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docweathers

Member Since 30 Jul 2011
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In Topic: Cracked Skin And Broken Fingernails

Yesterday, 09:25 PM

Thanks for the heads up on the title of the post. I changed it. Maybe I need to rub some curel on my head :)


In Topic: Ball Milling

27 July 2015 - 10:15 PM

Might not be able to get simpler than this. Bill Schran originally posted the link on Clayart.

What kind of wine is that french man adding? :)


In Topic: Recipes From Britt's Mid Range Glazes In .xml Format.

28 June 2015 - 02:32 PM

I have contacted John and he does not have it.


In Topic: $20 Vertical Slab Roller That Takes Very Little Space.

15 June 2015 - 07:08 PM

 
  Attached are some more pictures of the slab roller.   They're pretty self-explanatory. 
  The strap metal is 1 1/2" by 1/8" and 1 by 1/8"
  
  Turning a wing bolts adjusts the thickness of the slab. 
 
  The cord is nylon clothes line. 
 
  In the stirrup picture you will see  2 stirrups.   I usually only use the bottom one but if I'm pulling a very long slab I will have to also step step on the higher one.
 
One thing that may not be clear from the pictures is that the top of the bungee hooks into a loop in the top of the rope so that it pulls down and thus pulls the back sheet of canvass up when you remove your foot.
 
  The  17" wide rollers are from a junked package moving conveyor that the local post office scrapped and it ended up in at my scrap metal recycling source. They have PVC tube slipped over them and glued to make them a little larger.
 
  The scrap metal and rollers were purchased at $0.35 a pound and weigh about 10 pounds total
 
The canvas was about $10 and there were assorted bolts and nuts for about $4.
 
Judy asked if different canvasses could be swapped out. If you put hooks vs just tieing the canvas to the rope, it would work well..
 
 
The basic idea of this roller could be adapted in many ways and sizes.

In Topic: $20 Vertical Slab Roller That Takes Very Little Space.

13 June 2015 - 10:35 AM

Everything except the canvas, a bungee cord and some dowel came from my local scrap metal recycling yard, ( where I get my art welding junk) for $0.35/pound. 

 

The slab clay does stick to the canvas pretty well when coming out.

 

You could make it so you could change the canvas, but I did not.  It might be a bit of a pain to switch.

 

You can put it on a board by laying one against the slab as it comes out.

 

Some time in the next week I will try to generate a more detailed description of the construction.