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Modified Pasta Machine for Polymer Clay


I assumed I’d present you my little magical pasta machine. That is an Atlas 180 pasta machine, by Marcato, no totally different than what you should purchase in a kitchen provide store. It’s the type that you just use to make pasta! However my machine has had two main sorts of modifications.

Atlas pasta machine modified for polymer clay by Ed Street.

Monafied Pasta Machines

The primary modification my Atlas has had is that it’s “Monafied”. There’s a girl named Mona Kissel whose husband does a particular modification on pasta machines to create detachable blades. This fashion you’ll be able to take away the blades for cleansing. This isn’t one thing that may be accomplished by simply shopping for an attachment. He places in some {hardware}, cuts some slots, and installs particular metallic blades. With a Monafied machine, you simply take away a thumbscrew, come out the blade, wipe it clear, and reinstall. Takes a few minute per blade (there are two blades).

You should buy a Monafied machine or you’ll be able to ship your Atlas to Mona to be modified. You possibly can study doing this at www.monakissel.com. For extra photos of a monafied Atlas, take a look at my Atlas assessment.

Here you can see the underside of the modified Atlas pasta machines for polymer clay.

Ed Avenue Pasta Machines

The second modification that you just see in my coloured machine up there may be that Ed Avenue has accomplished additional modifications. I tease Ed that we should always name this “Edified”. (Come on, it’s an ideal pun.) You may additionally say that it’s been “Edited’.

Ed takes aside Atlas pasta machines, powder coats them in your alternative of colour, then installs an acrylic base to make cleansing simpler. There’s not likely an enormous useful enchancment, however hey…it’s fairly. Ed can do that to your machine.

HOWEVER, should you purchase a machine from Ed, it should ALSO be Monafied. Ed and Mona assist one another out to make Monafied, Edified pasta machines out there on your conditioning and visible pleasure. Yow will discover Ed at www.edscolors.com. He customizes every machine individually, by hand, so he’s often fairly backed up. E-mail him for more information.

Sturdiness of Modified Pasta Machines

By the way in which, neither of those modifications alter the essential means and sturdiness of the Atlas pasta machine. Please keep in mind that it’s designed for making pasta, which is fairly smooth in comparison with polymer clay. Sure, it’s higher than the cheap, generic, re-labeled pasta machines from China (usually known as clay conditioning machines as a result of…opportunism). But it surely’s nonetheless simple to bend the metallic of those machines. So don’t jam enormous wads of clay into the poor factor. For those who’re bogging it down, you’re shortening its life. Slice your clay into skinny slices earlier than feeding it in. Deal with your pasta machine with tender loving care!


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