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Babs    386

OK, now revising some throwing skills, changing how I turn feet, after those process I  have been compressing foot with metal rib when necessary then applying  a sponge touched with a little slip to the turned surface to fill in any scrapes    scratches  to enerally make the  turned surface of the pot merge with the rest of the outside of the pot.

How are you all finishing the pot at this stage?

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Marcia Selsor    1,301

If you use a damp wooden modeling stick rather than metal, you don't need to do anything else. The wood pushes the grog down and smoothes the scratches.

Marcia

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mizteacup    0

Hey there,

I just signed in and am new here. I was wondering if anyone knew the process for using the "tongue depresor" foot trimming tool. I saw it earlier but now cant find it. thanks,Cinda  aka Mizteacup

 

 

location: Myrtle Beach,SC

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Pres    896

Depending on the size of the pot, I use a variety of tools at hand. Larger bowls usually a wooden rib of size, or a broken hack saw blade laid at and edge. Rubber ribs work well. Lots of times for want of a tool of a specific size I will use my thumb nail. Don't cringe ladies! :unsure:

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Mark C.    1,807

I use my fingers for smoothing  while trimming and often wear the skin down to nothing. Its faster than getting tools.

Mark

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Pres    896

I've considered getting a pistol license, but if needed to get finger printed, know that they would not get any.

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ChenowethArts    461

I'll put my vote in for Red Mudtools as well. The Red Number 3 seems to be one I use often to compress trimmed bottoms. Even after that, my OCD side has me texturing every trimmed bottom...it has become part of my signature, I guess.

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Chilly    330

So first we abuse our fingers:

 

I use my fingers for smoothing  while trimming and often wear the skin down to nothing.

 

........... if needed to get finger printed, know that they would not get any.

 

Then we start on our toes:

 

.......... I have been grinding my feet with the dremel tool ..............  

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I find my turning tools are blunt enough to leave a smooth footring xD and my clay is not very grogged.

 

If not I apply a little pressure with my fingers to smooth it up. Never tried any other tools but I might have a go now.

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Babs    386

I use my fingers for smoothing  while trimming and often wear the skin down to nothing. Its faster than getting tools.

Mark

 

 

So first we abuse our fingers:

 

I use my fingers for smoothing  while trimming and often wear the skin down to nothing.

 

........... if needed to get finger printed, know that they would not get any.

 

Then we start on our toes:

 

.......... I have been grinding my feet with the dremel tool ..............  

 

Just flesh wounds Mark, not as if you need your hands!

Rebbylicious, Save on podiatry fees, must try this.

Pres, your past life?

Beginning to wonder about this group.

Pot at all costs.

Thanks again for all the tips

How soft do you trim?

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TJR    359

I use my fingers, like Mark. no time to look for special tools.

Cynthia Bringle says the fewer tools you use the better.

TJR.

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