I have been making dinner plates recently.
Having seen some handy hint somewhere I use a ‘chuck ‘ of thrown clay on the wheel head to support the base of the plate when it’s up-side-down being turned. This stops the base of the plate getting pushed out of shape.
Yesterday I suddenly realised I didn’t have to keep guessing how tall to make the chuck – I could just measure!
Up top is a pic of me measuring from my trusty stick to the centre of the plate and below is another measuring the chuck. These were re-staged so all a bit wobbly, but you get the idea.
Next time I might use my needle tool rather than the end of a paintbrush – that way I can go through the middle of the chuck to test.