tips on how to keep your polymer clay from sticking to your pasta machine.

Do you wish you had three hands, one to feed your polymer clay into the pasta machine to keep it from sticking to the rail while the other two are busy cranking the machine and catching the clay as it feeds out the bottom. Well maybe this little trick will help you a bit. I just wish I remembered where I learned it.

how to care for your pasta machine08012013012Apply a strip of 2″ painters tape or masking tape to the back rail cover.           Keeping it on the cover and as  close to the roller as possible

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smooth it on and over the bend of the rail cover to the back

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Trim to fit.


View from the back

This will help when you let go of the clay with your feeding hand and let the polymer clay slide easily over the rail and into the pasta machine without sticking and stretching out your clay. Now you can use that hand to catch.

Wa-la it’s almost as good as having a third hand.

that was easy

that was easy

Happy Claying,

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5 responses to “tips on how to keep your polymer clay from sticking to your pasta machine.

  1. how to you stop clay from sticking to the rollers? Linda

    • Your clay is sticking to the rollers HUM. The only time I had that issue was when I used the sculpey clay conditioner to help soften some older hard clay it made a huge sticky mess, I only use the Quick Mix conditioner now.

      What kind of clay, and pasta machine are you using?
      Is the clay tacky prior to putting it in the pasta machine?
      Are you adding anything to the clay?

      • I’m using the motorized pasta machine. (name?) Sometimes I add one of the liquids to it to spften it. That may be the reason?

        • I also now use a motorized pasta machine now. My best guess is that it is the liquid clay you are using. I have tired that and other liquid clay softeners and really hated the mess thats when someone told me about Mix Quick. I love it and no more sticky rollers, hands or mess. Hope this helps!

  2. Great idea. Thanks for sharing. 🙂

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