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Care tips at the bottom
This trimming bearing is a great tool for any wheel-throwers! It's designed to be used during the trimming/turning stage. It allows you to apply firm pressure downwards to secure the piece to the wheel without the fear of collapsing thin-walled vessels as the wider disc helps disperse downward pressure. Use this tool in conjunction with a sticky chamois pad, or by securing the pot down with the wet-rim method for a very fast workflow
Unlike trimming with a jar lid, or a one-piece trimming spinner where you can feel the friction between your fingers and the spinning tool, the bearing fitted on the inside makes each spin super smooth. This means you could keep a firm grip on the top portion of the tool without feeling the spinning bottom disc. It eliminates your hand movement, in turn, reduces the risk of shifting the pot.
It also works as a guide to trim consistently sized bases in small pots like bud vases or cups.
The colour of the product you receive might NOT be the same as the one shown in the photos. The specific colours are subject to availability. They will be made with the same type of plastic filament, so the functionality and durability stay the same.
- 3D printed plastic
- metal bearing
- resin coating
The tool is durable with regular use. But like all plastic product, applying excess force, dropping or prying the parts open with pliers could damage the tool.
- Do not allow the tool to sit in water, the bearing could become rusty
- If the bearing becomes rusty or the spins are less smooth, place 1 small drop of sewing machine oil or vegetable oil on to the bearing, spin the tool to evenly distribute the oil.
For video demonstration of how we use it in our practice. Click here. and here