The Makin's Ultimate Clay Extruder has a lot of nice features... but there is one nagging little problem. It squeaks as you turn the handle. Squeaks like a little mouse. It drives my dogs crazy!
Admittedly, it's not a big deal in the grand scope of things. But if the squeaking has started to grate on your nerves, here's a 5-minute fix to make your extruder squeak-free. Credit for this tip goes to my fellow guild member, April (aka Kreative Karma). Our guild meetings aren't quiet by any stretch of the imagination — but since she showed us this tip, I haven't heard a squeak!
MaterialsHere's what you need to make your extruder squeak-free:
- The extruder
- paper towels
Since the handle doesn't come into contact with the clay (the plunger mechanism keeps them separated), you don't have to worry about the WD-40 mixing in with your clay. There's a chance you may need to repeat this every once in a while, but mine has stayed squeak-free since I first did it in early March.
Give it a try — your dogs will thank you!
Thanks again to April for letting me share her great tip here! This is the last post in my extruder series — so if you've got a favorite tip I missed, feel free to leave it in the comments.
Posts In This Series:
- Review: Makin's Ultimate Clay Extruder
- How to Use and Clean the Makin's Ultimate Clay Extruder
- Getting to Know Your Extruder's Discs
- Video: Extruder Basics PLUS Making Coiled Extruder Beads
- Silent Extruding: Getting Rid of the Squeak
Buy the Makin's Ultimate Clay Extruder now.