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#41 Babs

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Posted 11 July 2014 - 03:28 AM

well all things said you'll prob. do more harm to your back waiting for things to dry! :D



#42 Benzine

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Posted 11 July 2014 - 10:06 AM

Probably true Babs.

 

Years ago, I would notice that, in the summer, my sciatic nerve would be irritated.  I figured it was because I ran more during the summers.  I now think it was due to the fact, that I was sitting on my butt more in the summers.  This is as opposed to being on my feet constantly in my classroom, helping students, throughout most the year.


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#43 Evelyne Schoenmann

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Posted 11 July 2014 - 11:17 AM

I'am throwing on a Shimpo adjustable chair. I'am very satisfied with it.

 

Nonetheless, last Saturday when I was throwing a (too) big chunk to throw "off the hump" I got myself an inflamed tendon from elbow to the fingers and now I'am wearing (Doc's order) an arm brace for 2 weeks (night and day) to not get that "electric cow  fence feeling" in my hand every time I move the fingers. No potting for me for 2-3 weeks. Take care of your backs folks but also take care of your hands and wrists.

 

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Posted 11 July 2014 - 12:34 PM

Very true Evelyne.

 

Doing a lot of digital work, on the computer doesn't help with wrists either.  A lot of positions and movement, involved with using the computer, aren't exactly natural.  That's why lately, I've tried to set my home laptop up higher.  I believe that setting it on my lap, has caused me to sit/ look down unnaturally causing my neck and back pain.


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#45 TJR

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Posted 11 July 2014 - 07:34 PM

 

Careful there Ben, I hurt my neck last year while doing pull ups. Herniated a disc. Lots of therapy to bring it back. Only felt like a sore neck in the beginning, but then had numbness on the left arm and hand so went to see doc. Yep, everyone needs to be careful as injuries come when you least expect.

 

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Yeah, I've been taking it easy lately Pres.  Hopefully nothing is herniated, which I why I am being cautious.  Pulls ups have never caused any pain.  I think what caused it, is a combination of bad posture, and some of my bent over weight lifting exercises, such as rows.  I'm going to add some Yoga into the mix for the summer.  Worst case scenario, even if I don't help my back, I'll align my Chi.

 

Also, in regards to throwing position, I was watching some various ceramic-related Youtube videos, and in one of the videos, the potter sat on a Brent wheel.  I mean exactly that.  It was the standard looking Brent model, and the place where most people set their tools, water, etc, he used as a seat.  I had never seen that before.

 

Ben;

What I would do is purchase an extra Brent for $750.00, and use that as a seat. You wouldn't have to buy a CXC, you could get away with a B.

I saw an undergrad student try this,[sitting on the table] at Alfred when I was there. I asked her what she was doing. She said; "I'm left-handed."

The wheel still spins the same way whether you sit on the table, or get a chair. Don't worry, I helped her out.[ as in got her a chair. What are you guys thinking?

TJR.



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Posted 11 July 2014 - 08:19 PM

 

 

Careful there Ben, I hurt my neck last year while doing pull ups. Herniated a disc. Lots of therapy to bring it back. Only felt like a sore neck in the beginning, but then had numbness on the left arm and hand so went to see doc. Yep, everyone needs to be careful as injuries come when you least expect.

 

Best,

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Yeah, I've been taking it easy lately Pres.  Hopefully nothing is herniated, which I why I am being cautious.  Pulls ups have never caused any pain.  I think what caused it, is a combination of bad posture, and some of my bent over weight lifting exercises, such as rows.  I'm going to add some Yoga into the mix for the summer.  Worst case scenario, even if I don't help my back, I'll align my Chi.

 

Also, in regards to throwing position, I was watching some various ceramic-related Youtube videos, and in one of the videos, the potter sat on a Brent wheel.  I mean exactly that.  It was the standard looking Brent model, and the place where most people set their tools, water, etc, he used as a seat.  I had never seen that before.

 

Ben;

What I would do is purchase an extra Brent for $750.00, and use that as a seat. You wouldn't have to buy a CXC, you could get away with a B.

I saw an undergrad student try this,[sitting on the table] at Alfred when I was there. I asked her what she was doing. She said; "I'm left-handed."

The wheel still spins the same way whether you sit on the table, or get a chair. Don't worry, I helped her out.[ as in got her a chair. What are you guys thinking?

TJR.

 

Thought you were going to write that you bought her a wheel with directional change....hair colour??? :D  :D



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Posted 12 July 2014 - 09:04 AM

I'm left handed, too, but I approached the direction question a bit differently.  LOL.



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Posted 19 July 2014 - 10:50 PM

I have a story about this that occured last a few days ago in Alaska

My friends in Homer took me by another potter they knew who lived close by to introduce us.

He was gone at the time so I used his stand up wheel (my 1st time at one) and threw a bowl and left it the wheel head as a surprise.

The stand up felt great after sitting for 40 + years at a wheel

We dropped by later and visted him and talked story.

We had  both been in the clay business about equal time.

He also had a car kiln like mine and was high fire.

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Posted 19 July 2014 - 11:02 PM

it is always fun to visit another potter's studio.

 

my chair is an ergonomically designed office chair with 6 wheels and arms.  in other words, it is not very comfortable but it is padded.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 i throw in it, roll around to the storage cart with the freshly thrown pot on its bat and roll back.  this gives me some additional exercise 


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Posted 19 July 2014 - 11:02 PM

it is always fun to visit another potter's studio.

 

my chair is an ergonomically designed office chair with 6 wheels and arms.  in other words, it is not very comfortable but it is padded.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 i throw in it, roll around to the storage cart with the freshly thrown pot on its bat and roll back.  this gives me some additional exercise 


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Posted 19 July 2014 - 11:02 PM

it is always fun to visit another potter's studio.

 

my chair is an ergonomically designed office chair with 6 wheels and arms.  in other words, it is not very comfortable but it is padded.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 i throw in it, roll around to the storage cart with the freshly thrown pot on its bat and roll back.  this gives me some additional exercise 


"putting you down does not raise me up."





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