I use a Thomas Stuart Prodigy wheel, and as for other tools...I use a LOT. Many of them are actually designed for the kitchen, like a Tupperware brand orange peeler or a metal spoon I use for burnishing the bottoms of my stuff. I use chopsticks that are sharpened to a point, rubber wedges, and the indispensible pin tool, loop tools, and wooden angle tool that come with every starter set. I'm also really fond of the tiny red Sherrill rib. :D
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for the most part i have been using a Shimpo electric wheel... it is finicky... but it works... i have dabbled on a kick wheel and i like it but it is different... i have to admit it was a lot easier once i figured out that touching the clay while kicking will most likely throw you off center...
Funny isn't it what ever we are use to using is normal to us. If your husband made your wheel then I am sure it cost a lot less then mine:) I made another plate today and it turned out pretty good. I purchased a new bat that allows the piece you are working on to release from the bat without under cutting it. This is especially nice when doing plates. I have tried it once on this new plate and I am very pleased with the results.
Pat from Kansas
"All in good time...and with the help of my friends. "
Having never used any other type of wheel, I can't say it's "hard". But once I learned NOT to touch the clay WHILE I'm kicking, then things got much better! LOL! I'm a little envious of those who don't have to take their hands off their clay as often as I do.
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