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updated sat 11 oct 03

 

logan johnson on thu 9 oct 03


Gene and Dolita Dohrman wrote:
No really, I'm being serious this time....
It may be the stage that I am in but my most valuable tool right now is the (oh my god, I am going to actually put it in writing!) - the Giffin Grip.
Is there a 12 step program for those of us who cannot live without it?

dohrman@insightbb.com
Dolita Dohrman


hey gene&dolita,

don't feel like the lone ranger(s)! I use my giffin grip ALL the time (unless the piece is too big of course) and I dont just use it for trimming. If I'm making planters and want to cut drainage holes in the side of my foot rings (one word or two?) I use the pads to mark even spacings. Or, if i'm altering a piece into a triangle shape , I wet the piece so it's very pliable and start to squeeze with "the Grip" then finish shaping with my hands. Let's not forget how wonderful it is for engobes and glazing especially when you have alot to do and the next street fair is just around the corner! he**, I've got two of them!

Logan Johnson

Carpe Argilla!
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Earl Brunner on thu 9 oct 03


OK, OK, if nobody else has said it yet, I get to be FIRST!!!!!
Hemmm.... MY FINGERS!!!!!!

That was just too easy.
:)

-----Original Message-----
From: Clayart [mailto:CLAYART@LSV.CERAMICS.ORG] On Behalf Of Gene and
Dolita Dohrman
Sent: Thursday, October 09, 2003 7:09 PM
To: CLAYART@LSV.CERAMICS.ORG
Subject: Re: Handy tools

No really, I'm being serious this time....
It may be the stage that I am in but my most valuable tool right now is
the (oh my god, I am going to actually put it in writing!) - the Giffin
Grip.
Is there a 12 step program for those of us who cannot live without it?

dohrman@insightbb.com
Dolita Dohrman

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RBourland on thu 9 oct 03


Across the years I have noticed that many professional potters carry with
them some versatile tool for solving many problems and doing many tasks.
There are several different ones on the market but until now I have never
looked at them closely. The large Swiss Army knife is an example, but
probably not the best.

What single tool do some of you Clayarters find as indispensable in your
work and in your life =AD one you can hardly imagine going into the studio
without? And why?

Looking forward to your evaluations...

Roger Bourland

wayneinkeywest on thu 9 oct 03


I don't know that this counts as a single tool or not...
I have found a pair of bamboo chopsticks to be the one studio tool I
would be lost without. Used for decorating, measuring, grabbing and
sponging at the bottom of a tall cylinder, helping rib the inside of a
slender cylinder, piercing, opening etc.. I always have a pair with me
in the studio.
The one "tool" I carry with me is a single blade jacknife.
(Except on airlines, in which case I have it shipped ahead.)
Wayne in Key West

Across the years I have noticed that many professional potters carry with
them some versatile tool for solving many problems and doing many tasks.
There are several different ones on the market but until now I have never
looked at them closely. The large Swiss Army knife is an example, but
probably not the best.

What single tool do some of you Clayarters find as indispensable in your
work and in your life one you can hardly imagine going into the studio
without? And why?

Looking forward to your evaluations...

Roger Bourland

Gene and Dolita Dohrman on thu 9 oct 03


No really, I'm being serious this time....
It may be the stage that I am in but my most valuable tool right now is =
the (oh my god, I am going to actually put it in writing!) - the Giffin =
Grip.
Is there a 12 step program for those of us who cannot live without it?

dohrman@insightbb.com
Dolita Dohrman

Lee Love on fri 10 oct 03


Gerber Multipliers. Bucklite.


Lee In Mashiko

Earl Brunner on fri 10 oct 03


At first glance I thought that said Gerbil Multipliers.....

-----Original Message-----
From: Clayart [mailto:CLAYART@LSV.CERAMICS.ORG] On Behalf Of Lee Love
Sent: Friday, October 10, 2003 3:08 AM
To: CLAYART@LSV.CERAMICS.ORG
Subject: Re: Handy tools

Gerber Multipliers. Bucklite.


Lee In Mashiko

pdp1@EARTHLINK.NET on fri 10 oct 03


I thought 'Gerber' made those little jars of Baby-Food?

I am getting confused now...

I liked your 'finger' mention Earl...very cool...very
'so'...

I was thinking of Motor-Cortex, as something handy to keep
with one...but I was too shy to say so.


Phil
Las Vegas

----- Original Message -----
From: "Earl Brunner"

> At first glance I thought that said Gerbil
Multipliers.....

> To: CLAYART@LSV.CERAMICS.ORG
> Subject: Re: Handy tools
>
> Gerber Multipliers. Bucklite.
>
>
> Lee In Mashiko
.

Des & Jan Howard on fri 10 oct 03


Roger
My 9 part Swiss Army knife goes with me everywhere, workshop to street.
Why?
Cheaper than dental crowns for cutting string.
Tougher than fingernails for digging weeds.

As I'm the on call plumber, electrician, carpenter, painter,
mechanic, maintenance engineer for this place
I can't carry a toolkit for every trade.
Des


RBourland wrote:

> Across the years I have noticed that many professional potters carry with
> them some versatile tool for solving many problems and doing many tasks.
> There are several different ones on the market but until now I have never
> looked at them closely. The large Swiss Army knife is an example, but
> probably not the best.
>
> What single tool do some of you Clayarters find as indispensable in your
> work and in your life one you can hardly imagine going into the studio
> without? And why?
>
> Looking forward to your evaluations...
>
> Roger Bourland
>
> ______________________________________________________________________________
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Des & Jan Howard
Lue Pottery
LUE NSW 2850
Australia
Ph/Fax 02 6373 6419
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Lee Love on sat 11 oct 03


----- Original Message -----
From: "Earl Brunner"

> At first glance I thought that said Gerbil Multipliers.....

The saw blade might be good for this. Z;^>

I forgot how much I depend on the Multi-pliers until this summer, when I
wasn't wearing a belt and didn't have them on it. The nice aspect of the
Gerber compared to the Leatherman, is that you can extend the pliers one
handed, with a flick of the wrist.

Lee In Mashiko, Japan