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  1. I was so excited when my husband gave me a brand spanking new Skutt Wheel for Christmas. Now I can throw standing up and it has made a world of difference for my aching back. But I had never used a Skutt before, only Brents. I am experiencing a centering problem - which is possibly my experience level and past 2 years of mostly handbuilding - but also quite possibly the design of the wheel head. (I can center clay pretty easily on a Brent) When I remove the wheel head, the shaft coming up out of the motor has a flat top. The wheel head has a hole on the bottom that fits down over the shaft, but it is conical shaped and I think this may be the problem. It does not "seat" properly. Most of the time, if you put downward pressure on the wheel, it rotates level, but just a little bit too much pressure and I get a tiny wobble which knocks my clay off center. I appreciate any advise you can give me...I am hoping it is something I will get used to. It's difficult to describe exaclty what makes this wobble happen, but I can say that if I grab ahold of either side of the wheel with both hands, I can easily move it up and down from side to side. It is a slight movement, but enough to throw me off center. I was at Aardvark rencently and did this same "test" on a floor model Skutt and it did the same thing, only not quite as much as mine. The Brent however, was rock solid. Linda
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