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5/27/12 7:23 P

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Very cool, Rubian!
I use rocks to burnish! No, really! And a long-handled wooden spoon to help push jars into shape!

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5/21/12 8:18 A

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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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3/29/11 11:08 P

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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...

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2/28/11 10:23 P

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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

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TSIGANE's Photo TSIGANE Posts: 199
2/28/11 3:14 P

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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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2/27/11 10:17 P

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I always wondered about a kick wheel. Are they hard to use? I have seen them in use but never tried one myself.

Pat from Kansas

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TSIGANE's Photo TSIGANE Posts: 199
2/27/11 11:40 A

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I plan on buying a kiln some day. It's good to hear what others recommend!
And maybe I'll get an electric wheel some day... I use a kick wheel that my husband built for me!

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2/26/11 4:03 P

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I use an electric Creative Industries Jr. Wheel and I also have an electric Skut Kiln. I would recommend either one, they have been very reliable for me over the years.

Pat from Kansas

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TSIGANE's Photo TSIGANE Posts: 199
1/5/11 7:03 P

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Grandpa used to say, "You can tell a lot about a man by noticing the tools he uses." So spill it, what are your favorite tools when you're working with clay?
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