totem help

bverste(zone 5)July 19, 2010

I bought some things for a totem at at a 1/2 off sale at TS. the pitcher I bought is not level at the rim--it angles a little at the spout end, any ideas of what I can do to keep the totem level, I don't want to put it at the top as it would collect water and I am afraid if I put a plate on the top, it will not be even. any ideas? I wondered about trying to find something to put at handle end to try to even things up, but then there would only be two contact or glue points.

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
Marlene Kindred

Since I've never made any totems out of teapots, I don't know if there is a trick to it or not, but some of our other GJers should know....

    Bookmark   July 19, 2010 at 7:06PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
sorie6(6b ok.)

I make bird baths and sometimes the glass ware isn't flat I either put a piece of folded paper under the edge or use some dried silicone under it. Or I just put some dirt or rocks under the base. I used flat plates or old microwave plates for the base.
Hope this helps! Good luck!

    Bookmark   July 19, 2010 at 10:25PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
tbledsaw(5)

Could you post pics so we can get an idea?
Is it something you could cut off with a glass cutter & still have the same effect?
You could put a patch in it of GE II and glass beads, then use beads elsewhere to blend it.
If it's big enough you could get a salt bowl & stick in it.
If you have other broken ceramics you could put in a ceramic patch.
If you're using plants, you could possibly put a plant in it, though that could get to be harried come winter.

    Bookmark   July 19, 2010 at 10:32PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
laurastheme(8)

I have ground down the high side and I have also built up the low side. For building I usually use marine epoxy (the green and white tube epoxy that you knead together until it turns white). I build up the low side as much as necessary, then graduate the epoxy until it's even with the high side. Does that make sense? That makes the rim even without any gaps. The epoxy dries very hard. I paint it if it will show when the item is finished.

    Bookmark   July 19, 2010 at 11:45PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
bverste(zone 5)

all good ideas, thanks, I plan on working on the totem if it every stops storming, and I will post pictures. the friend I am making it for chose the small pitcher, so I have to put it in.

    Bookmark   July 20, 2010 at 10:38AM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
My Summer Project - Potting Shed Makeover
We had a cute little shed used for storage of our mower,...
luvs2click
Good garden markers needed soon
Does anyone know where I can get good garden markers?...
Corkelcol
Christmas Bottle Tree
I finally got around to making a Christmas bottle tree...
lindasewandsew
Working with crushed gemstones
Maybe this is a question to a wrong forum, but I see...
briergardener_gw
Dehydrator trays
Does anyone have ideas for recycling food dehydrator...
hokypuk
People viewed this after searching for:
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™