This, my friends, is my new toy. The Taurus 3 Ring Saw from the Gemini Saw Company. Let me tell you, this is a beast. Up to this point, to shape any broken pieces of porcelain, I would use clippers that risked cracking things in half. Now, I can cut out any shape I want! It changes everything. I am going from circles and triangles, to dogs and whales!
I am so excited! Now, I make stencils and trace them out directly on the china with a paint pen. For those of you who don’t know what the ring saw is-it’s a diamond saw blade that can cut in any direction because of its round design. It is also a wet saw which keeps everything cool. These types of saws are made for the stained glass world, but it is quite useful for porcelain. I feel much better cutting things now, and I waste less material by cutting out instead of destroying all the bits around it. This allows me to use the leftover bits of china for jewelry projects like bracelet charms.
I decided to see if I could cut out the shape of a Brittany Spaniel…
I give this machine a big thumbs up. It revolutionizes my production abilities. I am going to create a rating system to use now and in the future. Five Hammers =Perfect. One Hammer= Don’t Bother.
So The Taurus 3 Ring Saw is awarded…..(drumroll)…..
Five Hammers out of Five! It is amazing!
Thanks for reading and remember tomorrow is Wednesday. That means it is the first edition of “Wifey Wednesdays.” Alli will be taking the helm and posting tomorrow!