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Hello! I am an operations manager at a ceramic company called MudLOVE. We make a lot of different ceramic pieces. We have several potters on site each day. One of our potters insists on sanding his wooden potter's rib every 14 mugs he makes. He has 5 ribs and spends 10-20 minutes each day sanding the ribs. He insists it is absolutely necessary. Our other potters do not do this. One uses a metal rib and another uses hard plastic. Is this standard practice for potters? Do they sand ribs THAT frequently?
I couldn't find anything via search so here it goes! What kind of maintenance should I be doing for my wheel? How often should I get into it and lubricate? It is a Shimpo, the front says 21 century metal traction drive wheel. It had been cleaned and tuned up (bought used at retail) but I have no knowledge of its on going needs, beyond that machinery can't withstand friction without maintence: so clearly, I need to know! I am aware I could call up my clay supplier and ask, however I just don't want to be the obnoxiously needy customer if I can find what I need on my own! ðŸ˜Š
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....