Standardising Pasta machines

It may not sound like the most fascinating activity to write about and it was a long, somewhat tedious activity but  well worth doing.  Truth be told, I was having a bit of a moment so doing a good organisational, classificational activity helped! 

Inspired by my own varied collection of pasta machines and upcoming classes (I needed to have some consistency across brands when giving instructions) and Maggie Maggio’s wonderful call to standardisation arms, I have carefully measured and noted the thicknesses of clay produced by each of my pasta machines and collated a kind of basic THICK/ MEDIUM/ THIN standard.  Some had thicknesses from 0 to 9, others from 1 to 10 and one (highly unrecommended for polymer clay but on special at the time – Jamie Oliver’s) has no real thick setting and is numbered backwards compared to the others.  So now, they are all labelled and I hope this makes life easier. It would be marvellous if polymer artists internationally used consistent measurements for pasta machine thickness.  Grab your self a ruler, your pasta machine/s and get organised! 

 

2 thoughts on “Standardising Pasta machines

  1. Ponderer

    On the subject of undies, I continue to LOVE my Nepali pair, purchased by you, Wendy, in Kathmandu when we thought I might be without any due to baggage failing to arrive with us. They are a strong but not quite hot pink, with lace edges, slightly boy-leg in shape, and came with a label stating they were Made Entirely of Wood. Remarkable but true – I believe these wonderfully comfortable and soft undies are made of bamboo. I need to get me some undie earrings however.

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