the type of clay...the wetter the better when attaching.  if you are using a nice handbuilding groggy clay body it may seem like you barely have to score...porcelain on the other hand is a different story.  i suggest to do an adequate score job and just make sure you compress the clay together well.
« Reply #6 on: June 06, 2011 03:29:40 AM »

I always score the body of my pots and handles so they'll adhere more easily, I usually only do it once though and they I spend time working it in. It just means that you wont end up with any surprises during the biscuit stage!

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