I'm still loving my pottery tool making course. Today we continued to make tools, most of them wood or bamboo. I made another paddle, this one with wound poly rope for texture :
I created a couple more dragon scale tools today, as well as various shapes of ribs and other tools which could be useful for throwing, or shaping in various ways. Some from searching Google and Instagram during the week, for more ideas on what tools people find useful in pottery.
One of the highlights today, besides using my favorite belt and disc sander, was applying tung oil to the wood tools. Wow, what a beautiful transformation of color and visual texture, as the wood grain magically appeared. Here is the large throwing tool from last week, with the oil applied :
By the time I pulled away from the tool making entirely, I had only 1.5 hours or so of useful time to play with clay. I needed to at least finish that coil bowl I started last week.
I was very happy when I popped it out of its mold, to find that it looked good, and seemed to have held together very nicely.