I change around my studio quite often to make it more efficient for me to work in. When I’m in experimenting mode, I like to have my “idea” or “experiments” notebook nearby. Ideally on the small desk next to my desk. But with my pasta machine located there, it got crowded pretty quick.
I was recently at a polymer retreat where we were sharing a machine with a motor and I noticed it wasn’t clamped down.
I couldn’t wait to try placing my pasta machine with motor directly on my desk, without the clamp. I have a foot pedal to turn it on underneath my desk. (It was a bit uncomfortable to twist to the side each time I wanted to condition clay.)
To counterbalance the motor (so the machine doesn’t fall over,) I added a small bottle underneath the motor. It seems to work fine!!
Now I have plenty of room for my huge notebook on my side table. Bonus, I’m not twisting my body.
I also discovered I can update my blog from my phone!! I’ll begin posting more often.
If you have a studio tip, I’d love to hear it. Share on FB or my blog. Thanks for reading.