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Karolina.S

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Re: Has anyone tried the keading machine?
« Reply #30 on: March 05, 2015, 07:37:32 AM »
Well...here she is the kneadable one...https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OhcEdxpt6qw

Not very exsciting video but i made it to help others :)  Hope the info is helpful.
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Re: Has anyone tried the keading machine?
« Reply #31 on: March 05, 2015, 04:06:13 PM »
That's excellent, Karolina!  Very professional too - and how lovely to see you  :)

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Re: Has anyone tried the keading machine?
« Reply #32 on: March 05, 2015, 05:05:02 PM »
Thank´s. I felt so "naked" putting it out there and i was horrified to see my right thumb from anothers persons view.

This is my 10:th video as kids and focus did not cooporate :)
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Re: Has anyone tried the keading machine?
« Reply #33 on: March 05, 2015, 07:06:53 PM »
 ???  I'll just have to go and look at your right thumb now, won't I...... ;D

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Re: Has anyone tried the keading machine?
« Reply #34 on: March 05, 2015, 08:10:08 PM »
:)
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Re: Has anyone tried the keading machine?
« Reply #35 on: March 07, 2015, 08:43:12 PM »
Nice video tutorial, Karolina!!   I really like the way you squeezed the clay with the base of your hands and how you roll your beads.  It never occurred to me to try it like that. I have issues with my fingers too, so thanks for that.  :)

Don't worry, I'll not tell anyone that you never take your pasta machine apart to clean in.  ;D ;) ;D

Mel  :)

Karolina.S

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Re: Has anyone tried the keading machine?
« Reply #36 on: March 08, 2015, 02:09:04 PM »
Hey.....you just did ;)

Thank you...I´m glad if i can be of help :)
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Re: Has anyone tried the keading machine?
« Reply #37 on: March 10, 2015, 11:33:13 PM »
Great video Karolina, now I see why you had to show the person (you) doing the techniques.  What are you going to video next then?
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Re: Has anyone tried the keading machine?
« Reply #38 on: March 11, 2015, 06:43:45 AM »
Thank you. :)
So am i making weekly videos now?  :D

Just kidding. There will be more but with less kneadable me :)
 
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Re: Has anyone tried the keading machine?
« Reply #39 on: March 12, 2015, 12:15:40 PM »
ROFLMAO @ Karolina.
Weekly???  I managed a couple a year ago, having huge problems with making any more.
I tried a week ago, only to discover that I'd recorded the video in an inferior resolution, i.e. not the camera's top high res.
I'll have to re-record the process now, that's so depressing that even before I injured my hand I just stared at the camera occassionally and found more interesting things to do...

But really the problems are with me and my lack of enthusiasm for making the videos... which is silly really, because I do enjoy editing them, adding music, cutting out the bad bits, speeding up the boring but necessary bits adding titles, etc etc, I love all that part of the making process...

Maybe I could record playing with the turtles...?

I just seem to play on a whim, completely forgetting to set up the camera, but if I do remember to set it up, I immediately become self conscious, totally aware of the camera and all 'playful' feelings vanish...

Maybe I should do one of those 'look what I've got' type of videos, but I think that's an American thing, it feels a bit like boasting to my daft English sensibilities and I find myself starting to justify my purchases on camera with huge feelings of guilt.
So maybe not... lol!

But if you are going to do weekly videos I applaud your dedication and await the joy with great anticipation. Lol!
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Re: Has anyone tried the keading machine?
« Reply #40 on: March 12, 2015, 01:43:58 PM »

Maybe I could record playing with the turtles...?


Please do!!  I've just had a huge fit of giggles at the thought!!  ;D ;D ;D ;D

Mel  ;D

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Re: Has anyone tried the keading machine?
« Reply #41 on: March 19, 2015, 04:35:37 AM »
So, here I am after a hiatus.  No reason why, I was here, I was not, and here I am.  My bead retreat is in a week, so a bit more of a time off, to be sure.

