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Re: Has anyone tried the keading machine?
« Reply #15 on: February 14, 2015, 11:04:23 PM »
Actually, the topic(I have no link, me lazy) was where boni(I think it was anyway) showed off her newly set up arbor press, we debated that the never knead wasn't worth the price(Even for me and I live in canada) i use a good old fashioned hammer or if I am to lazy to find it A small glass candle holder works just fine :). On the subject of cleaning the pasta machine, I occasionally run a computer wipe threw(For those with glasses cleaner that sprayed on a paper towel, or Wash cloth(Craft dedicated ofc) works exceptionally well). and I run my hand down the bottom to drop on crumbs off before running more clay threw.
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Re: Has anyone tried the keading machine?
« Reply #16 on: February 15, 2015, 10:38:36 AM »
@Karolina:
Wow, a 'kneadable me' - I can't wait.
Seriously though, such a video might help many people with problem hands.

I don't feed the alcohol wipes through the machine when I'm cleaning it, I hold the wipe under the rollers, touching them, and turn the handle, ditto holding the wipe along the top of the rollers, and I move the wipe along the length of the rollers while doing this. Plus I wind the rollers forwards and backwards.  That seems to be good enough.

I have more problems with lint, dust and hairs landing on the clay while I work, than I do with different colours on the rollers.

@Elenotti: I just love the thought of Grandma's press, and I can't wait to see it.
Do you still have any more of her fascinating machines?  Have you thought of using any of them with clay?  If that's possible?

I have an apple press but it's about the size of a bucket, and not suitable for clay, however there are other implements from the kitchen that work well with clay:



This is a TeaBag Strainer, great for getting this texture onto clay.

@BBCrafts: I think the glasses cleaner is just Isopropyl alcohol, I've certainly had a little red plastic bottle with 'Glasses Cleaner' and 'Isopropyl alcohol' on it, but having the wipes now, I just use the iso' wipes.
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Re: Has anyone tried the keading machine?
« Reply #17 on: February 23, 2015, 08:43:00 AM »
Haha Fran :) I meant that i am a little bit..... how to say it..... FAT :D That is why i´m kneadable :)

I have been active in the clay world for a while now and some people know me by name but i have not yet showed my hwole kneadable me to the world, with dubble chins and all :)
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Re: Has anyone tried the keading machine?
« Reply #18 on: February 23, 2015, 01:07:18 PM »
Karolina, your sense of humour always makes my day!!  ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

Mel  ;D

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Re: Has anyone tried the keading machine?
« Reply #19 on: February 23, 2015, 01:39:05 PM »
Those kneadable bits are helping you to keep warm........and I bet your children like a cosy and cuddleable mummy!

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Re: Has anyone tried the keading machine?
« Reply #20 on: February 23, 2015, 01:50:53 PM »
Haha actually my daughter one day complained that i´m to hard ...not as soft as grandma...."why is that mummy?, why are you so hard?" :D

:) Thank´s :)
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Re: Has anyone tried the keading machine?
« Reply #21 on: February 23, 2015, 04:45:17 PM »
There you are then - you'll just have to eat more chocolate until you meet with her approval 8) ;D

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Re: Has anyone tried the keading machine?
« Reply #22 on: February 23, 2015, 04:53:09 PM »
Oh, i LIKE that :)
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Re: Has anyone tried the keading machine?
« Reply #23 on: February 23, 2015, 05:10:05 PM »
I did always as a kid like the softness of my own mom :)
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Re: Has anyone tried the keading machine?
« Reply #24 on: February 23, 2015, 07:56:11 PM »
My granny was lovely and soft and l loved the smell of her face powder....oh, memories  8)

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Re: Has anyone tried the keading machine?
« Reply #25 on: February 23, 2015, 08:33:37 PM »
:) Sound cosy :)
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Re: Has anyone tried the keading machine?
« Reply #26 on: March 01, 2015, 05:28:12 PM »
Well I am also 'not the world's thinnest person' shall we say, but on doing videos showing how we make things, it's much, MUCH better not to show ourselves, but just to show the things we are doing - hands are okay, since this shows how we do things, but frankly those videos looking directly at the person as if they were a newsreader, are terrible videos, you can never really see what they are doing - the camera needs to be as close to overhead as possible, looking down on the work surface.  Then it's as if you are looking over the person's shoulder - much better!

I have my camera on a tripod at the back of my desk, level with my monitor, facing me, but looking down at my work surface.  I'm currently recording me making Mokume Gane stuff.  I hope to upload it soon, when I've finished editing the footage (needs a lot of speeding up as I was really just playing at the time, so some of the time things are out of shot (deleted those parts) and sometimes I am taking an interminable time fiddling with the teasiest bits - sped those up vastly, and then I forget to say something essential (added some text for those bits) later I may need to do a voice over, and so on and so forth.
But at no time do you see more than my hands and arms - maybe a strand or two of hair but that's it.

It's the clay that's the important thing, not you.  At least that's how I do it.  The Frugal Crafter is such an extrovert that it's nice to see her talking almost faster than she can think, camera showing her face, full front, sometimes even showing her almost dancing around, but even she uses an overhead camera when she's actually making something and doing a demo.

Those videos of people standing in their kitchen acting like Fanny Craddock are awful, the techniques they are talking about sound just great but you can't tell what they are doing, and you sometimes can't see the clay at all, just the front edge of it - terrible stuff!

I think of Keith Floyd berrating his camera man saying - "don't look at me, you fool, look at the saucepan/frying pan/soup/ragout", or whatever he was eulogising about at the time - he understood the importance of the subject matter.

That's my advice, but you do your videos how you want to, just remember that if you want to demonstrate something, make sure the camera is looking at that something.
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Re: Has anyone tried the keading machine?
« Reply #27 on: March 01, 2015, 08:20:57 PM »
I have a really hard time seeing that a video about how to use your body without a body could be useful to anyone.
Tanks for you trying to help.

I always do things my way :)
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Re: Has anyone tried the keading machine?
« Reply #28 on: March 01, 2015, 09:53:05 PM »
That's all we can do Karolina, good luck with it.
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Re: Has anyone tried the keading machine?
« Reply #29 on: March 02, 2015, 06:12:48 PM »
Yes. I found it on Amazon.com and I like it very much. Now I can take a block of clay and squish it to soften or any other lump of clay and do the same.