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NCECA 2013! Pimp Your Wheel!

NCECA 2013!  Pimp Your Wheel!

One of the first things I saw when I walked into the Exhibit Hall at NCECA 2013 was this wheel!

I think Ronnie may have to add a few of these to my wheel!  It was fun to just imagine the possibilities!

Much more to report on NCECA!!! Stay tuned!

This wheel was set up for demo only for the show, but everyone was loving it!

I loved that it had the adjustable “arms” with attached tools!

On one side, there was a tool caddy. The green tool holder was made by a 3D printer which is freakin’ cool! Then behind that was a heat gun-ready for easy use!

In the centre, a computer screen sat on a slanted laptop table with full on speakers-great for watching all those amazing instructional videos that are available now! The fan and water bucket on the right hand side were cool too!

A bit more on the 3D printer created green tool caddy-it virtually builds the object from a filament (the green stuff-looked a little like fishing line) that is drawn and printed into any object!!!!!!

Written by Marian Williams


  1. Anna · April 17, 2013

    love the setup but not sure just how to watch the screen and throw pots at the same time – great tool caddy!

    • Marian Williams · April 23, 2013

      Yep! I think you have to do some stopping and starting of both wheel and DVD!

      • Anna's Ceramics · April 24, 2013

        maybe you could use a demo dvd and follow along or maybe use a webcam on it instead of a mirror?? hmmn maybe not so silly after all 🙂

  2. Denise · April 23, 2013

    Hey, great! A computer screen to look at so you can devote less than your full attention to your work! Just what people need!

    • Marian Williams · April 24, 2013

      It was really a demo piece for the show to draw attention to their booth- which it did!
      I kinda thought it was a cool idea to try it as you watch it! Just like in a workshop- but you might get clay on your computer!:)

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  4. V:) · July 10, 2013

    This was how Doc Ock got started!

    • Marian Williams · July 10, 2013

      That’s so funny!!! I had to google Doc Ock as I didn’t know the reference!!! Duh!!!
      Thanks for reading! And you are right- looks very Doc Ock!!!

  5. jsbmaine · March 18, 2014

    OMG!! That is awesome! And not just for the wheel…but can you imagine the possibilities for hand building as well?!?! <3

  6. jsbmaine · March 18, 2014

    Do you remember which brand wheel / accessories this was???

    • Marian Williams · March 19, 2014

      I think it was Brent, but they said they made it just for the show- they don’t actually sell them like that! But it would be fairly easy to do this to any wheel!

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