Monday, August 04, 2008
Emily Murphy writes a really good pottery blog and has reviewed some revolutionary new tools.
Bison turning tools are made from tungsten carbide and apparently NEVER GO BLUNT!!!!!!!!!
They are quite expensive and can be fragile IE must not be dropped or they will crack but these Bison Tools sound fantastic. Emily reckons she has used the large loop tool for four years and it just needs sharpening now. You can send them back to Bison for sharpening.
So for throwers of porcelain particularly these tools could be very good. I'm always trying to eke out the life of my tools way beyond the point where it is beneficial for the pots or my wrists for that matter- next time I get a big cheque it's a Bison Tool for me.