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Member Since 11 Mar 2013
Offline Last Active Dec 14 2013 06:41 PM

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In Topic: Venco Wheel Opinions

25 April 2013 - 06:32 PM

Looking for opinions on this Venco wheel? Has anyone ever used one? The specs look super cool, but I cannot find much information. The wireless pedal sounds like a good feature, and the solid construction seems nice.


I live in Western Australia where everybody uses Venco wheels. Servicing is a problem here too, but I have never heard of one needing to be serviced. Mine is cone drive and 40 years old, and has lain idle for the last 20 years. I have recently returned to potting and I am using it again and I notice that it seems noisy, but works really well.

In Topic: What to use to sketch on leather hard clay?

11 March 2013 - 09:50 AM

You could try the method that fresco painters used in the Renaissance. Draw the design on paper and poke small holes along the most important lines. Hold the paper onto the clay and press some kind of organic powder through the holes. The painters use a "ponce" which was a cloth bag filled with powder - charcoal or cornstarch- which they patted onto the drawing.