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#1 Chris Campbell

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Posted 29 December 2012 - 05:20 PM

In another discussion area Marcia asked me ....

One question ...you mention previously how you use a plastic bag liner in your extruder. Could you remind me how exactly you did that. It made sense when I read it a year or 2 ago.

The answer is to take a plain plastic grocery type bag, fill with clay and shape it into the size of the barrel of your exteuder. Then cut out one of the bottom corners and place that corner over the extrsion opening. Fold over the top of the bag and extrude as usual. When done simply pull out the whole bag and you only have to clean up the opening.
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#2 bciskepottery


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Posted 29 December 2012 - 05:26 PM

The slim plastic bags newspapers are delivered in work really well, too . . . and they are shaped more like extruder barrels. Just cut out the closed end. Cut them in half for multiple pugs. And don't forget to recycle them when done.

#3 Marcia Selsor

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Posted 29 December 2012 - 05:26 PM

Thank you Chris. Some things can be so obvious but you "can't see the forest for the trees". And bciskepottery
thanks. I get two of those per week

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#4 Karen B

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 01:08 AM

Wish I could do this in my pug mill..

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