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DIY Shoji Wheel

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It's purely coincidental that I discover this video completely randomly today. It has nothing to do with my visit to Bandana Pottery last week or does it? Is Google or the NSA monitoring the blog?

My recommendations :


  • Raise your axle so your not so bent over like Mr. Bergman.
  • Use a safer turning stick like maybe wood! The tire iron is ironic, but a little hazardous (if you accidentally lose your grip on it and it's coming at you or any onlookers!)


Enjoy! (but don't hurt yourself)

Oh, and here's a nice video of the one and only, Shoji Hamada throwing on a similar wheel.


Mark Boyd DIY

Michael Kline


Last night, Mark Boyd gave a great talk on tools that can be used to promote one's work or cause. He set up a blog that he used, live, during the talk. You can see what he's done here. I used one of the new tools last night which has a lot of potential, utterli. It is a network of people sharing video and audio, as well as text messages. I haven't had time to delve into the"conversation" but I will be when I have more time. Now for a little porcelain. Check back later!