[Clayart] Heat gun vs. blow torch

L TURNER magnolia.mud.list at gmail.com
Fri Nov 11 17:35:02 EST 2016

On Fri, Nov 11, 2016 at 8:59 AM, Ken Chase <kchase235 at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hello:
> I've seen a lot of potters use a blow torch ... [and] ... seen others use
> a heat gun.
> Any advantage of one method or the other?


I think the choice is being made on the basis of "what the potter is
familiar with, and therefore,  developed his/her technique with.

I prefer the electric heat gun/(hair drier) tool because I can use it in
places where a flame device is prohibited (school studio).  Furthermore,
electric tool does not run out of propane as quickly as the flame tool

As an aside, I have both;  use the hair dryer when I want a gentle flow of
heat, and the heat gun when I what a BIG HOT wave of heat.

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