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S. Dean

Member Since 18 Jun 2013
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In Topic: Help ! I Can't Center

26 November 2016 - 10:18 PM

Just a hunch, but how many times have you recycled the clay you are using?  Might be time to try throwing with a new bag if the clay your using is "tired/worn out".

In Topic: I Have A Dilemma

26 October 2016 - 05:33 AM

Consider sending her one last email thanking her for her purchase, explaining your storage constraints, and give her a firm 2 week deadline to pick up the pots. If satisfactory arrangements aren't made/plates aren't picked up, let her know that you will refund her money.  Wash hands and be done with it.


Alternatively, send her a variation of the first email letting her know that the plates are going back into stock if they are not picked up in the next two weeks.  Offer her the option to receive a refund or let her know that you will hold her payment as credit to spend at your home show in December (naybe she will bring a friend to your home show, maybe she will buy more pots). If she doesn't spend the credit at your home show, advise her that you will refund her money since you don't want to carry the credit on your books into the next tax year. 



In Topic: Studio Safety

24 September 2016 - 07:45 AM

I use this 3M respirator combo.  Filters are P-100 and designed for easier breathing.   



I keep my respirator in a clean ziplock bag between use and wipe it down before storing it.



In Topic: My Newest Addition

03 May 2016 - 08:31 PM

Congrats - I would consider that a steal.

In Topic: Wheel Durability

30 April 2016 - 05:50 AM

My Creative Industries MP was purchased new in 1988.  It too has experienced long periods where it sat without use :(.


The good news - it's still running strong and it's a great wheel.


However ...... many parts are now "unobtanium".  When Speedball purchased CI, they did not buy the HP/MP/Jr lines.  Forget about manufacturer support for these wheels and you can't buy replacement parts for them - including controllers, foot pedals or splash pans.  


I've seen two CI MP wheels come up for sale in my area over the last few years.  Both had pedal or controller problems (wheel head was jumpy, didn't handle increasing loads smoothly, or the pedal wasn't responsive).  One may have been an adjustment issue in the pedal.  The other owner confirmed that she had self-repaired the potentiometer which had improved but not fixed the problem.  I don't know what the actual selling price ended up being, but they were asking $300-400 for them.  To me, they were not worth anywhere near that amount because of the lack of support/replacement parts.