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#1 Mark369

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Posted 08 June 2014 - 08:27 PM

Has any one here made a slab roller?  suggestions?


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Posted 08 June 2014 - 09:22 PM

You might try this link to the Features in Ceramic arts daily.

 

http://ceramicartsda...wn-slab-roller/

 

It makes a slab roller out of PVC.


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Posted 08 June 2014 - 10:48 PM

I saved money buying just the slab roller and built our own table from the plans they sent with it from Baileys.      Denice



#4 Rakuken

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Posted 09 June 2014 - 12:49 AM

I made this slab roller about 30 years ago.
https://flic.kr/s/aHsiQJgTv1

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Posted 09 June 2014 - 06:25 AM

Ken the cable setup is very similar to the Brent/Amaco I had in my classroom. But then that one costs a bit more this day and age. I think ours was the SR 14 with its own stand.


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#6 Mark369

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Posted 09 June 2014 - 07:04 AM

 Thank you all.  That is what I was looking for.   I have spare metal laying around from welding.  Was not sure how go get pressure on top roller but see now how to use lower roller to make it happen.  


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Posted 09 June 2014 - 09:47 AM

Ken,

 

Nice slab roller.  It looks like an Erector Set for big kids!


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Posted 09 June 2014 - 01:21 PM

Ken the cable setup is very similar to the Brent/Amaco I had in my classroom. But then that one costs a bit more this day and age. I think ours was the SR 14 with its own stand.

Pres, the cable set up is the same configuration as the Brent. All the parts were bought at hardware stores. Still using it.
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Posted 10 June 2014 - 04:39 PM

  Ken how do you turn the pipe? 


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Posted 10 June 2014 - 11:12 PM

Ken how do you turn the pipe?

Mark, here is a better picture of the handle. I modified it since the last picture.
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Posted 22 June 2014 - 02:19 PM

Sorry, a little late to this discussion, but I made my own slab roller also.  I made it from PVC pipe......and I filled the two PVC pipes with rebar and cement.....if you don't do that, it will flex



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Posted 02 July 2014 - 03:15 PM

Did you use cables with the PVC ?   is this the one you made? 

http://ceramicartsda...>roller</span>/

http://ceramicartsda...wn-slab-roller/


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Posted 03 July 2014 - 09:11 AM

I've thought about doing this, and still might make my own slab roller.  But then just using a rolling pin or large hardwood dowel from Home Depot and some slabs of wood for thickness seems easier.  But I like building things.  May be a winter project.



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Posted 03 July 2014 - 09:50 AM

I have some physical issues so mechanically rolling the clay is needed.  Also embosses patterns of cloth & lace evenly.


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Posted 05 July 2014 - 03:15 PM

Wanted to show that I got it built with scrap metal I had. spent $7 on wire crimps and eye hooks. Will serve my purpose well. Thanks Ken.    It has detachable legs for storage and transport.  Still have to put handle on it and find another shim sheet.  

 

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