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S. Dean

Member Since 18 Jun 2013
Offline Last Active Aug 23 2016 02:04 AM

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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. 

In Topic: Need To Step Up Production

11 April 2016 - 04:36 AM

You've probably already thought of this, but add in some additional contact info for the customer such as phone number and email.  That way all the information you need is in one place.

In Topic: Shimpo Slab Roller

19 March 2016 - 11:51 AM

Here's a review by Bryan Hopkins .... http://objectiveclay...b-roller-review.  


Caveat, I have not used the Shimpo/Axner/Clay King slab roller personally. 



In Topic: Bat Pins And Tool Care

11 March 2016 - 10:06 PM

My bat pins and wing nuts are made from stainless steel, so no worries about rusting at all.  Available in the specialty hardware section of Lowes.