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Posted 22 Feb 2013Karen Wise at Shimpo is the perfect example of all that is good about Shimpo. Mine had a board problem one month after the warranty went out. She helped my troubleshoot it and finally wound up sending me a new board - no charge. Customer service is unbelievable! I love my Shimpo and often throw with 20+ lbs. of clay with no problems. The torque does require some getting used to but learning to work with it doesn't take a lot of time.
Posted 22 Feb 2013
Posted 22 Feb 2013I throw pretty dry also... so the spash pan for my ancient CXC was lost to memory long ago.
And I remove the spash pans on the Brents and the Shinmpos at the school when I am demo-ing.
I'd HATE a wheel with an integrated splash pan of some sort. They limit wheelhead access and negatively affect hand position a bit on certain forms.
Posted 11 Jan 2013I've used cans with sand inside them and a small tile on top of the sand to achieve the level I need. You simply use a bullseye level and add more sand where needed to bring it to level. Good luck.
Posted 11 Jan 2013Hello,
I recently purchased a Pacifica 800 wheel and am using it in my sunroom which has a slightly sloped wooden floor as it used to be an open porch area. My wheel did not come with ways to level it, and I cannot find a kit to purchase that would help me with that. I have stacked papers under the legs, but after using it for a bit, it's no longer level. My husband suggests placing plywood under the legs and using shims, but I'm not keen on that idea. A potter friend suggested putting something in tin cans and placing the legs in the cans to level the wheel. That seems awkward, but I'm considering it.
Thanks for any suggestions.
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