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Cleaning Polymer Clay Extruders

Video #537: Tips for cleaning both the Makins Professional Polymer Clay Extruder and the Walnut Hollow Extruder. ... More Info: http://www.beadsandbeading.com/blog/?p=18713 Polymer Clay Tutor.

Topics Covered In This Video:

* Maintenance and care of your polymer clay extruders to keep them working smoothly.

* From a cleaning perspective, both the Makins and Walnut Hollow extruder brands are very similar.

* Unscrew end cap to clean out left over clay.

* Toothpick works well for removing clay from threads in cap and on barrel.

* Unscrew the other end cap and pull out plunger.

* Scrape off clay stuck to rubber ring on plunger.

* Both tool brands have extra rubber o-rings, should they ever need to be replaced.

* Wipe off plunger end and barrel with baby wipe or rubbing alcohol.

* Vaseline (Petroleum Jelly) can be used to lubricate rubber o-ring.

* Cut Lube or WD-40 works great to lubricate the metal threads of the crank shaft.

* Related Video: Makins vs. Walnut Hollow Polymer Clay Extruders... http://www.beadsandbeading.com/blog/?p=18551#video

* Related Video: Makins Professional Ultimate Clay Extruder... http://www.beadsandbeading.com/blog/?p=1884#video

* Related Post: Extruder Cleaning and Maintenance Tips Plus Project Ideas... http://www.beadsandbeading.com/blog/?p=5206

* And... more info about today's video is at my blog... http://www.beadsandbeading.com/blog/?p=18713

* Polymer Clay Tutor... "Make what you love... Love what you make."

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