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Splash Pan Liner And Trimmings Catch

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This is the greatest invention for wheels that I have seen in a long time at NCECA.

I hope it is ok to post here because I am excited about it. It didn't fit my bailey wheel but it will fit Brents and Shimpos I think.

It is a simple plastic liner with and additional sheet for catching trimmings. We have had lots of discussions about this.

For mor info about this product , go to www.splashpanpottery.com

 

Marcia

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I am confused about his products on that page. What use would a disposable splash pan be? Maybe I just don't understand it, but why would you want to dispose of your splash pan?

 

I guess my issue with this is I have TS bucket splash pan, so I just let my scraps dry in there since plenty of room, and toss them in my trashcan. But I can imagine this being an issue I guess with the smaller pans. Can't leave a mess in there for a month. 

 

EDIT: I read his about us page: 

 

 

I created the disposable splash pan to stop clogging my pipes after cleaning my permanent splashpan.  

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Here's what I did for my Bailey wheel to catch my trimmings.

 

Its a sheet of PVC that measures 6" x 32" x 4mm. The reason I used this size is because that is what I had on hand. I think a 7" x 36" would be better and I will change up to this next time around.

 

You can find this material at a Sign Shop and ask about their scraps

 

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The shelf catches the scraps on the other side of the wheel and it would be difficult to attach a second sheet or use one that is about 50" or so.

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You don't throw it out, you just use it for different clay bodies without having to clean the your splash pan.You can change clay bodies at will. It is sturdy enough to wipe off. It sits over the splash pan like a paint tray liner only heavier duty.

 

Marcia

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You don't throw it out, you just use it for different clay bodies without having to clean the your splash pan.You can change clay bodies at will. It is sturdy enough to wipe off. It sits over the splash pan like a paint tray liner only heavier duty.

 

Marcia

 

He needs to change the name of it then on the website, cause I think disposable and interchangeable are much different and sound a lot better marketing wise. I can see the need for that I guess if you recycle your clay. I just toss it all. Not worth the effort to me.

 

I am sure he will sell it though a lot of people need it for their Giffon grips. I am surprised that they don't sell a device for wheels to block the trimmings flying everywhere.

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I am confused about his products on that page. What use would a disposable splash pan be? Maybe I just don't understand it, but why would you want to dispose of your splash pan?

 

I guess my issue with this is I have TS bucket splash pan, so I just let my scraps dry in there since plenty of room, and toss them in my trashcan. But I can imagine this being an issue I guess with the smaller pans. Can't leave a mess in there for a month. 

 

EDIT: I read his about us page: 

 

 

I created the disposable splash pan to stop clogging my pipes after cleaning my permanent splashpan.  

 

 

Thought the way to stop clogging pipes was to use a sink trap? They seem to be pushing orders of multiple pans, single one is 39.90, my regular one is the same price so ????

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I agree that the word "disposable" is a bad marketing idea for this product.  Implies a lot that is wrong with the world these days. 

 

Personally, I do not use splash pans and haven't for YEARS.  I throw pretty dry.. and don't need them for throwing.  And I don't get much clay on my pants or apron or shirt either.  No need to.  Makes clean up a snap ;) .

 

As far as trimming scrap goes......... I trim and let the trimmings just fall where they may.  Since my wheel decks are kept clean all the time (no clay slop mess), the leatherhard trimmings just get swiped off the clean deck, fall onto the floor below the wheel, and then they get gently swept up (while still wet!) and put into the reclaim system.

 

best,

 

.....................john

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I am not nearly as neat as you are John, I usually keep a towel over my legs when throwing, or a pair of jeans I don't care about. Only takes about two days and I have to wash one or the other. Wish I could be neater, but my wife tells me as my mother used to "you're just a dirt magnet". 

 

best,

Pres

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Here's what I did for my Bailey wheel to catch my trimmings.

 

Its a sheet of PVC that measures 6" x 32" x 4mm. The reason I used this size is because that is what I had on hand. I think a 7" x 36" would be better and I will change up to this next time around.

 

You can find this material at a Sign Shop and ask about their scraps

 

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The shelf catches the scraps on the other side of the wheel and it would be difficult to attach a second sheet or use one that is about 50" or so.

 

I do the same thing to my bailey but with taller Corrugated cardboard.  I contacted the Splash pan pottery his morning after Joseph's comment and I agree. I told him maybe choose splash pan liner since no potter will buy disposable items like that. I still think it is a good idea. I switch lays like today. Porcelain then a purge clay with grog.

Marcia

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I can see this for a hobbist especially the different clay bodies on same wheel.

 

For me I would be emptying it to often as I produce 15 gallons a a few days of trimmings. I do not use a splash pan.

I use a small original Brent model A. which is a very small wheel in a corner of shop just to trim on. The trimmings get picked up as John's when they are wet. If any get dry I suck them up with my hepa shop vacuum system ever day.

Since my green room is all Porcelain clay ,stone ware or red clays are a disaster. I have another area in the other room delegated to stoneware clay-separate wheel bats etc. Separate wedging table as well. With 5 wheels one is strictly stoneware kept under a removable table top.

I treat any stoneware or red clay as a contaminate and keep it contained in a all porcelain shop.

I think disposable for 19$ is crazy talk. Potters put enough in landfills . Even if its recyclable the only sense would be the changing of colored clays for someone who uses it very little as it made to toss away.

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In the ad it says when your wheel is dirty-just throw the wheel away-keep the splash pan for your next wheel.

With the low cost of wheels these days-like spinning tigers and clay devils and artista's it makes sense to just toss them instead of using all that water and cleaning them-easpecially in these drought years.

Down the page in very small print the ad says printed on 4/1/18.

Looks like another April fools deal

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where can I buy this liner - I have been trying to create my own out of aluminum trays, but this looks to be so much better. It would definitely save a lot of effort instead of taking the wheelhead off every time you want to clean your splash pan ! 

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2 hours ago, Marion Mahn said:

where can I buy this liner - I have been trying to create my own out of aluminum trays, but this looks to be so much better. It would definitely save a lot of effort instead of taking the wheelhead off every time you want to clean your splash pan ! 

http://splashpanpottery-com.3dcartstores.com

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