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Re: What is a pug mill?

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Michael Keller (keller)
Thu, 30 Jul 1998 23:07:33 -0400

A pug mill is mostly for de-airing WET clay. It's great for recycling your
wet scraps and even for mixing small amounts of dry clay (if you buy your
clay dry, as opposed to wet). Small amounts as compared to a real clay

Maggie White wrote:

> Hello, all,
> I inherited from another school a contraption that I think is a pug mill.
> It was manufactured by A.D. Alpine (never heard of them). There is a
> hopper on top with a long handle with which to push material in. There's
> a lot of dried clay and trash inside, but there seems to be an auger- or
> giant screw-like part inside at the bottom, which goes into a sort of
> pipe that runs 10-12" out from the main hopper section; it has an open
> end.

Michael Keller
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