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kemper tools

updated tue 22 jun 99


Leon Popik on thu 19 feb 98

Would anyone have the source for Kemper tools? Any information would be much


Mj Burklund on fri 20 feb 98
This place has all sorts of tools. Kemper, ceramic and pottery tools.

Lynne Antone on fri 20 feb 98

In a message dated 98-02-19 08:14:25 EST, you write:

<< Would anyone have the source for Kemper tools? Any information would be
much appreciated.
Thanks Leon >>

Not sure if you are looking for a direct supplier, but Seattle Pottery sells
Kemper tools. They now have a Web page, very basic, not even sure if you can
order from it. The address is

Lynne Antone
Olympia WA

Robby on fri 20 feb 98

At 07:44 AM 2/19/98 EST, Leon Popik wrote:
>----------------------------Original message----------------------------
>Would anyone have the source for Kemper tools?

here is the address and phone for Kemper.

Kemper Tools
13595 12th Street
Chino, CA 91710

phone: 909-627-6169
fax: 909-627-4008

>Any information would be much

John Rodgers on sun 20 jun 99

-- [ From: John Rodgers * EMC.Ver #2.5.02 ] --

My experience regarding Kemper fettling knives has been that there are two
different knives that are sold by Kemper. One is a soft non-tempered steel
, and it will bend and rust badly. The other is a hardened steel with a
spring-like quality to it. This is the one I always get. One thing, though,
I ALWAYS specify that I want the hardened version. If I don't, dealers
will invariably give me the soft steel one....and they are the pits.

John Rodgers
New Mexico

Donn Buchfinck on mon 21 jun 99

I just wanted to put my two cents worth in.

first it is true that there are two kinds of kemper knives out in the world,
the soft ones and the stiff ones, I have found that if the stiff one rusts
and I sharpening it down to a point it works better that if the knife was
still all shiny.
this is because the rust lets the clay release from the knife while the shiny
surface acts as a suction and the clay sticks to it, get a piece of steel
wool and rub it on that and that will remove any rust.
In my studio I throw everything from red earthenware to porcelain to
stoneware on the same wheel, I just wash the tools and the wheel and I'm
onto the next clay.
as too the trimming tools, there are much better trimming tools out on the
market, but the kemper ones are good for a beginner. Invest in some good
trimming tools.

Donn Buchfinck
just got my first load of myolica stuff out and it is so different from the
other stuff I make.
San Francisco