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Re: Clay projectiles
Reply #90 - Jun 17th, 2017 at 6:53pm
 
Anything past about the 2:30 mark is extra work if all you are going to do is make glandes out of it.

I just dig up the clay, knead it until it's uniform, then make my glandes.  I cheat a little, I put mine in the oven overnight to dry them out.  Put the temp below boiling and you should be good to go.  If the clay cracks, then lower the heat a bit. 

If you put them in the sun, they will crack because the side in the sun will dry faster than the other and shrink up faster, which will cause cracks.  So dry them in the shade.  Which will take a lot longer.
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Reply #91 - Jun 20th, 2017 at 12:30am
 
kicktheotter wrote on Apr 6th, 2017 at 1:33pm:
Looking good. I'm guessing this is store bought clay? I want to have a go at clay ammunition but don't quite fancy stumping up the cash and there isn't anywhere around that has clay soil so I'm a bit stuck. It's been added to the pile labelled "Future Projects" Cheesy

Hey mate what is owesome job, how log it took you to make em ? ))
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Reply #92 - Jun 27th, 2017 at 10:58am
 
i think i've found clay , but its dry how can i make it workable again?
it is as hard as rock.
leaving it soak  for days doesn't seem to help a lot .
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Reply #93 - Jun 27th, 2017 at 12:05pm
 
Parmenion wrote on Jun 27th, 2017 at 10:58am:
i think i've found clay , but its dry how can i make it workable again?
it is as hard as rock.
leaving it soak  for days doesn't seem to help a lot .


Crush it before you soak it. If you can't crush it, it's not likely to be clay.
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