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wheel throwing problems - wheelhead level?

updated mon 1 apr 02


vince pitelka on sat 30 mar 02

> duh!!!!! Sure enough when I put a level on the wheel
> > head it had a bad tilt to it. No wonder I couldn't
> > throw a decent pot.

I'm sorry, but whether the wheel is absolutely level makes no difference at
all. If the wheelhead is wobbling (because of a bent main shaft) that could
be a real problem, but if the wheel is off level but still running true it
will not hinder making good pots, unless it is REALLY off level so that your
pots fall over to one side. I'd like to see that. Otherwise, this is not a
Best wishes -
- Vince

Vince Pitelka
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Tennessee Technological University
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