Brent Splash Pan
I have an older Brent wheel and just purchased a new splash pan for it. The splash pan is very unstable and rubs on the bottom of the wheel when I'm applying pressure as I center the clay. Do you know of any fix for this problem?
Hi, you know I haven't heard of that problem before. I have an older Brent wheel with the original heavy yellow plastic pan and it is really tight fitting. So tight in fact, that sometimes it's tough to get off!
I would first make sure it's seated on the wheel right. If so I might check with the manufacturer to make sure it's the right splash pan for that wheel. Besides that, you may be able to create a simple wood or plastic shim that could be placed under the pan to snug it up.
As a side note, I don't rest my arms on the splash pan while throwing. I don't find it to be a reliable stabilizer and it also makes my forearms sore from resting on the hard plastic.
I learned to throw on a wheel with a very flimsy splash pan so maybe that's where I developed the habit.
Instead I tuck my elbows into my hips for centering, and rest them on my thighs for trimming and lighter throwing activity.
Hope something in there helps.