> From: William Norton <alethiap>
> To: CynthiaDavies
> Subject: Re: Clay Extruder
> Date: Thursday, February 18, 1999 6:46 AM
> >I have a "golden opportunity" to buy a wall mounted extruder for my
> >ceramic classes. Any recommendations?. So far " North Star" looks like
> >fitting the bill . Anyone out there wth any experience of these?. Thanks
> I just got a new North Star extruder last year. Before this one I had a
> Brent extruder. The Brent was constantly breaking down at the pusher
> The North star is far more stable, and well built. It's parts are
> expensive, but worth it. The only problem is that the tube is small,
> a small amount of clay.
> And the arm acts funny because it doesn't engage until the very end. In
> other words, no long shapes. It has to be filled often.. I called the
> company on this and they said they did this because of efficientcy (sp).
> accept that and it works for me!
> Hope this helps!
> Bill Norton
> Menomonie High School
> Menomonie, WI