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  1. I have had a Bailey Mini Mite slab roller for about 5 months. At first it worked great. I used it to make a ton of holiday decorations. I have used it about a dozen and a half times now but I am at the point where I practically have to pre-roll the slab and finish it off with the Bailey to get anything out if it. I keep the rollers wiped with a barely damp clean sponge after use. I am using soft clay (from a fresh bag) i have slammed and wedged, and i keep the first slab reasonably slim with a "ramp" at the leading edge. I run each progressive size thru the rollers at least 2 times before adding another shim. With just one small shim addition I find all the shims sliding ahead of the slab and/or the fold edge starts curling up. Am I forgetting to do something? Am I doing something wrong? Is there something I can do to the shims or rollers to keep them from slipping? Thank you in advance.
  2. Let me preface this with I don't have a whole lot of experience using a slab roller. I've used an exfriend's manual floor model on several occasions with few problems. She would always use plastic under and over the clay which I liked because it kept the canvas clean, it minimized distortion and made it easy to lift and move the slabs. Now I have my own 16" Bailey table top model. I tried doing the same thing but have no success because the clay doesn't feed properly. The plastic and the clay slip away and don't get fed through while the canvas and Masonite boards move through the rollers. I've tried putting the plastic only under the clay and a slab mat on top of the clay but that didn't work either. Is the only solution to put the clay on the canvas? How do you keep the canvas clean? I feel like such an idiot. What am I doing wrong?
  3. Hello lovely clay folk, I'm looking to add a mini slab roller to my studio and am wondering if anyone would mind letting me know which is best, or what to look out for when purchasing? I'm short on space, so looking for a mini version. I found one on Etsy made by a potter and her engineer husband which has piqued my interest - I love supporting individuals and small businesses where I can. but above all I want the right roller since this will be the only one I have for the foreseeable future! It's soon to be my birthday so this will be a joint gift from my husband and parents and in-laws and sister. hahaha Here's the Etsy model: https://www.etsy.com/listing/449252632/slab-roller-pottery-tool-no-shim-slab?ga_order=most_relevant&ga_search_type=all&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_search_query=slab roller&ref=sr_gallery_6 Thoughts? When it comes to the major brands, is there one brand/model that stands out? I just want to get this right! I'm basically teaching myself everything through books, youtube and you guys since I'm currently a stay at home mom and have no time (or extra cash) to venture out into the world for classes. I'm so grateful for all the help. Truly. I really appreciate any and all advice or suggestions! Cheers, alli
  4. Hello! My fellow potters in the local studio and I are looking for images of the Brent SR20 slab roller. Ours recently broke, we purchased cables, nuts and bolts from a local hardware store but we cannot figure out how to get it back to rolling the correct way. The cables broke in several parts and were all messed up when we took it apart therefore we were unable to get a good idea of how it was together in the first place. We're hoping for some pictures of the pulley system. We appreciate any help/pictures provided. Have a great day!
  5. I am looking for owner information on maintenance of my Bailey slab roller from the 1980's. It has a dual roller with a single crank which is supposed to raise and lower the roller equally on both sides. It has never done this correctly which I have addressed by using shims. I need to get this working properly. I got some setup information from Bailey Pottery, but it did not have the detail for the adjustments, nor the maintenance for the chain or adjusting the tolerance (gap) of the lock nut. Based on what I heard, Bailey has gone to Nylock nuts, so I want to do this correctly. I also wonder about lubricating the moving parts - or is this necessary? Any help would be appreciated as I am getting into a project where I really want to use this equipment (after all these years The video clips on the Bailey site require Quicktime which is not compatible with my operating system, so I have never been able to view them. Thank you for any assistance....
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