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    Pottery wheel belts

    Hello Marcia, I have a similar question because I need a belt for a CXC. So we can use belts from auto supply stores? I have a used CXE that needs a new belt. I called one clay pottery supplier place and they said it might need to be ordered directly from Amoco and that I should call back on another day when their customer service person who knows about belts is there. I went to the Brent webpage and found out what size I need. I know it’s a six groove V belt. The belts at the auto store looks totally different from the ones in the Brent video so I know that the auto people call their v groove belt s serpentine. I just wasn’t sure I could use a non-Brent belt.
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    WEIRD NOISE ON BRENT CXC

    Great Mark ! Thank you!
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    WEIRD NOISE ON BRENT CXC

    A SHOUTING THANK YOU to Neil, Pres, Mark C, Chris, and Greybeard !! Thanks to all of you great people who helped me, I was able to get that CXC. Now the adventure begins. I will be replacing the belt so I have to order it and learn how to install it. I'm off to look for information about what I may need to do to service/clean/oil the motor. I think it might need something because when I did not use my sewing machine for 10 years I needed to clean up its moving parts and have the machine gone over. But for $400, I am very happy. I will tackle the foot pedal first. My first search for how to change the belt brought up a video from brent!!! YAY now I need to order my belt. THANK YOU AGAIN GUYS!!!!
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    WEIRD NOISE ON BRENT CXC

    Thank you Greybeard. I went and got it. I am excited. I can't wait to clean it up. Then, I will have to order a belt and figure out how to change / replace it.
  5. Oh Mark, I have to agree. I am also a teacher. My students were always amazed that I would have them discuss ideas openly and did not require them to have "my opinion" . I have had 3 different instructors since I started in 2013 taking classes as a senior citizen. They all have very different views, approaches, and ideas. I am learning a great deal more here on the forums that helps than I get from these instructors. The classes are free, the clay is free, the firing is free so it's a great resource. Some of them let those of us who are "seniors" just do what we want--others insist we do the projects that the class would do. This most recent one is having all of the throwers throw blindfold to create different shapes by feel--she said she is trying to push them to stretch, improve their skill levels, and try new things. I knew here reputation so I did not take the level 2 class because I am not able to make ten 5 inch cylinders to cut into pieces to see how perfect they are. The one lady was furious yesterday because she had all her pieces of her cylinders glazed for test tiles and because she did not have her name of every part of the 1/4 of a cylinder (she is the only one teaching and has very few students) she would not fire them. I just try to give her a wide berth and do my hand--building until fall semester begins.
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    WEIRD NOISE ON BRENT CXC

    Hi Chris, I was less than clear. I rewrote it twice trying to make it clear. I am only going 7 hours away. If I needed to, I could do it over 4 days. Going to NC was the 4 days of at least 8 hour + driving. I am retired and do not work in the summers so I won't miss any work. In addition, it is a straight shot of driving, no big hills or remote areas to traverse. The guy actually has it in his mom's garage about 100 miles closer to me. He will not be there at all---just his mom and he is going to ask a friend of hers to help me get it into my car.
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    WEIRD NOISE ON BRENT CXC

    Hello Chris, You beat me to the search on you tube. THANK YOU!!! It saves me the trouble. I came across this latest wheel by shear serendipity. I was all set to get a used Shimpo which was 10 hours from me one way. Stephen then reminded me that clay king would have that same wheel new for 1200 delivered so I decided NOT to drive 20-24 in four days to go and come back. Locally that wheel was going to be $1515, but I could get it for $900 so I thought I was going to save $$$$$. I had forgotten I could get it on-line. Shortly after I made that decision, I found this wheel only 7 hours from me. I can do that in four days with no problem.
  8. Thank you Mark! I am going to investigate the Baileys. I am glad to hear that slab rollers do not stretch the clay too much. She makes a lot of money doing hand building and insisted that if we had enough time in class, she would make us use the rolling pin for everything.
  9. Hi, Does anyone have experience using this type of slab roller? My instructor said she does not recommend using a slab roller because it pulls the clay too much--she said a good rolling pin is much better. I am 66 and think anything that would help me make big slabs could be a good tool. Some people in class say that these types of slab rollers are too much bother and I would be better off using the rolling pin because you must put the boards in and out and that that is not as easy as it seems. All and any comments would be appreciated.
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    WEIRD NOISE ON BRENT CXC

