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In Topic: Shimpo Slabroller Chain Slipping And Binding

Yesterday, 10:11 PM

Just to kind of close this topic off in case anyone searches in the future with the same issue.

I went up today with a can of motorcycle chain grease took the Slabroller apart once more, cleaned the chains then sprayed it, the sprocket and the spindle with the grease let it sit for a few then spent some some rotating everything to get the grease worked in really well. It's working pretty good, the chain is still a tad touchy but am hoping as the grease does its job it will not be too much of an issue. The knob that wouldn't go on was solved by examining the spindle and finding 2 grooves with small ridges in the exact spot it was catching. We could only assume that a wrench or something was used to get it off and it marred the surface. Judicious use of a file smoothed this out and the handle slid on easily. We tried it out at varying heights and are hoping it will continue to do the job it was made for.

So anyone reading this because their Slabroller is skipping, binding and acting cruddy.... Go grease that poor thing! I in fact am going to check my own out tomorrow to make sure it doesn't need some preventative greasing to keep it happy.

That's all folks!


In Topic: Large Flat Pieces Cracking During Glaze Firing

25 May 2015 - 10:27 PM

I have stacks of bisqued disks in varying sizes that I place under my plates and platters. I reuse them again and again and in different combinations depending on what is needed to give support. I have not had an issue with stuff cracking so I guess they are working. Oh and some of them I kiln washed but most of them not. I use them on just about everything because I like to glaze allllll the way down and placing a slightly smaller disk than the base of a piece under it lets me do this with no risk of drips on the shelf.


In Topic: Shimpo Slabroller Chain Slipping And Binding

22 May 2015 - 09:27 PM

He called Shimpo earlier in the week and has not heard back from them. He is going to try again next week.


In Topic: Finally! I Am Learning To Post Pictures!

19 May 2015 - 05:25 PM

OldLady: YAY I am so happy you are figuring it out. I LOVE LOVE LOVE your photos your work is gorgeous. I really like that your edges aren't just round or square but kind of free flowing and very unique. Now get some glazed stuff in your gallery! Etsy is a good place to start selling online they have a really good help section and walk you through all the steps.

Now it's time to tackle that scanner


In Topic: Mug Sizes

17 May 2015 - 09:19 PM

Chantal - next time you visit "borrow" his current selection of ordinary mugs and leave your mugs behind in their place. If he wants his coffee he will have to use your mug after a few days of griping he will never want to drink out of another commercial mug again.