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Thanks: Clay recipes

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Tue, 19 Nov 1996 17:10:08 -0400

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Dear Mark, Sandra, Gary, Karen, Jean, and Gina,
Thank you for all of your answers to my clay recipe question. I got
one more recipe from a friend that is not on this list.

1 part flour
2 parts sawdust

This dries very hard, I even purposely dropped my example and it did not
break. Depending on the fineness of the sawdust can have a smooth texture
or a "oatmealy" look. It can be sanded, painted or finished with a varnish.
It has a warm wood like color. One batch we added some celluclay and made
it look like stone, and made some nice gargoyles. Each batch, even though
measured seemed to come out a different I learned to add
more flour if it turned out a bit on the crumbly side. This clay is not
great for fine detail. This clay is very cheap if you have a wood shop in
your shcool, or a parent that runs a saw mill like I do. :) Paula McNally

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