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Clay rolling and cutting board - adjustable thickness

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Project by mafe posted 03-26-2014 01:58 PM 2282 views 1 time favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Clay rolling and cutting board
adjustable thickness

Just a small project for one of my other joys, clay.
When working in clay I sometimes need ‘sheets’ of clay in same thickness.
So I made this table top to solve the job.
Materials: a piece of MDF, some old wood blinds and a piece of a parasol.
Then I just stack as many blinds as I need to get the desired thickness, easy and simple, no rocket. anyone can do this blindfolded…

Pictures:
1. The table top.
2. Some old wooden blinds.
3. Cut to fit MDF..
4. Piece of parasol rod cut to size.
5. Hole through the blinds and a counter sunk screw.
6. Raku fired vase by me, made from clay rolled to thickness.


Best thoughts,
Mads

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.





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Eric in Florida.

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#1 posted 03-26-2014 02:12 PM

Good idea for a nice project my friend.

-- Nothing is particularly hard if you divide it into small jobs ~ Henry Ford

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#2 posted 03-26-2014 02:29 PM

Loving it =)

-- Thomas - Pondering the inclusion of woodworking into physics and chemistry classes...

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#3 posted 03-26-2014 02:38 PM

That’s the way to do it Mads. Do you have a kiln?

-- Dr. Ken, Florida - Durch harte arbeit werden Träume wahr.

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deon

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#4 posted 03-26-2014 03:10 PM

great idea, lovely vase

-- Dreaming patterns

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Philip

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#5 posted 03-26-2014 03:11 PM

Looks great Mads! Nice to see you work in other mediums as well.

-- I never finish anyth

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SPalm

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#6 posted 03-26-2014 03:45 PM

Nice!
You are a man of many talents. And a busy one too.

Steve

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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Jim Jakosh

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#7 posted 03-26-2014 06:12 PM

Very ingenious to make uniform thickness sheets!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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mcoyfrog

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#8 posted 03-26-2014 06:22 PM

Much nicer then my clay roller I just have a dowel and some scrap jucks of mdf LOL.

I love this

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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#9 posted 03-26-2014 09:16 PM

Man thats a cool piece nice idea.Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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#10 posted 03-26-2014 10:26 PM

Working with clay is so rewarding. No waste and no mistakes. So much fun to see what comes out of the kiln, especially when using glazes.

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#11 posted 03-27-2014 05:44 AM

very talented indeed.

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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mafe

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#12 posted 03-27-2014 12:15 PM

Hi hi ho and a bottle of rum.
Eric, thanks.
Soda, big smile here, so happy to see you.
Ken, I have access to a kiln where I do my clay croquis, so I can burn what I need. ;-) Lucky I am.
Deaon, thank you, the vase is raku burned, great fun and gives a feeling of nature to the final result that I like.

Here another little vase done in that way.
Philip, I think I am on a search, clay, wood, wood print, lino, watercolor, ink, pen on paper… you name it, I love it all, but feel like I am searching in blindness for the right one. Perhaps there are no right one, perhaps the meaning is the search, to explore… Any way, I love the Odyssey and feel sometimes I manage to get the expression out of the material that I want – so I guess that’s kind of a success…
Steve, yes the days are too short, but as long as we enjoy them, it feels fine and we will one day leave happy.
Jim, I had been looking at those old blinds for a long time, thinking one day you will come in handy. ;-)
mcoyfrog, next step: http://www.mypotterytools.com/
SCOTSMAN, smiles here thanks.
Lew, yes I also love that element of surprise. Biggest problem is what to do with all that stuff… lol.
Ian, think you can see Japan is a great inspiration to me, even I never been there. ;-)
Best thoughts and a big SMILE,
Mads

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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mafe

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#13 posted 03-27-2014 12:16 PM

This is what the pro do.

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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Roger

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#14 posted 03-28-2014 11:55 AM

Way cool Mafe.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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mcoyfrog

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#15 posted 03-28-2014 06:52 PM

Yup thats a nice roller for sure

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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