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  1. Hello all! I am new to both the forum and to the craft. I recently bought a Speedball Artista wheel, and have been trying to center and throw a cylinder, but keep failing. I only got one small pot out of several days worth of practice - which I later ruined while trying to center and trim. At first I figured it was my technique, since I'm basically teaching myself how to do this. But then I noticed that the plastic bats I'm using have just a little bit of a wobble. They sit tight and flat, but seem to be just a tad bit off-center. The bare wheel head looks like it spins true. Is this small wobble going to be an issue, or am I overreacting? The bat pins are different sizes, and one slides out of the hole of the wheel head with just finger force, while the other pin needs removed via screwdriver. Is this normal? Does anyone have any experience with this? Am I doing it wrong? I just feel like I'm missing something here.
  2. I am a novice and just purchased a secondhand Amaco 1-101 (it was very cheap, and I know that it's maybe not the best, but it's fine for now). It came with what seems to be a plaster bat (weird, right?) and I'm trying to get some other bats for it that are not plaster. It doesn't have a pin system, and the wheel head it comes with is 12" and has sides that come up and doesn't look like any wheel head I've seen before. Can anyone help me figure out what kind of bats to get to replace the plaster one I have? Thanks!
  3. Hi guys, Has anyone ever used a bat for the pottery wheel covered in sandpaper, to turn it into a circular sander? I would've thought it would ber very very common but I can only find one reference, and its for grinding the bottom of fired pieces, not to sand existing ones. Can anyone foresee any issues with gluing sandpaper to wooden bats, securing them to the wheel and using them to sand pieces? Cheers!
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