Polaris CT-500 (24" Std. Slab Roller w/
counter mount tabletop, handle & canvas)
No. of Ctns
A SMALL STUDIO? THEN THIS IS FOR YOU!
THE PERFECT SLAB MAKER FOR TEACHERS AND POTTERS WITH
| (24" Slab Roller, Tabletops,
Handle & Canvas)
& GREAT ADVANTAGES
Every part carefully designed
and made for its intended purpose. No off-the-shelf or inferior parts or
Rust free and virtually
No clumsy heavy shims or boards.
No chains, cables or cast-iron
Thickness infinitely variable
from 0 to 2-3/4 inches.
Slabs can be rolled in either
direction and clay can be added or subtracted at any time.
Roll slabs up to 22" wide. The
length of the slab is limited only by the space and canvas available.
Tapered slabs are quick, easy
Warping, curling and cracking
are drastically reduced.
All machines accept press molds
and a wide variety of texturing material such as burlap, plant materials,
rope, cork and bark.
Combine the North Star 24" Standard
slab roller with a specially designed set of Table Toppers and you have the
North Star Polaris CT-500. We designed the Polaris CT-500 for teachers and
studio potters who need a fully functional slab roller but have limited space.
Like the other North Star slab
rollers, the Polaris CT-500 has two rolls, much like the wringer of an
old-fashioned washing machine. Both rolls have a small diamond pattern
("knurling") machined directly into the metal to grip the canvas. The bottom
roll is turned by the handle, but cannot move vertically. As it turns, it
drives the top roll through a train of gears. The upper roll both turns and can
be adjusted up and down. The two rolls turning together pull slabs through
easily, and the vertical adjustment of the top roll gives an easy-to-set and
infinitely adjustable thickness from paper-thin to over 2 inches. A reference
scale allows setting and repeating openings to within 1/100 of an inch.
The design gives great flexibility
in making slabs. Very thin, translucent porcelain slabs and thick, heavily
textured architectural slabs are equally easy. A wide variety of other
texturing materials and objects can be passed through the machine along with the
clay. Slabs can be rolled either direction or reversed on all North Star