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Cutting Off The Hump

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Thanks you guys, will try this today, I make numerous small pots/bottles for a local oil Distillery and this will speed up the process. The knife works fine but there is a point where, if I hesitate, the pot is face down on the  wheelhead as I transport the pot to the ware board on the blade of the knife.

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I use a bit of strong polyester thread attached to a small bolt as that was the quickest thing I could find. Works well.

 

Most of the time I stop my wheel to place the end of the thread as if I don't they go wonky. Then slowly turn till it wraps round just over once and pull horizontally.

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Exactly.

 

A piece of dental floss with a small weight on the end (I use a small washer) works well for me. Put the weight in the area where you want to cut the piece off and slowly rotate the wheel.

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i just use a needle tool these days.  simply just cut it off horizontal with needle tool and use it to help lift off the object.  i'm usually manipulating the foot area in some way afterward, so doesn't matter how i cut off the base.  

 

if i were to not do any trimming afterward, then yes, the string method is preferred since it gives you the traditional scalloped foot

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Could someone comment on the length of the string as well as the benefits/cons to the thickness? When I've played with dental floss (not tape) it seemed... I suppose as though it had more uncontrollable action in the cutting. I wonder whether I would have better success with a thicker string. Thoughts?

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