    Pres, Thank you again. I was hoping I could get an answer that would give me the courage to drive to go get it. The guy said he would keep it for me at $400 until I called him tomorrow. I told him I was going to ask people who were professional potters. He suggested he thought it might just need a new belt also. It had been in the garage at his Mom's house. He used it for two summers while he was in college and then he got the bug to do glass work and never looked back, his mom used it for about 2 months and that is it. I am going to try to verify the age, but I am not sure the age matters if there is not a serious problem.
  11. Hi again, This wheel has been in storage for 19 years. The man's mother used it prior to storing it when she decided she did not want it in her house. It sounds like the Brents I hear at the college, but there are two problems: the wheel does not stop when you put the wheel in the position it should stop. My instructor at the college said it is not a problem, you just adjust the foot pedal and it will definitely stop it. I do not know if that is an absolutely true statement or if that is often the case. MORE IMPORTANTLY, I hear a banging in this video. It is 7 hours from me, so I can't really go see it to easily. He's only asking $400. So depending on what that noise is and how much it would cost to correct, it could be a good wheel. WHAT COULD THAT NOISE BE????? IS IT A DEAL BREAKER because it would be very costly to correct? https://youtu.be/iI0H2HwQbjQ
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    SHIMPO VL WHISPER

    I was looking at getting a used Thomas Stuart priemere, but the guy has not written back. I did not need the 1hp motor, but I could get it and save money. I doubt anything will work out. I then decided to consider the shimpo because they are available here. I am still torn because the 1/3 hp TS has that nice big pan to keep your bucket in, but I was concerned about the noise and how I would move it by myself into my house.
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    SHIMPO VL WHISPER

    Does anyone have experience with the Shimpo Whisper VL? People say shimpo’s Have bad torque and slow down with even $10 pounds. In the class I am taking the teacher has us using & pounds to throw off the hump. I have been trying to find a used wheel unsuccessfully and am thinking that maybe I should just get what is available locally—which are the shimpos. I have one man who has a skutt who said he would send pictures after he called me. He asked me so send my email address so I did , but I have no video . I think when I am not in there area they do not want to take a chance—not sure why—but I had seen an old shimpo that the lady told me she would send the video the next day and she emailed me and said she sold it before she could make a video on their phone. So I’m thinking of just buying what I can. I just need people who actually use the shimpo VL whisper to tell me what they like and what they dislike.
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    CONDITION OF BRENT C WHEEL HEAD

    Hello, I am so thrilled and thankful that so many of you read everything. I accidentally posted this here instead of in the equipment topic. I went ahead and contacted an administrator to see if it could be deleted or moved and saw it was still here and better yet, there were answers!!! You are all the best! I have emailed the owner of this Brent C. I have not heard back. The person is asking $650. When I think I first saw the post about a month ago, I wrote to the person and explained that s/he was asking more than 2/3 the cost of a new one and that most people looking to buy a wheel would know that was way too much money for a 20 year old wheel and would probably buy a new one with a warranty. I also explained why the "extras" being offered might not be of great value to a person who has been throwing for a while, but s/he did not tell me to make an offer--but instead said this would require more study and consideration and promptly pulled the listing off craigslist. The person thanked me for educating him/her about the wheel. I cannot remember if the person sent me a video--I usually ask for one. PRES-- I am not sure I understand what you are saying about the bat pins: "The bat pins can be removed if rusted on, "but then they may just not be removed" . Often these are "thumb nutted "on the bottom making them harder to remove. What do you mean they can be removed if rusted on--but then they may just NOT BE REMOVED? Do you mean there is a possibility they might be able to be removed or there is a possibility they cannot be removed. What does Thumb nutted on mean?? Do they have a nut underneath to hold the pin instead of a wing nut? Thank you all again. I am hoping this person will answer me.
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