Liz Willoughby on sun 21 oct 01
Les, if you take your Giffen Grip apart, that is, separate the top
from the bottom, those slides have to be exactly the same distance
from the edges using the measuring lines. If one is out, the pots
won't be centered. Once you get it right, to fit your wheel exactly,
the pots will be centered when placed on the grip. Liz
>What do you do if you know your pots are centered and when you put them on
>the Grip they are a fraction off? Is this the wheel head not being
>centered? Is this the manufacture of the Giffen Grip? Is it possible that
>the Giffen Grips are not running true?
>I bought one and put it away and went back to tapping my pots on centre and
>using my bisqued chucks for the ones with the tiny necks.
>I'd love to have a reason to get the Grip out again especially at the price
>we hve to pay in Canada when we convert those huge big greenbacks you guys
>Les Crimp on that Island in the Pacific.
2903 Shelter Valley Rd.
Wade Blocker on mon 22 oct 01
When i first got my Giffen Grip, I ran the wheel slowly with the grip
base on it, and drew circles starting at the center and ending at the edge
of the grip. The circles where about 1" apart. Made it easy to see if a
clay object was centered before starting to trim.I would not be without the
grip, it was a worthwhile expenditure for me. Mia in ABQ
Jean Cochran on thu 25 oct 01
I did the same thing, EXCEPT, I alternate colors. One black ring, the next ring
red, the next black, the next red. Otherwise my eyes just run it all together.
Jean Wadsworth Cochran
Fox Hollow Pottery
Wade Blocker wrote:
> When i first got my Giffen Grip, I ran the wheel slowly with the grip
> base on it, and drew circles starting at the center and ending at the edge
> of the grip. The circles where about 1" apart. Made it easy to see if a
> clay object was centered before starting to trim.I would not be without the
> grip, it was a worthwhile expenditure for me. Mia in ABQ
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Charles Moore on fri 26 oct 01
All of the discussion about the Giffen Grip has left me uncertain if I
should by one or not. Out of curiosity, I checked various catalogs and
found quite a range of prices, from $167.50 down to $139 (at Axner).
On same page (C-63) in Anxner's catalog is something called a "Bat Chuck"
($48.95). Description: "The chuck is attached to a Creative Industires bat
which is made to fit the standard bat pins of all popular pottery wheels.
Will work with a variety of different sized forms." The picture shows
something like a bukect shape with a wide opening. This device might prove
Axner's Web Sit: www.axner.com.
I am not connected with Axner; I am just another satisfied customer.