trimming platter with altered rim
Posted 17 June 2013 - 10:16 AM
to trim in a couple of days. Would it be a large mound of clay roughly the size of the base for support and high enough so the rim doesnt touch the wheel head?
Any and all information would be helpful. "I'm trying to think, but nothings happening".
Posted 17 June 2013 - 10:59 AM
But, a mound of centered clay, as you described, should work. Put a couple scrap pieces of cloth on the centered mound, so the platter doesn't stick.
Posted 17 June 2013 - 01:55 PM
Another method is to use thick foam, or layers of foam built up, to support the platter while trimming. I have a bat I made using foam that I use to trim. If the rim is wider than my foam bat, I use that, and build up foam support as needed. Keep the wheel speed low, and carefully work the platter on center to trim. Cautions are catching the trimming tool on too soft clay and gouging or jerking the piece off center. I frequently trim too soft and learned the cautions the hard way.
Posted 17 June 2013 - 02:39 PM
Posted 17 June 2013 - 03:50 PM
you can lay a thin piece of oam on top of that. I have added some water to the can to help give it some weight if needed. It really depends on how altered a shape you have to work with.
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Posted 17 June 2013 - 04:31 PM
Posted 17 June 2013 - 07:35 PM
..or, maybe, the answer is in your screen name...
Must be the 98 degree day, with humidity!
Posted 17 June 2013 - 09:10 PM
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