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From: amyfb7/17/16 2:48 PM 
To: Eva (mejsel) DelphiPlus Member Icon  (10 of 18) 
 71313.10 in reply to 71313.9 

Eva , that is a great resource for ideas to use with the extruded shapes. Thanks for sharing it. Amyfb


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From: Eva (mejsel) DelphiPlus Member Icon Posted by host7/17/16 8:26 PM 
To: amyfb  (11 of 18) 
 71313.11 in reply to 71313.10 

Isn't it? And there are more options than shown, so you can continue experimentation. Stuffing the barrel with skinner blend bulls eye canes or even pattern canes can render fabulous results. 
Here's a cute little backgroundless flower cane from a white/red skinner blend bulls eye with yellow center pressed through the flower die from disk #6:








From: amyfb7/31/16 10:08 PM 
To: Eva (mejsel) DelphiPlus Member Icon  (12 of 18) 
 71313.12 in reply to 71313.11 

I can hardly wait to try this! Very cool


From: Melody018/16/16 11:06 AM 
To: 7Jackie DelphiPlus Member Icon  (13 of 18) 
 71313.13 in reply to 71313.7 

Jackie, I've been following your extruder thread because I am also looking for an extruder that can be used with a drill. I followed the link to Cynthia Tinapple' s video, but it seems like the Bullens Wulliens adaptor for the of the Makins extruder is no longer available from the source listed. I did find the Bullens Wullens for sale at Etsy, but haven't make a decision yet.

If I get the silver Makins (Cynthia recommends using the PMC silver version of the Makins for easiest cleaning), the Bullens adaptor and the recommended vise it could get pricey. Hard decision. (edited: Just purchased the adaptor!)

I look forward to reading about your extruder quest.

Anita in AZ

  • Edited August 16, 2016 2:15 pm  by  Melody01

From: amyfb9/20/16 7:12 PM 
To: Melody01  (14 of 18) 
 71313.14 in reply to 71313.13 

The drill attachment for the Czechtruder is very nice to work with. I've got the plate c-clamped to the worktop, and i have it set to run very slowly to avoid stripping out the drive screw. I spend more time prepping the clay than extruding with only the stress of the holding the weight of the drill steady while she goes. (Try not to have to use that manly one from the shop; perfectly good lady-sized ones (bigger than a Drexel) are out there )

I do now wish I'd ordered the XXL model of the extruded from Lucy Clay. But, that said, compared to the silver one that costs $30 at any craft store - two of which I cranked right into the trash in a few short months -  this LC brand is worth every penny including freight from overseas. 

All the LucyClay stuff is awesome - ask for it for Christmas or your birthday, it's sooooo worth it. ;-0) (no affiliation, really I just love their stuff)




From: Jodie (jt_gmotu)9/23/16 1:30 AM 
To: amyfb  (15 of 18) 
 71313.15 in reply to 71313.14 


I got the big Lucy Clay slicer last year when my guild did an order, and I LOVE it. You can easily get slices of the same thickness...just an amazing tool.



From: Melody019/23/16 8:58 AM 
To: amyfb  (16 of 18) 
 71313.16 in reply to 71313.14 

From: amyfb9/23/16 9:57 AM 
To: Jodie (jt_gmotu)  (17 of 18) 
 71313.17 in reply to 71313.15 

Hi Jodie,

Oh how I love my Lucy Clay Slicer. It just teases me non-stop to see how very tissue paper thin a slice I can make. Freeze the clay for 15 minutes first, if you don't already know that trick, and the results are AMAZING.

I tend to make small canes so every slice is like gold and I have very little scrap left over.

happy claying!



From: Jodie (jt_gmotu)9/24/16 1:24 PM 
To: amyfb  (18 of 18) 
 71313.18 in reply to 71313.17 


Yup! This is the slicer I was always hoping for....



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