I am the one that posted the thread on the press:  http://www.polyclay.co.uk/index.php/topic,2021.0.html
I still love my press and use it as preliminary for all conditioning.    Recently, I just decided to 'condition' the clay without pressing it.  It took me all afternoon to condition 3 blocks of clay!  (They were rather old-I really only use scrap.  All my 'fresh clay is old.)  The next day, I 'conditioned' a block of clay, pressing it first.  It took 20 minutes.

On cleaning a pasta machine, the best one I have is very old.  I bought it for $3 at a garage sale before I even bought any clay.  Over time, I took everything off it that I didn't need.  I didn't take any of the rollers off it (it has 2 extras that make other pasta) because all the gearing looked inter woven and interdependent.  I was a professional mechanical designer in my career, so this quite fun for me.  Again, over time, I took parts apart and put them back together and finally made it so I could take the machine apart well enough to clean the scrapers and put it back together again in about 10 minutes.

The scrapers are mainly what you want to be able to clean.  It seems that it is ok just to superficially clean what you can see, but when you open up a pasta machine that you have used for some time, there will be a lot of clay under the scrapers.  I have 2 pasta machines that are 'monatized', modified by Mona (can't remember the last name) so it's easy to remove the scrapers.  So, I clean the scrapers before most color changes.  Note that my Monatized pasta machines are wider than most (can't remember the size-180?), so the scrapers are longer than most, and might not stay as close to the rollers as the shorter ones.  This might let more clay gather under the scrapers more easily.  I haven't seen any evidence of this, but could be.  I'm not usually the obsessive 'clean queen', but if I see a bit of black clay decorating my white that is coming out of my pasta machine, I need to do something about it.

btw, the fastest way I cleaned regular abused used by everyone for years pasta machines...  I was teaching a class and had a 'clay melt down'-it was a hot day and we were making a striped cane with really soft clay-ugh!!  We were using black and white stripes.  We needed to quickly make more canes with my beloved Kato clay to make stable stripes.  We had about 5 broken down pasta machines.  I held a baby wipe top and bottom going through the pasta machine rollers.  I had someone turn the handle many times one way, then many times the other way.  I held the baby wipe tight and moved it back and fourth on the rollers and up and down, kind of holding the baby wipe around the roller, first one roller, then the other.  We had the 5 clean (as clean as possible) in minutes.  And, the Kato worked.

Must go.  I checked my 'unread posts since last visit' and the list was 3 pages wrong.  The first thread I selected was 3 pages long.  Do not let this happen to you.

Hugs, Boni  8) in Awesome Yuma, Arizona

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Re: Has anyone tried the keading machine?
« Reply #42 on: April 17, 2015, 01:52:10 PM »
Been there, Boni, done that.  Spent a week trying to catch up.
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Re: Has anyone tried the keading machine?
« Reply #43 on: August 12, 2015, 08:39:13 PM »
Hi, I bought the Neverknead, and yes it is expensive. I also have bad and painful hands and the kneading of the clay is really hard on my hands. I live in South Africa and we don't get the same polymer clay brands here. If you do, it is really limited. We have Filani clay and to me it is fairly hard to condition and also time consuming. The Neverknead save my hands and also conditioning time. I only use my pasta machine now for skinner blends and also to get equal thickness sheets when I need it to make striped canes. So I save on the cleaning of the pasta machine as well. With the Neverknead I still need to apply some downward force, and I still experience some pain in my hands - but it is much less than when I tried to condition the clay with my hands.

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Re: Has anyone tried the keading machine?
« Reply #44 on: August 14, 2015, 11:39:31 AM »
Hey Juline,
Thanks for the reply, that's interesting to hear. It's too expensive for me to buy at the moment, and shipping would take it right out of reach.  But when your hands ache more than usual, you start to wonder if you shouldn't think about it more seriously.
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