One of the most useful tools that has ever been introduced to the polymer clay world is the pasta machine. It rolls beautiful flat sheets of clay in a variety of thicknesses, and also makes quick work of conditioning your clay. Plus, the Pasta Machine makes color mixing a breeze.
Being such a useful and versatile tool for just about anything you do with polymer clay, it only makes sense that you give your pasta machine a special place in your studio. I have a certain way I like to set up my Pasta Machine Station, and thought I’d share some of those tips with you in today’s vlog…
Like I mentioned in the video, the neat Cookie Tin Lid idea came from fellow polymer clay artist Iris Mishly of polypediaonline.com. Thank you Iris for sharing such a handy tip for us clayers. It sure keeps the clay crumbles off the floor!
So… I hope that you enjoyed these helpful pasta machine station ideas. No matter how you like to set up your clay area, it is always nice if you can have everything where you want it… so it is always ready go when that claying urge strikes!
Oh btw… the Sugru worked pretty good for keeping the handle in the pasta machine, but was too flexible for the C-clamp fix. The clamp handle broke off again once I cinched it down tight. Pasta machine companies really should get rid of those stupid plastic handles and just go with a bent metal one. Maybe one day I will start designing my own tools, since my repeated requests for improvements seem to be falling on deaf ears (at least that’s the impression I get).
Speaking of improving on a product, if you haven’t seen my solution to preventing your bead pins from falling off your bead rack, make sure to check out this previous Studio Tip Vlog. Here’s the direct link: A Sugru Hack To Keep Amaco Bead Rack Pins in Place. I think you’re gonna love how it fixes that pesky “beads-falling-off-the-rack-and-getting-burnt” problem!