|Project by Levex||posted 05-04-2015 02:57 AM||916 views||0 times favorited||2 comments|
The love of my life has recently taken up pottery and I volunteered to make her a few tools for her new hobby.
After scanning the WWW and the LJ site for ideas I made these five tools for shaping clay. The materials were mostly pulled from my off-cuts bin except for the plywood for the tool tote which I bought new and the wire for the tool blades which I pulled from the local auto wrecker’s, (‘Thanks’ MAFE for the tip on using windshield wiper blades as a source for stainless steel wire. Brilliant my friend, brilliant!). The shaping tools were meant to be a Mother’s Day gift but were delivered early to my happy wife. The handles are maple dowel with copper plumbing pipe for the furrels. The tool tote was built for Valentine’s Day and has already seen much service, (note the clay stains). Its made of 1/2” birch ply, jointed with biscuits, and a cherry handle curved by hand.
I’ve also been busy converting our laundry room into a small pottery studio and making a cement topped wedging table for working the clay prior to turning it on a potter’s wheel. I think we’re both having fun with her new hobby. Happy wife, happy life. Cheers mates.