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 and two that are busy cranking the machine and catching the clay as it feeds out the bottom? Wel,l maybe this little trick will help you a bit. I just wish I remembe where I learned it! It’s especially helpful on my Makins Clay machine because of the extra wide body and large skinner blends I like to make.
Apply 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.
Smooth it on and over the bend of the rail cover to the back.
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.
Voila,! It’s almost as good as having a third hand!
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