Polymer clay – Adapting a clay extruder to use with polymer clay.
For quite a while I have been wanting to get a clay extruder for using with polymer clay .To try out a few ideas , and see what It can be used for.
I did some research and found that the cheap clay extruder that can be bought in the UK is difficult to use with Polymer clay. The ones that are best come from the USA and are about 5 times as expensive ,( without the delivery charge )
As my parents came on holiday from England recently I decided to order a cheap version that they could bring with them, and see if it was as difficult as I had read it was.
Well, it ]was !! It was almost impossible to push the plunger manually. After googling I found some options which involved either cutting the gun or making a metal frame to hold it in place.
I had a few other ideas of my own, but decided to chat with my Portuguese neighbour Manuel , who has such an inventive brain, and seems to be able to see things differently than most of us.
I was so pleased that I did !
He came up with a solution in about a minute,which did not involve cutting or changing the extruder or the mastic gun ! Not only that but within 10 minutes he had my £2.99 extruder working a treat.
I have not seen this idea on line, so I thought I would share it with you. it is simple and effective .
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CLEVER EH !
Over the next few weeks I will be showing you what I have been doing with this latest little gadget .
Posted on August 14, 2014, in Polymer clay and tagged adapting a caulking gun to use with an extruder, art& craft, how to adapt a clay extruder to use with polymer clay, polymer clay, polymer clay tools, Using a mastic gun with polymer clay. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.