Originally Posted by mendozer
i have a buddy who likes making ceramic things and has a small kiln. he said he's make me a tap handle and wanted dimensions. What's a typical one?
I'm thinking 6-8 inches long and 3-4 inches in circumference? (no puns allowed here!)
The base will be set into wood, but what's the size of the bottom of most handles, 1" diameter?
THIS SOUNDS AWESOME......
Look, I'm not trying to be a d!@.... really...., you said he makes "ceramics things" and has a "small kiln". Is it just a hobby or is he a potter?
If he hasn't been doing it that long he may not know that a stronger ceramic body (stoneware or porcelain) will be needed and fired at a much higher temperature (at least ^6 maybe higher) to make sure it's hard enough. Otherwise it could break pretty easy after a few uses. He prolly knows this but again depending on the clay body and it's "shrinkage" the place to attach screws and such will need to be built 1/8 - 1/4 larger to allow for it to be fitted post firing. He also needs to build it in a fashion that it's easily glazable after the initial bisque firing and can stand in the kiln without glazing it to the shelf. Again, I'm sure he knows what he's doing and I know this sounds douchie but these are some things to think about otherwise it could be a complete pain in the ass getting it right......
I might try this myself.....let me know if you have any questions I would be glad to help where I can.....