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  1. I just picked up a used clay boss creative industries wheel. It’s an old one…pre Speedball. When I turn it on and have the foot pedal totally down, the wheel doesn’t stop. I read about foot pedals and potentiometers then took apart the foot. It was dusty but all the connections look good. The wheel speed isn’t managed with any dials inside the foot pedal, as far as I can tell. There are 3 wires for min/max speed and acceleration. After reading the manual (speedball’s) it looks like there’s supposed to be a way to adjust the foot pedal speed in the wheel’s control box. The diagram shows the dials for max/min speed but playing with those still doesn’t keep the wheel head from spinning when foot pedal is all the way down. (See images).Do you think there’s something else to try with the control panel? Could this be a motor problem? Or…should I chat with speedball about getting a new control box (this is the $$$ option, but the wheel doesn’t do me much good if it doesn’t work!) If you made it this far, thanks for reading and I’d really appreciate any advice you can give or even another resource to try. Thanks!!! Amanda
  2. Hello! I have recently gotten the itch to try my hand at wheel throwing and needed some help with the wheel I have available. My mother, a retired art teacher, has an old Amaco No. 1-101 that I would like to use. Aside from some dust, the wheel appears to be in excellent condition. The only problem is that I am a lefty, and there does not seem to be a way to reverse the direction of the wheel. Would anyone know of a modification I can make to the motor to reverse the direction? I'm not afraid to tinker with it as it's not really being used but I am unsure of what to even search for regarding how to reverse the direction a motor powers or if that is possible. I'd be especially interested in a direction toggle switch to add so my mother can continue using it as well, but will be happy just to be able to reverse it at all. Thanks for any and all help!
  3. Hello to All! I have been slowly converting the garage into a functioning studio. It's been a number of years since I've used my clay boss, which had this perceived problem since before this unintentionally long break. I have reviewed the other posts about wheel head wobbles, this one, and the one linked at the end about the dial indicator. I plan to start deconstructing the wheel tomorrow to try and determine if something is not sitting right with the belt, or wheel head shaft/ and bearing. The motion is definitely up and down not side to side, enough that it will likely be a bother for me. If there is any wisdom to impart before I begin dismantling, Please do!
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